Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson

December 15, 2010 09:01 ET

Sony Ericsson Spread Christmas Cheer With Its Facebook Avatar Maker

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2010) - With Christmas just a matter of days away, Sony Ericsson is offering fans the chance to create their very own Santa avatar. Fans visiting the Sony Ericsson Facebook page can now make a mini-version of themselves complete with Santa hat, giant belt and Santa-esque trousers to get them in the festive spirit.

As part of the launch of Mini Magic, which celebrates the recent success of the Xperia™ X10 Mini winning European Mobile Phone of the Year 2010 – 2011, Sony Ericsson's Mini Magic avatar maker enables users to choose from a wide range of customisable features, including hairstyles, shoes, jeans, jumpers, and hats. There are a number of Christmas clothing and accessory options to give users' profile pictures that extra bit of holiday cheer. As soon as fans have created their own Facebook avatar and added their Christmas touches, users can instantly tag and upload their new mini-avatars to their Facebook profile for all to see.

With Christmas being the season of goodwill, Sony Ericsson is also giving fans with a Facebook account the chance to win an Xperia™ X10 mini pro or Xperia™ X10 mini, with a brand new Facebook contest located on its global social networking page. To enter the competition fans need to simply upload an imaginative, Christmassy, or unique image of something mini to the Sony Ericsson Mini Magic app.

Once images have been uploaded and approved, fans can then share their entries across Facebook and Twitter, encouraging friends with a Facebook profile to vote for their favourite images in the online gallery. The top twenty images with the most votes will go through to the final, with the best 5 entries winning an Xperia™ X10 Mini Pro and the 5 runners-up receiving an Xperia™ X10 Mini.

Facebook users have got until January 17 to create their mini avatars, which is also when the photograph contest closes. To enter the Sony Ericsson photo contest or to create a Mini Magic Christmas avatar, please visit, www.facebook.com/sonyericsson.

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