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Thursday, 24 January 2008

Sony Ericsson Twins - T270 & T280

The Sony Ericsson T270 and T280 are set to delight style-oriented everyday users and demanding professionals alike.

Delhi, India – 24th January 2008 – Sony Ericsson today announced the launch of the T270 and T280, a stylish duo of affordably priced phones set to appeal to differing audiences.

“We have developed two phones that meet the needs of two distinct audiences,” said Howard Lewis, Vice President and Head of Entry Level products at Sony Ericsson. “The T270 and T280 build on the appeal of iconic Sony Ericsson phones like the T610. They are good looking and tick all of the right boxes; whether it’s for the business user wanting a compact work phone or the everyday user looking for a classic, stylish camera phone.”

At home on the catwalk or in the boardroom
The T270 and T280 offer classic pocket-sized style. At less than 13mm slim and built using brushed light metal with a glass finish, they offer premium design without the premium price tag. Take the T280 to the fashion mall and snap a picture of a possible new purchase or use the T270 at work to send a calendar appointment to a colleague via Bluetooth™ technology.

Sony Ericsson T280 – In Touch and In Fashion

Minimum fuss
Fast texting and a simple navigation key to switch-on the FM radio or access your contact list. Easy access to the 1.3 megapixel camera and just one click to begin writing a new text message.


Sony Ericsson T280


Maximum exposure
As well as its good looks, the T280 lets you take and send a photo in just a few clicks. Browse through your pictures on the phone’s screen or send them via Bluetooth™ to a friend’s phone.

Multitask effortlessly
Both the T280 andits sister-product, the T270, are compatible with Bluetooth™ Headsets such as the newly announced HBH-PV770. The HBH-PV770 headset sits discretely in your ear and offers remarkably clear audio, even in noisy environments, thanks to its Digital Noise Cancellation and fast Automatic Volume Adjustment features.

Sony Ericsson T270 – With Business in Mind

Your personal assistant
The T270 combines grown-up good looks with a set of features designed to meet the needs of the busy professional. Access key menu functions such as phonebook, calendar or messages with just one touch and use the built-in speakerphone to take a conference call.


Sony Ericsson T270


Just the job
Both of the phones announced today are designed with a clear audience in mind. For the T270 it is the business user who just wants the essentials done well. It has been purposely developed without a camera to keep things simple and is built with a metal housing and clearly laid out keypad to ensure a robust phone that is easy-to-use.

For whatever reason you need a phone – whether it is for work or just staying in touch with minimum fuss – then Sony Ericsson say that they have a solution with the T270 and T280.

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 and will support the following frequencies:

T270i - GSM/GPRS 900/1800
T270a - GSM/GPRS 850/1900

T280i - GSM/GPRS 900/1800
T280a - GSM/GPRS 850/1900

[via: Press release]

Sony Ericsson R300i & R306 Radios

The new Sony Ericsson R300 Radio and R306 Radio place the first combined AM/FM radio experience at the heart of the mobile phone.

Delhi, India – 24th January 2008 – Sony Ericsson today announced the launch of two new mobile phones, the R300 Radio and R306 Radio, both designed to deliver a credible radio-listening experience to a global audience, and ideally suited to emerging markets such as India.

“The R300 Radio and R306 Radio allow you to tune-in to your favourite music shows or sports reports, across both AM and FM broadcasts,” said Howard Lewis, Vice President and Head of Entry Level Products at Sony Ericsson. “They certainly look and sound the part, offering a radio-inspired design and feature set on a choice of either a candy bar or clamshell phone.”

  • True radio design
    Dedicated radio speakers and preset channel buttons
  • Loud sound
    3D sound enhancement and volume boost for noisy environments
  • AM/FM Frequencies
    Tune-in to your favourite station


Sony Ericsson R300i


True radio design
Both of these new phones are designed to have a clear radio look-and-feel. Sit either phone on its side and let the radio blast out through the dedicated loudspeaker…in stereo in the case of the R306 Radio.

Preset buttons on the front of both the R300 Radio and R306 Radio let you switch easily between your favourite stations. It takes just one click to boost the volume when you want to share music on the radio or the live action from the sports ground.

