Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman(TM) delivers unique social music experience for smartphones
Mon, Aug 22 04:10 AM EDT

22 August 2011, London, UK - Sony Ericsson today announced Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman(TM), an Android smartphone that delivers a unique social music experience. A dedicated Walkman(TM) hardware button provides instant access to the music player and consumers can also like, share and discover content through a deep Facebook(TM) integration. The infinite button lets the consumer explore even more and the *Qriocity service from Sony provides music and video content for the consumer to enjoy.

With attractive curved design, a glossy finish and a mineral glass display, the phone has a 3.2" screen and a powerful 1Ghz processor. A front facing camera is enabled for Skype video calling, while a 5MP AF camera can capture 720p HD video recording. *Sony's xLOUD(TM) enhances audio  output, while the latest Android platform for smartphones (Gingerbread 2.3) provides access to over 250,000 applications on the Android Market(TM).

Nikolaus Scheurer, Head of Product Marketing, Sony Ericsson said: "Consumers want smartphones to deliver a rich and social entertainment experience. 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."

A perfect combination of social networking and music entertainment:


Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman(TM) will be available globally in selected markets from Q4 2011.
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Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman(TM) at a glance.


*Please note that all services mentioned may not be available in every market.

  Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman(TM)
Colours Black and White
Facts Size: 56.5 x 106 x 14.2 mm
Weight: 115 g
Camera 5 megapixel camera
8x digital zoom
Auto focus
Face detection
Flash/Photo light
Flash/Photo flash
Front-facing camera (VGA)
Geo tagging
HD video recording (720p)
Image stabiliser
Red-eye reduction
Scene detection
Send to web
Smile detection
Touch capture
Touch focus
Video light
Video recording
Music Album art
Bluetooth(TM) stereo (A2DP)
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow(TM) service
Stereo speakers
TrackID(TM) music recognition
Walkman(TM) player
Internet Android Market(TM)
Google(TM) search
Google Voice(TM) Search
NeoReader(TM) barcode scanner
Pan & zoom
Web browser (WebKit)
Communication Call list
Conference calls
Facebook(TM) application
Google Talk(TM)
Polyphonic ringtones
Sony Ericsson Timescape(TM)
Twitter(TM) (Timescape(TM) integration)
Vibrating alert
Video chat ready
Messaging Conversations
Google Mail(TM)
Handwriting recognition
Instant messaging
Multimedia messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Type & Send widget
Design Auto rotation
Four-corner Home screen
Keyboard (on-screen, 12-key)
Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)
Live wallpaper
Picture wallpaper
Touch screen
Entertainment 3D games
Media browser
Radio (FM radio with RDS)
Video streaming
Video viewing

Alarm clock
Document readers
Flight mode
Google Calendar(TM)
Google Gallery 3D(TM)
Infinite button
Setup guide
Widget manager
Connectivity 3.5 mm audio jack
Bluetooth(TM) technology
DLNA Certified(TM)
Google Latitude(TM)
Google Maps(TM) for Mobile
Google Maps(TM) with Street View
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Native USB tethering
Synchronisation via Facebook(TM)
Synchronisation via Google(TM) Sync
Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync
Synchronisation with computer
Synchronisation via Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
Synchronisation: Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® via Moxier client
USB mass storage
USB High speed 2.0 support
USB support
Wi-Fi(TM) Hotspot functionality
Wisepilot(TM) turn-by-turn navigation
Display 3.2 inches
16,777,216 colour TFT
480 x 320 pixels
Capacitive touchscreen (multi-touch)
Memory Phone memory (user-free): Up to 320MB
Memory card support: microSD(TM), up to 32GB
Battery life Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 14 hrs 15 min*
Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 600 hrs*


Talk time UMTS: Up to 6 hrs 42 min*
Standby time UMTS: Up to 850 hrs*


Music listening time: Up to 17 hrs 30 min
Video listening time: Up to 6 hrs 30 min


*According to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.
Networks UMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900


UMTS HSPA 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I)
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
In the kit Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman(TM)
1200 mAh battery
stereo headset
2GB microSD(TM) memory card
micro USB cable for charging
synchronisation and file transfer
user documentation


1) Facts and features may vary depending on local variant. 2) Operational times are affected by network
preferences, type of SIM card, connected accessories and various activities e.g. playing games. Kit contents and colour options may differ from market to market. The full range of accessories may not be available in every market.



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About Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson celebrates its 10th year as a joint venture between Sony Corporation and Ericsson in October, 2011. Over the years Sony Ericsson has brought together the best communication technologies with superior entertainment user experiences to create its Xperia(TM) line of the 'most entertaining smartphones' in the mobile handset industry. With its global corporate functions in London, Sony Ericsson has sales and marketing operations in all major regions of the world, as well as manufacturing in China, and product development sites in China, Japan, Sweden and Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit:


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