Sony Ericsson Unveils Live With Walkman

Sony Ericsson has launched Live with Walkman, an Android smartphone that the company says delivers “a unique social music experience”. A dedicated Walkman hardware button provides instant access to the music player, and consumers can also like, share and discover content through a deep Facebook integration. The phone also offers access to Sony’s Qriocity service, which provides music and video content.

The handset has a 3.2 inch screen and a 1Ghz processor. A front facing camera is enabled for Skype video calling, while a 5MP AF camera can capture 720p HD video recording. The handset runs on the latest Android platform for smartphones, Gingerbread 2.3, offering provides access to over 250,000 apps on Android Market.

“Consumers want smartphones to deliver a rich and social entertainment experience,” says Nikolaus Scheurer, head of product marketing at Sony Ericsson. “Rather than a one-dimensional music experience, they want instant and seamless access to new content, combined with the ability to share and connect with their friends. The Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman(TM) provides exactly this, in a powerful package with great style.”
Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman will be available globally in selected markets from Q4 2011.