These two phones really let you get the most from the radio. Set it as your alarm clock or record the final moments of your team’s winning match and play back the commentary again and again. You can even record a clip of a song and use it as your ringtone.

Who sang that song?
TrackID™ is now a familiar feature on many of Sony Ericsson’s high tier phones. It now comes as standard on both the R300 Radio and R306 Radio, turning listeners into instant music experts! Record a clip of a song from an external source, such as a sound system in a coffee shop or bar, and find out within seconds who sang it, the name of the track and which album it is from. All in just one click.

Play it loud!
With the R300 Radio you can listen-in via the stereo headphones provided or ‘play it loud’ thanks to the high performance speaker integrated into the phone. Switch on 3D sound enhancement or volume boost with the dedicated Audio Enhancer key on the phone.

True radio experience
The R306 Radio opens up into a clamshell with two integrated stereo speakers that face the listener. Again featuring the Audio Enhancer key, you can activate volume boost when listening to the radio through the speakers or 3D sound enhancement when you have the stereo headset plugged in, ensuring a first-class radio listening experience even when it is noisy around you. See which station you are tuned-in to on the phone’s external display.


Sony Ericsson R306 Radio


Perfect harmony
Both phones feature Bluetooth™ technology, allowing you to handle your phone calls handsfree with optional accessories such as the Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-PV703.

The R300 Radio offers a built-in VGA camera and the R306 Radio boasts a step-up to a 1.3 megapixel camera on-board. So whether you are listening to the radio or not, these two new phones are set to hit the right note.

The R300 Radio will launch in two colours: Antique Copper and Steel Black. It is a GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 phone that will be available in selected markets from Q2 2008. The R300a Radio is a GSM/GPRS 850/1800/1900 phone, available in the same timeframe.

The R306 Radio will launch in two colours: Coffee Black and Champagne White. It is a GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 phone that will be available in selected markets from Q3 2008.
The R306a Radio is a GSM/GPRS 850/1800/1900 phone, available in the same timeframe.


[via: Press release]

Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism - A Touch Of Glamour

Nokia unveiled yesterday its latest addition to the Prism Collection, the Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism, aimed at design-conscious consumers. With its seamless diamond-cut design with a crystal centre key, the Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism continues to highlight the geometric shapes and personalized style of the Prism Collection. Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism will be available in the first quarter of 2008 with an estimated retail price of EUR 375, before taxes and subsidies.

Nokia worked in collaboration with the creative designer Frédérique Daubal, which resulted in unique laser-etched graphic designs, distinctive wallpapers as well as exclusive accessories to the Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism. The wallpapers inspired by Daubal communicate the reflection of light and capture the feel of angular prisms and triangles.


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"At Nokia we are constantly looking for new and innovative shapes, styles and materials combined with advanced features and personalized experiences," said Jo Harlow, who oversees the Live category in Nokia. "Additionally, we continue to seek opportunities to collaborate with designers and artists at the top of their fields, who can offer different talents and insights to help us create products that meet the individual and unique lifestyle needs of consumers."

Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism

The graphic design of the aluminium back cover, together with intriguing light effects, make each handset unique and complement the glamorous appeal of the Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism.

Combining special design and technology, the Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism features an eye-catching large OLED display, with organic, modern digital art wallpapers inspired by Daubal. From a technical standpoint, the Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism comes with a 2 megapixel camera, 3G technology for fast and easy downloads and browsing, 1 GB of internal memory and a music player with matching headset. The user can also personalize the color of the light in the keymat choosing from 49 different colors.

Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism

Additional wallpapers designed by Frédérique Daubal are available for downloading at www.nokiaprismcollection.com. The website also includes images and information of the Nokia Prism Collection.

About Frédérique Daubal
Frédérique Daubal is a renowned French artist and designer. In addition to designing graphics, she is also a talented fashion designer and collaborates with individuals and publications for experimental ideas in related fields. More information on Daubal can be found at www.daubal.com.

