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Sony Ericsson announces two new phones which marry iconic Walkman™ functionality with social networking capabilities

Sony Ericsson announces two new phones which marry iconic Walkman™ functionality with social networking capabilities

 

Sony Ericsson Zylo™ with Walkman™ and Sony Ericsson Spiro™ with Walkman™, Sony Ericsson's next generation of Walkman™ phones, offer an affordable entry point into Sony Ericsson's Communication Entertainment portfolio

 

April 13, 2010 - London - Sony Ericsson today announces a new duo which continues the iconic award-winning* Sony Ericsson Walkman™ phone legacy. With more than 130 million Walkman™ phones sold worldwide, Sony Ericsson now adds two affordable Walkman™ phones to its portfolio - without compromising on features.

 

Sony Ericsson Zylo™ and Sony Ericsson Spiro™ provide consumers with the best music experience they have come to expect from Walkman™ phones but go one step further and marry music with social networking. From Twitter™ to Facebook™, consumers can catch up with friends at just a touch of a button while still listening to their favourite music on the Walkman™ player. Another key function available on both phones is TrackID™ - which allows consumers to access the name and artist of a track they hear playing wherever they are. This function has proved popular with music lovers world-wide with 129million TrackID™ lookups in 2009 alone.

 

Sony Ericsson Zylo™ and Sony Ericsson Spiro™ also feature the human curvature design that is now consistent across the whole Sony Ericsson portfolio. Beautiful and timeless human curvature also incorporates an ergonomic keypad which makes the handset easy to use.

 

"The Sony Ericsson range of Walkman™ phones has seen tremendous success since it was first launched in 2005 having sold more than 130 million handsets to date - and we are still seeing a great appetite from consumers. Today's announcement aims to satisfy this demand by making the Walkman™ phone range available to a wider audience." Said Jenny Maltesson, Marketing Business Manager at Sony Ericsson.

 

"By combining the best of the Walkman™ functionality with a myriad of social networking capabilities, Sony Ericsson Zylo™ and Sony Ericsson Spiro™ offer consumers the chance to access and get a taste of what our Communication Entertainment portfolio has to offer." Concluded Maltesson.

 

Sony Ericsson Zylo™ with Walkman™

 

Bought a song and dying to share it with friends? Consumers can play their favourite tune in the background while chatting away on their handset. The Sony Ericsson Zylo™ with Walkman™ also comes preloaded with sounds so consumers can pretend they are still at work, walking on the street or in a restaurant. The FLAC format, which debuts on this handset, allows consumers to experience superb sound.

 

Iconic Sony Ericsson Walkman™ music player
Superb sound with clear audio experience
High definition FLAC format - best sound quality ever on a mobile phone
TrackID™ - name that tune
PlayNow™ - shop in a music store 24/7
Stay connected with Facebook™ and Twitter™
Share photos on Flickr® and Picasa™
Upload video clips to YouTube™ with two clicks
Sony Ericsson Spiro™ with Walkman™

 

Enjoy best-in-class music experience with the Sony Ericsson Spiro™ with Walkman™. With the press of a button consumers get instant access to TrackID™ where they can discover millions of songs in seconds. Fancy a chat? Log onto Facebook™ or Twitter™ or chat via SMS with its easy-to-read conversation bubbles.

 

Iconic Sony Ericsson Walkman™ music player
Tunes on the go - 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth™ stereo and FM radio
TrackID™ - name that tune
Download the music from PlayNow™
Catch up with friends on Facebook™ and Twitter™
Sony Ericsson Spiro™ with Walkman™ supports GSM GPRS/EDGE 900/1800 and GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/1900.

 

Sony Ericsson Zylo™ with Walkman™ supports UMTS HSPA 900/2100 and GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS HSPA 850/900/1800/1900 and GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900.

 

Sony Ericsson Spiro™ with Walkman™ will be available in selected markets from early Q3 in the colours Contrast Black, Sunset Pink, Spring Green and Stealth Black.

 

Sony Ericsson Zylo™ with Walkman™ will be available in selected markets from early Q3 in the colours Jazz Black, Chacha Silver and Swing Pink

 

Log on to The Sony Ericsson Product Blog for more information: http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/products

 

*W910 Walkman™ phone Best Handset at the GSM Association's 13th Global Mobile Awards 2008.

