Sony Ericsson's new eco-friendly Cedar phone and their retro-cute Walkman phone

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Off the back of the new Xperia X8, Sony Ericsson also launched a new phone in their Greenheart range – the Cedar. Promising to merge business functions with a social friendly device, it also claims to be eco friendly: with lower amounts of energy and material used in production and packaging and with an efficient battery cutting down on charge time.

They say: “Sony Ericsson Cedar is the ideal product for consumers who are looking for the perfect balance between a business and social device. Featuring 3G HSDPA, a 3.5mm jack and a port for easy connection to your laptop – the Sony Ericsson Cedar is an affordable GreenHeart phone which allows consumers to easily connect to their various communities whether it’s for work, fun or play.

We say: a decent mid-range phone with a green twist, worth investigating if you’re a little short on cash and green gadgets are your thing.

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The Walkman-inspired Yendo is the other announcement of today,it’s the first full touch Walkman phone and brings all the Walkman features to a nice colourful phone.

Mixing music features including Touch TrackID, MediaGo and PlayNow with social networking features access to Facebook, Twitter, or Orkut and a 2.0megapixel camera to upload photos straight to the web or send to friends.

It uses the four corners-four icons navigation found in other small form factor Sony Ericsson phones, the Xperia X10 mini and the new X8.

More information: Sony Ericsson Blog

Anna Leach