[via: Press release]

Nokia 1209 & 2600 Classic For Emerging Markets

Nokia Sharing Survey reveals mobile phone sharing on the rise

Nokia recently unveiled the Nokia 2600 classic and the Nokia 1209, two mobile handsets that offer useful features, range of colors or exchangeable covers for consumers in emerging markets. Nokia 2600 classic, which will retail for approximately 65 euros before applicable taxes or subsidies, has begun shipping, ramping up in all key markets during the first quarter of 2008. Nokia 1209 will become available globally during the second quarter of 2008 and will retail for approximately 35 euros before applicable taxes or subsidies.

The highlight of today's announcement is the Nokia 2600 classic which allows consumers to customize their phone with colourful, fully changeable Xpress-on covers and MP3 ring tones. The cheerful Nokia 2600 classic also features a number of entertainment features, including an FM radio and a VGA camera.

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"While cost sensitivity is an important element in creating mobile devices for emerging markets, the overwhelming feedback we receive from consumers in these markets is that they want their mobile device to complement their personality and offer a range of colours and entertainment features," says Alex Lambeek, Vice President, Entry Devices, Nokia. "The Nokia 2600 classic offers a colorful sense of flair and a robust set of features at an exceptionally accessible price. As with all Nokia devices, it is backed by a brand that stands for quality and durability."


Survey results: phone sharing in emerging markets on the rise

According to a recent Nokia survey of consumers in emerging markets, a new trend appears to be emerging: phone sharing. More than 50% of respondents in India, Pakistan and nearly 30% in Vietnam indicate that they share, or would share, their mobile phone with family or friends - a figure which contrasts consumer behaviour in more mature markets.

"Phone sharing is a logical trend - more and more families are purchasing a mobile phone for the entire family to use, not just the head of the household. In addition, digital cameras are quickly becoming more popular in these markets, and as such taking and sharing digital images is becoming more common," adds Lambeek. "In response, Nokia has developed a number of innovative features like the multiple phonebook to support phone sharing, and we have added technologies like Bluetooth to some models to make transferring images and ringtones easy and affordable."

The second model introduced today, the Nokia 1209, offers additional cost management features to make phone sharing easy and convenient. Innovations include the pre-paid tracker, a cost-tracking application, and the multiple phonebook - which allows up to five people to store personal contact lists of up to two hundred numbers on a single phone. Designed for first time buyers, the Nokia 1209 incorporates Nokia's intuitive user interface, dust resistance, and offers up to 80 languages. The Nokia 1209 also has a one-piece key mat for durability and reliability.


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Editor's note:

The Nokia sharing survey was conducted in India, China, Brazil, Pakistan, Vietnam, Russia and Egypt in October and November, 2007.

[via: Press release]

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Preview Sony Ericsson M610i

Prototype Sony Ericsson M610i reviewed!

Demo: Google's Android

Here are Mr. Horowitz and Brin talking about Android's SDK availability which by the way be also an open source platform in the future.

Thursday, 10 January 2008

12GB SanDisk microSDHC!

12GB microSDHC SanDiskSanDisk Increases Capacity By 50%; Reflects Growing Demand For Higher Capacity Storage Cards As Consumers Use Mobile Phones For Music, Photos, Video


LAS VEGAS NEVADA, Jan. 7, 2008 - SanDisk Corporation, (NASDAQ: SNDK) the proven leader in flash memory, today announced it has begun to sample 12-gigabyte (GB)1 microSDHC™ flash memory cards to major phone manufacturers for testing and evaluation. The 12GB card represents a 50 percent boost in card capacity from SanDisk’s industry-leading 8GB microSDHC cards, which are currently available worldwide, and highlights the growing popularity of mobile phones with storageintensive features that include music players, digital cameras, video recording and playback and GPS capabilities.

“Mobile phones have become a key part of consumers’ lifestyles around the globe,” said Jeff Kost, senior vice president and general manager of the Mobile Consumer Solutions division at SanDisk. “What many people tend to overlook is the important role that removable storage cards play in enabling the key features of these fully featured mobile phones. In fact, many people are not even aware that their phone has a card slot which is why SanDisk recently launched its Wake Up Your Phone™ campaign.”

