Sony Ericsson have announced the launch of the T270 and T280, a duo of affordably priced phones that won't turn heads in spoilt Western markets, but might make attractive options in emerging ones.

The T270 and T280 offer 13mm-slim profiles and brushed light metal finishes.

The Sony Ericsson T280 is aimed at the fashion market offers an FM radio, a 1.3-megapixel camera and Bluetooth while the T270 is designed with "business in mind".

Key menu functions such as phonebook, calendar or messages on the T270 can be accessed with one touch, it offers a built-in speakerphone, but has no camera function.

The T270 and T280 will be available in the same colours, Silver on Black and Copper on Silver. They will be available in "selected markets" from Q1 2008.