The Z500i is a clamshell mobile phone with VGA camera. The S710 was also announced. The S710a is aimed towards the North American market, and the Z500i will be available in Europe and Asia.
Both phones are Class 10 EDGE-devices, being capable of speeds up to 240 kbps for downloading and 120 kbps for uploading. EDGE, or Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution, is a 3G technology that delivers broadband-like data speeds to mobile devices.
As the earlier announced S700, the S710a has a swivel-design. The S710a features an integrated 1.3 megapixel CCD digital camera and a scratch-proof 2.3 inch 262K TFT colour screen. It comes with a Photo Light to enable snapshots in dark environments and 8x digital zoom so shots can be taken from a distance.
Users have a choice of several options to transfer images, video clips and other data to personal computers and a host of other devices, including MemoryStick Duo, Bluetooth and infrared. The S710a will be available in Q4, 2004.
Camera: 1.3 MegaPixel CCD(1280 x 960 image size) Size: 107.5mm x 49 mm x 24.5mm
Size: 107.5mm x 49 mm x 24.5mm Weight: 137g
Application Support: JAVA 2.0, Hi Corp Mascot
Capsule Engine Micro 3D Edition
Talktime: Up to 7 hours
Standby: Up to 12.5 days (300 hours)
The Z500i is a clamshell phone that offers classic Sony Ericsson styling. Its built-in VGA camera can be used for recording still images and video clips. It is also one of the first Sony Ericsson phones to offer Push to Talk over Cellular (PoC), that allows mobile phones to function as two-way radios. The internal screen is capable of showing 65,536 colours, and when the phone is closed its external 4,096 colour display serves as a viewfinder for capturing images, a display for Picture CallerID, which shows the name and picture of the person calling, or allows the user to read text messages without having to open the phone. The Z500i synchronises with a PC and will be available in Q4, 2004.