updated 11:15 am EST, Thu February 1, 2007
Sony Ericsson Z310a
The Federal Communications Commission has given its seal of approval to a new Sony Ericsson phone, the Z310a. Judging by reports, the phone is essentially the same as the basic Z310 announced in December, complete with EDGE broadband, a camera and the same "mirror-finish" exterior. Newly revealed aspects include a web browser, an RSS reader and an e-mail client, which are normally unremarkable, but not always included on an entry-level phone. Music playback has been omitted, but the phone can still record sound snippets, and ringtones can be created with the MusicDJ application. Prices and ship dates have yet to be finalized.