Sony Ericsson announced three new mobile phones. Xperia X8, Cedar and Yendo
16 June 2010 by Olav Hellesø-Knutsen
Sony Ericsson today announced the Cedar, Yendo and Xperia X8. The Xperia X8 is an entry level Android device, the Yendo is a touchscreen Walkman phone and the Cedar is an traditional affordable Greenheart model
Sony Ericsson Yendo is the first touchscreen Walkman model running Sony Ericsson proprietary operating system. It borrows the four corner user interface known from the Xperia family of phones. Sony Ericsson has always highlighted that the Walkman range not are dead and that more devices will be made under this brand name. The Yendo is a proof of that. Yendo focus on music, touchscreen experience and social network applications like Facebook, Twitter and Orkut. The 2 megapixel camera and lack of 3G network support tells us that this is a entry-level device and should be priced accordingly.
Sony Ericsson Yendo Specifications
Sony Ericsson Cedar Specifications
The third phone announced today is the Xperia X8. The X8 is the most affordable Android phone from Sony Ericsson. The Xperia X8 is promoted as an entertainment smartphone with touchscreen. The physical and display size are between the X10 and X10 Mini. Where X10 Mini has 2.55 inch, 240x320 pixel display, X10 has 4 inch, 480x854 pixel display while the X8 has a 3 inch, 320x480 pixel display. X8 has the same processor as X10 Mini but the camera has only 3.2 megapixel and photo light is missing. Just like it's more expensive siblings, X8 includes TimeScape which provide easy access to social networking and phone events. The user interface is inherited from X10 Mini with the customizable four corner shortcuts.
It is not decided if Xperia X8 will run on Android version 1.6 or 2.1 at launch time. If it ships with 1.6 it will be upgradable to version 2.1 in a couple of weeks after the launch which is in 3rd quarter this year.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Specifications
Xperia X8 pictures
Sony Ericsson Cedar