Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X8: The Most Entertaining Smartphone

Posted: 16 June 2010 in Candybar, News, Sony Ericsson, Touchscreen, XPERIA
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Selain Yendo™ with Walkman™ dan Cedar™, hari ini Sony Ericsson juga mengumumkan sebuah smartphone baru bersistem operasi Android yang diberi nama Xperia™ X8. Xperia™ X8 (codename: Shakira) disebut-sebut sebagai the most entertaining smartphone oleh Sony Ericsson.

Dalam press release-nya, Sony Ericsson juga mengumumkan tentang rencananya untuk memberikan dukungan upgrade software secara penuh kepada keluarga Xperia™ X10 (X10, X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro), di antaranya dengan menaikkan versi Android dari 1.6 (donut) menjadi 2.1 (Eclair) pada kuartal ketiga. Bahkan khusus untuk Xperia™ X10 kemampuan video recordingnya akan dinaikkan menjadi setara dengan Vivaz, yaitu pada resolusi HD 720p. Dan pada kuartal keempat tahun ini, Xperia™ X10 akan diberi peningkatan kemampuan lain sehubungan dengan multimedianya.

Press Release:
Sony Ericsson Delivers The Most Entertaining Smartphones

16 June 2010

  • Sony Ericsson brings together the very best of communication and entertainment in its Xperia™ collection
  • The Xperia X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro will all receive software upgrades from Q3 onwards in selected markets. Additional features to be added to the X10 in Q4.
  • The Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X8 extends the range of the most entertaining smartphones

Singapore – June 16, 2010 – Xperia brings consumers the best communication and entertainment experiences, delivered in a collection of smartphones to give consumers choice in size and style.

The Xperia™ X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro smartphones will all receive software upgrades during their lifecycle to improve performance and add new communication and entertainment experiences. From Q3 2010 onwards, the Xperia™ X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro smartphones will be upgraded to run on the Android 2.1 operating system in selected markets. The Xperia™ X10’s position as the best multimedia Android smartphone will be strengthened through the addition of HD video recording as part of the same Q3 upgrade. A further upgrade to the Xperia™ X10 in Q4 will make it possible to connect wirelessly to and display content on your television and enhance the Timescape™ and Mediascape applications.

Xperia™ smartphones add best-in-class entertainment on top of smartphone fundamentals such as applications (apps), maps, email and fast internet connection to create the most entertaining smartphones. The Xperia™ X10 is the flagship of the Xperia™ collection and has an 8.1 megapixel camera and 4-inch screen for best in class multimedia creation and viewing. Signature applications such as Mediascape and Timescape™ help you to organise content and bring your multimedia and communication alive.

In addition to features and applications, design is essential to the entertainment experience. Sony Ericsson’s human curvature design philosophy is applied across the portfolio to package the technology into products that look and feel great. Using design innovation, Sony Ericsson makes the Xperia™ smartphones available with a choice of size and style.

Steve Walker, Head of Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson, commented, “Sony Ericsson’s vision is to be the communication entertainment brand. We are focusing strongly on the smartphone market and specifically on creating the most entertaining smartphones. Sony Ericsson is uniquely positioned to do this thanks to our experience in creating Walkman and Cybershot phones and the strong collaboration with our parent company Sony.”

Today Sony Ericsson announces the Xperia™ X8, which will build on the success of the X10 and the mini products and extend the most entertaining smartphones collection to an even broader audience.

Introducing the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X8

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™. Timo Maassmann, Product Marketing Manager for XperiaTM X8, 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.”

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™

The XPERIA™ X8 supports GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS HSPA 900/2100 and UMTS HSPA 800/850/1900/2100

The XPERIA™ X8 will be available in selected markets from Q3 in the colours White, Dark Blue/ White, Aqua Blue/ White, Pink/ White, Silver/ White.

Log on to The Sony Ericsson Product Blog for more information:http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/products

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA™ X8 at a glance

Camera

  • 3,2 megapixel 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™

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 dialer
  • Sony Ericsson Home with Widget
  • Notes

Location-based services

  • A-GPS
  • Google Maps™
  • Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation* (free trial version)
  • *The service may not be available in every market. For more information, go towww.sonyericsson.wisepilot.com

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
  • 3.0 inches
  • 320 x 480 pixels (HVGA)
  • Scratch-resistant (min. pencil hardness 6H)

Accessories

  • In-Box:
  • XPERIA™ X8
  • Battery 1200mAh
  • Stereo portable handsfree
  • 2 GB microSD™ card
  • 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

  • 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: 2 GB
  • Operating system: Google™ Android Donut, version 1.6
  • Processor: 600MHz

Availability and versions

  • Networks
  • UMTS HSPA 900/2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS HSPA 800/1900/2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • Available in selected markets from Q3 2010

Colour

  • White
  • Dark Blue/White
  • Aqua Blue/White
  • Pink/White
  • Silver/White

Overview

View the viral. Chat to your chums. Xperia™ X8 keeps you entertained. Infinitely. One-hand navigation: tap any of the four corners on the touchscreen to get to your favourites.

