Sony Ericsson Walkman San Concept, the X-1000 of Phones; Android Music Phone

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WhiteEye from Esato has an incredibly detailed and impressive design to show us… Believe it or not, Sony Ericsson San is a Walkman phone, one that packs a touchscreen and Android OS. It seems to draw its inspiration from the Walkman X-1000 MP3/Video player that Sony just launched at CES 2009, but takes all the specs to a new level.


The San concept phone is mid-end Walkman phone, featuring a 2.4 inches TFT multitouch screen (240 x 320 pixels), plus touch-sensitive keys with function shift. There’s also a 3.2 megapixel camera on board with flash and a secondary VGA one for video calls.

As far as software goes, Android’s at work for the first time of a Walkman device and there’s even a custom made Walkman Player for Android, with a couple of shots you can check out below.



Among the music-oriented features we must mention AVLS (Auto Volume Limiter System), DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) and Clear Bass, Clear Stereo.

With so much details in the pictures above we wonder why this is not a real phone yet… The function shift idea is particularly interesting, since we’ve seen it on a couple of devices and it would save so much space, if we could switch the use of touch sensitive keys, from phone functions to music ones.



[via Esato]