Sony Ericsson Indonesia has quietly announced to the world that they will be putting out the first Android-based Walkman device, the W8. This is by no means a power house, though, with a 600MHz processor, 168MB of RAM, a 3.2 megapixel camera, and a 3" 320x480 screen; clearly, this phone is aimed at the budget market.
This device will run Android 2.1 and the same version of Timescape as the X10 mini, with some tweaks to the Mediascape music interface to give users the Walkman experience. To make sure you enjoy blasting some tunes on the W8, Sony is going to sweeten the deal for anyone picking up this phone with a set of premium earbuds.
Sony Ericsson is planning on launching this device in Asia and the Pacific in Q2 2011. While it's nice to see a device for the audiophiles out there, given the lack of a U.S. launch announcement and the bevvy of high-end Sony devices coming to the West, such as the Xperia Play, Arc, and Neo, it seems unlikely that we will ever see this phone on North American shores.