Rumours started to fly last week and most of our predictions were spot on. Sony Ericsson today announce three new phones. THey are they Xperia X8, a slightly bigger brother of the Xperia X10 Mini based on Android (but still runs ANdroid 1.6 right now).
Update : Sony Ericsson just confirmed that the Xperia X8 is ready to launch on Android 2.1 in selected markets. Due to operator testing in various markets where they may not be ready to go ahead with 2.1, the X8 will be launched on Android 1.6. But in these cases, an upgrade to 2.1 will be made available shortly after purchase.
The 2nd phone is the Sony Ericsson Yendo, a touch screen walkman phone. Although it spots the 4 corner UI just like the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini, it is based on ODM design and it is not not powered by Android.
The 3rd phone featured today is the GreenHeart phone, the Cedar. It is an affordable phone with 3G HSDPA. In the next few pages, we will take a look at the phones in more details starting with the Xperia X8.
At the event, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, X10 mini and X10mini pro will receive software upgrades from Q3 in selected markets. The software will be upgrade to Android 2.1.
In addition, HD video recording will be added to the upgrade of Xperia X10 in Q3. A further uprade to the Xperia X10 in Q4 will make it possible to connect wirelessly to and display content on your TV and enhance. Timescape and mediascape applications will also be enhanced.