Sony Ericsson launch two Walkman handsets

Jonathan Morris
April 13, 2010

Last year, Sony Ericsson stated that Walkman and Cyber-shot would be dropped from the high-end handsets and used on low to mid-range handsets.

Here’s proof that they weren’t lying. The Spiro is a non-3G phone with a 2-megapixel camera, while the Zylo gets 3G and a 3.2-megapixel camera. Each are modelled around Sony Ericsson’s ‘human curvature’ design.


Zylo (click for larger image)

The Zylo also has a feature to allow music to be played in the background while on a call, which can also extend to be using used to pretend you are still at work, in a bar or wherever you desire (sound effects are pre-loaded).

The Zylo also supports FLAC format audio (Free Lossless Audio Codec), a first for Sony Ericsson, allowing superb sound.

Spiro (click for larger image)

Both handsets have QVGA-resolution displays, 3.5mm headphone jacks, Bluetooth, expandable memory using microSDHC cards and the obligatory support for Facebook and Twitter.

The handsets also use a new look menu system that mimics the new look and feel of the Xperia X10, plus they’ll come in a choice of dynamic colours.


If you’re liking the look of the tape on the Zylo and wondering if this is merely a retro-looking wallpaper, it is in fact a skin for the Walkman 4.0 player. Check out a video below on the different skins available – taken from the Sony Ericsson Yari….


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