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Sony Ericsson annouces the Z780 and G502 HSDPA phones

23 April 2008 by
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Sony Ericsson today introduced two new HSDPA phones into its line-up; each clearly designed to take its range web-enabled phones in a different direction, The Z780 expands the company's range of devices for markets outside of Europe and the compact G502 brings the power of the web to a mainstream audience

"These two phones are quite distinct, yet both have the potential to introduce more users to the world of web on your mobile," said Martin Winkler, director of global marketing and head of multimedia web at Sony Ericsson. "Being able to check your email whenever you like or surf the web when on-the-move should not just be the preserve of professionals. The Z780 and the G502 will appeal to anyone juggling a busy life".

The Z780, a sister product to the recently announced Z770, is set to broaden the range of web-enabled phones into more markets across the globe. It packs tri-band 3G and HSDPA into its stylish clamshell frame, letting you receive email or browse the web at high speed in countries across the world. It also introduces built-in aGPS, giving users the opportunity to carry their navigation solution with them on their phone.

The new G502 is the latest in an established line of classic Sony Ericsson phones that cram a wealth of time-saving features into an affordable, pocket-sized phone.

The G502 is the first such model, however, to feature high-speed HSDPA capability. This means that more users can now benefit from faster browsing and downloading capabilities in a phone that has a feature-set that is impressive and incredibly easy to use – perfect for those who want to stay in control of their lives.

Sony Ericsson G502In touch, on the move
Both the Z780 and the G502 come with the latest version of Google Maps for Mobile. This application allows you to view high quality maps that give you a satellite view of the local area and view listings of the restaurants and hotels, complete with any reviews or ratings available. The built-in aGPS functionality of the Z780 means that wherever you are, you'll always be able to find what you need – whether locating the address of your friend's party or finding the quickest route to your next meeting. Google Maps for Mobile then enables you to receive turn-by-turn directions that help you to find your way without complication.

With the G502, you just enter start and finish locations, and receive point-by-point directions of how to get to your destination. Plugging the GPS Enabler HGE-100 accessory into the phone adds GPS capability here as well, making sure that you need never get lost again.

Easy email, simple setup
Accessing your emails on the Z780 and the G502 couldn't be more straightforward. An easy-to-follow 'set-up wizard' guides you through a series of very easy steps so that your existing webmail account can be directed to your phone. Or if it is push email that you need, then the G502 and Z780 also support Exchange ActiveSync for your security and complete mobility.

What you want, when you want it
Accessing your favourite websites is now four times faster than with standard 3G (UMTS), thanks to the HSDPA speeds of the Z780 and the G502. If you use one particular website more than others, you can select an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed that will give you 1-click access directly to this page from your phone's desktop. What's more, the pre-loaded weather forecast application on both of these phones allows you to check the weather before you head out, so you're sure to be prepared for any unexpected rainstorms.

The Z780 is a UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900/2100 and GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 phone that will be available in Grand Onyx and Amethyst Silver in selected markets from Q2 2008.

The G502 is a UMTS/HSDPA 2100 and GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900 phone that will be available in Champagne Black and Brilliant Hazel in selected markets from Q2 2008

Sony Ericsson Z780 and G502 facts and figures

 Z780G502
Core FeaturesHigh Speed HSDPA
Built-in aGPS
Google Maps for Mobile
RSS Desktop
Automatic email set-up
Picture and video blogging
User Defined Blogging
Web 2.0 Ready
Active Sync email
High Speed HSDPA
Google Maps for Mobile
RSS Desktop
Automatic email set-up
Picture and video blogging
Web 2.0 Ready
Active Sync email
Music and EntertainmentBluetooth stereo (A2DP)
Media player
Mega Bass
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow
TrackID
Polyphonic ringtones
3D games
FM radio
Java
Video streaming
Video viewing
Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
Media player
Mega Bass
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow
TrackID
Polyphonic ringtones
3D games
FM radio
Java
Video streaming
Video viewing
Camera2 megapixel camera
2.5x digital zoom
Photo fix
Picture and video blogging
Video recording
2 megapixel camera
4x digital zoom
Photo fix
Picture blogging
Video recording
InternetAccess NetFront web browser
Web feeds
Access NetFront web browser
Web feeds
Communication and MessagingEmail
Exchange ActiveSync
Instant messaging
Speakerphone
Vibrating alert
Video calling
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Email
Exchange ActiveSync
Instant messaging
Speakerphone
Vibrating alert
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
ConnectivityaGPS
Bluetooth technology
Modem
Synchronisation
USB mass storage
USB support
Bluetooth technology
Modem
Synchronisation
USB mass storage
USB support
OrganiserAlarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Flight mode
Notes
Phone book
Stopwatch
Tasks
Timer
Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Flight mode
Notes
Phone book
Stopwatch
Tasks
Timer
AccessoriesIn-Box:
  • Stereo Headset HPM-62
  • Battery (BST-38)
  • Charger (CST-70)
  • Media Transfer Software
  • Sony Ericsson PC Suite
  • User guide
  • USB Cable (DCU-60)

