Today Sony Ericsson announced V630 - a Vodafone branded version of their K610 handset which was due to hit the shelves in the beginning of summer 2006. V630 is styled in black and orange and it comes with a custom Vodafone visual theme. The design features the successful Walkman navigation D-pad which turns into a music navigation combo during music playback.
V630 is produced exclusively for Vodafone Group and their customers. The phone features a 1.9-inch 262k color TFT display with a resolution of 176x220 pixels, full 3G support for fast data transfer and Vodafone's extended services, a 2 megapixel camera (no autofocus), a Memory Stick Micro (M2) card slot, Bluetooth, and USB 2.0 support.
The handset is designed to make use of all the existing 3G services offered by Vodafone, including video calls with a dedicated front VGA camera and streaming Mobile TV, as well as the new Radio DJ service. It is a personalized streaming radio service which allows you to vote for the songs you like most. That ensures that you get a fully customized live radio stream playing your favorite songs. What is more, you could easily order and buy them online through the phone.
The music features of the handset are backed up by a 256MB Memory Stick Micro Card and a stereo headset. The Memory Stick Micro is still a new standard and is rather unpopular but it should pick up speed this summer.
The mobile device also offers the well-known Sony Ericsson Full HTML browser along with built in RSS feeds reader.
Sony Ericsson V630 is expected in June.