With no fanfare, The W8 Walkman phone appeared on Sony Ericsson's website today. The phone runs Android (like all the cool phones do now-a-days), and for all intents and purposes is a re-worked Xperia X8 -- including still being stuck on Eclair (Android 2.1). For now, SE warns that availability will be limited, and the W8 is set to be released in Asia sometime in Q2.
Travel back in time to the beginning of last year, and we see that Sony Ericsson has been working on this for a while. We're glad to see more Android powered music players, but I'm not sure if offering them up with dated hardware and phone capabilities is the way to go. [Sony Ericsson via Xperia Blog]