SanDisk has embarked on a ‘slot education’ program to raise awareness of both the card slot included in the majority of new mobile phones available today and the benefits to the consumers who use it. More information is available at: www.WakeUpYourPhone.com.

A 12GB microSDHC is ideal for storing large quantities of music, photos and video. For example, it will be able to store a combination of 1,500 songs2, 3,600 photos3 and 24.5 hours of video4.

SDHC is the designation for any SD™ or SD-based card that is larger than 2GB and adheres to the new SD 2.00 specification required for cards and hosts to support 4GB to 32GB capacities. The specification was developed by the SD Association, an industry standards board, which has also created three classes to define minimum sustained data transfer speed. These cards adhere to the SD Speed Class 4 Rating.

Monday, 7 January 2008

Motorola ROKR E8 & MOTO Z10 Official!

Motorola Unveils New Additions to ROKR Family

New ROKR E8 Takes You from Talk to Music in One Touch Using Motorola ModeShift Technology

Las Vegas, NV – 6 Jan. 2008 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today expanded its ROKR™ family of music products with the introduction of the ROKR E8 mobile device, the EQ5 and EQ7 wireless speaker systems and new stereo headsets at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (Booth #8545, Central Hall). This new generation of ROKR products offers consumers a complete music ecosystem that can help them enjoy their favorite tunes while on the go.

“ROKR E8 is a no compromises device – it’s both an MP3 player that makes great phone calls and a mobile phone with tremendous audio capabilities. With our unique ModeShift technology, we’re dispelling the myth that mobile phones with music features are inferior to stand-alone audio devices,” stated Stu Reed, president, Motorola Mobile Devices. “Rounding out our ROKR portfolio, our new music accessories provide consumers with a number of ways to enjoy their music.”

ROKR E8: Transforming The Music Experience

Summary of key features in ROKR E8:
  • ModeShift technology transforms the device from phone to music player with the touch of a button
  • Innovative haptics technology provides tactile response when a virtual key is pressed
  • FastScroll navigation wheel allows for scrolling through thousands of songs with the slide of a thumb
  • Patented CrystalTalk™ technology delivers outstanding call clarity even in noisy environments
  • Windows™ Media Player™ 11 compatibility enables easy transfer of tunes from the PC to the device

Motorola designed ROKR E8 to deliver an uncompromised consumer experience for music or talk. Using breakthrough ModeShift technology from Motorola, the quad-band GPRS/EDGE device presents users with only the controls they need, at the time they need them, instantly transforming from music player to phone with the touch of a button.

When powered off, the surface of ROKR E8 is smooth, with no visible keys. Power on the device and it presents a virtual numbered keypad on the front surface. With one “press” of the virtual music key, the phone keypad disappears and control keys for the music player – play, pause, fast forward and rewind – appear in its place.

Yet, ROKR E8 is more than just a “touch”-operated device. Using innovative vibrating haptics technology, the device provides the tactile feedback consumers expect from a traditional keypad, providing confirmation they have pressed a virtual key.

ROKR E8 also marks the debut of the new FastScroll navigaton wheel from Motorola, a variable-speed touch control that lets consumers easily scroll through all of the content stored on the device. With a gentle slide of the thumb, the wheel quickly scrolls through your music (music mode), contacts (phone mode), calendar (phone mode), or multimedia (imaging mode) content. Information is easily viewed on the landscape 2.0” QVGA display.

In music mode, ROKR E8 delivers great sound through a three-dimensional stereo feature that enhances two-channel audio and an on-board equalizer. Music can be enjoyed on the built-in speaker, with a compatible Bluetooth® enabled stereo headset¹, or through a wired headset plugged into the 3.5mm jack.

ROKR E8 also helps consumers discover new music with a built-in FM radio and support for Song ID2 .

The 2GB internal memory can store up to 1,500 songs3, and the external memory is expandable up to 4GB with an optional microSD card. Music transfers quickly with USB 2.0. The device is compatible with Windows Media Player 11 on the PC, which also provides access to more than 200 online music stores.

