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* 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

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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

http://www.sonyericsson.com/c[....]ails/zylospiroprfinal-20100413
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Posted: 2010-04-13 09:38
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Weird.Why not include a 3.5mm jack in both? Especially the Zylo which seems to be better packaged? :?
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Posted: 2010-04-13 10:04
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@se_dude

Looks like SE just went through the motions putting these together cause that also is puzzling me.

Anyone with an idea as to when the full touch walkman is to be announced?
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Posted: 2010-04-13 10:19
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Nothing new here, just your good old simple SE walkman phone with a minor twist...
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Posted: 2010-04-13 10:45
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maybe if they put a 3.5mm jack in zylo, it will kil w995 sales?oh did w995 still got a sales?
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Posted: 2010-04-13 11:13
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Definitely don't get Zylo's lack of 3.5mm when it adds FLAC.
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Posted: 2010-04-13 11:29
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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.


add, or at school and we have a winner.

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Posted: 2010-04-13 11:48
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More information on FLAC support.
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nothing new here? um pardon me if im wrong. but FLAC support is not found in any other phone on the market??? a blessing for true audiophiles, its one of the more popular formats amongst them!!!

and before people start crying that these arent high end, well, have to cater for other markets too you know, not just high end.

the absence of the 3.5m jack is strange. but i suppose if the phones are for the 'kids', its no biggie for them. When i see the young ones listening to their phones, they use the standard included earphones 9/10 times. of course for the hardcore music listener its a bit of a bummer!

But FLAC! ACE!!!

edit: Q3, quite long a wait for the sort of phones they are.... o well. doesnt phase me, im not buying one...

And again. FLAC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lets hope they bring that support into other phones in the near future
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On 2010-04-13 11:29:00, goldenface wrote:
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.


add, or at school and we have a winner.




preloaded with sound so consumer can pretend? means users can listen to music as while walking? what so special about that?
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Posted: 2010-04-13 12:12
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id say theres a little more to it then just 'sounds'... otherwise they wouldnt be mentioning it lol
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Posted: 2010-04-13 12:32
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Well, they're cheapish: 109€ resp. 179€ here in Germany.

Mind you, that's rrp. Market price is ~20% less.
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On 2010-04-13 12:09:30, wiraperkasa wrote:

On 2010-04-13 11:29:00, goldenface wrote:
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.


add, or at school and we have a winner.




preloaded with sound so consumer can pretend? means users can listen to music as while walking? what so special about that?


"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."

It means that when you are chatting away to someone on your phone you can play a sound that will be heard in the background that both you and your caller can both hear. So the person you are chatting to might think you are sat in a restaurant if you choose to play the restaurant sound.
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Posted: 2010-04-13 13:12
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