Sony Ericsson Launched X8 Android Phone in Singapore

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.”

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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

Availability

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.

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Useful links

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™

Geo tagging

Sony Ericsson Album application

Video recording

Music Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)

PlayNow™

Sony Ericsson Music Player

TrackID™

Web Bookmarks

Pan and zoom

WebKit web browser

Communication Facebook™ application

Sony Ericsson Timescape™

Pre-loaded Apps (Singapore only) ShowNearby™ for Sony Ericsson

TrackID™
Evernote

OfficeSuite viewer

Messaging

Push email

Instant messaging

Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync® support with Dataviz™ RoadSync™

Picture messaging (MMS)

Predictive text input

Text messaging (SMS)

Design Auto rotate

Picture wallpaper

Capacitive touchscreen

Entertainment

Infinite button

Sony Ericsson FM radio

Video streaming

Video viewing

Organiser

Calendar

Flight mode

Phone book with dialler

Sony Ericsson Home with Widget

Notes

Location-based services

A-GPS

Google Maps™

Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation (free trial version)

Connectivity 3.5 mm audio jack

Bluetooth™ technology

Micro USB connector

NeoReader® barcode scanning app

Sony Ericsson Sync

USB mass storage

USB support

Wi-Fi™

Google™ services

Android Market™ Client

Gmail™

Google Calendar™

Google LatitudeTM

Google Maps™ with Street View

Google search widget

Google Talk™

YouTube™

Screen

16,777,216 colour TFT touchscreen

Capacitive touchscreen

3- inches

320 x 480 pixels (HVGA)

Scratch-resistant (min. pencil hardness 6H)

Accessories In-Box:

  • XPERIA™ X8
  • Battery 1200mAh
  • Stereo portable handsfree
  • 8 GB microSD™ card (While stocks last)
  • Screen protector (While stocks last)
  • Additional back cover
  • Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer
  • User documentation

Optional:

  • Hi-Fi Wireless Headset with FM Radio MW600
  • Portable Stereo Speakers MS450
  • Hi-Fi Headset with Remote MH810
Facts 1)2) Size: 99 x 54 x 15 mm

Weight: 104g

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)

Processor: 600MHz

Availability and versions Networks

UMTS HSPA 900/2100

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

Available in Singapore from today

Colour White

Dark Blue/White

Pink/White

Silver/White

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