The original Sony Walkman may have died a death but the brand continues with Sony Ericsson's range of smartphones – and here's the latest example.
It's clunkily called the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman – yes, really. An Android mobile, it has a host of functions including Sony’s xLOUD technology that aims to enhance sound quality.
There's a 3.2in touch screen and a 5MP camera that can record 720p HD video. The battery will provide up to 18 hours of life or around 7 hours when watching video.
Other features include Bluetooth and DLNA support, access to Qriocity music and video content, "deep Facebook integration" and Sony's TrackID music identification service.
The latest Gingerbread 2.3 Android OS of course means you can access the Android Market and its 250,000 apps, too.
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Sony Ericsson is keeping quiet on exact pricing but our press contact told us: "We want the phone to help bring Android to a wider audience so the pricing will have to reflect this. We expect it to launch with a price around the lower to middle range bracket.”
The phone will be available in selected markets from Q4 2011.