13, April 2010
Spiro and Zylo, the two new sliders just announced by Sony Ericsson, brought back the Walkman series to life. Both the phones have excellent sound and social networking integration, a perfect mishmash to cater to the youth.
Sony Ericsson Zylo supports the high-quality lossless audio codec HD FLAC audio format. It is an audiophiles dream as it delivers the best sonic experience with the proprietary Clear Audio technology and doesn’t reduce the audio quality like MP3 and AAC audio codecs do.
Zylo is a slider, measures 103 x 52 x 11.5 (16) mm and weighs 115 g. It has a 2.6" TFT screen with QVGA resolution and scratch-resistant surface and is 3G enabled with dual-band HSPA. It is also laden with quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE for world-wide connectivity. The phone has a 3.2MP camera and the most famed Walkman player with gesture controls. The music player supports MP3, WMA, AAC and FLAC. The music lovers are offered a microSD card slot for cards up to 16GB for their music collection. It also offers Facebook and Twitter integration, Bluetooth and FM Radio.
Sony Ericsson Spiro is a compact slider measuring 92 x 48 x 16.75 mm and weighing 90 g. The dual-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE phone has a 2MP camera and a 2.2" QVGA TFT screen. It supports MP3 and AAC audio codecs through the Walkman player and has a memory card slot for microSD cards up to 16GB. The phone offers a 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Facebook and Twitter integration and microUSB connectivity.
Both phones will be made available in the third quarter of 2010 in select markets. The Sony Ericsson Zylo will be available in Black jazz, Pink swing and Silver Cha-Cha while the Sony Ericsson Spiro will be available in Black contrast, Green spring, Pink sunset and Black stealth colors.