On the four-corner touchscreen

What makes you smile? Memorable moments with mates? 80’s pop video hairstyles? Cracking goals? Get it all. And more. From PlayNow™ and YouTube™.

Timescape™ – life as it happens

All your communication with a person in one view. Tweets. Messages. Facebook™ status updates. Timescape™ keeps it all up-to-date. And in time order.

Apps and more from Android Market™ and YouTube™

Update with apps for everything. Get new widgets whenever. Download from Android Market™. Feeling cinematic? Enjoy the latest video clips on the 3″ screen. Or music through the 3.5 mm jack.

Features

Log in to Facebook™

Log in to Facebook™

What was life like before Facebook™? With the Xperia™ X8, you can get all the status updates and news feeds you crave. Or see who else is online and chat away.

Timescape™ - meet your mates

Timescape™ – meet your mates

Sony Ericsson Timescape lets all your communication with a person come together in one place. Facebook updates, Tweets, texts and missed calls – all gathered in chronological order, so you don’t have to open loads of different apps to see what’s going on.
Get a personalised tour now using your Facebook™

Infinite button

Infinite button

Explore further. Press the Infinite button while listening to a track for more information and content.

You choose - Android Market™

You choose – Android Market™

Going out? Finding out? Or perhaps just chilling out? Download any application you want from Android Market™ and customise your Xperia™ X8 to make it exclusively yours.

Let it entertain you

Let it entertain you

What’s on today? Hip hop beats or Bach? A blockbuster movie or an indie film? Plug in your favourite headphones and enjoy your music through the 3.5 mm jack. And for your viewing pleasure, there’s that great 3-inch screen.

Say it with a tweet

Say it with a tweet

Thought-provoking quotes. A word from the wise guy. That great song you just heard, and found out about through TrackID™. Let your friends – why, the whole world! – know about it through Twitter™.

Make it yours

Make it yours

Your indispensable navigation app? Your music? A news site? You choose what’s important to you. Just take your pick for the four corners of your home screen. Change whenever you feel like it. Want more convenience? Add a widget and have it right under your fingertips, at the centre of the screen.

Find the way - aGPS

Find the way – aGPS

You’ll never get lost again. Your phone has built-in aGPS. Location-based services help you find the way to your destination. Or add location info to your images – use the geo-tagging function.

Wi-Fi connect

Wi-Fi connect

Connect the quick and easy way. On the move. In cafés. At the airport. Your Xperia™ X8 has Wi-Fi support.

Easy typing

Easy typing

Say it. With as many words as you want. The virtual onscreen keyboard makes typing a breeze.

Specifications

Size:  99.0 x 54.0 x 15.0 mm (3.9 x 2.1 x 0.6 inches)
Weight:  104.0 g (3.7 oz)
Screen:  320 x 480 pixels (HVGA), 16,777,216 color TFT
Available colours:  White, White/Dark Blue
Memory: Phone memory 128MB, MicroSD™ support (up to 16 GB)

Camera

  • Camera – 3.2 megapixel
  • Send to web
  • Video recording

Music

  • Music tones – MP3, AAC
  • Album art
  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Media Player
  • MegaBass™
  • PlayNow™
  • Sony Ericsson Music player
  • TrackID™ music recognition

Web

  • Web browser – WebKit
  • Bookmarks
  • Pan & zoom

Entertainment

  • Radio – FM radio with RDS
  • 3D games
  • Java
  • Video Clip
  • Video streaming
  • YouTube™

Connectivity

  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • aGPS
  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • Google Maps™
  • Synchronisation
  • USB support
  • USB mass storage
  • WiFi™
  • Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation*

Messaging

  • Instant messaging
  • Conversations
  • Email
  • Exchange ActiveSync®
  • Predictive text input
  • Text messaging (SMS)
  • Picture messaging (MMS)

Communication

  • Twitter™ – Timescape™ integration
  • Facebook™ application
  • Sony Ericsson Timescape™
  • Speakerphone
  • Vibrating Alert

Design

  • Keyboard – Onscreen QWERTY
  • Auto rotate
  • Picture wallpaper

Organiser

  • Touchscreen
  • Alarm clock
  • Calendar
  • Calculator
  • Flight mode
  • Infinite button
  • Notes
  • Phone book
  • Stopwatch
  • Timer




Comments
  1. ilham says:

    hp yg keren : )

  2. JJ says:

    @ilham: setuju bro…

  3. […] dengan pengumuman Xperia X8, Sony Ericsson menjanjikan akan memberikan upgrade sistem operasi Android versi 2.1 untuk keluarga Xperia X10 (X10, X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro) mulai kuartal ketiga tahun ini. Sekarang […]

  4. rian says:

    xperia x8 bisa di-upgrade ke eclair ga?

  5. ichet says:

    X8 bisa Video call Ga???

  6. ichet says:

    X8 bisa video call GA?

  7. JJ says:

    @ichet: Gak bisa

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