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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 (Shakira) Unseen Photos Surface

Remember the smaller brother of the X10 we told you nearly a couple of weeks ago? Some unseen pictures of the bigger brother of the X10 Mini, and the smaller brother of the X10 have been published at Se-nse blog. The X8 handset will be known as the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8. Earlier, the X8 was known by its code name – Shakira.

Looking at the pictures published on the blog, the phone lacks a LED flash. The screen size of the phone will be around 3.2-inch to 3.5-inch. The XPERIA X8 will also feature the proprietary Sony Ericsson MediaScape and TimeScape UI.

Also from the above pictures, the phone looks quite bulky. As of now, there is no information available about hardware specifications of the device. We need to wait for the official announcement from Sony Ericsson for the hardware specification of the phone, or for a leak.

In all probability, the hardware specification of the phone will be similar to that of the X10 Mini.

Sony Ericsson Declines to Comment on Android 2.2 (Froyo) Upgrade

Sony-Ericsson-Xperia-X10-Android-Update Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 hit the shelves last month and the X10 Mini will become available in most parts of the world over the next few days. The Xperia X10 product line is a commendable effort from Sony Ericsson. This is all the more impressive since the Xperia X10s are SE’s first Android handsets.

In many ways, Xperia X10’s biggest advantage is the UX platform – a custom Android shell with dazzling features like Timescape and Mediascape. However, it is also turning out to be Xperia’s biggest drawback. The heavily modded user interface (UI) means that Sony Ericsson is having a much harder time keeping up with Android’s feverish release cycle.

It has already been confirmed that Sony Ericsson will be updating its Xperia X10 product line to Android 2.1 this fall (Q4 2010). However, this is clearly not enough to appease the hundreds of thousands of Xperia owners around the world. Earlier this month, Google delivered Android 2.2 (Froyo), and Android 3.0 (Gingerbread) is scheduled to be released this fall. This would leave Sony Ericsson hopelessly behind.

Xperia owners and fans have been petitioning for a well-defined upgrade path. However, for the moment, Sony Ericsson seems content to keep mum. Mattias Holm, product public relations manager at Sony Ericsson, confirmed to PC World that Sony Ericsson will be implementing later versions of Android in its products. However, at this stage it is premature to disclose information about individual products.

At first glance, Holm’s statement seems to indicate that Sony Ericsson may not upgrade all of its handsets to Froyo Android versions. However, given that the Xperia X10s are all that Sony Ericsson has managed to release so far, this seems a bit unlikely. It’s equally improbable that Sony Ericsson would leave out the big brother and just upgrade X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro. So, there is hope yet for Xperia X10 owners. But, the wait is probably going to be a long one.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will get Android 2.1 Update and HD Video Recording

Sony Ericsson at their Product Launch Blog made an official statement that the Xperia X10 will get an Android 2.1 update by Q4, 2010. Now, that is too long to wait.

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Sony Ericsson’s Sumit Malhotra said that they are working on the UXP (UX platform) for Xperia X10, X10 mini and X10 mini Pro. He also said that X10 mini and X10 mini Pro will get Android 2.1 update by Q4, 2010.

The exciting and happy side for the Xperia X10 users is HD video recording will also come onboard with the update on Q4,2010. The video recording will be the same execution as in Sony Ericsson Vivaz. He also said that an update will be coming for the Xperia X10 within few weeks for solving the bugs related to battery.

Here is the change log given by Sumit Malhotra:

Some examples of user benefits that will be included in the UXP upgrade for Xperiaâ„¢ X10 in Q4 2010 are:

– Upgrade to Android OS 2.1

-HD video recording as per the same execution as Sony Ericsson Vivazâ„¢

-Wireless home connectivity via DLNA

-Improvements to signature applications Timescapeâ„¢ and Mediascape to make them even smarter and richer

This update could be mixed bag for X10 users because on one side this is horrible in terms of time and on the other side features like HD video recording (continuous auto focus), which is a very good news. On the whole the users have to wait for a long time, but the fruit of patience will be sweet.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini and X10 mini Pro Price

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It seems like the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini and X10 mini Pro’s prices are out in the UK. An online shopping site called Play.com have listed both the X10 mini and X10 mini Pro with their prices and release dates.

