Sony Ericsson, The Register reports, today launched three new handsets, all of them clamshell. The Z600 comes with a built-in digicam, has Bluetooth, is tri-band GSM/GPRS and something I don’t quite understand: “a smaller, secondary unit on the back of the phone”. What is that? I’ve always thought phones should be dismantlable, if there ever was such a word, so in the evening you can strip it down to something that fits in your leather pants without having you arrested. Could that be it?
The company also launched a lesser version of the Z600, the Z200: it offers a 128 x 128 4000-colour main screen and no integrated digicam. The T230 dual-band (900/1800) GSM/GPRS handset has the same screen as the Z200. It’s a budget phone aimed at users who primarily communicate by voice and text. All three handsets will go on sale in Q4, Sony Ericsson said, though it was not forthcoming with prices, The Register said.