Sony Live with Walkman: Android phone for music & Facebook

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A new Android powered smartphone, the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman, has been recently launched by Sony Ericsson. Sony Live with Walkman is targeted to younger folks and Facebook users and it features a dedicated Walkman hardware button that offers instant access to the music player. Users are allowed to like, share and discover content through a deep Facebook integration by this button. It also contains an infinite button, by which users are allowed to search even more music and video content by utilizing the new Qriocity service of Sony Ericsson.

Sony Live with Walkman: Android phone for music & Facebook

Sony Live with Walkman is featured with a 3.2” TFT touchscreen with 320×480 resolution, powerful 1 GHz processor, Bluetooth, DNLA, and Micro USB support. The measurement of this smartphone is 56.5 x 106 x 14.2 mm and its weight is just 115g. It runs on the latest Gingerbread 2.3 platform, it also gives access to more than 250,000 applications from Google Android Market. This handset also includes a bundle of audio extras such as Mp3 music tones, ‘media discovery’ application, FM radio, stereo earphones, TrackID, and speakers (natch).

Sony Live with Walkman is also featured with 320MB of onboard memory and a microSD card slot for expansion. The audio output is increased from the inbuilt stereo speakers by Sony’s ‘Xloud’ technology. This handset contains a 5MP rear facing camera with autofocus and dedicated button and a VGA front facing webcam for video chat. This device contains 1200mAh battery, FM tuner, and the Live’s TrackID integration. Sony’s apps such as the music player, picture gallery, address book, and calendar include Facebook features.

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Sony Live with Walkman contains up to 6 hrs 30 min of Video playback time, up to 17 hrs 30 min of Music playback time, up to 600 hrs of standby time, and up to 14 hrs 15 min of talk time. It will be available in two colors such as black and white. It will go on sale by the end of 2011, and price of this device is not disclosed yet.

Specifications of Sony Live with Walkman:

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
Announced 2011, August
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2011, Q4
Size Dimensions 106 x 56.5 x 14.2 mm
Weight 115 g
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
– Sony xLOUD enhancement
Display Type Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 320 x 480 pixels, 3.2 inches
– Scratch-resistant surface
– Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
– Multi-touch input method
– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 320MB storage, 512 MB RAM
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB included
Data GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
3G HSDPA, HSUPA
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, image stabilization, smile and face detection, touch focus
Video Yes, 720p
Secondary Yes, VGA
Features OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
CPU 1 GHz processor
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push email, IM
Browser HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes
Colors Black, White
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
– Digital compass
– SNS integration
– MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
– TrackID music recognition
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
– Document editor
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1200 mAh
Stand-by Up to 600 h (2G) / Up to 850 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 14 h 15 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 42 min (3G)
Music play Up to 17 h 30 min

Video of Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman from youtube:

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