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Sony Ericsson finally launches the Xperia X8

Four months after announcing the Xperia X8, Sony is finally putting the Android smartphone on the market.

And what a disappointment it is. Sony Ericsson has yet to build a truly innovative smartphone and Xperia X8 is no different.

This handset features Android 1.6. Sony Ericsson is promising to update the phone to Android 2.1, however, Sony has failed to deliver on similar promises for other Android handsets, so proceed with caution.

The phone features a 600MHz processor, 3-inch capacitive HVGA display, and a 3.2MP camera. 128MB of on-board storage.

The handset still runs Sony Ericsson’s User Experience Platform along with the Timescape feature.

This will be one of the most affordable Android phones released by Sony Ericsson.

The phone is expected to roll out first in European markets with a price point of 200 Euros (approximately $250 USD). It may not have all the bells and whistles of some of the more cutting edge smart phones available, but at such a low price point, Sony Ericsson is clearly trying to target a different part of the market.