Sony Ericsson launches K530 3G phone with HGE-100 GPS accessory

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K530i_Front_Thunder_Black.jpgMore news from Sony Ericsson’s product launch in Berlin. The company has unveiled the K530, a slim 3G phone with a two-megapixel camera, push email, and an intriguing weather forecast application preloaded.

However, alongside it, Sony Ericsson has also announced the HGE-100 GPS accessory, which plugs into the K530 to turn it into a satnav system. It’s clearly an attempt to compete with Nokia’s N95, although you might question why Sony Ericsson hasn’t just stuck a GPS chip in the phone, rather than making it an external attachment.

The K530 is fully dosed up with Web 2.0 malarkey too, including photo and video blogging software, and an RSS reader. Meanwhile, Weather Access gives you three days of weather forecasts on the phone. The K530 will be out by October, as will the HGE-100.

Sony Ericsson website

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