Sony’s Fashion on a Budget

Sony Ericsson have announced a budget alternative of their fashion clamshell Z610. The Z310 features a similar external display under shiny surface.

Sony’s new budget handset also features a row of system icons that flash up when a new event takes place.

The design of the clamshell otherwise follows the style of the Sony Ericsson Z-line up but adds to it with a intriguing keypad, similar to the one used in the high-end Sony Ericsson W950 mobile.

The new tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE folder comes equipped with a 65K STN main display with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels and a secondary monochrome external display. It also features a VGA camera and Bluetooth and would have 14MB of internal memory.

An innovative feature are the colorful light effects that may be assigned to a certain phonebook contact and would let you know who’s calling literally in a flash.

Besides that, the stylish Sony Ericsson Z310 would also be capable of changing preset wallpapers and themes according to the different times of day.

The Sony Ericsson would be available in black, bronze and pink on selected markets from the beginning of 2007.