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The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is a mid-range smartphone running version 1.6 of Google's Android operating system.

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Pros

interchangeable cover options

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runs the open source Android OS

2 agree

will be available unlocked for a fairly affordable price

2 agree

will be upgraded to Android 2.1 sometime in the near future

2 agree

It is very easy to use especially its Android 1.6 OS

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Cons

highly customized Sony Android skin

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lackluster performance and usability compared to top tier devices

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cramped on screen keyboard - no QWERTY

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runs Android 1.6 - a very old version by today's standards

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The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is a mid-range smartphone running version 1.6 of Google's Android operating system. It sports a 600MHz CPU, 3.2 megapixel camera, inbuilt WiFi, a 1,200mAh battery and interchangeable covers. Additionally, the Xperia X8 features a highly customized skin (similar to the one on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini) as well as Sony Ericsson's Timescape and Mediascape software.

The Xperia X8's 600MHz processor places it decidedly in the middle-ground of Android smartphones (as does Android 1.6), making it appropriate for younger users or those who want a simplified smartphone experience. Its customized skin features Sony Ericsson's proprietary Timescape software, which unifies social networking with calls and messaging, and Mediascape software, which unifies all media (video, music, images) into one simple interface.

Features
  • Android 1.6 OS
  • Highly customized UI featuring Timescape and Mediascape
  • 600MHz CPU
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • Inbuilt WiFi
  • 1,200mAh battery
  • Interchangeable covers
Post Review
Kdm
09/27/2010 05:08

Given current experience with Sony Ericsson and the Xperia X10, it is unlikely that the 2.1 upgrade will materialise for the X8 a)At all; or b)Early enough to be of any relevance !

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