Sony Ericsson's new line up

Mobile phones

Sony Ericsson has today taken the wraps off its line up of Christmas phones, but in spite of rumours to the contrary there’s no announcement of a replacement for its P800 high-end smart phone.

Instead there’s a camera phone with gaming facilities and two low-end handsets aimed at the budget market. All three models will go on sale in the UK in Q4.

Here are the three models

Clamshell design with a built in camera – designed to take on Sharp’s GX20, Motorola’s V600 and Samsung’s E700. Features include

65k colour screen
Triple band
Polyphonic sound/Music DJ editor
Front screen
200 hours standby, six hours talktime

Got a sneak preview of this recently courtesy of one of the networks. It has a really weird design – kind of chunky and curved. There’s also a strap at the top so fashion conscious Scandinavian types can hang their phone round their neck. You don’t get an integrated camera (although it is compatible with click-on snappers), but you do get

4K colour screen
Changeable covers
4.5 hours talk time, 200 hours standby

T230 Budget model. No clamshell just a traditional SE candy bar design. It does have

Embedded and downloadable games
32 Polyphonic sounds
13 hours talktime, 300 hours standby

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