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3 announces six new handsets for Christmas


3, the mobile media company, today announces the launch of six new phones for the Christmas season. The Sony Ericsson W950i offers the most cutting-edge music applications while for those after the latest technology and good looks; the stylish Nokia 6288, with miniSD card and camera, Motorola's MOTORAZR V3xx, the LG 3G Chocolate U830 and LG U310 or the wafer thin Sony Ericsson K610i should be on the Christmas list.

The much-awaited Sony Ericsson W950i 'Walkman Phone' packs a real punch for those who like to listen to music on the move, offering the ability to store up to 4,000 songs on its 4GB memory. The phone is also crammed with other music features including remote control, music-recognition software and single-touch walkman launch.

For people more concerned with making sure their phone matches their outfit the new range of fashion handsets in a variety of exclusive colours are a must. This season's must-have phone, the LG 3G Chocolate U830, is finally available for the first time with 3G capabilities on 3. Boasting features such as red touch sensitive external music controls, stereo Bluetooth, a 2 mega-pixel camera and a slim folder design in luxurious piano black this phone is surely a Christmas cracker.

Colour is big this Christmas and to celebrate 3 also has the recently launched Pink Sony Ericsson Z610i - exclusive to 3. Also from LG, is the folder-style LG U310 in glossy white, which features a high-tech OLED outer screen and dedicated media playback keys.

Looking for a sleek and shiny number which oozes style? The Nokia 6288 in high-gloss black or white is the one for you. The ultimate "cool tool", this phone has two-way video call capability, video ringtones and a 512MB miniSD memory for preserving all of your magic moments. Also in glossy black, Motorola?s MOTORAZR V3xx will arrive just in time for Christmas.

Finally for those who like their models a little less curvy the new Sony Ericsson K610i manages to squeeze a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth stereo and big screen display into its waif-like 17mm body, proving that size isn't everything.

Marc Allera, 3UK Sales Director said; "There is something for everyone in 3's sack this Christmas. Whether you are a fashion guru, music lover, amateur photographer or just like cool phones we have a handset to suit you. These handsets are especially chosen to allow people to enjoy the ever-growing range of rich media services on 3, and to look good doing it."

Already launched on the 3 network - the W850i also features Sony Walkman branding and is a solid music handset allowing storage of up to 1GB worth of tunes. The addition of a 2 megapixel built-in camera makes it an excellent all-rounder.

For the amateur photographer the K800i is ideal as it is the first phone in the range to feature a 3.2 megapixel camera and Xenon flash, letting users take high-quality pictures even in the darkest of environments.

Also boasting an impressive 3.2 mega pixel camera as well as a Carl Zeiss lens is the recently launched Nokia N73. This mobile is perfect if you require a high ?quality digital camera combined with stunning video record capabilites and great multimedia features. Now available with Yahoo Go Mobile, customers can enjoy the freedom of being able to quickly access their favourite web services when on the move.

Today's announcement means 3 will have a range of over thirty handsets available this Christmas, with something to suit everyone?s taste and wallet.