Spotted on the network’s jam-packed Coming Soon page, the handset has been slapped with a ‘September’ release date, although there’s currently no details on the Live with Walkman’s pricing. Still, Sony Ericsson’s marketing the phone as a “cheap Android smartphone”, so it’s unlikely to fetch more than £30 per month.
Announced last month, the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman is the company’s latest music-focussed smartphone. Along with the usual built-in Walkman player, the phone comes with: Qriocity music and video, a media discovery application, TrackID, and xLOUD technology for enhanced audio output.
The handset itself packs a speedy 1GHz processor under the hood, alongside Google’s Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. There’s also a 3.2 (480 x 320) capacitive screen, a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with HD video, HSDPA and WiFi connectivity, and up to 32GB of expandable memory.