Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Becomes Official, Release Date in Q3 2010 & Pricing €259

June 16, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Sony Ericsson has officially announced its latest touchscreen phone called the Xperia X8. The medium-size handset, which was earlier rumored to be given the codename Shakira, will be part of the company’s Xperia range of handsets that includes the high-end X10 phone and the small-sized X10 Mini handset.

The Xperia X8 comes with a capacitative 3-inch HVGA display with a resolution of 320×480 pixels and runs on the 1.6 version of the Android OS. Its user interface has been borrowed from the Xperia X10 Mini. A 600 MHz MSM7227 processor from Qualcomm is present in the X8. The phone is also packed with a 3.2 megapixel camera that allows for VGA video recording at 30 fps as well.

Other features for the device include the Timescape social networking aggregator and the Mediascape media aggregator. The X8 is also the first phone to include the AVP port that allows users to listen to HD quality sound through 3.5mm cables as well as special AVP cables.

The phone also has 128 MB worth of RAM and a microSDHC card slot that supports memory cards of up to 16 GB. Internet connectivity is possible in the phone through 3G and WiFi networks and it is also equipped with Bluetooth 2.1 and USB2.0. The mobile power source of the handset is the 1,200 mAh battery that is present in the device.

Sony Ericsson has revealed that the Xperia X8 is due for release in the third quarter of this year. The phone will be priced at €259 (around $318) and will be available in white and a white-blue color combination with interchangeable back panels.

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