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Sony Ericsson slaps Walkman logo on X8, renames it W8

22 Apr

Take one Xperia X8, add a dash of color, paint a “W” on it and, voil√†, you have the first Walkman phone running Android — the W8 electronic gadgets. We’re not seeing it on the US Sony Ericsson site yet, but a quick visit to the company’s German page reveals the decidedly low-end specs:

a 3-inch, 320 x 480 touchscreen, a 600MHz processor, 168MB of RAM and Android 2.1. The W8 may not recapture the luster the Walkman brand enjoyed in its TPS-L2 heyday, but at least it’ll update your Twitter status. Gallery below.

Source from Engadget

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All Smartphones Are Vulnerable to ‘Death Grip,’ Study Says

15 Mar

It looks like the iPhone 4 isn’t the only smartphone that’s susceptible to the so-called ‘death grip.’ A recent study from the University of Bristol found that placing your thumb over any smartphone’s antenna can reduce the device’s sensitivity by up to 100 fold. The researchers also found that placing a buffer between your thumb and the antenna doesn’t mitigate this signal-reducing effect. It should be noted, though, that the iPhone 4 tech gadgets weren’t included in the study — so there’s no reason to throw away those free bumpers just yet.

 

Source from: Switched