The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, with its powerful Android technology is the star of the Sony Ericsson family. Other members include the X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro, two tiny powerhouses stuffed full of big Android capabilities. In between these extremes is the middle-sized Xperia X8, and handheld that splits the difference between the other two as far as available features and the size of the device. These and other Android devices changed everything for the flagging Sony Ericsson corporation by getting wireless telephone users excited about top draw functionality paired with awesome design.
One of the challenges Sony Ericsson tried to meet was making a phone that was neither too big or too small. The X10 was a little large for some folks, while the X10 mini models were way too small. The Xperia X8 features a nice 3 inch touchscreen with a display featuring up to 16 million colors.
And those colors will pop thanks to the 320×480 pixel resolution. It is not a heavyweight, weighing in at just over 100 grams. And Sony Ericsson did not stop there! They integrated their Timeline UI to work symbiotically with their Android 1.6 operating system so you can access all of your emails, social networking sites and agendas with a tap of your finger.
There are several applications already installed on your Xperia X8 when you get it so that means your phone will be ready to go, right out of the box. These applications include YouTube, Google Maps, Facebook, Google Talk and Gmail. Android apps are being created all the time, so you will have tons of options when you want to download more! The Xperia X8 also features an expandable memory slot up to 16 gigabytes, so you can do a lot with this phone. It also features an internal 600 megahertz processor so it should not have any issues handling anything that you have to dish out to it.
The X8 gives the user a variety of connectivity options to help make sure the user is never without connectivity while on the go. The device can either use quad band or dual band HSDPA, WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth with A2DP, EDGE, or Class 10 GPRS. A handy micro USB connector is also included on the device.
Its list of multimedia options are not short either. The Xperia X8 can act as a media player in its own right, supporting the standard range of files for video and music playback. It also contains an FM radio and a 3.5mm audio jack that will accept any standard set of headphones.
The 3.2 megapixel camera has the ability to record video and can even geo-tag your images based on where you were when the images where captured.