 

Sony Ericsson Spiro™ with Walkman™

 

Camera

 

2.0 megapixel camera
2x digital zoom
Video recording
Music

 

Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
TrackID™
PlayNow™
Walkman™ player
Web

 

Bookmarks
Obigo Q7 web browser
Communication

 

Call list
Facebook™ application
Speaker phone
Twitter™ application
Vibrating alert
Messaging

 

Conversations
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Design

 

Picture wallpaper
Torch functionality
Wallpaper animation
Entertainment

 

FM radio with RDS
Java
Media browser
Organiser

 

Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Flight mode
Notes
Phone book
Stopwatch
Tasks
Timer
Connectivity

 

3.5 mm audio jack
Bluetooth™ technology
Micro USB connector
USB mass storage
USB High Speed 2.0 support
Screen

 

262,144 colour TFT
2.2 inches
240 x 320 pixels (QVGA)
Accessories

 

In-Box:
Sony Ericsson Spiro™ with Walkman™
Battery
stereo portable handsfree
Charger
User documentation
Optional:
Outdoor Wireless Speaker MS500
Hi-Fi Stereo Headset MH710
Facts 1)2)

 

Size: 92 x 48 x 16.75 mm
Weight: 90 grams
Phone memory: Up to 5 MB
Memory card support: microSD™, up to 16 GB
Supported audio file formats: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAc+
Talk- and standby times will be communicated through our product sites online at the time of launch.
Availability and versions

 

Networks
GSM GPRS/EDGE 900/1800
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/1900
Available in selected markets from Q3 2010
Colour

 

Contrast Black
Sunset Pink
Spring Green
Stealth Black

 

Sony Ericsson Zylo™ with Walkman™

 

Camera

 

3.2 megapixel camera
2x digital zoom
Geo tagging
Photo feeds
Photo fix
Send to web (photos and videos)
Video recording
Music

 

Album art
Automatic playlist creation
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Clear bass
Clear stereo
PlayNow™
SensMe™
Shake control
TrackID™
Walkman™ player
Walkman™ styles
Web

 

Access NetFront™ web browser
Bookmarks
Google™ Search
Web feeds
Communication

 

Facebook™ application
Speaker phone
Twitter™ application
Vibrating alert
Video calling (main camera)
Messaging

 

Conversations
Email
Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
Instant messaging
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Design

 

Auto rotate
Gesture control
Picture wallpaper
Wallpaper animation
Entertainment

 

3D games
FM radio with RDS
Java
Media browser
Music call
Music Genie
Video streaming
Video viewing
Walk Mate
YouTube™
Organiser

 

Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Flight mode
Notes
Phone book
Stopwatch
Tasks
Timer
Location-based services

 

Google Maps™
Connectivity

 

Bluetooth™ technology
Modem
Synchronisation
USB mass storage
USB High Speed 2.0 support
Screen

 

262,144 colour TFT
2.6 inches
240 x 320 pixels (QVGA)
Scratch-resistant
Accessories

 

In-Box:
Sony Ericsson Zylo™ with Walkman™
Battery
Stereo portable handsfree
Charger
User documentation
Optional:
Motion Activated Headphones MH907
Snap-on Speaker Stand MS410
Facts 1)2)

 

Size: 103 x 52 x 11.5 (16) mm
Weight: 115 grams
Phone memory: Up to 260 MB
Memory card support: microSD™, up to 16 GB
Supported audio file formats: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAc+/WMA/FLAC
Talk- and standby times will be communicated through our product sites online at the time of launch.
Availability and versions

 

Networks
UMTS HSPA 900/2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS/HSPA 2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
Available in selected markets from Q3 2010
Colour

 

Jazz Black
Chacha Silver
Swing Pink
Legal
1) Facts and features may vary depending on local variant. 2) Operational times are affected by network
preferences, type of SIM card, connected accessories and various activities e.g. playing games. Kit contents and colour options may differ from market to market. The full range of accessories may not be available in every market.

 

© Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, 2010

 

The Liquid Identity logo, Zylo and Spiro are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB. Sony, make.believe and Walkman are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. Ericsson is the trademark or registered trademark of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson. Additional information regarding trademarks may be located on our website at: http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/common/legal/disclaimer.
Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. All terms are subject to change without prior notice.

 

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