A few days ago both Sony Ericsson and Nokia unveiled the new devices that will be heading our way in the next few months, the first was revealed by Sony Ericsson who are releasing their successor to the Xperia neo smartphone which they released earlier this year.

The Xperia Neo V will be one of the first phones to launch with the latest version of Andriod Gingerbread OS 2.3.4, in addition, to this the Neo V will also be powered bt a Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon processor, with some other great features like a 5 megapixel camera and front facing camera with a 16x digital zoom, LED flash and HD video support.

Alongside this new phone, Sony Ericsson will be rolling out the latest software upgrade to all the Xperia smartphones which were released from October 2011 onwards, which will improve the software in the OS such as Google Talk, Video Chat and 3D Sweep Panorama technology. Nikolaus Scheurer, head of product marketing at Sony Ericsson said:

“With this software upgrade, we are bringing a wealth of new and really entertaining experiences to all our 2011 Xperia  smartphones, including those already in consumers’ hands today,”

“Our users will get to enjoy new features from Google, an even richer Facebook integration, and enhanced camera functionality from Sony.”

But Sony Ericsson aren’t the only ones with a new phone up their sleeve, with Nokia launching two new phones based around the Sybian Belle smartphones they introduced previously, the new phones are called the Nokia 100 and the Nokia 101, and are Nokia’s most affordable phones to date which combine great functionality for a small price.

Mary McDowell the executive Vice President for Nokia sais this about the new phones:

“We recognize that for many of the next billion people, a phone purchase is an investment. People are looking for a phone that offers great features but also one that is dependable. When paired with powerful and locally relevant services such as Nokia Life Tools, the Nokia 101 and Nokia 100 offer a unique experience that is simply unmatched in their markets at these price points.”

The best of the two is the Nokia 101 which a dual-SIM handset which allows you to connect to two different networks at the same time, some of it;s other features includes a music player, 103 Phon loudspeaker and up 16GB of internal space, the phone is scheduled for a Q3 release date and should cost around 25 Euros and will be available in Phantom Black or Coral Red.

The Nokia 100 also has a very small price tag at around 20 Euros, it offers a grid-based menu system and will be released in Q4 with a wide variety of colour options, ranging from Legion Blue, Festival Pink and Phantom Black.

What do you think? Is this the sort of phone you are looking for? Which one would you buy?

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