In phone mode, ROKR E8 provides outstanding voice quality using Motorola CrystalTalk technology. The powerful device can receive calls while downloading or playing music, text messaging2, surfing the Web2 or taking pictures. Quality construction and materials help make ROKR E8 durable and reliable, and a high gloss front, aluminum soft touch back, spun metal side keys and engraved banding offer the modern style expected from Motorola.


Motorola ROKR E8
Motorola ROKR E8
Motorola ROKR E8
Motorola ROKR E8
Motorola ROKR E8

Motorola EQ5 and EQ7: Wireless Speakers for Music and Calls

The Motorola EQ5 and EQ7 are the first wireless speakers from Motorola that provide mobility for both music and speakerphone calls. With rich, stereo sound and elegant style, both portable speakers can easily connect with almost any MP3 player, PC or mobile phone through wireless Bluetooth technology (including A2DP Bluetooth profile) or a wired 3.5 mm jack.

The Motorola EQ5 Portable Wireless Speaker is a sleek and stylish pocket-sized device with a convenient kickstand for standing upright and a rechargeable battery4 to play music or take calls with wireless freedom.

The Motorola EQ7 Wireless Hi-Fi Stereo Speaker is a state-of-the-art sound system that includes cutting-edge audio technology by JBL®. The high-end stereo speakers provide deep rich bass and smooth response, making even the most dynamic of songs sound clean and robust. The speakers also include a built-in microphone and integrated controls that make it easy to switch between music and speakerphone mode with the touch of a button.

Stereo Bluetooth Accessories: Wireless Music On the Go
The wireless music experience has been enhanced with the Motorola S9-HD, an upgraded version of the award-winning ROKR S9. This improved headset adds surround sound with SRS WOW HD™ technology, while reducing ambient noise and providing more comfort with redesigned ear buds.

The Motorola S605 Bluetooth Stereo Clip Headset gives wired music devices a wireless option. With stereo Bluetooth technology, this affordable and lightweight clip-on pendant and headset provides wireless connections to Bluetooth enabled phone while staying simultaneously connected to streaming music or FM radio.

Wired Accessories: Mobile Music, In Style
Motorola is also launching several new wired companion products to satisfy any style and add comfort, design and incredible sound to your mobile music experience.

EH70 Stereo Headset – A premium in-ear stereo headset with an acoustic design that delivers rich sound quality with full-range frequency response and low distortion. Outstanding microphone performance helps calls sound great and noise isolation helps minimize background clamor. Replaceable ear tips offer a comfortable in-ear fit and additional sound clarity.

EH50 Stereo Headset – Ergonomically designed to keep up with active lifestyles5, the EH50 features proprietary TrueComfort™ design, with flexible ear hooks for a secure, comfortable fit. The EH50 sounds as good as it looks with a full-range enhanced frequency response, low distortion as well as an unobtrusive ear bud design and discreet, lightweight, enhanced microphone for calls.

EH25 Stereo Headset – Creates a fashion statement among wired headphones with four available colors, exceptional sound quality, a compact carry case and a discreet microphone for taking calls.

EH20 Stereo Headset – A wired headset that offers great bass response, stylish design and a customizable fit at an affordable price.

Availability
ROKR E8 is expected to be available in Q1 2008. The Motorola EQ5, EQ7 and new wired and wireless accessories are expected to be available in Q2 2008.

ROKR E8 FULL SPECS HERE




New Motorola Z10 Delivers Filmmaking on the Fly

Latest Kick Slider from Motorola Inspires Spontaneous Creativity as a Mobile Phone Film Studio

LAS VEGAS – 6 Jan. 2008 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today made it easy to capture, edit and share videos and images directly from the mobile device with the introduction of MOTO™ Z10 at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (Booth #8545, Central Hall).

The new MOTO Z10 is a complete, pocket-sized, mobile film studio. This stylish kick slider makes it easy to capture high-quality video, edit clips, create transitions between scenes and add title slides and a soundtrack¹. Then, budding filmmakers can upload their creation to share with friends and family through any number of Web sites such as YouTube, Google, Yahoo! and ShoZu.

“With MOTO Z10, we are turning movie making and spontaneous creativity into social activities. Now, anyone can capture and share life’s moments from almost anywhere in the world and make their unique perspective a part of popular culture,” said Stu Reed, president, Motorola Mobile Devices.


