Sony Ericsson launched Xperia X8 in Singapore. The recommended retail price is S$438 without contract.
Sony Ericsson extends Xperia™ range of entertaining smartphones with new Xperia™ X8
- 4-corner user interface for easy one-handed usage
- Timescape™ function that shows all your social communication in one place
- 3.2 MP camera for snapping photos and immediate uploads to your social networks
- Preloaded Android apps that will enhance your communication and entertainment experience with your smartphone
Singapore – October 15, 2010 – Today Sony Ericsson announces the Xperia™ X8, which will build on the success of the Xperia™ X10, X10 mini and mini pro and extend the collection of most entertaining smartphones to an even broader audience.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X8 is a great entertainment smartphone that extends the appeal of the Xperia™ collection to new market segments. The user interface is similar to that of the Xperia™ X10 mini, with the four-corners that give easy one-hand use and can be customised for one touch access to your favourite applications. The Xperia™ X8 also includes Timescape™ for easy access to all your social networking and the infinite button for one click access to a world of content. The open Android operating system delivers great smartphone functionality and access to thousands of applications on Android Market™.
Eugene Goh, Deputy General Manager & Head of Singapore, Sony Ericsson, said, “We are delighted to be able to bring the full experience of our XperiaTM smartphones to new consumers by delivering a fully featured device at a more accessible price point. With the newly available preloaded apps on Sony Ericsson XperiaTM X8 smartphones, our Singapore customers are able to enjoy an enhanced communication and entertainment experience with apps that provide local context and services.”
The Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X8 is perfect for enjoying multimedia entertainment. Whether it’s a game from the Android Market™, the latest funny clips on YouTube™ or browsing the web, the 3-inch screen means you won’t miss a thing. Discover and download songs from PlayNow™, then listen to all your music using the 3.5mm headphone jack. If you are feeling more creative, there’s a 3.2 MP camera and video recording functionality.
Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X8 – Key features
- Four corners for easy one hand use and one touch access to applications
- Customise the four corners with your favourite apps and add widgets to your homescreens
- Enjoy games, video, internet and more on the 3-inch screen
- Timescape™ shows all your communication in one place for ultimate simplicity
- Android Market™ – thousands of applications to keep you entertained
- 3.2 MP camera – snap away and upload instantly to Facebook™
- Preloaded apps, for Singapore customers only, including ShowNearby™ for Sony Ericsson, Evernote and TrackIDTM to further enhance your communication and entertainment experience
The Xperia™ X8 supports GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS HSPA 900/2100.
The Xperia™ X8 is available in Singapore in these colours: White, Dark Blue/White, Pink/White, and Silver/White.
The recommended retail price is S$438 without contract.
Preloaded apps will be available on the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X8 and all Xperia™ smartphones from October 2010. More information is available in the appended fact sheet.
Additionally, Singapore customers who register their phone within 14 days of purchase at http://sonyericsson.ewarranty.sg will qualify for 3 additional months of warranty above the standard one year warranty period.
Log on to The Sony Ericsson Product Blog for more information: http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/products
Product images: www.sonyericsson.com/press
Sony Ericsson Singapore Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/sonyericssonsingapore
|Camera||3.2 MP camera
Direct picture upload to Facebook™
Sony Ericsson Album application
|Music||Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Sony Ericsson Music Player
Pan and zoom
WebKit web browser
Sony Ericsson Timescape™
|Pre-loaded Apps (Singapore only)||ShowNearby™ for Sony Ericsson
Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync® support with Dataviz™ RoadSync™
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Text messaging (SMS)
Sony Ericsson FM radio
Phone book with dialler
Sony Ericsson Home with Widget
Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation (free trial version)
|Connectivity||3.5 mm audio jack
Micro USB connector
NeoReader® barcode scanning app
Sony Ericsson Sync
USB mass storage
|Android Market™ Client
Google Maps™ with Street View
Google search widget
|16,777,216 colour TFT touchscreen
320 x 480 pixels (HVGA)
Scratch-resistant (min. pencil hardness 6H)
|Facts 1)2)||Size: 99 x 54 x 15 mm
Phone memory: Up to 128 MB
Memory card support: microSD™ up to 16GB
Memory card included: 8 GB (While stocks last)
Operating system: Google™ Android Donut, version 1.6 (Upgradeable to Google™ Android™ 2.1)
|Availability and versions||Networks
UMTS HSPA 900/2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
Available in Singapore from today