Just in – the Sony Ericsson Spiro, available on the Virgin network in a slightly funky shade of green, silver and lime green with a hint of sage actually.

Virgin Mobile are now offering the Spiro handset on their Pay As You Go tariff at a price of £59.99 which includes £10 worth of airtime making the handset cost effectively £49.99. The handset itself, also known as the W100i, is a Walkman phone, great for music fans and is silver with a green trim and with the slide out keypad being green in colour. The back of this particular Spiro is also green, a sage/pea green.

Coming with a 2MP camera, a 2GB memory card and social media applications installed, the Spiro is a great buy for kids this Christmas or if you just want a reasonably priced handset that can make and receive calls and texts, play your mp3’s, take the odd photo and check on your Facebook then it could be a great buy for adults too.

Sony Ericsson Spiro Mobile Phone Deal on Virgin PAYG

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The Sony Ericsson Yendo has only recently been revealed but, Mobique have already had a hands on with the phone. The Sony Ericsson Yendo is the company’s first phone from the refreshed Walkman range. Upon initial inspection, it appears that the Yendo is run on Android, like the Xperia X10 Mini which the handset resembles. With further inspection however, it’s revealed that the interface is only similar with regards to the four corner touch UI, which allows you to access the Walkman player, keypad, contacts and can be changed to access other features of the phone.

The Sony Ericsson Yendo, while being the first full touch screen Walkman phone from the company, it suffers when it comes to the camera, with only a 2 megapixel camera. As well as being the first Walkman phone with a full touchscreen, it also features the largest selection of colors. You will be able to pick the handset up in colors such as, blue, green, pink, orange, purple, silver, red, yellow, as well as the usual black or white. You can view the hands on video of the Sony Ericsson Yendo below.

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Sony Ericsson has developed a full touch Walkman phone- the Sony Ericsson Yendo. The phone is similar to the X10 Mini but, is however not an Android handset. The Yendo measures 93.5 x 52 x 15.8 mm and weighs 81 grams

The phone features a 2.6 inch touchscreen with 240 x 320 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 720 MHz processor and comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack connector.

Other features include a 2.0 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, FM Radio, Speakerphone, micro USB connector and an A2DP Bluetooth Stereo. The phone also offers 5 MB of internal memory. The battery supports 3.5 hours of talktime and 312 hours of standby.

The new handset from Sony supports GSM GPRS/EDGE Rx 850/1900 and GSM GPRS/EDGE Rx 900/1800 networks. It will be available in a variety of colors which include Black, Red and purple amongst other colors.

“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.

The Yendo is expected to be out sometime in Q3. Exact dates are not known. There is also no news about the pricing.


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Sony Ericsson is planning to launch a new phone in the Walkman series. The company is developing a Walkman phone on the Android platform and plans an official announcement sometime this month.

The phone is rumored to have similar specifications to the X10 Mini. It will have the same 2.6 inch touchscreen as the Mini.  It will also have the same 5MP camera without LED flash. Other specs include 3G, Bluetooth and GPS. The phone will have a 600 MHz processor. There is no news on whether the phone will run on Android 1.6 or Android 2.1.


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In time for Christmas, Sony Ericsson are offering both the W395 and W595 in a pink variant. The handsets are available exclusively to UK retailer Phones4u. The phones are only available on Orange.

The W595 is available for £79.95 with a Benefits Cosmetic kit and the W395 for £59.95 with a Bourjois makeup kit. Both include £10 top up.

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The 12 megapixel, Entertainment Unlimited phone we first heard of as the Idou has finally been released. The handset is the first phone in Sony Ericsson’s Entertainment Unlimited range, which combines the Walkman range into the CyberShot range while featuring a Symbian OS (Symbian S60 5th Edition) and a touch screen display. While the handset officially part of the Xperia range, it’s been dubbed the X1’s brother and could compete with the upcoming Xperia handsets.

The handset is available on Vodafone in the UK and will be free on £35+ tariffs lasting 24 months. Other networks will follow.

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