Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman arrives with a whimper

Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman arrives with a whimperA week ago we revealed the exciting news that Sony Ericsson plans to resurrect its Walkman phone line complete with some Android smartness on board, and that the first model in the range could be expected this very quarter.

Little did we know that SE would keep its promise by doing little more than rebadging the Xperia X8 as the W8, and revive the music-loving range without saying a word to anyone.

The freshly (re)baked Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman appears to be an Xperia X8 in all but name, from the 3in, 320 x 480 touchscreen to the 3.2-megapixel camera, and of course with Android perched on top, albeit the rather dated Android 2.1.

The Walkman love is supplied by the latest version of the Walkman player software, along with the likes of TrackID and PlayNow – both staples from the previous Walkman range.

To be blunt, it's nothing at all to write home about, which probably explains why Sony Ericsson has chosen to keep fairly quiet. We're still waiting to hear exactly what the deal is with the W8 in terms of availability, while also hoping that the W15 we heard about last week is still on its way.

Via Engadget

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shelby500gt  Apr. 24, 2011 at 17:24

You would have thought that this would be the best Walkman to date. However, it would appear that is not even as good as the w902. lets go forward, not backwards!.....

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