Optional:
Bluetooth Car Speakerphone HCB-150
A portable handsfree solution for use in the car

Bluetooth Headset HBH-PV703
Go wireless with a powerful headset

Desk Stand CDS-65
Your phone's best assistant: connect a USB cable, charger and portable handsfree

In-Box:
  • User guide
  • Battery
  • Standard charger
  • Stereo portable handsfree headset

Optional:
GPS-Enabler HGE-100
Get more from your phone add GPS technology.

Bluetooth Car Handsfree
HCB-105

Small enough to fit in your pocket, sleek enough to match the interior of your car.
Bluetooth Headset HBH-PV708
A powerful wireless handsfree available in chrome or rose for everyday wear.

Facts and FiguresSize: 92 x 49 x 16 mm
Weight: 100 grams

Colours:
Grand Onyx
Amethyst Silver

Main screen: 262,144 colour TFT
Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels
Size: 2.2 inches

External screen: Monochrome
Resolution: 36 x 128 pixels

Phone memory: Up to 35 MB
Memory Stick Micro (M2) support

Talk time GSM: Up to 9.5 hrs
Standby time GSM: Up to 350 hrs

Talk time UMTS: Up to 4.5 hrs
Standby time UMTS: Up to 350 hrs

Size: 109 x 46 x 13.5 mm
Weight: 83.5 grams

Colours:
Champagne Black
Brilliant Hazel

Main screen: 262,144 colour TFT
Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
Size: 2 inches

Phone memory: Up to 32 MB
Memory Stick Micro (M2) support

Talk time GSM: Up to 9 hrs
Standby time GSM: Up to 330 hrs

Talk time UMTS: Up to 4.5 hrs
Standby time UMTS: Up to 330 hrs

Availability and VersionsNetworks:
UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900/2100

GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850 /900 /1800 /1900

Available in selected markets from Q2 2008

Networks:
UMTS/HSDPA 2100

GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900 /1800 /1900

Available in selected markets from Q2 2008

Sony Ericsson G502

Sony Ericsson G502

 

Sony Ericsson G502

Sony Ericsson Z780

Sony Ericsson Z780

 





Comments
On 13 May 21:55 lastikcizme wrote
2 MP is so overdone. It's not exciting to see a new model by SE anymore..
On 25 Apr 19:20 Bhav wrote
You have to see the Z780 open, these closed pictures do not do it any justice.

It is sleek, modern, super nice, and thin.
On 25 Apr 05:16 mcrosser wrote
you guys talk without thinking, I can see.

These phones look great, a 2MP camera is not the main feature in these phones, but high speed internet access in a nice design.

(y)
On 24 Apr 16:59 PM wrote
Se, keep introducing the same old phones with a different layout and this year will be the start of your ending! Q1 was poor... after these phones you are showing except worse results! Admit it... U SUCK!
On 24 Apr 16:42 DT wrote
Yawn...couple of new refurbished crap from SE.
On 24 Apr 10:11 attacker wrote
Thanks, from Belarus!
SE as always best!
On 23 Apr 21:44 HAJLAJ wrote
just another random phone :\
On 23 Apr 16:01 Ibix wrote
Come on.. ugly,boring, inspirationless mobiles. SE has lost it.
On 23 Apr 13:28 James wrote
Why on EARTH are SE still putting piddly 2Mp cameras in their handsets? And yes, I realise these handsets are focusing on people who want mobile web, but surely being able to take and send high-quality photos goes hand-in-hand with that? The K750i came out, what, 3 years ago now with a 2Mp camera?

I know I'd happily pay a bit more for one of these for a decent 5Mp camera with a Xenon flash.

Come on SE - get your act together or Nokia et al are going to leave you behind.
On 23 Apr 12:23 kelly wrote
this year SE fans have seen what they hav'nt seen in history of the company.The aggressiveness at which SE phones are being announced is a welcome idea. It shows that they are prepared to take market by storm.Design + feature is their trade mark, so..., is not a suprise anyway!.Hope to seeing such beauty from the UIQ devices.Thanks SE.

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