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Sony Ericsson Unveils Xperia X8 Smartphone

Sony Ericsson Unveils Xperia X8 Smartphone

Singapore, October 15, 2010 – Today Sony Ericsson announces the Xperia X8, which will build on the success of the Xperia X10, X10 mini and mini pro and extend the collection of most entertaining smartphones to an even broader audience. 

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. 

Eugene Goh, Deputy General Manager & Head of Singapore, Sony Ericsson, said, “We are delighted to be able to bring the full experience of our Xperia smartphones to new consumers by delivering a fully featured device at a more accessible price point. With the newly available preloaded apps on Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 smartphones, our Singapore customers are able to enjoy an enhanced communication and entertainment experience with apps that provide local context and services.”

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
  • Preloaded apps, for Singapore customers only, including ShowNearby for Sony Ericsson, Evernote and TrackIDTM to further enhance your communication and entertainment experience 

Availability

The Xperia X8 supports GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS HSPA 900/2100.

The Xperia X8 is available in Singapore in these colours: White, Dark Blue/White, Pink/White, and Silver/White.

The recommended retail price is S$438 without contract.

Preloaded apps will be available on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 and all Xperia smartphones from October 2010. More information is available in the appended fact sheet.

Additionally, Singapore customers who register their phone within 14 days of purchase at http://sonyericsson.ewarranty.sg will qualify for 3 additional months of warranty above the standard one year warranty period. 

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