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. ®