Sony Ericsson W8: the first Android Walkman phone

Sony Ericsson has just announced its first phone from the Walkman series to run Android. The W8 is essentially a rebrand of the Xperia X8 released last year. And instead of its white finish, you’ll get to have it in 3 different colors and the Walkman logo slapped onto it.

Sony Ericsson W8 Features and Specification: 
  • a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels
  • a 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • a 3.2MP camera
  • a 600MHz single-core processor ticking
  • 168MB of RAM

The W8 will run Android 2.1, which is a bit unfortunate, as most Droids on the market are now running Froyo or even Gingerbread. Nevertheless, this is the first Walkman phone to run the Google mobile OS, which will be covered by the Timescape UI.

It will be released in Asia sometime in Q2 this year.