Sony Ericsson, Handango Go Hand in Hand

Sony Ericsson and mobile application distributor Handango have hooked up to make it easier for folks with a Sony Ericsson convergence phone to access content and applications.

The deal calls for Handango‘s content partners to offer “a vast and easy-to-navigate array of best-in-class smartphone applications” that have been optimized for Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA and UIQ advanced handsets. Handango is also the content provider for the handset maker’s mobile Web store for UIQ phones and will offer its InHand mobile client on all UIQ devices.

Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA X1 will come embedded with a Handango-branded Windows Mobile 6.1 InHand client to give users direct access to applications for enhanced device usage.

Folks who already have a UIQ device will have access to Handango’s mobile store from their phone’s browser as of July 25. New UIQ phones will come from the factory with an over-the-air link to the store.