Category: Xperia X8

  • Android 2.1 update now beaming out to Xperia X8 handsets

    Sony Ericsson has stuck to its word on the Android 2.1 (Éclair) update for the Xperia X8. They said it would come before the year is over and whilst the pessimists amongst you may have feared a late December release, it looks like SE has already started the roll out. It’s unclear which regions are […]

  • Xperia X8 to get some sexy new colours

    It looks like the upcoming Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 will not be restricted to just white and black colours. The company will be releasing three new two-tone colours, all with a dark theme. This includes black/grey, black/blue and black/red. We have no idea if these colour options will be included at launch or at sometime […]

  • The Black Xperia X8 gets handled in the wild [Video]

    It looks like those rumours of a black Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 are true. The team over at mobile-review have managed to get hold of one and promptly shot a quick 1-minute video. The X8 looks better in black (to our eyes) with the front exterior clad in a matte plastic, whilst the sides and […]

  • Xperia X8 rooted plus first review pops up

    GSM Arena came out with the first review for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 earlier this week. The handset was praised for its size, balanced features and price tag. However, they felt that in the face of weak competition it doesn’t really have the wow factor. They also felt that Sony Ericsson was shooting itself […]

  • More snippets on Android 2.1 Xperia X10 update

    Rikard Skogberg from the SE Product Blog has once again been active in the comment section giving little snippets of information that we have consolidated below. There are no major surprises: he confirms that the DLNA update will now come in the next update (following Android 2.1). He also says that the Android 2.1 update […]

  • Timescape and social phonebook from Android 2.1 update demoed

    Following on from last week’s video demo’s of some of the new found functionality in the Android 2.1 Xperia X10 update, Rikard Skogberg from the SE Product Blog has released another video highlighting the changes made in Timescape and the (social) phonebook. Timescape, on the face of it, looks largely unchanged, however there are some […]

  • Xperia X8 now shipping around the world

    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 […]

  • O2 UK gets Xperia X8 exclusive

    It looks like UK mobile operator O2 will be getting an exclusive on the upcoming Xperia X8. The phone is listed in the latest October catalogue at a very reasonable price point of £129.99 on Pay & Go (when bought with £10 top up) along with the words “Only on O2”. The X8 is broadly […]

  • Xperia X8 gets benchmarked, a new colour and indicative pricing

    The Xperia X8 should be hitting retail shelves during the next few weeks and as we get closer to launch, new details are trickling out. First of all is confirmation that the Xperia X8 will also be available in black (we’ve only seen a white model in the previews and official promo videos so far). […]

  • More details on Android 2.1 Xperia X10 delay

    Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 owners have been up in arms following yesterday’s announcement that the Android 2.1 update has been delayed by a month. The post on the SE Product Blog is nearly 1,000 comments strong, with some very harsh words for SE, and we’ve had over 200 similar comments on our post regarding the […]

  • Xperia X8 photo and video samples

    Those guys over at SE-First have been hard at work, following on from their unboxing video, they are first on the scene with some photo and video samples. As a quick reminder, the handset comes with a 3.2MP camera sensor (lower than the X10 mini series) and has no flash and no autofocus. The latter […]

  • Xperia X8 in video unboxing

    SE-First has managed to get hold of the retail packaging for the upcoming Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 highlighting that its release must be nearing. They put the handset through a video unboxing and revealed what prospective owners can look forward to. It seems that SE is being quite generous by including four different coloured back […]

  • Android roadmap leaked for Xperia X10 family

    We have been sent what is believed to be the Android roadmap for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 family. It is in German and originates from last week’s IFA show in Berlin. We can’t verify whether it is real or not, but it appears legit to us. The roadmap highlights three major firmware releases: Android […]

  • Android 2.1 on Xperia 10 gets sneak video preview

    We’ve already seen some leaked details regarding the Android 2.1 update for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, but now we have something a lot more definitive. German site ViMoNews managed to get hands-on with the Xperia X10 at last week’s IFA show in Berlin. The interesting part is that the build they played with was […]

  • Sony Ericsson Canada points to Q4 Xperia X10 Éclair update

    Whilst Sony Ericsson UK is consistently saying that the Android 2.1 (Éclair) update is due to hit the Xperia X10 before the end of Q3, it looks like our friends in Canada will have to wait a little longer. SE Canada’s twitter account yesterday confirmed that they are “aiming for Q4”. This doesn’t really surprise […]