Sony Ericsson unveils yoof-oriented Xperia
Android for the masses
Sony Ericsson has introduced its latest Android-based Xperia smartphone: the X8.
Does the X8 excite? Probably, if you're happy with a 3in, 320 x 480 display, you don't care which version of Android you run - it's 1.6, by the way - and your a TwitBook buff and you want your phone to be an on-the-go entertainment device.
In short, think of it as a lower-cost device aimed at a broader, more youthful group of consumers than is your average Android phone.
Still, it has all the usual messaging and media features of any other smartphone: 3G HSDPA connectivity, Assisted GPS, Google's apps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, push email and so on.
The X8 goes on sale in Q3. Sony Ericsson didn't say how much it will cost. ®
Review Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
and if you do care what version of Android you use
all the Experia handsets will be running 2.1 by the end of the year or maybe even the end of Q3...
any real difference with an x10 mini here?