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Sony Ericsson launches Elm and Hazel mobile phones

Two new 'GreenHeart' handsets

Sony Ericsson Elm

Sony Ericsson Elm

Sony Ericsson has shown off two new mobile phones in its 2010 GreenHeart range: the Sony Ericsson Elm and the Sony Ericsson Hazel.

Both models are described by Sony Ericsson as having ‘green’ credentials, and both are geared towards easy mobile social networking.

Sony Ericsson Elm

The candy bar style Elm features 3G and Wi-Fi internet browsing options but only has a 2.2-inch screen. It has a 5Mp camera with face and smile detection, and supports the usual music playing capabilities – including an FM radio.

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Sony Ericsson Hazel

The Hazel is a slide model that also provides both 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity but sports a larger 2.6-inch display. Similarly to the Elm, the Hazel has a 5Mp camera and the usual music playing technology.

Sony Ericsson Hazel

Sony Ericsson Hazel

Both handsets offer direct access to a range of social networking sites through a series of widgets that can be set up on the phones’ homescreens. Sony Ericsson has also described the models as featuring improved voice quality, by introducing new technologies that the company has branded as Clear Voice, Noise Shield and Intelligent Volume Adaptation.

Increasing trend of mobile social networking

Jon Barrow, Which? mobile phone expert, said: ‘The specifications show that these aren’t flagship models, however it’s interesting to see that even on these devices Sony Ericsson is pushing the social networking aspect of mobile communication. This is reflective of a growing trend and it’s one we expect to see grow throughout 2010’.

According to Sony Ericsson, the GreenHeart models are made from recycled plastics, come with paperless manuals, are free from hazardous chemicals and use less packaging.

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