Recently, Sony Ericsson added two new phones in a lineup that has desperately needed some fresh faces, the Walkman series. One of the new Walkman phones is the Sony Ericsson Zylo mobile phone, which Sony Ericsson claim features the human curvature design integrated into their phones as well as an ergonomic keyboard. The Sony Ericsson Zylo is the higher end phone of the two although both are set to be “affordable phones” and indeed keeps things simple for the most part. Below, we take an in-depth look at the Sony Ericsson Zylo.
The technical specifications for the Sony Ericsson Zylo cellphone include a 2.6″ TFT QVGA scratch resistant screen, accelerometer for auto-rotate, motion-games and gesture controls, 3.2 MP camera with geo-tagging, FM radio, Bluetooth, microSD for up to 16 GB of expandable memory, A-GPS, microUSB, quad-band GSM and 3G connectivity through UMTS/HSPA class.
The Sony Ericsson Zylo smart phone will be available in Chacha Silver, Jazz Black and Swing Pink colors and also features social networking integration with Facebook and Twitter apps available out of the box. You can also share photos through Flicker and Picasa on the Sony Ericsson Zylo.
More importantly however, as the Sony Ericsson Zylo mobile phone is a Walkman phone, it can play FLAC which is a high-quality lossless sound format that gives you a fuller music experience compared to standard lossy formats such as MP3, AAC, WMA and OGG.
Obviously, the best feature in the Sony Ericsson Zylo is the Walkman music player but it also features TrackID which enables you to find out what the artist, title, album, etc of a song is if that information is missing.
Perhaps the only downside to the Sony Ericsson Zylo mobile phone is that it does not have a standard 3.5 mm audio jack which may tend to annoy people as they would prefer to use their own headphones rather than headsets made by Sony Ericsson.
Expect to see the Sony Ericsson Zylo cellphone available in stores sometime in Q3 2010, you can catch a video advert by clicking here.