Hot on the heels of yesterday's Microsoft KIN announcement comes news of new phones from Sony Ericsson and Nokia.
Sony Ericsson has two new phones lined up for an autumn release; the Sony Ericsson Zylo and Sony Ericsson Spiro, both described as 'Walkman phones' with social networking features. The Zylo also offers the FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) format for music playback, promising high-quality audio.
Jenny Maltesson, Sony Ericsson's Marketing Business Manager, said "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."
Nokia is also on the social networking trail with its announcement of the Nokia C3, Nokia C6 and Nokia E5. The C3 is a series 40 device with a QWERTY keyboard and a sub-£100 SIM-free price while the C6 and E5 are Symbian smartphones. The two C series devices are due in Q2, the E5 is expected in Q3.