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Sony Ericsson launches new handsets

The four new variants from Sony Ericsson will come in slim sizes and will be available in markets from the first quarter 2008.

tech reviews Updated: Jan 24, 2008 15:41 IST

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson on Thursday launched four new handsets, two classic pocket-sized phones and two radio phones aimed at emerging markets. The slim classic phones, T270 and T280, will come in two colours, silver on black or copper on silver. They will be available in selected markets from the first quarter 2008.

Sony Ericsson said the T280 has FM radio and a 1.3 megapixel camera while the T270 is aimed at business users. The new R306 Radio opens up into a clamshell with two integrated stereo speakers that face the listener, and the R300 Radio has high performance speakers that allow users to listen to radio without using headphones.

The latter handset, which will be available in the second quarter, has a 0.3 megapixel camera while the R306 Radio has a 1.3 megapixel camera and will be released in the third quarter. All four phones feature Bluetooth technology. Sony Ericsson is a joint venture by Sweden's LM Ericsson and Japan's Sony Corp.