Sony Ericsson adds to its range of Walkman™ phones

  • · The Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman™ phone is now available in Singapore

July 8, 2011, Singapore Sony Ericsson today announces the launch of the Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman™ phone – a great entertainment smartphone that extends the appeal of the Walkman™ collection.

The Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman™ phone features a user interface that can be customised for one-touch access to users’ favourite applications – a feature found on the Xperia™ mini range of products. The Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman™ phone allows for quick and easy access to playlists and the Walkman™ player. It also comes complete with the MH 410 stereo headset as well as the MS450 stereo portable speakers.

“Our Walkman™ range of phones continues to generate demand especially in Asia Pacific and China – where the Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman™ phone will be exclusively ranged,” said Eugene Goh, Deputy General Manager and Head of Sony Ericsson Singapore.

“The Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman™ phone combines Walkman™ functionality with smartphone fundamentals such as apps, maps and email to create the most entertaining smartphone experiences,” Mr Goh concluded.

The Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman™ phone is perfect for enjoying multimedia. The 3-inch screen is great for users who are looking to enjoy games from the Android Market™, view the latest clips on YouTube™ or browse the web. Additionally, the device features a 3.2 megapixel camera, video recording functionality and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman™ phone – Key features:

  • · Corner user interface for easy one hand use and one touch access to applications
  • · Customise the corners for instant access to your favourite widgets and apps on your home page
  • · Enjoy games, video, internet and more on the 3-inch screen
  • · Timescape™ shows all your communication in one place for ultimate simplicity
  • · Android Market™ – More than 200,000 applications to keep you entertained
  • · 3.2 megapixel camera – snap away and upload instantly to Facebook™
  • · Fast Internet access via 3G and Wi-Fi
  • · Walkman™ designed hardware and UI
  • · Walkman™ widget on home screen
  • · Android platform (version 2.1)

The Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman™ phone is available from July 8, 2011 at a Recommended Retail Price of S$348 in the colours Azur (blue), Metallic Red and the iconic Walkman™ Orange.

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The Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman™ Phone at a glance:

Camera 3,2 megapixel camera

Direct picture upload to Facebook™

Geo tagging

Sony Ericsson Album application

Video recording

Music Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)

Sony Ericsson Walkman™ Music Player


Web Bookmarks

Pan and zoom

WebKit web browser

Communication Facebook™ application

Sony Ericsson Timescape™

Messaging Push email

Instant messaging

Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync® support with Dataviz™ RoadSync™

Picture messaging (MMS)

Predictive text input

Text messaging (SMS)

Design Auto rotate

Picture wallpaper

Capacitive touchscreen

Entertainment Infinite button

Sony Ericsson FM radio

Video streaming

Video viewing

Organiser Calendar

Flight mode

Phone book with dialer

Sony Ericsson Home with Widget


Location-based services A-GPS

Google Maps™

Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation* (free trial version)

*The service may not be available in every market. For more information, go to

Connectivity 3.5 mm audio jack

Bluetooth™ technology

Micro USB connector

NeoReader® barcode scanning app

Sony Ericsson Sync

USB mass storage

USB support


Google™ services Android Market™ Client


Google Calendar™

Google Latitude™

Google Maps™ with Street View

Google search widget

Google Talk™


Screen 16,777,216 colour TFT touchscreen

Capacitive touchscreen

3.0 inches

320 x 480 pixels (HVGA)

Scratch-resistant (min. pencil hardness 6H)

Accessories In-Box:

  • Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman™ Phone
  • Battery 1200mAh
  • 2 GB microSD™ card
  • Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer
  • User documentation
  • MH 410 Stereo Headset
  • Portable Stereo Speakers MS450*


  • Hi-Fi Wireless Headset with FM Radio MW600
  • Hi-Fi Headset with Remote MH810

* While stocks last

Facts Size: 99 x 54 x 15 mm

Weight: 104g

Phone memory: Up to 128 MB

Memory card support: microSD™ up to 16GB

Memory card included: 2 GB

Operating system: Google™ Android Eclair version 2.1

Processor: 600MHz

Versions Networks

UMTS HSPA 900/2100

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

Colour Azur, Metallic Red and the iconic Walkman™ Orange
Languages English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian