Sony Ericsson today presented a new 3G clamshell, the Z610 model. This new device is 94.5 x 49 x 20 mm big and weighs 110 g. The UMTS 2100 phone has tri-band GSM networks support and will come in three color variants: Luster Black, Rose Pink, Airy Blue.
Z610 has an interesting external display, a 128 x 36 pixels OLED one. It is virtually invisible if the phone is in peace, but when someone calls you, you receive a message or a calendar event takes place, it suddenly becomes active and displays the necessary information. The main screen of Z610 is 2" 262K TFD with 220 x 176 pixels resolution. The phone also features a 2 megapixel camera with 2.5x digital zoom and video calls availability. Video can be recorded in QCIF resolution. The internal phone memory is about 16 MB and can be expanded by the Memory Stick Micro (M2) card slot. A 64 MB card is included in the retail package. The phone also has Bluetooth (with A2DP) and USB 2.0 connectivity.
Sony Ericsson Z610 will be available in Q3 2006 but the expected price is still to be confirmed.
Sony Ericsson press release:
LONDON 22 August 2006 - Sony Ericsson today announces the Z610; a stylish 3G phone that blends performance with stand-out design. The sleek mirror finish on the front cover gives the phone a jewel-like quality that is complimented by a hidden 'magic mirror' display which can only be seen when in use. This striking phone delivers on its good looks: its advanced feature set includes a 2.0 Megapixel camera and broadband-speed 3G connectivity. With such a unique design and a choice of three eye-catching colours - Luster Black, Rose Pink & Airy Blue - Z610 is the clamshell to be seen with.
The magic of the Z610 is revealed when a call comes in or the user receives an SMS or MMS. The hidden external display illuminates, giving the effect that the caller-ID information is floating on the face of the phone itself.
The distinctive design of the Z610 is matched by a feature set that lets the user get the most from their mobile phone. The Picture Blog application allows the user to share photographs with friends and family, via an online 'blogsite', within just a few clicks. Simply take a shot with the Z610's 2.0 Megapixel camera and upload (or blog) the images directly to the site.
The Z610's 3G capability, coupled with its large 2.0 inch screen, makes video calling and accessing the Internet a pleasure; and with support for Push Email and RSS feeds that deliver the latest news updates direct to your mobile, it's so much more than a pretty face.
And when its time to reflect, support for Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) allows for generous storage of photos, video clips and MP3 files. This popular and portable storage format is available in memory sizes up to 1GB - that equates to around 2,800 pictures of 2.0 Megapixel quality. Z610 is available in selected markets from Q3 2006.