Sony Ericsson announced no less than 7 new devices at the Mobile World Congress one month ago leaving very few supprices for the CeBIT fair this year. The new Sony Ericsson T303 is on of the smallest Sony Ericsson phone models to date. Only the Z520 and Z300 clamshell series are smaller. Sony Ericsson T303 is a slider model hiding the number keys when not needed. Only a few navigation buttons are accessible when it is closed. T303 should be put in the low-end segment with only 8MB free storage. This will leave room for only 20+ photos taken with the 1.3 megapixels camera. The press release does not mention any expandable memory option which we find strange. The T303 also has a MP3 player as well which make the few 8MB even less usefull. We might be wrong so the T303 could have expandable memory but none of the press images shows any input holes for memory slots. Sony Ericsson T303 will be found in two colors: silver and black. T303 will be available in selected markets from mid 2008
The stylish new T303 slider phone furthers Sony Ericsson's commitment to broaden its appeal to a wider audience. Petite and good looking, it offers designer good-looks without the price tag to match.
Hanover, Germany – 4th March 2008 – Sony Ericsson today unveiled the T303, an attractive phone that is small and neat enough to carry with you on every occasion. This compact slider phone has been given the high-end treatment, with a mirrored screen, metal housing and chrome finish.
"The T303 is a great addition to the Sony Ericsson T-line of products, combining premium finish and materials with a good feature-set to deliver 'style with substance'." said Lykke Tærsbøl, Senior Designer at the Sony Ericsson Creative Design Centre. "The balance between shape and size in combination with the design makes it a truly eye-catching product. Our aim was to create a phone that would function equally as a daily companion as well as something to show off on a night out.
Sony Ericsson T303
Style at its best
Provides pocket-sized convenience
Promises premium good looks thanks to a metal and chrome finish
Does the basics well, whether that's camera, Bluetooth or FM radio
Big in looks, mini in size
The T303's diminutive size is distinctive for all the right reasons. Because it doesn't take up much room, it's perfect for those nights out when space is limited and not everything can come out with you. The T303's compact size means that this phone will always be one of the chosen few.
Chic and smooth, reflecting your every move
The T303's metal and chrome finish makes it hard for those around you not to be impressed by its premium appearance. Its soft shape and smooth sliding mechanism make it a feel-good experience that you can enjoy every day. And the mirror glass display on the front of the phone goes yet further in making the T303 even more stand-out in its appearance.
The T303's megapixel camera is ready to take pictures in an instant. So if you come across the perfect shoes whilst out and about, but want a second opinion, just one quick snap and you can send a picture message to one of your friends. You can use Bluetooth™ technology to transfer photos wire-free from your phone to a compatible computer, and then email them to any number of helpful style-advisers. Or just to send the photos of a day's adventure directly to a friend's phone.
With life being ever more hectic, it's essential to be able to slow down the pace and take time out, whenever you get the chance. The T303 comes with a built-in FM radio, meaning you can tune in, chill out, and let time just pass you by. It also has its own media player and comes preloaded with Sony Ericsson's TrackID™ feature. Record a clip of a song in a bar or café and find out instantly what track it is and who sings it.
With such a good-looking phone, you'll want to keep it that way. The Protective Case IDC-22, part of Sony Ericsson's Design Collection, gives you the opportunity to develop your stylish look still further. Not only will it help keep your phone looking good, but it also has room for all of those essentials…your credit cards, keys and your T303.
Sony Ericsson T303 facts and figures:
Size: 83 x 47 x 14.7 mm
Weight: 93 grams
Main screen: 65,536 colour TFT
Resolution: 128 x 160 pixels
Size: 1.8 inches
Phone memory: Up to 8 MB
Talk time GSM: Up to 9 hrs
Standby time GSM: Up to 400 hrs
Music and Entertainment
Music tones (MP3)
1.3 megapixel camera
4x digital zoom
Communication & Messaging
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Text messaging (SMS)
USB mass storage