Is Sony Ericsson planning to release an Android flavored Walkman phone?

Is Sony Ericsson planning to release an Android flavored Walkman phone?
Now not more than speculation and a box, Sony Ericsson is said to be working on an Android flavored Walkman phone called the W15. The phone is supposed to resemble the XPERIA 8 and is loaded with specs that are anything but high-end. The W15 is expected to come with a 3 inch HVGA screen and a 600MHz processor with a 3.2MP camera on the back.

The device will have a custom UI and a special audio chip. A launch could come as soon as this month or in May. So far there has been no word on where the Sony Ericsson W15 will first be released or on how much it will cost.

If this turns out to be more than just a rumor and a box, it will be a nice comeback for the Walkman name which has not been seen on a cellphone for some time.

source: GSMArena



1. Gamma Sharma unregistered

Its just a rebranding of its failed X8 (which failed due to its laughable camera system). Its its cameras are not improved and priced right its gonna fail again Sony.

5. r2212xx

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Who said X8 is a failure ? Infact i have seen more X8's than many top models of Sony Ericsson. The phone is priced quite competitively and the camera may not give top class pictures but it is definitely not laughable. Camera setback alone is not enough to title a phone as a failure.

2. Senthil-CBE unregistered

I'm really disappointed of spec... Lets see, what will be on our hand...

3. vishnu unregistered

3 inch is pathetic for an android phone..hope it will do its music section..eagerly waiting for music phone.

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

they should have just made it an android flavored PMP instead of a phone n sold it for 100 bux. Then it would have been cool. As a phone its specs are so low that most sales reps wouldnt reccomend it unless its dirt cheap. Hell the prepay loving Tmo Comet has the same or better specs than that... lol. does it come with a tape deck? :)

6. r2212xx

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Wow... this will be exciting. Walkman capabilities combined with the Android versatility is something worth wait and watch.

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