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Metallic Red Sony Ericsson W8 smartphone at RM99 with 24-months DG Smart Plan

The Metallic Red Sony Ericsson W8 smartphone is exclusive with DiGi in Malaysia and comes with DiGi’s own music download app called DiGiMusic Play.

Retailed at RM799, the Sony Ericsson W8 runs Android 2.1 and sports a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and a 3.2MP camera. It is powered by a 600MHz single-core Qualcomm processor with 168MB of RAM. Other standard specifications include HSPA, Bluetooth, WIFi, MicroUSB, GPS and more.

Consumers who subscribe to DG Smart Plan 68 for 24 month can purchase the phone at only RM99. They will also receive a limited edition metallic red MS450 portable stereo speakers and a free 12-month subscription to the music service.

Prepaid customers will receive a free DiGi prepaid starter pack  with a reload card of RM50 when they purchase the phone at RM799.

For more info, visit the roadshows at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, Petaling Jaya, Queensbay Mall, Penang and EC Mall, Kuantan from 8 – 10 July 2011.

Press release below.

Starting today, DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (“DiGi”) is offering the Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman phone in Metallic Red as part of an exclusive arrangement with the phone manufacturer. It will be pre-loaded with Malaysia’s first music download app, DiGiMusic(tm) Play and bundled with DG Smart Plan 68.

Retailed at RM799, DiGi Postpaid customers can purchase the phone at only RM99 if they subscribe to the DG Smart Plan 68 for 24 months. As a salute to all things music, customers will also receive limited edition metallic red MS450 portable stereo speakers, the DiGiMusic(tm) Play app pre-loaded into the Walkman phone and a free 12-month subscription to the music service.

DiGi’s Head of Mobile Internet and Advanced Data Services, Praveen Rajan said, “We believe that lowering the entry barrier for customers is one of the key factors to driving the mobile internet market. That’s why we are making the world’s first Android Walkman phone more accessible and enriching their music experience through DiGiMusic(tm) Play, which works seamlessly on the phone as they surf on DiGi’s Turbo 3G(tm) network.”

“We are pleased to tie-up with DiGi and offer their customers an exclusive colour of our red-hot music phone, where they can easily browse and download their favourite songs from a music library of over 500,000 songs. Fans of the Sony Walkman will be pleased with this model as they will find the music experience to be no different,” said James Lowerence, Head of Operator Sales in Sony Ericsson Malaysia.

As for Prepaid customers, they will receive a free DiGi prepaid starter pack worth RM16.80 with RM8 pre-loaded talktime when they purchase the phone at RM799. They will also get a reload card of RM50 with the package.

In conjunction with the launch, a special limited time offer for the Walkman phone will be given to walk-in customers at DiGi roadshows. Customers can check out the full package offered with the Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman phone when they visit the roadshows at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, Petaling Jaya; Queensbay Mall, Penang; and EC Mall, Kuantan from 8 – 10 July 2011.

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