Simply no pause and rewind. Fast forward as an alternative and rebrand. The Sony Ericsson W8 can be an Xperia X8 in Walkman guise. There's not a hint of surprise about that. The Sony Ericsson W8 has simply no new tricks up its sleeve. It’s per year old droid with an ear regarding music. And this droid has any smile on its face, knowing it's got no tough battles to fight or perhaps anything to prove. Safe in the information that it may as well kick the snot away from most mp3 players out there.
Walkman continues to be lying low, the Sony Ericsson Yendo the closest they are lately to a headline-grabber. Compared for the Yendo dumbphone, the W8 is any Swiss army knife. It’s a smartphone and will make sure that you're connected, be it your precious myspace and facebook or the entire web. It has usage of the Android Market and a good simple ipod with storage for thousands of tracks.
Quad-band GSM/EDGE, HSDPA 900/2100 / HSDPA 850/1900/21003. 0" capacitive TFT touchscreen display of HVGA resolution, 16M colorsScratch-resistant display screen coatingAndroid OS v2. 1 Eclair together with custom Sony Ericsson UI, featuring TimescapeQualcomm MSM7227 1000 MHz processor, 168 MB RAM128 MB on the deck of storage, microSD card slot (around 16GB), 2GB card included3 megapixel fixed-focus photographic camera with geotagging, VGA video @ 30fpsWi-Fi connectionBluetooth 2. 1 with A2DPBuilt-in GPS DEVICE receiver, digital compassmicroUSB port, asking enabledStandard 3. 5 mm audio tracks jackExcellent audio qualityFM radio stations with RDSAccelerometer for UI auto-rotateSocial media integration
There are some compromises, yet they're inherited. The W8 owes these to its Xperia sibling. The lack of multi-touch and the outdated Android version immediately one thinks of. In the camera department, the deal-breakers are having less autofocus and flash. There are minimal settings available either. The list continues on but no phone is perfect.
Or perhaps, shall we say, no cheap phone is ideal? With the right price tag, the Sony Ericsson W8 will be the entry-level smartphone of choice for people that have fond memories of Walkman. The music credentials is a serious boost to an already 50 percent decent package. No doubt, the Xperia X8 needed an update - along with other Xperia lineup.