Sony Ericsson unveiled two new 3G phones at 3GSM today - K600 and Z800. The Sony Ericsson K600 is very small for a 3G phone and features 262K color display, 1.3 MP camera, second video camera, FM radio and MP3 player (no memory card slot though). While the model name suggests the opposite, the K600 has a better feature set than the popular K700. The Sony Ericsson Z800 is the version of the already available Vodafone's V800 for the other networks.Press releases
Sony Ericsson K600
3GSM World Congress Cannes, France - The K600 3G UMTS handset launched from Sony Ericsson today is a groundbreaker in design, performance and functionality. In a device that is the same size and weight as existing 2G handsets, the K600 delivers the full performance and possibilities of 3G networks, including high quality video telephony, a 1.3 MegaPixel camera and fast download of compelling mobile content. With this phone, Sony Ericsson has moved the boundaries of phone design a stage further and delivered a real classic – a sleek, durable, lightweight phone that will appeal to a very wide audience.
“The age of bulky 3G handsets is over,” says Hiroshi Nakaizumi, Head of Design of Sony Ericsson. “The K600 is destined to become a modern classic and a phone that is highly desirable. It’s a peerless combination of stunning design and up to the minute performance, enabling consumers to get the best out of the new 3G services and applications.”
The K600 has sleek good looks and an aluminium feel and is easy to use and navigate around. Sony Ericsson’s latest intuitive dual front camera/phone design makes the handset vertical when it’s a phone, and horizontal when it’s a camera, and the fully featured 1.3 MegaPixel camera includes an active lens cover for swift activation and extra protection. For consumers getting used to the gripping idea of video telephony, handling video calls is done in just a few clicks with the use of the direct video telephony button. The world of applications the phone delivers, from exciting mobile content to video calling and personal creativity, are always crisp and clear with the large - 1.8 inch – 262.000 colour TFT screen.
The K600 will be commercially available in Q3 2005 K600i Dual mode UMTS-GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900
Sony Ericsson Z800
3GSM World Congress Cannes, France – Sony Ericsson today revealed a further addition to its growing portfolio of 3G UMTS products. With its fast and easy data access and strong feature-set, the Z800 is a serious productivity tool that will appeal to heavy mobile users who appreciate efficiency and style. It takes full advantage of all new services made accessible by mobile broadband networks, such as video telephony, music and video streaming and download.
Building on the huge success of the V800 for Vodafone, the Z800 will be available in Q2, taking a proven concept to an even bigger audience. It is perfectly tuned to work with high-speed UMTS mobile networks where available. Productivity possibilities include using it as a broadband modem for a laptop, enabling access to corporate e-mail, Internet and intranet, and also Internet browsing and e-mail access on the phone.
Using Bluetooth™, IrDA or a USB cable, consumers can quickly synchronize calendar, contacts and other data with their PC. There is also ample storage capacity for Java applications, e-mail, video clips, pictures or music. as the Z800 comes with a 64MB Memory Stick Duo and supports up to 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo.
With the Z800, consumers can experience effortless high-quality mobile imaging. . The 1.3 Megapixel Motion Eye™ rotating camera, which also has 4x digital zoom, can be started with just one press of the dedicated camera button. With a second press, an image is captured. It’s then ready to be sent off as e-mail, MMS or locally over Bluetooth™, infrared or USB cable.
Z800i is a Dual mode UMTS-GSM/GPRS phone working on the 900/1800/1900Mhz frequencies.