Sony Ericsson announces new phone models


Sony Ericsson has today announced several new mobile phones most of which are scheduled to be launched before the end of October.   

The Sony Ericsson K320i is a mid-level tri-band (900/1800/1900) GSM device in candybar design. It features a 1.8-inch 65k color 128x160 pixels display, VGA camera, media player for music and video playback, speakerphone, JAVA MIDP 2.0 and a full HTML browser. As far as connectivity is concerned, the handset has Infrared, USB and Bluetooth 2.0 support. The K320i is available in Misty Silver, Graphite Grey and Light Brown, and is expected to ship in October 2006 in selected markets.


The Z550a is a quad-band GSM version of the Z550, and it is designed specifically for the American market. It keeps most of the specs and features intact. And that is, 262k color 176x220 pixels display, 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth support, M2 cards slot, FM radio and Java MIDP 2.0.


The Z558i is the first non-Symbian phone from Sony Ericsson to feature a touch screen and a stylus. The clamshell device has an internal 262k color 176x220 pixels TFT touch-display, 1.3 megapixel camera, FM radio, music and video player, M2 cards slot and Bluetooth connectivity. The available color variant is Expresso Black and the launch of the handset is scheduled for October 2006. 


The W830i is a tri-band (900/1800/1900MHz) GSM phone in slider design with almost the same specs and features as the W850. The main difference is that the W830 has EDGE data support included instead of the 2100MHz UMTS. Otherwise, it still has a 262k color QVGA display, 2 megapixel camera, FM radio, Memory Stick PRO Duo cards slot and Bluetooth 2.0 support. The model will be primaraly aimed at the Chinese and other South-East Asia markets.


Sony Ericsson also launched a GSM/GPRS variant of the W950 phone - the W958c, which is made for the Chinese market. The device cuts the 2100MHz UMTS, but has no other major changes to the rest of the specs.

Source: Sony Ericsson

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