Sony extends Xperia lineup with X8

By on December 21, 2010
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Free apps available at Sony Xperia Middle East Facebook page.


Press release:
The Xperia range brings consumers the best communication and entertainment experiences, delivered in a collection of smartphones that give consumers choice in size and style.

The Xperia™ range offers best in class entertainment on top of smartphone fundamentals such as apps, maps, email and fast internet to create the most entertaining smartphones on the market.

This appeal has been further enhanced by the latest addition of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, which joins the Xperia family alongside the Xperia X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro. The X8 builds upon the success of the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X10 and the mini products, while extending the most entertaining smartphones collection to an even broader audience.

And to add even more excitement to the Xperia range, consumers in Saudi Arabia and the UAE now also have the chance to make their Xperia smartphone even more personalized, by downloading a range of free Xperia apps for work and play, available via the Sony Ericsson Middle East Facebook page.

The range of new apps has something to suit every taste and allows Xperia users to enjoy the best Xperia experience from their smartphones. From action packed games apps like Call of Duty- Modern Warefare and Guitar Hero 5, to helpful and fun apps like the Tie Coach, Baby Names or Currency Converter apps, and even apps to suit all hobbies, such as the Carbuzz or Camera FX apps – there is something for everyone!

The range of new Xperia apps are available for free download for KSA and UAE mobile users, via the Sony Ericsson Middle East Facebook page –

Also, all Sony Ericsson devices within the Xperia family in the UAE and KSA with Android 2.1 operation system will have the SlideME application preinstalled. SlideME will allow users to download more than three thousand applications on their Xperia devices.

The latest addition to the Xperia family – Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is a great entertainment smartphone that takes the appeal of the Xperia collection to new market segments. The user interface is similar to that of the Xperia X10 mini, with the four-corners that give easy one hand use and can be customised for one touch access to your favourite applications.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 also includes Timescape for easy access to all your social networking and the infinite button for one click access to a world of content. The open Android operating system also delivers great smartphone functionality.

Ruediger Odenbach, General Manager, Sony Ericsson, Middle East, commented on the addition of the X8 to the Xperia family:  “Sony Ericsson’s vision is to be the Communication Entertainment brand. We are focussing strongly on the smartphone market and specifically on creating the most entertaining smartphones. We are delighted to be able to bring the full experience of our Xperia™ smartphones to new consumers by delivering a fully featured device at a more accessible price position.”

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is perfect for enjoying multimedia. Whether it’s a games, the latest funny clips on YouTube or browsing the web, the 3-inch screen means you won’t miss a thing. Discover and download songs from PlayNow, then listen to all your music using the 3.5mm headphone jack. If you are feeling more creative, there’s a 3.2 megapixel camera and video recording functionality.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 – Key features
- Four corners for easy one hand use and one touch access to applications
- Customize the four corners with your favourite apps and add widgets to your home screens
- Enjoy games, video, internet and more on the 3-inch screen
- Timescape shows all your communication in one place for ultimate simplicity
- 3.2 megapixel camera – snap away and upload instantly to Facebook


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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