Sony Ericsson couldn’t care less about the iPhone. Or at least that’s the impression it was trying to give this morning when it launched a much-hyped new Walkman handset, and a successor to its best-in-class Cybershot camphone.Seven new mobiles were announced, but the crowd-puller was the W880i (on the left) and it didn’t disappoint. It’s just 9.5mm thick – less than the width of a CD case – which is impressive considering it packs the latest Walkman player software and a 2MP camera, but incredible when you factor in that it’s also a 3G mobile. Get it in your hand, and it becomes clear that this is the sexiest handset in the series yet. The matt rubber finish on the back provides a little extra grip, the screen is crisp and the brushed metal finish is a joy. To cement its place on our mobile wishlist, Sony Ericsson also said it’ll be bundling a 1GB M2 stick when it ships later this month. Nice.Click next for more on Sony's new handsetsRelated stories: Hands-on with the new Sony Ericssons
Among a sea of slightly dull entry-level phones was also the new king of the Cybershot series, the K810i (right). It’s very similar to its predecessor – 3.2MP sensor with Xenon flash and BestPic – but adds some illuminated shortcut "buttons" for the camera functions and new software called Photofix, which lets you edit photos on the fly. It’s a shame the new shortcut keys aren’t touch-sensitive – they just tell you which button on the keypad to press – but they look nice, and the new circular buttons are more alluring than the K800i’s. It’ll be shipping before July in the UK, along with a new entry-level Cybershot called the K550, which is a 2MP camphone with autofocus but no Xenon flash. Look out for full reviews on Stuff.tv soon.