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Sony Ericsson unveils Wii-like phone

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15:34 CEST+02:00
Sony Ericsson, the Swedish-Japanese phone maker, on Tuesday unveiled a Wii-like handset which allows users to play games using the phone as a motion sensor.

"This is our first foray into motion gaming," Howard Lewis, vice president and head of the product business unit, said of the F305 mobile phone launch held in conjunction with CommunicAsia, an industry convention and exhibition.

"We see gaming as a way to interact with our young customers... it's a new area of the market that Sony Ericsson is entering into," he said.

With the F305 phone, the device itself acts as a motion sensor when playing pre-loaded games including bowling and bass fishing, the company said.

Japanese video game giant Nintendo Co.'s wildly popular Wii console is known for its innovative motion-sensitive controller.

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