MOTO Z10
MOTO Z10
MOTO Z10
MOTO Z10

In addition to creating videos, MOTO Z10 features great media playback capabilities. With a crystal-clear 2.2” QVGA screen that displays video at 30 frames per second in millions of colors, consumers can watch their own films or downloaded content2. The external storage slot will support an external memory card with up to 32GB of capacity, when available.

MOTO Z10 also takes great pictures. One press of the dedicated camera key launches the 3.2 megapixel camera in only 1.5 seconds. The Superfast burst mode captures up to three images a second, so consumers will never miss a frame of the action. The smart auto focus keeps pictures sharp while intelligent auto-save automatically names and saves images directly to the on-board media gallery or favorite media-sharing Web sites.

MOTO Z10 looks as sleek and stylish on the outside as it is feature-packed inside. The ergonomic design is built with premium quality materials, including spun stainless steel, polished metallic finish and soft-feel textures. With 3.5G HSDPA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, and Symbian/UIQ software, MOTO Z10 represents the next generation of mobile device technology for on-the-go content consumers and creators.

MOTO Z10 is expected to be available in Q1 2008.

MOTO Z10 FULL SPECS HERE

[via: Press release]

Sony Ericsson W350, W760 & Z555

The new Sony Ericsson W350 puts music on top with a combination of favourite Walkman® features and a unique flip design

Las Vegas, USA – 6th January 2008 – Sony Ericsson today announced the launch of the W350, a Walkman® phone that offers the perfect blend of style and function. Featuring for the first time from Sony Ericsson a flip phone that allows you to control your music at your fingertips, it offers a winning combination of ease of use, style and convenience. This latest addition to the Walkman® phone family can be used with the new Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-DS205, also announced today, for the ultimate hands-free music experience.

“The W350 Walkman® phone offers a combination of key easy-to-use music and phone functions in a stylish, compact form,” said Ben Padley, Head of Music Marketing at Sony Ericsson. “It is designed to appeal to men and women on-the-go who want a stylish, compact phone that offers a complete MP3 experience at an affordable price.”

W350 Walkman® phone – Simple to use, stylish to carry

  • Unique style – 10mm slim Walkman® phone with a unique flip design
  • Walkman® on Top – navigate your music collection from simple keys on the phone’s front
  • Fun music features – name a song with TrackIDTM
  • Bluetooth™ Stereo Streaming – for wirefree music listening

Sony Ericsson W350

A style statement
You’ll draw admiring glances when you take the W350 out of your pocket or bag. At just 10 mm thin, it is sleek enough to fit comfortably with no bulges into your pocket or purse. Its unique flip covers the keypad for a minimalist look. Available in trendy colours including Electric Black with orange accents, the phone is a classy yet modern statement that is never out of place whether at a music gig or a football match.

True Walkman® player experience
The W350’s Walkman® player can easily be accessed and operated even without opening its flip cover. With Walkman® on Top, key MP3 functions including Play, Pause and Scroll are outside the phone’s flip cover so you can use it just like you would a standalone MP3 player.

The W350 makes it straightforward to transfer music onto your phone. Whether your favourite tracks are on a CD or on your computer, all you need to do with the phone’s intuitive Media Manager software is drag your tracks from your computer onto your phone via a USB cable. You can store up to 470 tracks 1)* or 40 entire albums1)* and, once your music is onto your phone, it’s also easy to navigate around it with the Walkman® player.

Never miss a beat
You’re at the bar, and a song plays that you used to love... but you just can’t place it! Sounds familiar? We’ve all experienced this, and thanks to TrackID TM, it need never happen again. Just record a few seconds of the song into the phone’s microphone (or tag it from the built-in radio) and use TrackIDTM to identify it. The phone provides you with the name of the song, the artist, and even the album so that you can download it and enjoy it again and again.

Stay tuned without wires
You don’t need to hold the phone in your hand to get the best out of the W350. With the Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-DS205, you can stream the music on your phone wirelessly to your ears! Your phone can be in your bag and you can still listen to the music, see which song is playing and take calls.

