On the 3GSM Congress today, Sony Ericsson announced their latest additions in phone models. The K610 3G phone and low-end J100.
The K610 is 102 x 45.2 x 16.9 mm big and weighs 92 grams, thus is one of the smallest 3G bar phones. It has a 262K colors 1.9" TFT display with 176 x 220 pixels resolution. The UMTS/GSM phone also has a 2 megapixel camera, built-in music player, Bluetooth, Memory Stick Micro (M2) slot and USB port.
The J100 is aimed for the everyday use and is not very sophisticated in features. It has a 65K colors on its 96 x 64 pixels STN display. Basic options only are included in this device. SMS, polyphonic melodies, vibration alert, alarm clock, calculator.
Sony Ericsson press release
The slender, stylish K610 gives 3G mass appeal
UMTS mobile delivers performance for work and leisure all in the size and weight of a 2G phone
3GSM Congress, Barcelona, 13th Feb 2006 – Sony Ericsson today announces the K610, a slim, lightweight and affordable UMTS imaging phone that opens up the world of 3G for a much wider population. Just 17mm thick and weighing 92 grams, the K610 is the size and weight of a typical 2G stick phone and will be one of the smallest and lightest 3G phones to come on the market. It packs into its slender frame a suite of advanced communications, business and entertainment applications plus a 2 Megapixel camera, Memory Stick removable storage and Bluetooth connectivity.
The K610’s pure lines combine with a solid, quality feel to make it a pleasure to hold and use. It is also incredibly practical and easy to use, with bright illumination plus large keypad and 262K colour display.
UMTS connectivity and a 2 Megapixel camera makes the K610 an ideal tool to shoot images and share them instantly – whether for business or pleasure. Creating a photoblog is easily done by just adding text to images and posting them to the Internet, or images can be quickly sent by email or MMS.
High speed email, web access and a range of business-friendly applications make the K610 the ideal partner for the productive mobile office. Standard push e-mail support (P-IMAP) sends messages direct to the phone without having to download them, and a flight mode allows users to work offline.
The phone’s practical use as a business tool is further strengthened by a comprehensive connectivity suite that keeps the user always in touch. UMTS is supplemented by Bluetooth, Infrared, USB 2.0 mass storage and Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) support,. USB 2.0 can be used to synchronise with Microsoft Outlook to ensure calendar and contacts are always up-to-date the handset.
Browsing the Internet on the K610 is a graphic-rich experience that is very similar to using a PC, thanks to the NetFront™ browser. HTML pages are presented in full with photos, video, words and graphics adapted to fit the 1.9” colour display, making it easy to scroll, browse and follow links between sites. New support for RSS Feeds allows users to subscribe to news services to receive updates direct to the phone.
The K610’s integrated music player makes listening to music on the move simple. Music files can be stored on Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™), which can be expanded to 1GB, It is easy to create and manage playlists and supplied software handles transfer of music files between the user’s PC and the phone. The player delivers a top notch listening experience, helped along by the phone’s high quality stereo headphones and built-in equaliser.
The Sony Ericsson K610 is a Dual Mode UMTS handset commercially available in Evening Red and Urban Silver colours and starts shipping during Q2 2006.
K610i - Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) - GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa
K610c - Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) - GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Mainland China. (Launch for mainland China dependent on availability of 3G services.)
Sony Ericsson widens its entry level portfolio with the stylish compact J100
3GSM Congress, Barcelona, 13th Feb 2006 – Sony Ericsson continues to expand its range of entry level phones with the J100, a phone that is extremely intuitive and affordable, making it ideal for everyday communications.
Unmistakably a Sony Ericsson, the J100’s good looks and ease of use will appeal to anyone looking for an uncomplicated phone that’s great for voice calls and text messages, with a large keypad, one click navigation and single icon menus.
Sony Ericsson is known worldwide for its intuitive coupling of form and function to produce stylish phones with great performance and the J100 is no exception. Several features set it apart from its peers. For example it is the smallest phone in the whole Sony Ericsson range and its 65K colour display is outstanding for a phone in this segment.
All key functions can be reached with just one click and the navigation key with its icon markings makes for instant recognition of the various functions. Simply press ‘Up’ to set the sound, ‘Right’ to set the alarm, ‘Down’ to access the phonebook, ‘Left’ to start writing a message and ‘Centre’ to access the menu.
The core voice calls and text functions are supplemented by useful extras including alarm clock, calculator. Available accessories are the Car Holder HCH-60 and Portable Handsfree HPB-60 which when combined with J100 make for an affordable, all-round communications solution.
The Sony Ericsson J100 is a Dual Band GSM phone available in Polar White and Twilight Blue and will be commercially available during Q2 2006. The J100 will be available in the following variants:
J100i - Dual Band GSM 900/1800 MHz for Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific
J100c - Dual Band GSM 900/1800 MHz for Mainland China
J100a - Dual Band GSM 850/1900 MHz for Americas