The Sony Ericsson Spiro launched alongside the Zylo, its Walkman-branded slider brother-in-arms. While the Zylo used its FLAC audio support as its unique selling point, the Spiro doesn't really have a comparable feature, so what's to recommend it?
Updated The LG Optimus GT540 is LG's latest shot at an Android smartphone, and the company's second to hit the UK. This time around the keyboard has gone, and we're left with a fairly small and tidy handset.
Though Sony Ericsson has recently taken care of the more serious phone users with the Xperia X10, the X10 Mini, the X10 Mini Pro and the Vivaz, those looking for a mid-range feature have been left out for a while. In particular, there was obviously space for a media-capable feature phone, because that's what we've been delivered in the shape of the Sony Ericsson Zylo. It's been a while since the Sony Ericsson Aino last brought media to the masses, and though the Zylo doesn't have all the fancy PS3 connectivity that made the Aino so unusual, it still has digital playback at its core.
We've been waiting for the Motorola Milestone XT720 for absolutely ages. When we looked at the Motoroi back in February we said it was launching in Korea and destined to come to Europe. Well, with a change of name, the loss of its digital video tuner and a few other tweaks to make it UK-friendly, the Motoroi has made it to the UK as the Motorola Milestone XT720.
The newly resurgent Samsung, fresh from the rampant global success of its Android phone, is now scaling down its touchscreen ambitions for those who can't quite stretch to the top-of-the-range phone's tariff demands.
Acer reboots its Liquid range with the addition of the Liquid E - which seems to be nothing more than an Android 2.1 update. Is it worthy of a separate release, or is Acer just trying to pull two launches out of one phone?