Sony Ericsson will offer Lonely Planet City Guides and audio phrasebooks via its content portal.The 20 City Guides each contain around 200 recommended points of interest divided into six categories; See, Eat, Sleep, Shop, Night and Essentials. Each one includes directions, review, contact details and a click to call functionality. They are available via Sony Ericsson handsets in 14 countries in Europe and Australia.
The ten audio Phrasebooks offer translations and phonetic pronunciations. They are available in 21 countries throughout Europe along with Australia, Singapore and the UAE.
To download the Java guides, the user can either purchase through the Sony Ericsson website or access the Fun and Downloads portal from the handset. Both mobile city guides and phrasebooks cost £4.50 in the UK and prices range between 3 and 5 Euros in the rest of Europe.