Sony Ericsson txt pro passes the FCC, 3G radio nowhere in sight
The Sony Ericsson txt pro has been granted with the FCC's seal of approval meaning that the handset is now a step closer to seeing the light of day. That should be good news for those of you who send more than a fair amount of texts on a daily basis and are looking for a basic touchscreen device that will not burn a hole through anyone's budget.
What you might like about the Sony Ericsson txt pro, besides the fact that it is shaping to be one pretty affordable handset, is that it packs a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard for texting and sending emails on the go. Pair that with its ability to access social networks like Facebook and Twitter and you have a great communications tool that the younger crowd might find very tempting to get its hands on. Perhaps, that is the reason why Sony Ericsson decided to announce the cellphone on its Facebook page, don't you think?
The bad part, however, is that the cellphone's FCC filing does not mention anything about a 3G radio being present on board the device, which means that you will be stuck with 2G Internet speeds only. Judging by the set of frequencies that it supports, the Sony Ericsson txt pro will likely be found on the shelves of AT&T or T-Mobile, and we wouldn't be surprised if it launches for free with a suitable 2-year contract.