Sony Ericsson Jalou gets the D&G treatment

Sony Ericsson comes out with the Jalou phone plus a partnership with fashion house Dolce & Gabbana.

Sony Ericsson Jalou, Dolce & Gabbana edition
Sony Ericsson Jalou, Dolce & Gabbana edition Sony Ericsson

It's not uncommon for fashion houses to lend their brand name clout to cell phones (the LG Prada, anyone?), and Dolce & Gabbana has done it again with the just announced Sony Ericsson Jalou. This stunner has a nice rose hue with real 24-carat-gold plating, so you don't want to be leaving this around unattended. The Dolce & Gabbana version of the phone will of course come with special packaging and accessories, like three satin bags and a special D&G headset with gold accents.

Sony Ericsson Jalou, opened
Sony Ericsson Jalou, opened Sony Ericsson

The Dolce & Gabbana version is simply a limited edition of the Jalou, which is designed to look like a cut jewel. It has a 2-inch screen that can double as a mirror at the push of a button "so you can check your hair before a hot date" (If that doesn't scream chick phone, I don't know what does). Features include a Walk Mate step counter, a 3.2-megapixel camera, a music player, a video recorder, Bluetooth, an FM radio, a full browser, a YouTube application, a speakerphone, video calling, A-GPS, Google Maps, e-mail with support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, and more. It is a quad-band GSM phone with support for U.S. 3G bands, so you could use it Stateside if you're so inclined to get an unlocked model.

The Jalou will be available in Q4 of this year with other gemstone colors, like Deep Amethust, Aquamarine Blue, and Onyx Black.

About the author

Nicole Lee is a senior associate editor for CNET, covering cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, and all things mobile. She's also a fan of comic books, video games, and of course, shiny gadgets.


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