Sony Ericsson outs social music smartphone
Walkman + Facebook + Android
Sony Ericsson is to mix music and social networking in a new smartphone.
The Live with Walkman runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and sports what SE called "deep Facebook integration", which basically means building Facecrack links into all the key apps.
The handset has a Walkman button to trigger the music player app, and a second key, stamped with an Infinity symbol, to call up Sony's Qriocity music shop.
Travellers on public transport will curse the Live' xLoud feature, which "enhances audio output of the inbuilt speakers at high levels" once chav teens start playing with it.
The 3G0-enabled Live's other features include a 5Mp autofocus camera with 720p HD video recording; a front-facing camera tied to Skype; a 1GHz processor and a 320 x 480, 3.2in touchscreen.
Live with Walkman goes on sale in Q4. ®
Chavs on trains
I've always thought a funny comedy show sketch would be a bunch of OAPs jumping on a train, leering at the commuters then playing Mozart very loudly on their mobile phones to the general annoyance of the rest of the travelling public.
Still I've often wondered why I get so easily annoyed by noise on my morning and evening commute. I commute on a line with a lot of tunnels and I take a stupid amount of pleasure when we go through them and some loud-mouthed fool's telephone conversation with his mate is cut off suddenly. I hope all these teens switch to Spotify streaming or similar soon so I can get a similar thrill when their hippity hop music is cut off.
Megaphone so I can shout "get off my lawn" louder.
Is it national fugly phone news day today ?