Sony Ericsson has rebranded the X8 as the new Walkman W8, Sony Ericsson is planning to launch W8 in the Indian market next month. The smartphone runs on Google Android 2.1 Eclair. Sony Ericsson W8 sports a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen HVGA display. It has a 600 MHz ARM 11 processor along with an Adreno 200 GPU, part of the Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset coupled with just 168MB of RAM.
The smartphone’s camera is 3.2 megapixel with Geo-tagging capability. Built-in storage is 128MB, and it is expandable to up to 16GB with a microSD card. The W8 will come in three colours – Azure Blue, Metallic Red, and Iconic Orange.
Supporting 3G, the new W8 phone offers 23 hours and 40 minutes of music listening time. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. W8 also offers Twitter and Facebook integration in the Timescape UI. The W8 is expected to hit the Indian market from the month of May with a price tag of up to Rs 12,000.