Sony Ericsson Yendo Walkman touchscreen phone revealed

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Sony Ericsson Yendo.jpgSony Ericsson have announced the release of their new Yendo handset, looking to combine the best parts of a Sony Walkman with the social networking smarts of a smartphone.

Featuring a 2.6-inch display at a resolution of 320 x 240, a 2.0-megapixel camera, Bluetooth stereo (A2DP), FM radio and 3.5 mm audio jack, it sets itself apart from the crowd with its sweet set of music features, including Touch TrackID, MediaGo and PlayNow all usually found in Sony’s Walkmans.

The four-corner shortcut touchscreen buttons make the jump from the Xperia range, whilst there is also access to Facebook, Twitter and Orkut built in.

“With more than 140 million Walkman phones sold world-wide and touch screen technology increasingly gaining popularity, we have listened to consumers and provided them with the perfect combination – the first full touch Walkman phone, the Sony Ericsson Yendo with Walkman. Marrying the popular four corner UI debuted on the successful Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini, with our award winning Walkman phone experience, consumers now have a unique Communication Entertainment experience,” said Jenny Maltesson, product marketing manager, Sony Ericsson.

Available in either black, blue, green, orange, pink, purple, red, silver, white or yellow, you’ll be able to pick the Yendo up by the end of the summer.

Gerald Lynch