Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, Yendo and Cedar announced. Android 2.1 updates re-promised

Sony Ericsson has finally announced the rumored Xperia X8 (also known as SE Shakira) and the Yendo – which, despite previous rumors, is not an Android phone.

There’s nothing surprising about the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, as we’ve already seen it in official photos.

The X8 features a 3.0 inch HVGA (320 x 480) touchscreen display, four-corner UI (like the Xperia X10 Mini), HSPA (900/2100 MHz or 800/850/1900/2100 MHz), Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, stereo Bluetooth, 3.2MP camera, 600MHz processor, and a 2GB MicroSD card preinstalled.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 will be available in the third quarter of the year, in five color versions (white, dark blue, aqua blue, pink and silver). According to SE, “Xperia X8 will either launch on Android 1.6 with a subsequent upgrade to Android 2.1 a few weeks later or will launch on Android 2.1. The final decision will be taken on a market-by-market basis.”

Live photos via AllAboutPhones:

Android 2.1 updates will also be available in the third quarter for the Xperia X10, Xperia X10 Mini and Xperia X10 Mini Pro – that’s earlier than initially estimated.

The second new handset announced by SE today, the Yendo Walkman, uses the same four-corner UI found on the X8 and the X10 Mini, but, as already menioned, it doesn’t run Android – so it’s not a smartphone.

The SE Yendo features a 2.6 inch QVGA touchscreen display, Walkman player, Touch TrackID, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headset jack, social networking integration (Facebook, Twitter, Orkut), Google search, 2MP camera, and MicroSD card support. The phone doesn’t have 3G, only GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity (850/1900 MHz or 900/1800 MHz).

Sony Ericsson Yendo will be available in select markets starting the third quarter of the year, in lots of color versions (black, blue, green, orange, purple, pink, silver, red, white and yellow).

Sony Ericsson has also announced the Cedar, an eco-friendly candybar that’s part of the GeenHeart series.

The Sony Ericsson Cedar is made out of recycled plastic and features a 2.2 inch screen, 3G, social networking integration, 3.5mm headset jack, and a 2MP camera. The phone will be launched in Q3.

Via Sony Ericsson

Author: Florin

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  • richops

    Guys, stop dreaming! All we are ever getting is Android 2.1 with enhancements to the UXP! Nothing more! If we would get anything more, SE would use that info to their marketing advantage, but they are not because we are not getting it. Quick Trim