Sony Ericsson Unveils New Handsets

By Arnab Ghosh, Gaea News Network
Sunday, October 10, 2010

NEW DELHI, INDIA (GaeaTimes.com)- Sony Ericsson is trying to woo the young generation with a number of new handsets running on Android OS that is a rage these days. In India, the company has so far remained a favorite for the high end users while the budget segment has been captured by the likes of LG, Samsung and regional players like Micromax. The company has been pretty late to wake up to the potential of Android that has been tapped successfully by rivals like Samsung and HTC. The newest phone from its stable to hit the Indian market is the Xperia X8 Android. The other new phone om the company is the Cedar which according to it, is an environment friendly phone with least carbon footprint. Both the phones have been launched in India with attractive price tags.

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As a matter of fact, Sony Ericsson announced the Android version of Xperia a few months back. It is somewhat smaller than the original Xperia X10. However, the Xperia X8 does compromise on the feature front and similar phones from LG and Samsung top it in imaging front easily. It has a 3.2 MP camera but no auto-focus which may disappoint some users. The resolution is modest at 320×480. It offers 3G connectivity as well as WiFi. The GPS feature is also available in it.

The major flaw of the phone is that Sony Ericsson has launched it with now outdated Android 1.6 OS. This is rather absurd since the latest version of Android named Froyo is available. The Cedar is more social networking friendly. It is ideal for corporate users who do lots of email on the move.

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