3's first ‘social networking' collaboration with Sony Ericsson hits stores today in the shape of the Sony Ericsson C510. We told you two weeks ago how the operator and the manufacturer had agreed to provide a host of phones that enable users to update their Facebook profile, upload videos straight to YouTube or chat via instant messaging with their Windows Live Messenger contacts. Well the C510 is the first of these handsets, although it is worth noting that it is only exclusive to 3 for a limited time.
Users will be able to view their friends' status updates, update their own, receive news feeds as well as post their own photos, all from an integrated application found on the home screen. The Sony Ericsson C510 also features a 3.2-megapixel camera and is available from today online and from 3Stores for £97.86 on prepay (when you buy £10 Top Up) or free on contract with the £20 Unlimited Texter and Internet tariff.