Sony Ericsson launches full line of GSM mobile phones, EDGE cards
Posted on 10-Mar-2004 07:59
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The K700 comes with the integrated VGA camera, capable of recording video clips and either store them in the phone memory or send them as a picture message or an e-mail. The camera features 4x digital zoom and as many consumers use their camera phones in dark environments, such as nightclubs or cafés, and the K700 also features Photo Light to improve the quality of these images.
This triple-band GSM/GPRS phone has 65 k TFT colour display, and the inbuilt speaker supports polyphonic sound. To accommodate the multimedia functions of the K700, it has 32MB built-in memory for storage of content such as pictures, music, ring tones, themes, games and video clips, allowing for example for storage of up to 450 images. The K700 also supports Bluetooth.
GSM 900/1800/1900, GPRS 4+2
Display: 65k colour, 176 x 220 pixel TFT
Application support: Java, Mascot Capsule 3D graphics platform
Connectivity: Bluetooth, Infrared, cable
Dimensions: 99 x 46.5 x 19.5 mm
Weight: 90 g
Talktime: up to 7 hours, Standby: up to 15 days (360 hours)
Sony Ericsson K700
The S700 is the result of Sony Ericsson working in close cooperation with Sony Corporation’s camera engineers. Its 1.3 megapixel CCD camera delivers enhanced picture quality (1280 x 960 image size). When opening the camera lens shutter, the ‘camera-mode’ is automatically activated and the screen changes to ‘view-finder’ function with a familiar horizontal digital still camera graphic interface. The S700 comes with photo light to enable photography in dark environments, 8x digital zoom and a 2.3 inch 262K TFT colour screen capable of displaying detailed images. It is also possible to stream and capture video clips.
With a 3D gaming engine from Hi Corp, the S700 is also a gaming device and comes loaded with embedded Java games plus the capability to download additional gaming packages from Sony Ericsson’s Fun & Download web site. The phone offers a host of additional exciting entertainment applications such as an MP3 music player, mobile music service, Music DJ ring tone composer, and 40 polyphonic ringtones.
The phone is compatible with MemoryStick Duo, and comes with Bluetooth and infrared. The S700 will be available in Q4 2004 .
GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz GPRS Class 10 (4 +2)
Camera: 1.3 megapixel CCD(1280 x 960 image size)
Display: 262K colour (240 x320 pixel)
Application Support: JAVA 2.0, Hi Corp Mascot CapsuleTM Engine Micro 3D Edition
Sony Ericsson’s first EDGE mobile phone, the Z500, takes advantage of the latest network enhancements to access business e-mail, fun Java games, Instant Messaging and Push-to-Talk functionality at speeds up to 240 kbps. The Z500 supports Class 10 EDGE for sending and receiving data, which will be the fastest EDGE-solution available on the market.
The Z500’s built-in VGA camera can be used for recording still images and video clips. The company says the bright 65,536 colour display is ideal for enjoying images as well as viewing streaming video. With the Z500 closed, its external 4,096 colour display serves as a viewfinder for capturing images or to display Picture CallerID (the name and picture of the person calling), or even read text messages without the need to open the phone.
The Z500 adds video messaging to offer a full range of communication possibilities, such as e-mail, MMS and Instant Messaging. The Instant Messaging client is based on the Wireless Village standard, allowing chat and presence services. It also features organizer functions, which can easily be synchronized with PC to always have the most up-to date information.
The phone also comes with Push-to-Talk capabilities. This is delivered in Sony Ericsson phones through cooperation with Sonim and based on the Push to talk over Cellular (PoC) standard, ensuring the interoperability and compatibility with other models using the same definition.
The Z500 EDGE will be available in Q3 2004 in the Americas.
Weight: 3.88 ounces (110g)
Size: 3.66 x 1.93 x 0.94 inches (93 x 49 x 24 mm)
Networks: GSM (850/1800/1900) EDGE Class 10 (4+2)
Standby time: Up to 11 days
Talk time: Up to 10 hours
Sony Ericsson Z500
And following the launch of the GC82 EDGE PC Card to the American market, Sony Ericsson launched two new additions to its family of EDGE products: the GC83 and GC85 EDGE PC Cards. Both PC Cards offer increased speed and extended coverage over the previous model
The triple band (GSM 850, 1800 and 1900) GC83 specially targets the American Markets. GC83 works in the Americas, as well as Europe and Asia (where above networks are available). The GC85, also a tri-band (GSM 900/1800/1900) EDGE PC Card, targets the European and Asia Pacific markets. The GC85 provides global coverage in all five continents.
The GC83 will be available in Q2 to the American markets. GC85 will first be available to EMEA in Q4 and then subsequently in other markets.