Published on April 14th,2010 at 6:23 PM
By >Akihabara News Team

Sony Ericsson new Walkman Phones, “Spyro and Zylo”

Sony Ericsson Zylo Walkman Phone

Promoted as “affordable without compromise on features”, both the Spyro and Zylo not only promise good music experience but also access to social networking sites of Twitter and Facebook. Furthermore, they have Track ID function allowing you access to the name of the song and the artist of the music you are playing.

Sony Ericsson Spiro sports a 2.2-inch 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA) TFT display, up to 5 MB of phone memory, support for microSD up to 16 GB, a 2.0 megapixel camera with 2x digital zoom as well as Video recording. Offered in four colors “Contrast Black” , “Sunset Pink”, “Spring Green”, and Stealth Black.

Sony Ericsson Zylo sports a 2.6 inches 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA) TFT scratch-resistant display, up to 260 MB of phone memory, support for micro SD up to 16 GB, a 3.2 megapixel camera with 2x digital zoom and capable of Geo tagging, Photo feeds, Photo fix, Send to web (photos and videos), Video recording, 3D games among others. it is offered in three colors, “Jazz Black”, “Chacha Silver”, ” Swing Pink”.

No word on that affordable pricing, yet but they are planned to be launched in Q3 this year.

Press Release

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.

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