My first Android


Recently I overcame my own belief that only nokia produces the best mobile phones in the world. And I leaped into the world of Android. And thus I became the proud owner of Sony Erricson W8 ( I still wonder why they call it a walkman series) As always this too was a.hurried decision without any prior review or research.
Anyway on the first looks the phone impressed me. And it is a stylish phone with quite a good battery life, but the main issues were, that it could not save apps to the sdcard and also it had Android 2.1 . There was nothing different from X8 and also the phone had a.limited internal memory of 200mb.
Despite all this I am still overjoyed and proud to hold an Android in my hands. Looks like android will be the new holy grail of open source movements.

W8 SPECS

Sony Erricson w8

Sony Erricson w8

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
Announced 2011, April
Status Available. Released 2011, May
Body Dimensions 99 x 54 x 15 mm
Weight 104 g
Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 320 x 480 pixels, 3.0 inches (~192 ppi pixel density)
Protection Scratch-resistant glass
– Timescape UI
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 16GB, buy memory
Internal 128 MB storage, 168 MB RAM
Data GPRS Up to 85.6 kbps
EDGE Up to 236.8 kbps
Speed HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
Camera Primary 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, check quality
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes, VGA@30fps
Secondary No
Features OS Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM7227
CPU 600 MHz ARM 11
GPU Adreno 200
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push email, IM
Browser HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Azure, Orange, Red
– SNS integration
– Walkman player
– MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
– TrackID music recognition
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input
Battery Standard battery, Li-Po 1200 mAh
Stand-by Up to 446 h (2G) / Up to 476 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 4 h 45 min
Music play Up to 23 h 40 min
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About vineethkartha

Hi, I am Vineeth Kartha, I hold a Masters degree in Embedded Systems from BITS Pilani, Goa Campus. I currently work as a Software Developer. I am A free software promoter and electronics hobbyist. In my free time I do a little bit of birding and Wildlife photography. I love travelling, reading and blogging.

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