SE unveils two Walkman handsets


Sony Ericsson is to release the Zylo and Spiro Walkman phones to the low-end market in Q3.

The Zylo (pictured left) sees the debut of the high-definition FLAC format, which aims to give users the best possble sound quality. The phone enables users to play music in the background while talking on the phone. It comes with Sony Ericsson’s TrackID service and PlayNow music store, as well as Facebook and Twitter applications. Users can also share photos on Flickr and Picasa and upload videos to YouTube with two clicks. It will be available in black, silver and pink.

The Spiro (pictured right) also comes with access to TrackID and PlayNow as well as Facebook and Twitter applications. It will be available in two shades of black, pink and green.

Sony Ericsson marketing business manager Jenny Maltesson said: “The Sony Ericsson range of Walkman phones has seen tremendous sccess 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.”