The W350i is an EDGE 900/1800/1900 phone that will be available in selected markets from Q2 2008. The W350a is an EGDE 850/1800/1900 phone for the Americas that will also be available from Q2 2008.



The new Sony Ericsson W760 Walkman® phone packs GPS and cutting-edge gaming, as well as an enhanced music experience, into a stand-out slider.

Las Vegas, USA – 6th January 2008 – Sony Ericsson today announced the W760, the first truly global Walkman® phone with tri-band HSDPA, enabling broadband speed downloads of the latest music and content wherever in the world it is used. Offering music on your mobile and much more, the phone delivers built-in GPS to help you find that secret gig, distinctive Stereo Speakers for sharing your music and the latest hit games, including Need for Speed™ ProStreet.

The W760 is a Walkman® phone that you will want to take with you everywhere. This is where the added protection from the multipurpose Active Speaker MAS-100 comes in. Announced today, it acts as a good-looking protective case, a speaker to let you play your tunes even louder and an FM radio antenna.

“People today are always on the move so it’s important that they can stay in touch and have their entertainment at their fingertips,” said Ben Padley, Head of Music Marketing at Sony Ericsson. “The W760 fits perfectly into this lifestyle. It is bold, action-packed and takes the Walkman® phone beyond just music.”

W760 Walkman® phone – Enjoy and share – anywhere in the world

  • Stay grounded – GPS and Wayfinder Navigator™1)
    built-in, plus Google Maps™ for step-by-step
    directions to your destination
  • Share your music inside and out
    Twin speakers with Stereo Widening plus an
    optional Active Speaker for outdoor use
  • Match your mood – choose and match your music
    with SensMe™
  • Score big – great gaming features, motion
    control and widescreen gameplay.
    Need for Speed™ ProStreet preloaded


Sony Ericsson W760


Find your way with GPS
Looking for the location of a gig or a new club? Even a new city poses no challenge for the W760. The phone’s built-in GPS with Wayfinder Navigator™1) lets you search over 20 million points of interest around the globe and talks you to your destination every turn of the way. There’s also a GPS-supported fitness application called Tracker that can tell you how fast, for how long and how far you ran (or walked!).

Share your music with your friends
Become the focal point of a spontaneous party or gaming experience with the W760’s powerful built-in stereo speakers. If outdoors, use the phone with the Active Speaker MAS-100 – a revolutionary case that not only looks fantastic but also protects your Walkman® phone at the same time as being a built-in speaker and FM radio antenna for enjoying music with friends.

Set the mood with the right music
The W760 helps select the right music for the occasion. Store up to 950 tracks2) on your phone*, and use SensMe™ to pick the music and tracks that match your mood in an instant. Navigate through a playlist with Shake Control – shuffle and skip through tracks, or adjust the volume, with just a shake of the phone.

The TrackID™ functionality allows you to identify any song you are listening to on the FM Radio or at a club. And with TrackID™ Charts, you can also review the most searched tracks in your country or anywhere in the world.

The intuitive Media User Interface rotates depending on how you’re holding the phone, so you can see everything you need at a glance. Auto rotate works for photos, videos and games3) too. Just twist the phone to change the view.

Get a piece of the gaming action
With the W760, gaming is more fun than ever. The phone allows you to play in landscape mode, with sound from stereo speakers and use of dedicated
gaming buttons like a gaming console. It is preloaded with the latest games, including Need for Speed™ ProStreet – where high speed and utter adrenaline
collide. The W760 is built for fast-paced action with a large 2.2” screen for great gameplay and Motion Sensor Gaming that allows you to play top games on your phone in 3D quality, using the motion of the phone to control the game.

Capture the moment
A quality 3.2 megapixel camera is built in to the phone. Just slide open the phone, press the camera button and capture the moment! Pictures can be stored on the 1GB Memory Stick or transferred to a PC using Media Manager.

The W760 is a UMTS/HSDPA 850/19002100 and GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 phone that will be available in selected markets from Q2 2008.

The Active Speaker MAS-100 will be available in selected markets from Q2 2008.



