SINGAPORE: SONY Ericsson has launched three new phones, the Xperia X8, Yendo and Cedar.
The X8, which runs on the Android operating system, has a 3in touchscreeen (320 x 480-pixels) and a speedy 600MHz Qualcomm processor.
It also has a 3.2-megapixel camera, GPS, 3.5mm headset jack, microSD slot, and WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Yendo is the company’s first Walkman phone with a touchscreen — the 2.6in display has a resolution of 320 x 240-pixels.
Like the X8, the Yendo has a feature called a “four corner touchscreen” for accessing frequently used applications by tapping one of the four corners of the display.
The phone, which has a 2-megapixel camera, comes in a number of colours to match the personality of the user.
The Cedar is an entry-level 3G phone with a 2.2in screen, 2-megapixel camera and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
It has a Widget Manager that allows users to install their favourite applications for managing social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter.
Sony Ericsson said it will start shipping the phones in the third quarter of this year and has yet to announce the prices for them. — CHONG JINN XIUNG
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