Sony Ericsson announced a new phone today, the S500i. At a respectable 14mm thick, the slider is all about style. Similar in concept to the W43s, the S500i got “ever-changing themes and illuminations that change as day turns to night” and “hidden illumination” so you can light it up at the clubs.

Internally this quad-band phone got a 2-inch screen, media player expandable via a Memory Card M2 Micro slot, 2-megapixel camera, GSM/GPRS/EDGE connection for web surfing, and a 2-inch, 262,144 color TFT screen at 240 x 320 pixel resolution. Outside, it’s only available in Mysterious Green and Spring Yellow. There’s an estimate price of $582, and it should hit the US sometime in the third quarter of this year.

Source: Sony Ericsson PR Newswire