Music and Android: Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman officially announced

August 30, 2011 by Chad Faith | Leave a Comment
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Sony Ericsson Live With WalkmanIf you were jealous of the Asians when Sony Ericsson announced the Walkman WT18i in China, we now have the chance to see the terminal in the U.S. and Europe. Sony Ericsson has just officially announced a new Walkman model, known as Live With Walkman, practically a rebranded WT18i.

Sony Ericsson Live With Walkman is a smartphone with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread on board and oriented towards music. As a result, it sports dedicated hardware buttons to access player and multimedia content, powerful speakers implementing the Sony xLOUD technology and sharing options in social networking sites directly from the audio/video application. What is more, specific new audio features with audio include the following: Media Discovery – an application dedicated to those interested in discovering new content, including from the recommendations of Facebook friends; Infiniti button – instant access to extra information about the artists in the playlist, clips and lyrics; Qriocity – a streaming music and video service exclusively for Sony; TrackID – to identify music.

Sony Ericsson’s musical smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon processor clocked at 1 GHz and 512 MB ​​RAM. The capacitive touch screen has a 3.2 inch diagonal and 320 x 480 pixels resolution. The list of specifications includes the 5 MP camera capable of High Definition recording (plus autofocus, LED flash touch focus and image stabilizer function), GPS, 3G/HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Sony Ericsson Live With Walkman is a fairly robust device, measuring 106 x 56.5 x 14.2 mm and weighing 115 grams. It is expected to arrive on the market two classic color themes: white and black. Its launch will take place in Q4 and the pricing is not yet known.

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