Sony Ericsson brings Live with Walkman smartphone

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NEW DELHI, INDIA: Sony Ericsson India has announced the availability of the brand’s Live with Walkman, an Android smartphone that delivers a unique social music experience.


With a dedicated Walkman hardware button, just like its predecessors Walkman W8 and Mix Walkman,  the device provides instant access to the music player. On one hand, consumers can like, share and discover content through a deep Facebook integration, and on the other, they can keep track of their favourite songs through the infinite button.

With Sony Ericsson’s popular curved design, a glossy finish and a mineral glass display, the phone has a 3.2” screen and a powerful 1 GHz processor. A front facing camera is enabled for Skype video calling, while the 5MP camera on the back panel captures 720p HD video recording. Sony’s xLOUD  enhances audio  output, and the latest Android platform for smartphones (Gingerbread 2.3) provides access to over 250,000 applications on the Android Market. Additionally consumers to get a premium headset for better music experience.


P. Balaji, Managing Director, India, Sony Ericsson said, “Sony Ericsson has a long tradition of providing innovative music phones on the move and ‘Live with Walkman’ is yet another blockbuster in the long line of this exquisite legacy. We are proud of our association with Aircel & Sony Music and through this collaboration, Sony Ericsson is enabling users to access the music on the new fully loaded Live with Walkmanâ„¢ smartphone. With content from Sony Music and upto 2GB downloadable data for free, consumers can not only access music content, but also share this with their friends.”

On a recharge of Rs. 295 per month, Aircel 3G users can enjoy the benefits of 500 local minutes of calling (Aircel to Aircel), 1000 SMS (local and national), and download of 2050 MB. Those in the Aircel 2G circle will enjoy 600 local minutes of calling (from Aircel to all operators), and the same SMS and data benefits that the 3G users get.

Users will get 50GB free online storage/sharing for digital content, equivalent of approximately 12,800 songs or close to 70 movies ; done in collaboration with Box. The Year-long promotion will run until end of 2012.


Live Walkman will be upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich to provide the best communication entertainment experience.

With the goodness of Sony content, free downloading with the Aircel offer, upto 50GB free online storage/sharing for digital content and a premium headset worth Rs. 2000 approx.; this smartphone is affordably priced at Rs.14549/-

Live with Walkman at a glance:

Colours: Black and White

Size: 56.5 x 106 x 14.2 mm

Weight: 115 g

Camera: 5 megapixel camera, with geo-tagging. Also has a Front-facing camera (VGA), and HD video recording (720p)

Music: Album art, Bluetooth stereo (A2DP), Music tones (MP3/AAC), Stereo speakers, TrackID music recognition, Walkman player, xLOUD


Entertainment: 3D games, Media browser, Radio (FM radio with RDS), Video streaming, Video viewing, YouTube

Memory: Phone memory (user-free): Up to 320MB, Memory card support microSD, 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

In the kit?

Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman

1200 mAh battery

stereo headset

4GB microSD memory card


micro USB cable for charging

Synchronisation and file transfer

Premium headset on purchase as Gift (Rs. 2000 approximately)