Sony Ericsson has unveiled its six new phones, including smartphones, GreenHeart and walkman phones; comprising the Xperia X8, GreenHeart Cedar and Aspen,and Walkman phones – Yendo, Spiro and Zylo.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is an entertainment smartphone that extends the functions of the Xperia collection to new market segments.
The user interface is similar to that of the Xperia X10 mini, with the four-corners that give one hand use and can be customised for one touch access to preferred applications.
The Xperia X8 also includes Timescape for access to all social networking and the infinite button for one click access to a world of content. The open Android operating system delivers access to thousands of applications on Android Market.
X8 – Rs. 15,000
Personal take – It's being dubbed the X10 Mini and it really is. The UI was fairly smooth even for a prototype. It's a sleek handset that's designed to offer Android lovers who can't afford the X10 but are still looking for the same experience at a lower price. Design-wise it's a just a more compact version of the X10 and although the colors may seem a little on the girly side, I have to give it up to SE fro trying to spruce things up a bit.
Sony Ericsson Aspen is a business phone, perfect for any consumer or company who want to make a green choice in their daily work life. A GreenHeart phone with the latest version of Windows Phone, the Sony Ericsson Aspen has rich user interface and powerful productivity tools.
But it’s not all about work, stay in touch with the fun parts of life with Media Browser and PlayNow, with access to social networks and to media files. Also comes with a-GPS, Google Maps and snap pictures with the 3.2megapixel camera.
Aspen – Rs. 15,500
Personal take – The Aspen's keypad is definitely one of the better designs out there and makes for speedy typing. I would have liked the handset a lot more had there been a slightly more customized Windows Mobile 6.5 UI. The touchscreen was quite responsive but they could have reduced the price a bit by doing away with that feature. It's part of their eco-friendly GreenHeart range of handsets which means that it's made of recycled materials and has an eco-friendly charging system as well which SE says they will be incorporating into more handsets.