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Apr 23, 2011

Sony Ericsson Saps Walkman Logo on X8, Renames it W8



Take one Xperia X8, add a dash of color, paint a "W" on it and, voilĂ , you have the first Walkman phone running Android -- the W8. Not it on the US Sony Ericsson site yet, but a quick visit to the company's German page reveals the decidedly low-end specs: a 3-inch, 320 x 480 touchscreen, a 600MHz processor, 168MB of RAM and Android 2.1. The W8 may not recapture the luster the Walkman brand enjoyed in its TPS-L2 heyday, but at least it'll update your Twitter status. 

24 comments:

Keine Scheisse said...

It seems a marketing strategy more than any other thing. I doubt it has many more functions than the normal X8, but well, let's see what are the real differences

Jay said...

i wonder if it makes a difference with the marketing...

Have fun! said...

what were they thinking o_o

Dudemeister said...

There are just way too many models of cell phones.

Legnox said...

You just gotta love sony...

Alphalpha said...

I'm with Dudemeister, cell phone companies need to simplify purchasing a phone.

Something Concupiscible said...

I think I'll stick with the one I have.

Zombie said...

oh Sony. you and your upgrades. lol.

ScottD said...

I dont agree! There are way to many shitty low budget cell phones and a handful of real good ones. Very easy to sort.

Jim said...

Eh, don't need one. I have my android and i'm fine with it.

Jack said...

Very nice, I want a smart phone so bad!

GADAFINY said...

looks cool

Jay Reid said...

Those specs are fairly poor actually.

N4M3L3SS said...

hey the walkmen came back

Necroticism said...

I want one!!!!!!!

Mike James said...

Great post,
Ill give you a cheezburger friend.
Hope everyone supports this blog as well.

Jake

clique said...

whatever, I think it looks cool!

Eeshie said...

Dumb people...

:o)

Aamir Muhammad said...

well as long as i can use twitter im good

JayPower said...

Dont think it will be able to compete with the iphone still ;D

MRanthrope said...

makes me miss my oldschool walkman!

Venus said...

I guess they were in a hurry to take out to the market.
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Major.Mack said...

They should focus on making the PSN work.....suckas

Deadlock said...

nice blog, following! :D