updated 05:55 am EDT, Mon August 22, 2011
SE shows music/social centric Live with Walkman
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 as well as 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.
Storage capacity is provided by microSD with support for up to 32GB. It's 3G radio supports tri-band on the 850, 1900 and 2100MHz spectrums.
The Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman is expected to arrive in October.