Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X8 is now shipping in a number of markets around the world. It’s already been on sale in the UK over the last week and other markets should have it very soon, if not already on sale. As we already knew the phone is shipping with Android 1.6 but will get the upgrade to Android 2.1 at some point after the Xperia X10 family, although definitely this year according to SE.
The Xperia X8 is good value for money at £129 in the UK from Tesco on O2 and we’ve seen similar deals in other regions. The X8 is broadly similar to the X10 mini but comes with a 3.0-inch screen compared to 2.6-inches for the X10 mini. However the camera sensor is not as good (only 3.2MP with no autofocus). Check out the video below where Amalia from SE demonstrates how to download apps onto the X8.