Sony Ericsson announced three new mobile phones. Xperia X8, Cedar and Yendo

16 June 2010 by
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• Ericsson R380
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• Sony Xperia A
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• Sony Xperia E1
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• Sony Xperia X Performance
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• Sony Xperia ZL
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• Sony Ericsson Cedar J108i
• Sony Ericsson Xperia Active
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• Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
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• Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
• Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro
• Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness
• Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray
• Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
• Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini
• Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro
• Sony Ericsson Xperia X2
• Sony Ericsson Xperia X8
• Sony Ericsson Yendo

From the forum:
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 YendoSony Ericsson Yendo Specifications
Size: 93.5 x 52 x 15.8 mm
Weight: 81 gram
Networks: GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1990
Display: 2.6 inch, 320 x 240 pixels, 262.144 colour TFT touch display
Processor: 156MHz ARM 946
Memory: Up to 5 MB. Expandable with microSD card up to 16 GB
Music: Walkman player, PlayNow, TrackID
Camera: 2 megapixel
Bluetooth stereo A2DP
SMS, MMS, Email
Twitter, Facebook and Orkut applications
3.5 mm audio jack

For those who fancy a more classic form factor, the budget model Sony Ericsson Cedar could be the phone. Seems like the high-end devices these days are getting touch displays and only entry-level phones have regular number keys. The Cedar is running a Sony Ericsson operating system with the familiar user interface we know from older Sony Ericsson models. Cedar is a Greenheart phone which means that several steps will be taken during production and shipment to reduce environmental impact. Some of these steps are E-manual, use of recycled plastic, reduced packaging etc. Cedar has Widget Manager 2.0, and depending on your network operator it which will show live updates from Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and other personalised content and applications.

Sony Ericsson CedarSony Ericsson Cedar Specifications
Size: 111 x 49 x 15.5 mm
Weight: 84 gram
Networks: GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900,  UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900/2100
Display: 2.2 inch, 262.000 colour TFT, 240 x 320 pixels
Memory: 280 MB. Expandable up to 16 GB with microSD card
Camera: 2 megapixel, 4x digital zoom, video recording at VGA 30 fps
SMS, MMS, Email
FM Radio
3.5 mm audio jack


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 X8Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Specifications
Size: 99 x 54 x 15 mm
Weight: 104 gram
Networks: GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS/HSDPA 800/1900/2100
Display: 3 inch, 320 x 480 pixels, 16.777.216 colour TFT capacitive touchscreen
Memory: 128 MB. Expandable up to 16 GB with microSD card. 2 GB card included
Camera: 3.2 megapixel, geo tagging, video recording
SMS, MMS, Email
Processor: 600 MHz
OS: Android 1.6 or 2.1 (not yet decided)


Xperia X8 pictures 

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

Sony Ericsson Cedar

Sony Ericsson Cedar

The Yendo

Sony Ericsson Yendo

On 29 Jul 19:01 GammaSharma wrote
I would have loved the X8 iff if had a good Camera System too. They said the Xperia series was a fusion eXperiance between the "Walkman" and the "CyberShot" brands, then where is the AutoFocus and LED Lights and the 30fps Video Recording?
On 29 Jul 01:20 toboinng wrote
boinng: SE should definitly NOT stop using Symbian (native European OS) and Windows Mobile (or their own dumbphone OS). In fact SE should better concentrate on standard hardware regarding design (with a clear model and meaningfull model-numbering system) and diversify on usable OS'es.

In practical terms that means. Create one HW design, make different HW-specced models from it (according projected price ranges) and make it possible to run all ARM-compatible OS'es on it (android, symbian and WM). Kinda like Samsung has done with the Samsung Jet and the Omnia II (although they just split the HW-desing of that phone between their own OS and WM6.5). But these are basicly the same phones (in HW terms) only the OS is different.

E.g. Sony should create a human curvature model (let's call it... euh... Vivaz) and make a Mivaz (windows Mobile), Anivaz (android) and Syvaz (Symbian) model all from the same HW-device. That should make a truely interesting range of phones AND the HW-developcosts are spread amongst all OS-levels. They can even mix-and-max code from one OS to another (like the code for bleutooth, GFX-acceleration, soundsystem, etc.. since the HW is equal).

They could even make it more interesting by making these phones user-OS-switchable. So that if you don't like the Anivaz, you re-flash it into a Syvaz :-)
On 29 Jul 01:05 Pipo wrote
X8 sucks. Camera module should be at least 5Mp these days. ANd why oh why...are those morons ditching these LED lights. It's not that we need them for the photos... we need them as a torch!

Oh boy.
On 21 Jul 03:36 strasth wrote
I'm interest with x8, but it's funny to think it's only have 3.2MP for should be at least 5MP. The Design of x8 is great i love it but the camera is so poor...
On 7 Jul 20:28 Mike wrote
Sebllshit, if you think there is a point in having more than 3.2 mp on a phone camera you don't know much about digital photography.

Zoom in to 1:1 pixel ratio on a picture taken with a 5mp phone camera and you'll see the picture is grainy and unclear; the picture is useless and needs to be scaled down (and always is during normal "use") to look pretty anyway.

Good thing they don't waste resources on a 5mp camera, more brands should do the same thing.
On 29 Jun 12:51 sebllshit wrote
se really are bullshitting us x10 8mp x10mini 5 mp and then the middlesized x8 only 3.2mp are they joking or what. So you must choose big and good smallest and little less mp or the middle perfect size but it comes with a limit only 3.2mp what are they thinking?

i was going to buy it if it at least had 5 mp now i will not , and i guess many more thinks like me.
On 27 Jun 11:04 mol wrote
i am interesting on x8, i wonder if it's cheaper than x10 mini
On 21 Jun 13:21 ohlordy wrote
not exciting anymore are they
On 18 Jun 10:44 boinng wrote
Encouraging stuff. If they can make the X8 truly affordable, it could be a real winner as one of the few stylish, budget Android phones out there. Also good to see something genuinely new in the non-smartphone space in the Yendo, which shows SE aren't wholly reliant on Android yet.

Keep this up, and stop wasting time on Symbian and Windows Mobile, and SE might yet have a future.

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