By Chris Nicholls
LAS VEGAS: Sony Ericsson has unveiled three new mobile phones at the CES, with two new music models and one new ‘gesture control’ clamshell design.
The W760i Walkman-branded phone will come with built-in GPS navigation, Google Maps and a 3.2 megapixel camera, and has Tri-band HSDPA for fast music downloads and internet surfing. The phone follows on from other recent models with a motion sensor to allow owners to change songs by shaking the phone.
The W350i comes in a thin 10mm shell, and offers a flip design similar to some phones from several years ago where only the keyboard is covered by a flip out microphone piece, leaving the screen visible. The flip cover features music keys on the outside, allowing users to select music while the phone is covered.
The Z555i clamshell features gesture control, where the user can control certain functions by waving their hands, including cancelling an incoming phone call or switching off the alarm. It comes with a 1.3 megapixel camera but is not 3G compatible.
Sony Ericsson also released three new Bluetooth headsets, a pair of Bluetooth headphones and a new portable speaker.