Sony Ericsson YENDO With Walkman – First Full Touch Android Based Walkman Phone

Sony Ericsson has today announces Google Android powered Sony Ericsson YENDO with Walkman, the first full touch Walkman phone which combines music, social networking and communication in one colourful phone.


Benefitting from the innovative four corner touch UI debuted on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini and Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro, the new Sony Ericsson YENDO with Walkman really brings music to consumers’ fingertips.

Sony Ericsson YENDO with Walkman gives consumers the ultimate iconic award-winning Walkman phone experience but also allows consumers to show their individuality. Consumers have a number of colour combinations to choose from so they can personalise their handset to suit their mood and make sure it stands out from the crowd.

The four corner touch UI also allows users to find the most important phone features in one easy and fun one hand operation. So whether it’s text messaging, Facebook or email, users can experience a unique and individual touch experience on a crystal clear and 2.6-inch display.

The Sony Ericsson YENDO with Walkman supports GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 network and is powered by 156 MHz ARM 946  processor and it runs by Google Android 2.1 (Eclair) mobile operating system with Google services and Android Market and scratch-resistant glass screen surface.

The launch release of Android OS for the Sony Ericsson YENDO with Walkman is still to be determined and this phone will either launch on Android 1.6 with a subsequent upgrade to Android 2.1 a few weeks later or will launch on Android 2.1. The final decision will be taken on a market-by-market basis.

Sony Ericsson YENDO with Walkman phone features a 2.6-inch, 256K colors capable, 240 x 320 pixels TFT Capacitive full touchscreen display made of Scratch-resistant glass (min. pencil hardness 6H) and is equipped with Timescape user interface which is Sony’s user interface that brings together all the various communication channels into a single unified application and Four corner control applications and four customizable icons for ultimate control.

The Sony Ericsson YENDO with Walkman phone comes with 5-MB internal memory and offers support for microSD expandable memory card with upto 16-GB additional expandable memory allowing 2000 entries phonebook and offers pretty comprehensive data connectivity options including GPRS class 10, EDGE Class 10, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, and hi-speed microUSB 2.0 port. There is no support for WiFi or 3G.


Google Android 1.6/2.1 powered Sony Ericsson YENDO with Walkman phone features 2.0 megapixel Autofocus camera with 1600 x 1200 pixels resolution with 4X digital zoom, which also allows quality video recoding capability in with multi-codec support. The camera also offers Direct picture upload to Facebook, Geo tagging,  and Sony Ericsson Album application.

Some of the other features of the new Sony Ericsson YENDO with Walkman handset includes FM Radio with RDS and recording, MP3 Walkman media player (MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+) , shake control, video player supporting MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 3GP video files, JAVA MIDP 2.0, WebKit Web browser, Facebook application, Twitter application, Orkut application, Email, IM, Calendar, Flight mode, Phone book with dialer, Notes and Location-based services, shake control, and voice memo.

In addition, the Sony YENDO phone also comes preloaded with many Android specific applications that includes Google Search, Google Maps, Google Talk, Google Docs, Document viewers and YouTube.

Available in choice of Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Silver, White and Yellow offerings, the new Sony Ericsson YENDO with Walkman music phone comes with with strong Li-Po 1200 mAh standard battery that allows upto 312 hrs standby time and upto 3.5 hrs of talk time.

The Sony Ericsson YENDO with Walkman music phone is expected to be available in Q3, 2010.

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