Music lovers have reason to rejoice. Sony Ericsson has revamped its old Walkman collection of phones and integrated it with Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS to bring the new Live with Walkman Android smartphone.
Sony Ericsson's new Live with Walkman smartphone
The new Walkman Android phone, weighing 115 grams, will feature a 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive touch screen, a 1GHz processor, a 5MP rear camera, front camera for video calling and Sony’s new ‘xLOUD’ technology that provides an enhanced audio experience, according to Sony. The phone will feature ‘deep Facebook’ integration that allows users to instantly access Facebook through the most used areas of the phone such as the picture gallery, music player, phonebook and calendar. Also, an Infinite button will allow consumers to have instant access to new content about their favourite artist, such as music videos, artist information and lyrics search.
Sony also plans to introduce its ‘Qriocity’ music and video content services that enable consumers to access songs from all major labels and watch live movies from major studios. This, we reckon, is more likely to be a paid service. The phone will be available globally from this fall. But, can Sony Ericsson rework their magic with their new Android Walkman phone? We’ll have to wait and watch.