Sony Ericsson have just revealed two brand new Walkman phones, named the Zylo and Spiro. Both phones are, as you’d imagine, very music focussed, with both featuring Sony Ericsson’s TrackID and PlayNow, the phone maker’s own takes on Shazam and iTunes respectively.
Audiophiles may be most keen to hear that the Zylo plays the FLAC lossless audio format, giving pristine playback of all your ripped CDs. The Zylo also plays nicely with MP3s, WMAs and AAC files if you’re not too fussed about lossless audio.
Sony Ericsson’s Zylo also features a 3.2 megapixel camera without flash, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, wireless Bluetooth stereo, and a mere 260MB of on board memory (though SD cards can let you boost that to 16GB of storage). 3G enabled, you’ll be able to access pre-installed Twitter and Facebook apps super fast.
The Sony Ericsson Spiro is the Zylo’s little brother in many respects, and so drops a few features. PlayNow and TrackID are again present, but you lose FLAC support and 3G internet, whilst the on board memory drops to just 5MB (though it is again expandable to 16GB of storage with SD cards). Other than those omissions, pretty much everything else from the Zylo remains intact.
Rolling out in the Autumn, the Zylo will come in black, silver and pink, while the Spiro will sport shades of black, silver, pink and green. No word on pricing or network carriers as yet, but we’ll keep you posted.