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Sony Ericsson unveils the T606, a CDMA phone with state-of-the-art mobile entertainment and imaging features
March 4, 2003
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications today announced the T606 mobile phone, a dual-band CDMA mobile phone for the North American market that showcases the latest innovations in entertainment and personalization. The introduction of the T606 demonstrates Sony Ericsson’s commitment to offering CDMA phones with the latest in design and features for consumers.
The T606 boasts a convenient user interface optimised for fun game play, with a large colo ur screen, five-way navigational joystick and the novel capability to perform simultaneous key press functions during gaming. Additionally, the T606’s 65,536-colo ur, 128 x 128 pixel LCD provides high quality on-screen images, while the sixteen-voice polyphonic sound produces superb sound quality that makes ring signals sound like real songs.
“The T606 reinforces our presence in the CDMA market and our continued focus on mobile gaming, while it is also debuting Sony Ericsson’s new design in the CDMA market,” says Urban Gillstrom, Corporate Vice President and Head of Region North America at Sony Ericsson. “The phone’s sophisticated styling and expanded functionality is our respo nse to what consumers are demanding in their mobile phones.”
The T606 is one of the first Sony Ericsson CDMA phone to feature the design which is representative of the company’s new mobile phones. Along with an internal antenna, the stylish new form factor is small and thin: The T606 weighs in at 99 grams and measures just 106 x 48 x 20mm.
Other key characteristics of the T606 include SMS and voice recognition. With the CommuniCam MCA-25 snap-on camera accessory, T606 users can snap pictures of friends and family and use them with the phone’s Picture Caller ID capabilities or as their background image on the phone’s screen.
Users of the T606 can take advantage of the phone’s BREW functionality to download ring tones, games, images and other applications from the Internet via the phone’s wireless Web browser, directly into the phone. The Sony Ericsson T606 will be commercially available in Q2 2003 in North America.
Sony Ericsson unveils the T608 – the first CDMA mobile phone to feature integrated Bluetooth™ wireless technology
March 4, 2003
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications today unveiled the T608, the first CDMA phone with integrated Bluetooth™ wireless technology available in the United States. This latest introduction also offers a look at the new Sony Ericsson industrial design that the company is using for its new mobile phones.
“Our mission is to offer stylish mobile phones that deliver the most advanced features in the areas of imaging, entertainment and connectivity. The T608 delivers in both aspects, it has a sleek look and is feature-packed,” says Urban Gillstrom, Corporate Vice President and Head of Region North America. “We feel that the introduction of the T608 with built- in Bluetooth technology offers the powerful mobile connectivity solution that consumers demand.”
With Bluetooth technology embedded in the phone, the T608 is able to communicate with other Bluetooth-enabled products by means of a radio link, eliminating the need for a physical connection via cable. Bluetooth wireless technology has been adopted by many of the world’s leading consumer electronics companies, as well as personal computer, PDA, and printer manufacturers, to name but a few and Sony Ericsson has a strong portfolio of Bluetooth accessories.
The T608 features Java, enabling users to download ring tones, games, images, and other applications directly into the phone. The large 65,536-colour screen, with a 128 x 128 pixel resolution and the phone’s capability to perform simultaneous key press functions invites gaming enthusiasts to imbibe in their passion, while the speakerphone adds another dimension to the hands- free technology offered by Sony Ericsson.
The T608 also features a convenient graphical user interface, including a five-way navigational joystick and soft keys, advanced voice operation capabilities and a wide range of personalization options, including picture caller ID and customizable backgrounds. Sixteen-voice polyphonic sound produces a tone quality that makes ring signals sound like real songs.
The Sony Ericsson T608 is small in size (106 x 48 x 19 mm) and lightweight (99 grams) and will become available in Q2 2003 in North America.