A New Walkman?Posted: August 22, 2011
Sony Ericsson has unveiled a new Android smartphone with Walkman branding that touts unique music-centric features. Dubbed the Live with Walkman, the handset will feature a dedicated Walkman button for quick access to your music. But, it’s different from previous Walkman-branded devices in that it also features deep Facebook integration for music sharing and discovering.
The Live with Walkman will sport a 3.2-inch 480 x 320 touchscreen display powered by a single-core 1GHz processor with 380MB of RAM. It will have a front-facing VGA camera for Skype video calling, a 5-megapixel rear-facing auto-focus camera capable of 720p HD video recording, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, DLNA, and Sony’s xLOUD system for enhanced audio output.
Additionally, the handset will have deep integration with Sony’s Qriocity for music content. However, it’s interesting to note that the press image above shows the device playing music through Spotify, which makes us wonder whether the music service would also come preloaded.
The Live with Walkman will run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is expected to arrive later this fall, possibly in October. It will be available worldwide in select markets, but no pricing information has been disclosed yet.