Remember what we said about 2005 being the year of the MP3
phone? Yeah, well Sony Ericsson has just issued a press release announcing that after focusing on cameraphones last
year, this year they're going to be turning their attention to music. They don't get too specific—they'll get down and
dirty at the 3GSM World Congress next week—but they are promising consumers "a new experience with the handsets." If
they know what's good for them, they'll offer up a handset with dedicated music player control buttons, plenty of
storage, good battery life, and native support for MP3 (and as many other formats as possible). The Sony-ness of Sony
Ericsson makes us nervous, but we'll give 'em the benefit of the doubt.
[Via Reiter's Camera Phone Report]