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Sony Ericsson introduces Xperia X8 Android 2.1 smartphone

Snapshot by Todd Haselton on Wednesday June 16, 2010.

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The Xperia X8 is an Android 1.6 powered smartphone with Sony Ericsson's custom "four corner" user interface for quickly accessing your favorite applications. It also features Sony Ericsson's Timescape application for quickly staying in touch with all of your social networks. Sony Ericsson may launch some models with Android 2.1 and is planning to update the Xperia X8 to Android 2.1 at some point.

The Xperia X8 sports a 3-inch 480 x 320 capacitive touchscreen display, WiFi connectivity support, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a 3.2 megapixel camera, and FM radio. The device also comes with a 1,200mAh battery, a 600MHz processor, and a 2GB microSD card that can be upgraded to 16GB.

Sony Ericsson expects to sell the phone during the third quarter, and says that it will be available in white, darkblue/white, aqua blue/white, pink/white, and silver/white.

Specifications for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8
Operating System Android 1.6
Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, UMTS 900/2100MHz or 800/1900/2100MHz
Size 99mm x 54mm x 15mm (3.9in x 2.1in x 0.6in)
Weight 104g (3.7oz)
Battery 1200mAh
Battery Life Unknown
Main Display 3-inch 16M colors HVGA (320 x 480 pixels) capacitive touchscreen
Camera 3.2 megapixel
Video Record/Playback
Messaging SMS/MMS/IM
Email IMAP/POP/Exchange
Bluetooth Yes
Memory Up to 128MB, microSD card slot (up to 16GB)
Processor 600MHz
Other a-GPS, media player with 3.5mm headphone jack, FM radio, Facebook app, geotagging, Android Market
Availability Q3 2010


bluerock @ 9:55:07AM EDT on Wednesday June 16, 2010

Wake up call for those who are still making 19th century phones, stop making those junk phones, by moving icons to corner you cant fool users.
- new phones have 1g processors, 800/600 display minimum, and those phone ?work? don?t hang.

Guys I have very bad experience with sony experia x1 quality, the phone can resists smallest shock.
Search on internet how sony is handling users for those problems.

sorlah @ 10:31:29AM EDT on Wednesday June 16, 2010

this phone should have been out last year.
why would anyone leave the Droid X Droid 2 the Incredible and the Evo 4G and buy this? even if it is half the price, it is still not a good deal.

maybe someone who really wants a tiny smart phone will consider this phone, but im not sure size is a determining factor for most people who are shopping for a smart phone these days.

redrock @ 10:53:51AM EDT on Wednesday June 16, 2010

Specs show OS is Android 1.6

John @ 11:36:47AM EDT on Wednesday June 16, 2010

Its Android 1.6... not 2.1.

SagSert @ 11:38:00AM EDT on Wednesday June 16, 2010

Come on for heavens' sake, when will SE wake up. I owned and used every single P Series phone SE made, up until the 990i the performance was decent, quality was so-so bu I didn't have any MAJOR problems, everything changed with the 990i, it was a genuine pile of junk so I went and got a P1 whilst waiting for te X1 to come out. What a disappointment ! P1 was even worse than the 990i. When X1 finally arrived and I got mine I swore never to get another SE phone ever again. Bluerock is absolutely right, you need to carry the phone nestled in cotton balls to keep it from shutting down, becoming unresponsive or resetting itself. I see that the SE saga continues with the X8, another outdated processor, a phone that looks like a brick, cheezy gimmicks to stir up excitement and most likely the same customer support team that will bounce you from one department to another until you give up and hang up or they misteriously drop your call so you can start all over again.

John @ 12:38:51PM EDT on Wednesday June 16, 2010

@bluerock: The Xperia X1 is not an Android phone. Despite sharing the name "Xperia", SonyEricssons newer phones in the Xperia-series such as Xperia X10 / X10 Mini / X10 Mini Pro / X8 has nothing in common with the Xperia X1 apart from the name "Xperia".

b.sandhip @ 4:41:10AM EDT on Thursday August 12, 2010

i want this phone

mart @ 7:52:08AM EDT on Friday September 10, 2010

They will sell alot of this one. The X10 mini is a great success, if this runs the same sw it would be great. Bulky android phones (like Evo 4G, Incredible etc) are not liked by everyone.

H @ 3:34:12PM EDT on Monday November 1, 2010


Mani @ 6:50:13AM EST on Tuesday December 14, 2010

Thats a nice phone. It has good looks, though, its a little fat, but can be handled easily in your hand. The android runs fairly good with 600MHz proc. i dont understant why are you comparing this phone with the one having 1 gig proc. If you want 1 gigs proc, SE has XPERIA X10 in its bag. and its really good. X8 is overall a great cell phone in its range.

though, i miss a few thing ;)
1. No Flash.
2. NO Front Camera
3. No Hot swapable memory card.

Reast all is awesome. Loved it guys

brim4brim @ 10:47:22AM EST on Saturday December 18, 2010

Got this 2 days ago. Nice phone. Snear at the specs but it can run Angry Birds and other games without issues and the shortcuts in the corners are incredibly handy for quick access to things like appkiller and text/phone functions which is the core of the phone.

I'm happy with it and friend with the nexus is impressed with it too for the price and housemate has android phone in similar price range and is disappointed that he got that one over this one.

Phone is comfortable to hold and in pocket, not too big and not too small.

I upgraded to Android 2.2 immediately with software Sony provide without issues.

mayur @ 4:12:29AM EDT on Sunday July 24, 2011

my mobile gets automatically got turned off at anytime

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