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Sony Ericsson's Spiro phone is a forthcoming 2G Walkman phone with an expected release date in the third quarter of 2010.

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Pros

3.5mm headphone jack

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affordable for pay-as-you-go or free on a contract

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solid build quality

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FM radio

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threaded messaging

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music playback functionality is very healthy - well designed and feature rich

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designed for music playback - volume rocker and music-centric controls

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

social media applications are sorely lacking compared to popular smartphone alternatives

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runs Sony's proprietary operating system - poor for customization, power use of higher level functions

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effectively zero internal storage

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included 2MP camera is poor

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poorly placed volume rocker is difficult to use with the phone in hand

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requires an expensive 3G data connection for some higher level functions such as artist / song recognition - simply not worth it compared to nicer devices

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no WiFi connectivity

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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 Sony Ericsson's Spiro phone is a forthcoming 2G Walkman phone with an expected release date in the third quarter of 2010. It uses Sony's Walkman 4.0 media player, which has Track ID artist and song recognition, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack so users can plug in any type of headphones or speakers. It uses a threaded messaging interface and has email and push email capabilities. Its 5MB of internal memory can be expanded up to 16GB with microSD cards. It also features an FM radio receiver and Facebook and Twitter applications, as well as a 2-megapixel camera with zoom and video capture.

Features
  • GSM 900/1800 or GSM 850/1900 dual-band
  • Walkman 4.0 player
  • Track recognition
  • 2.2-inch screen
  • Sliding body
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 2-megapixel camera with video
  • FM radio
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 5MB internal memory, expandable to 16GB with microSD card
  • SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email
  • Web Browser (Obigo Q7)
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