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The Xperia X10 mini is priced around £229.9 ( around $351.5 or 15,695 INR) and is supposed to get released by early June this year. The QWERTY version of X10 mini, the X10 mini Pro is priced around £249.9 ( around $382 or 17,060 INR) and is supposed to get released by end of May this year, a bit earlier than the X10 mini. The X10 mini Pro cost a bit more because of the QWERTY keypad.

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The Xperia X10 mini and X10 mini pro will be available unlocked in UK. This may not be cent percent accurate but this is likely what these two phones will cost.

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Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro Hands-On Pics And Video

Recently, Sony Ericsson unveiled a wide range of handsets during the press event at Mobile World Congress. Out of them, the most surprising handsets were the mini version of Xperia X10 and the pro version of X10 mini. Sony Ericsson X10 mini is an amazing handset which is powered by Android 1.6 operating system. It come with some decent features such as 3G connectivity, A-GPS, 600 Mhz processor, 5 megapixel camera and so on.

The guys at ElectricPig shared some hands-on pics and videos of this device. Check out the exclusive hands-on pics of Sony Ericsson X10 Mini pro below.

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Check out the complete specs of Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro here.

Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro Complete Specs

Sony Ericsson recently launched a pro version of its X10 Mini smartphone. Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro is a full touchscreen phone which runs on a 600 MHz Qualcomm processor and Android 1.6 operating system. This handset comes with 3G connectivity, Bluetooth, A-GPS, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and so on. Check out the complete specs of this device below.

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Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro Specs:

  • 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor
  • 320×240 pixels resolution
  • 2.55 inch QVGA touchscreen display
  • Android 1.6 Operating System
  • Sony Ericsson Timescape
  • 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and geotagging
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3G connectivity
  • Bluetooth
  • A-GPS
  • Google Maps
  • Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation
  • Full suite of Google services
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 2GB microSD card included in the retail package

Sony Ericsson X10 mini pro will be available in 2 colors Black and Red. The price of this device is yet not available. Stay tuned for more updates, live pics and videos of X10 mini pro.

Check out the hands-on pics and videos of Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro here.

Sony Ericsson Live From MWC, Barcelona

Today, at their press conference in Barcelona, Sony Ericsson surprised everyone with three new phones along with Xperia X10 and Vivaz. These phones were Xperia X10 mini, Xperia X10 mini PRO and Vivaz PRO.

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So, altogether we have a total of five phones in which three (Xperia X10 mini, Xperia X10 mini PRO and Vivaz PRO) will be available in the market from Q2 and two (Xperia X10 and Vivaz) in Q1. Now about the basic features of these phones:

Xperia X10 and Vivaz has already been previewed by us. In brief, Xperia X10 is an Android phone with 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, 8 MP camera, 4inch full capacitive touch screen. It will be shipped with Android 1.6 and updated to Android 2.0/2.1 in future by Sony Ericsson officially.

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Vivaz is a Symbian S60 v5 phone just like the Satio, but a massive improvement by Sony Ericsson on their second Symbian device. It has a 720Mhz processor with 8 MP camera and 720p HD recording at 24fps, a 3.2inch full touch screen. The video recording is the best we have till now in the market.

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Now the three new phones, Xperia X10 mini, Xperia X10 mini PRO and Vivaz PRO, the Xperia X10 mini is the younger sister of Xperia X10. It’s specification is still not officially out but from the pictures it looks way smaller than X10. It has been optimized for one hand use.

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Just like the Xperia X10 mini, the Xperia X10 mini PRO has the same design and size, but the difference is the QWERTY keyboard. Same goes with Vivaz PRO, all the specifications are hoped to be the same as in Vivaz, and the only difference will be the QWERTY keyboard.

The mini models from Sony Ericsson are expected to cover the medium price range. Sony Ericsson has learned from its previous mistakes and has officially declared the release date of the two phones in March, the Xperia X10 and Vivaz. While the three other phones will be available till Q2.

It was a wonderful presentation from Sony Ericsson at Barcelona. Stay tuned till we get our hands-on these new beauties.

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