Live with Walkman from Sony Ericsson

August 22nd, 2011 by Derek Anderson Leave a reply »

History
Sony Ericsson’s first notable venture into the world of Android…the Xperia Play, didn’t fare so well (poor sales?)

Present
Sony Ericsson has now released the Live with Walkman. This is a music focused phone that seems more in line with Sony’s more successful mobile ventures. (cassette Walkman?)

Information

Sony Ericsson has launched a new Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) smartphone it has dubbed the Live with Walkman. The handset differs from previous Walkman branded devices in that in addition to a dedicated quick access music hardware button, it also features deep Facebook integration for sharing and discovering new music. It’s music-centric focus is also evidenced by its tight integration with Sony’s Qriocity subscription music service.
The Live with Walkman centers on a 3.2-inch mineral glass display and is powered by a single-core 1GHz processor matched with 380MB of RAM. A front facing camera is enabled for Skype video calling, while a 5MP AF camera can capture 720p video recording. The device also uses Sony’s xLOUD to enhance audio output.

source: electronista

One has to admit…This is a HOT looking phone!

It’s a nice departure from the depressing world of black and grays currently saturating the smartphone market.

As far as functionality…every Android phone (as far as I know) has that ability to play music. However, there really hasn’t been one that is so music focused like this new Sony Ericsson.
I just hope that Sony has a hit device here and will continue to innovate in this space. There are no real competitors to the iPod any more since the Zune went away 🙁

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