Sony Ericsson's new Android-based official blog announced -- but it's using the almost comically ancient 1.6 version of Google's OS.has started shipping, its
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 joins the X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro in its Android phone line, sitting between the X10 and X10 mini in size. It has a 3.2-megapixel camera, 3-inch capacitive touchscreen, a 600MHz processor, plus 3G and Wi-Fi. It's set to be the trimmed-down and more affordable version of the X10, although nowhere in the UK seems to be offering it yet.
Phones the X8 will compete with, such as theand , which have similar specs, will ship with Android 2.2. Sony Ericsson is entering a race with a Formula 3 car when its rivals have Formula 1 engines under the hood.
Sony Ericsson did say the Xperia X10 phones will upgrade to Android 2.1, and the X8 soon after that. But that still leaves the question about when and if a . It's obviously not good enough, and we've had many readers comment about how angry they are about the situation. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Away from Android, Sony Ericsson also said the environmentally friendly candybar handset offering the Cedar for £60 on pay as you go.was now in shops, a basic no-frills phone with a numeric keypad and extra-special environmental friendliness. It joins in its of handsets, which meet particularly high environmental requirements. Virgin Mobile is