The new Sony Ericsson Z555 combines advanced features with breathtaking aesthetics

Las Vegas, USA – 6th January 2008 – Sony Ericsson today revealed the Z555, an elegant clamshell phone which combines a rich feature set with striking good looks. It’s a perfect match of the latest feature set with an innovative diamond design, intended to make one big style statement.

Together with the Z555, Sony Ericsson announced a series of stylish new accessories including a Design Collection of four leather bags all offering unique and creative carrying solutions, as well as three new sleek Bluetooth™ Headsets, HBH-PV708, HBH-PV770 and HBH-PV712.

“The Z555 is designed to reflect your look and attract attention,” said Sven Totte, Head of Style Marketing at Sony Ericsson. “We’ve created it for people who are looking for a beautifully designed phone that reflects their personal style and does not compromise on features or performance.”

Sony Ericsson Z555 – A statement of style

  • Gesture Control – manage calls with a wave of your hand
  • Hidden display – for an uninterrupted finish
  • Everchanging themes to suit the season
  • Sleek design accessories to complete your look


Sony Ericsson Z555


Make a statement
Whether at work or at play, you have a personal style that’s all your own – a style and look that the Z555 sets off perfectly. With a unique diamond reflective finish on the front, and sophisticated details, it truly reflects your personality. Choose between Diamond Black and Dusted Rose and you will soon get noticed.

Just wave the interruptions away
The Z555 incorporates Sony Ericsson’s handy Gesture Control, letting you easily mute the phone or snooze its alarm without having to interrupt what you’re doing. When a call comes in, a simple movement of your hand back and forth over the phone mutes the ringtone. Similarly, sweep your hand over the phone when using it as your alarm clock to put it into ‘snooze’ mode. Works like magic!

Stay informed – discreetly
The Z555’s outside display shows you who is calling even without opening the clamshell. When it’s in idle mode, the outside display remains discretely invisible…with no compromise to the design.

The latest look
Just like you, the Z555 changes its look to fit the suit the season. The colours and designs that appear within the phone’s themes, effectively the look of the menu system and home screen, can update automatically as the year goes by. Linked to the phone’s calendar, the Z555 knows when it’s time for that summer look to give way to the fall. It even saves something special for big events like News Year’s Eve!

Indulge your passions on the go
The Z555 allows you to grab that spare moment in a taxi to catch up with your favourite band or even book. Store your favourite music tracks or audio books on the phone and sort them by chapters, albums or artists. Tune in to FM Radio for the weather, traffic or the latest celebrity news.

Snap the action as it happens
The Z555’s 1.3MP camera ensures that you’re always in a position to snap the action as it happens. Take a picture of a potential new purchase and send it as a picture message to a friend or upload it directly to your ‘blogsite’ so that everyone can share what you’ve been up to.

Accessorise to complete the look
Any stylist will tell you that no look is complete without the right accessories. The Design Collection offers four different stylish leather bags that complement
your style and protect your phone at the same time. This Collection offers creative and stylish carrying solutions that fit with your phone and your style.

The Z555 is also compatible with three sleek new Bluetooth™ headsets:

  • The Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-PV708 offers the best combination of style and convenience – to keep you in touch whether you’re walking the dog or buying a coffee
  • The Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-PV770 provides an alternative in-ear wearing style so that you can still use it while wearing your glasses or sunglasses
  • The Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-PV712 reduces background noise and maximises comfort, letting you concentrate on the person you are talking with. It also raises the style stakes thanks to the two changeable Style-up™ covers included with it.

The Z555i is an EDGE/GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 phone that will be available in selected markets from Q1 2008. The Z555a is an EDGE/GSM/GPRS 850/1800/1900 phone, available in the same timeframe.


[via: Press release]

Friday, 4 January 2008

Meet Nokia E61i's Successor - Nokia E71?!

Nokia E71 Rumored Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 57 x 112x 10mm (relatively smaller than E61i)
  • Weight: 120 grams
  • HSDPA
  • Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • 3.2Mpx camera (no word on auto-focus)
  • Support for device encryption


Nokia E71
Nokia E71

Nokia E71 is said to be announced at the upcoming 3GSM World Congress that will take place at Barcelona between February 11-14, 2008.

Nokia E71

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