Sony Ericsson trots out mini-emailer

Looking for a mobile that ticks all your pleasure and business boxes, but don’t fancy a chunky smartphone? Sony Ericsson’s got your number, judging fr

Looking for a mobile that ticks all your pleasure and business boxes, but don’t fancy a chunky smartphone? Sony Ericsson’s got your number, judging from the look of this new mid-range candybar phone.

Armed with 3G for zippy downloads, A2DP for stereo Bluetooth headphones and push email support for instant inbox gratification, it’s clearly a direct rival for the Nokia 6233. The push email element, however, gives Sony Eric a slight one-up.

Elsewhere, it’s as bog standard as the average British comprehensive, with a 2MP camera that – like the K800i and other recent Sony Erics - can post straight to Blogger. There’s also a 256MB Memory Stick M2 in the box, nestling alongside a copy of Disk2Phone for all your MP3-transferring frolics.

It comes in black and white sprays, but - according to Sony Ericsson - won't be coming to the UK. Instead it's destined for the far east, the lucky so-and-sos.

Edit: removed reference to UK launch

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Sony Ericsson K618

Price: £Not in UK

On sale: Not in UK.

Contact: Sony Ericsson

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