Sony Ericsson A8i Secara Resmi Diumumkan Hari Ini

Posted: 31 August 2010 in Candybar, Entertainment Unlimited, News, Sony Ericsson, Touchscreen
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Kemarin saya menulis cuplikan berita dari sebuah situs berbahasa China, IT168, bahwa hari ini, 31 Agustus 2010, Sony Ericsson akan memperkenalkan produk baru yang dibuat khusus untuk pasar China yang diberi nama Sony Ericsson A8i yang merupakan produk pertama Sony Ericsson yang dapat beroperasi pada jaringan TD-SCDMA 3G dan bersistem operasi OPhone versi 2.0. Peluncuran smartphone baru ini − bekerja sama dengan China Mobile − telah secara resmi diumumkan hari ini dan beritanya telah dimuat di situs Sony Ericsson Press Release yaitu sebagai berikut:

Sony Ericsson Collaborates with China Mobile to Further Strengthen its “Communication Entertainment” Strategy in the Region

31 August 2010

Introducing the first handset to support the TD-SCDMA network – the Sony Ericsson A8i

  • The Sony Ericsson A8i was developed in collaboration with China Mobile  specifically for the Chinese market and runs on the operator’s OMS 2.0 smart phone platform

Beijing, China – August 31 2010 – Sony Ericsson today announces that it is strengthening its portfolio in China by launching the first smartphone to support China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA network – the Sony Ericsson A8i.

The Sony Ericsson A8i delivers high performance in a stylish form factor. The phone features a 3.5-inch (9 cm) touch screen and incorporates the human curvature design concept that is now consistent across the Sony Ericsson portfolio. The phone benefits comprehensive range of signature applications including TrackID which is linked directly with China Mobile’s entertainment download service – giving customers in China access to a wide range of local music.

President & CEO, Sony Ericsson said, “China is a hugely important market for Sony Ericsson and we are committed to maintaining our strong position and driving growth by continually introducing new and exciting products into this market.  Today cements that commitment and we are honored to introduce the Sony Ericsson A8i to users across China – enhancing to our already award winning* product line up in the region.”

“The Sony Ericsson A8i underpins our commitment to delivering the most entertaining smart phones. By combining the best communication and entertainment experiences on an open platform we are giving our customers the best possible consumer experience.”

Huidi Li, Assistant President, China Mobile said, “Demand for Smartphone is on the rise, and our customer’s are continually asking us to provide them with innovative, feature-rich products.  Working closely with a partner such as Sony Ericsson, allows us to not only meet that need, but go one step further and deliver product and services that enhance overall user experience.  The Sony Ericsson A8i is testament to the combined expertise of both companies and the first of its kind to support our TD-SCDMA network. We are proud to be adding this new product into our product portfolio.”

Sony Ericsson A8i at a glance:

  • High-speed, easy-to-use OMS 2.0 smartphne platform which is fully supported by China Mobile’s entertainment services and applications
  • Combines a 3.5” touch widescreen with CMMB mobile TV functionality and delivers amazing high-definition visual effects
  • Support both TD-SCDMA 3G networks and WLAN connections
  • Stylish design featuring the human curvature design concept
  • Features Sony Ericsson signature entertainment applications such as TrackID, linked directly with China Mobile’s music download service

Sony Ericsson A8i:


  • 5 megapixel camera
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Auto focus
  • Geo tagging
  • Photo flash
  • Photo light
  • Touch focus
  • Video recording
  • LED flash


  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Media player
  • Music player
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • TrackID™ application


  • Bookmarks
  • Pan & zoom
  • Web search (from standby)
  • HTML 4.01
  • XHTML 1.1


  • Call list
  • Conference calls
  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Speakerphone
  • Vibrating alert
  • Video calling


  • Conversations
  • Email
  • Microsoft® Exchange Active-
  • Sync®
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Instant messaging
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)
  • Unified messaging


  • Auto rotate
  • Light sensor
  • Torch
  • OMS 2.0
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Proximity sensor
  • Touchscreen


  • eCompass™
  • FM radio
  • Java™
  • Media browser
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing


  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Dictionary
  • Document readers
  • eManual
  • Flight mode
  • Notes
  • Phone book
  • Tasks


  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • aGPS
  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • Modem
  • Micro USB
  • Synchronisation
  • USB mass storage
  • USB High speed 2.0 support
  • WLAN


  • 3.5 inches
  • 854×480 pixels
  • 262,144 colour TFT


  • In-Box:
  • Sony Ericsson A8i
  • Battery
  • stereo portable handsfree
  • Charger
  • User documentation


  • Size: 117 x 59 x 14 mm
  • Weight: 136 grams
  • Phone memory: Up to 200 MB
  • Memory card support: microSD, up to 32GB
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS*: 5 hours
  • Talk time (TD-SCDMA)*: 7 hours 30 min*
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS*: 260 hours
  • Standby time (TD-SCDMA)*: 260 hours
  • *Typical according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique

Availability and versions

  • Networks
  • TD 2010-2025 band, TD 1880-1920 band
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • Available in selected markets from Q4 2010


  • White
  • Black

Photo-photo Sony Ericsson A8i

  1. WE says:

    semoga ntar ada versi GSM-nya buat global market. something to fill the gap between X10 and X8 🙂

  2. JJ says:

    @WE: hope so…

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