The XPERIA X8 is the first to get a hands on video on the Sony Ericsson Product Blog. The video is short, but it’s enough to show that the UI has elements from both the big XPERIA X10 and the X10 mini.
Despite having a 3″ HVGA screen, which should be big enough to work with widgets the way Android does, the UI on the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 sticks to the X10 mini approach to widgets – one per screen.
It is however big enough for a portrait on-screen QWERTY keyboard. And although it isn’t shown in the video, there should be a landscape QWERTY too, as the virtual keyboard looks to be the stock Android one.
Check the video.
The video also drops an important hint – the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 will retail in most markets for under 200 euro (250 US dollars). This low price point will be good for sales – the likes of the Motorola FlipOut quote prices around 350 euro.
Sony Ericsson reminds us that this is unfinished software running on prototype hardware – by launch time, some details might change.