Sony Ericsson announces new phones and accessories

Sony Ericsson S700 phone

Following the yesterdays announcement by Motorola, Sony Ericsson today introduced several new handsets and accessories. The most interesting from all announced today is the S700 mobile phone. It looks similar to the new Motorola V80, and features similar 180 degree swivel design. Very distinctive feature is the 1.3 Mpix camera (with flash), which produces 1280 x 960 images. The screen is one of the first 262k TFT displays by Sony Ericsson.
Connectivity wise, the phone support Bluetooth and infrared. The memory can be expanded via MemoryStick Duo. For the user's entertainment, the phone features MP3 playback, 40-voice polyphonic ringtones and 3D gaming engine. Java and Morphun games and applications can be downloaded.


It is expected the phone to be available Q4 of 2004.


Short specification and feature list:

  • GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz GPRS Class 10 (4 +2) __
  • 262k color display __
  • Camera: 1.3 megapixel CCD(1280 x 960 image size) __
  • Application Support: JAVA 2.0, Hi Corp Mascot CapsuleTM Engine Micro 3D Edition __
  • Memory expansion -  Memory Stick Duo __
  • Bluetooth, Infrared, cable __
  • Dimensions: 4.23 x 1.92 x .96 inches (107.5mm x 49 mm x 24.5mm) __
  • Weight: 4.83 (137g) __
  • Talktime: Up to 7 hours __
  • Standby: Up to 12.5 days (300 hours) __


  • Sony Ericsson today unveiled the K700 cameraphone. You can play video clips, capture images and video with the built-in camera and listen to the built-in FM radio with it. This triple-band GSM/GPRS phone has 65k TFT color display, with 176 x 220 pixels. To accommodate the multimedia functions of the K700, it has 32MB built-in memory for storage of content such as pictures, music, ring tones, themes, games and video clips, allowing for example for storage of up to 450 images.


    Short specification and features list:

    • 900/1800/1900 Mhz global roaming __
    • 176 x 220 pixels, 65k color display __
    • MP3 player __
    • Video streaming __
    • 40-voices polyphonic ringer __
    • Bluetooth __
    • VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) __
    • MMS, Email, EMS __
    • Dimensions: 3.90 x 1.83 x .77 inches (99 x 46.5 x 19.5 mm) __
    • Weight: 3.17 oz (90 g) __
    • Talktime: up to 7 hours, Standby: up to 15 days (360 hours)

    Scheduled availability - Q2 of 2004.

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    Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications today unveiled the Z500, a clamshell imaging GSM/EDGE phone. The Z500 is also enabled with Push to talk over Cellular (PoC) that allows two-way radio style communication. The Z500's built-in VGA camera can be used for recording still images and video clips.


    Short specification and features:

    • EDGE __
    • 4096 color external display __
    • 128 x 160 pixel, 65,536 internal __
    • VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) __
    • EMS, MMS __
    • USB and RS-232 __
    • 40-voice polyphonic ringtones __
    • Push-to-talk __
    • 850/1800/1900 Mhz network support __
    • Weight: 3.88 ounces (110g) __
    • Size: 3.66 x 1.93 x 0.94 inches (93 x 49 x 24 mm) __
    • Networks: GSM (850/1800/1900) EDGE Class 10 (4+2) __
    • Standby time: Up to 11 days __
    • Talk time: Up to 10 hours

    Scheduled availability - Q3 of 2004.


    Sony Ericsson T637 is US version of the T630 handset.

    • 850/1800/1900 GSM operation
    • Push-TO-Talk capable
    • built-in camera
    • 65k color TFT display
    • Java and Morphun game platforms

    Scheduled availability - Q2 of 2004.

    Another device for the US market. This entry level phone supports only 850/1900 Mhz GSM frequencies (no global roaming). Other features are voice activated dialling and phonebook and calendar PC synchronization.

    • 850/1900 GSM frequency support __
    • 4096 color display __
    • 32-voice polyphony __
    • Weight: 2.79 ounces __
    • Size: 4.0 x 1.71 x 0.71 inches __
    • Standby time: Up to 12.5 days (300 hours) __
    • Talk time: Up to 12 hours __
    • Speakerphone

    Scheduled availability - Q2 of 2004.

    Sony Ericsson unveils the Bluetooth™ Media Viewer MMV-100
    – easy sharing of images and audio from phone to TV or digital projector. The MMV-100 plugs directly into a TV or digital projector, to allow users to send images from a mobile phone to a large screen via Bluetooth™ wireless technology. the MMV-100 can handle ‘many-to-one' connectivity, meaning several people can use their phones to transfer images to one screen. It also enables the transfer of AMR and MP3 audio files directly from a Bluetooth™-equipped mobile phone enabling music files to be enjoyed through the superior sound quality of a television's speakers.

    The MMV-100 supports the following Bluetooth™ profiles: File Transfer Profile (FTP), Object Push Profile (OPP), and Basic Imaging Profile (BIP). It can be used with the Sony Ericsson phones K700, S700, P900, P800, T630, T610 and T68i (functionality may vary depending on phone). The MMV-100 connects to a TV or projector through the SCART or via stereo audio/video RCA cable and there will be variants for both PAL and NTSC formats.

    The MMV-100 will be available in Q2 2004.





    Sony Ericsson also today unveiled the latest addition to its portfolio of Bluetooth™ Handsfree solutions; the Akono™ Headset HBH-600. The HBH-600 comes with two exchangeable Style-Up™ covers and color variety can be increased with the Style-Up™ Kit ISK-600, which contains five covers in different colors and a case to protect the headset when not in use.

    The HBH-600 will be available in Q2 2004.

    Sony Ericsson today unveiled the newest addition to its portfolio of in-car accessories, the Bluetooth™ Car Handsfree HCB‑300. The HCB‑300 automatically connects to the user's phone using Bluetooth™ wireless technology when the car ignition is engaged, even if the phone remains in a pocket or bag. This makes it more convenient for people who frequently have to get in and out of their car.The HCB‑300 can handle up to five different user profiles. Each user chooses an identification color from the Color ID feature. When the car ignition is engaged, the HCB-300 automatically connects to the last phone used in the car displaying the pre-selected Color ID for that phone. If a user with the Color ID ‘blue' drove the car last, the display will indicate the Bluetooth™ connection with a blue screen interface. If the next person in the car is a different user with a Color ID ‘green', the HCB-300 will first try to connect to the ‘blue' phone, as it was the last used in the car, then automatically search and find the ‘green' Color ID user's profile. A user can manually change the Color ID with one easy key push or simply wait for the HCB-300 to find the phone. The Color ID feature allows an entire family or group of colleagues using the same company car to use the same HCB-300.
    The HCB-300 supports the voice recognition, voice tags in the address book of the phone in use, allowing users to receive phone calls while driving without losing focus.
    When a call is received, the car stereo automatically mutes and the driver can hear the caller's voice.

    The HCB-300 will be available in stores in Q3 2004.

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