Sony Ericsson announces XPERIA X8, Yendo and Cedar

17 Jun

Sony Ericsson has announced three new handsets – XPERIA X8, Yendo and Cedar and has also promised an upgrade to Android 2.1 for its XPERIA X10 series at the sidelines of ComminicAsia 2010.



The XPERIA X8 features a 3.0 inch HVGA touchscreen display and is based on Android 1.6 aka Donut. It will sport the four corner touch UI which was debuted on the XPERIA X10 Mini and the XPERIA X10 Mini Pro. A free trial version of Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation, Google maps, Timescape and Facebook app will be embedded in the phone. Connectivity features will include – 3G with HSPA, A-GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The phone has a 3.2 MP snapper, 3.5 mm audio jack and internal memory of 128MB which is expandable up to 16GB (users will get a 2GB microSD card with the box). It will be available in select countries in Dark Blue/White, Aqua Blue/White, Pink/White and Silver/White colour schemes.



After launching the Xylo and the Spiro a few months back, Sony Ercisson has now added a full touchscreen phone – Yendo, to its Walkman series. It has a 2.6 inch QVGA display and is based on Sony Ercisson’s proprietary OS. The media player will include popular features from Sony Ercisson’s Walkman series of phones like PlayNow, MediaGo and Touch TrackID (to find out the name of the track with just a touch). Social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Orkut will be pre-installed on the handset.
 


The tech-specs include a 2.0 MP camera with 4X zoom, Bluetooth, GPRS, FM radio, 3.5 mm audio jack and 5MB of internal memory. The disappointing part is that it will offer only 3.5 hours of talk time which is pretty less and there is no mention of memory upgradation with a micro SD card. It will be available in the following colours: black, blue, green, orange, pink, purple, red, silver, white and yellow.



The Cedar will be the handset vendor’s latest addition in the GreenHeart series. It has a 2.3 inch TFT display and sports the widget manager 2.0 which lets you access social networks straight form the homescreen. The Cedar is 3G enabled and sports a 2.0 MP camera with video recording, FM Radio, 3.5 mm audio jack and will offer a talktime of 12.5 hours. Colour schemes – Black/Silver and Black/Red.

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