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Sony Ericsson Karaoke phone arrives

Joint Swedish-Japanese mobile phone manufacturing venture Sony Ericsson has unveiled two new Java OS based mobile phones, in the Mix Walkman musical handset and the Qwerty keyboard based txt pro.

The duo of Sony Ericsson phones were announced through Facebook, where the Mix Walkman offers up a musical feature set with a new way to search for songs with an application called Zappin. Sony Ericsson’s txt pro is geared up for messaging and social networking, supported by a friends application.

SE’s Mix Walkman phone arrives with a 3-inch touch screen, with a Zappin key that allows the mobile owner to preview the chorus of the next track and another app that lowers the vocal track being played, to be sung along with and in a Karaoke style.

The Sony Ericsson txt pro also tips up with a 3-inch touch screen, along with a slide-out full Qwerty keyboard and the ‘corner’ user interface which is similar to the one on Xperia mini range that was recently announced.

This is along with the friends application for quick access to five Facebook and Twitter friends' feeds, which features on both phones along with a 3.2 megapixel camera, with video recording and social networking sharing too.

Both the Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman and the Sony Ericsson txt pro will be available from July onwards, where O2 have already made public they will be carrying the handsets.

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