Android 2.1 Update starts rolling out for XPERIA X8, X10 Mini and X10Mini Pro

XPERIA X10 got updated to Android 2.1 earlier this month.  Now the other models in XPERIA series such as X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro and X8 have started to receive Android 2.1. The Sony Ericsson Official Blog said that the update is started to roll out for certain product codes.

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Sony Ericsson K810 Cyber-shot Cameraphone launched

The K810 is an upgraded version of the K790,K800 . Its  a true cyber-shot phone with a 3.2 Megapixel image stabilized Camera, Auto-focus,Xenon Flash. It also sports a secondary video-call camera in the front.Network is Tri-band with 3G.

Interestingly there’s no EDGE but there’s Bluetooth and USB .

No pricing information is out yet. But the phone must be available for purchase in by Q2 this year.

Memory Expansion is the form of Memory Stick Micro – it comes with a 128MB card in addition to the 64MB onboard.

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Highlights

  • Cam
  • Slim Form Factor
  • Looks
  • Lack of EDGE support
  • Pricing ( This phone might be expensive)

Sony Ericsson M600i

Sony Ericsson M600i is a perfect multitasking phone.The highlighting features are the secure push email,internet and intranet access. The sleek design with 2.8-inch QVGA high resolution touch-sensitive display makes it easy for accessing the internet, watching videos and images. M600i has got a dual form keypad which houses both the QWERTY form and normal keypad apart from the handwriting recognition that makes it easy for writing emails and messages.

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Bluetooth watch MBW-100 from Sony Ericsson

MBW_100_slvr_icons_BBG_106158.jpgThe MBW-100 is quite a stylish wrist-watch supporting Bluetooth 2.0 and some additional functions.
Sony Ericsson had announced the release the Bluetooth Watch MBW-100.

Its OLED LCD displays the info on the incoming call. You can decline the call by pressing a button. Besides you can operate the music playback on the phone (play, pause, next track), get the info on the incoming SMS and MMS and see the battery level. The watch will alarm the user when the watch is out of the Bluetooth-connection, so youll hardly lost your phone.

The MBW-100 is waterproof (up to 30 m deep, however there is no info on the dive time). The watch weighs 187.5 g. It can last for 7 days in the Bluetooth mode and 14 days in the analog watch mode on a single charge.

The sales are scheduled for 4Q 2006. the recommended price makes up 300, i.e. about $380.

via [Mobile-review]

Access Googles Blooger from Sony Ericsson Mobiles

Search Engine Journal reports that Google and Sony Ericsson are working together to integrate Google’s Blogger on SE phones. (pay very close attention to this next statement) Google and Sony claim to be the first in the US cell market to provide pre-loaded blogging application with a tight integration to the mobile camera and easy set-up for mobile users who do not already have a Blogger blog. Have we forgotten that Nokia’s Lifeblog integrated with Typepad and comes preinstalled on certain Nokia devices?

Back to the story:

The first Sony Ericsson products to offer the new service are the recently announced K610 UMTS phone and new flagship imaging handsets, the K800 and K790, announced today and available in Q2 2006.

Integrating Blogger and Google Web Search in the Sony Ericsson handsets will provide a completely new experience for consumers. Icons leading to Google Web Search have been integrated into the phone user interface to provide easy access to the information that Google Web Search can provide.

Six new phones for Sony Ericsson

sony Today Sony Ericsson announced a whole new line of mobile phones: the K800 and K790 Cyber-shot phones, the quad-band W300 Walkman clamshell, K510 and K310 camera phones and the Z530 clamshell.

The K800 and K790 bar phones are of very high imaging class with their 3.2 megapixel cameras. Supplied with Sony’s BestPic (for exact capturing), PictBridge (for direct printing via USB), auto focus and Xenon flash, the new devices are concentrated in imaging. The phones are 106 x 47 x 18 mm big and weigh 115 g. A 2″ QVGA 262K colors display, 64 MB internal memory, Adobe applications support and other functions make them even more efficient. They also have Picture Blogging feature, which is developed with Google’s Blogger. This option enables easy and fast updating and uploading of photos and data in the user’s blog. K800 and K790 also have a VGA camera for video conversations. Various media formats and FM radio are supported as well. Memory Stick Micro card slot is available for expanding the storage space. Bluetooth, USB and Infrared connectivity options are also included. The only difference between K800 and K790 is the networks support. K800 is UMTS – GPRS phone as the K790 is a tri-band EDGE phone. Both models will be available in Velvet Black in Q2 2006.

The W300 Walkman clamshell is the seventh phone in the Walkman series. This clamshell is 90 x 47 x 24 mm big and weighs 94 g. Made for music lovers, it has 20 MB internal memory and a 256 MB Memory Stick Micro card that comes in the box. Except the card slot, the quad-band phone also has EDGE Class 10 support for high speed data transfer. It has an external 1″ display with 101 x 80 pixels resolution (monochrome, regrettably) and a 262K colored internal display with 128 x 160 pixels resolution. W300 features a VGA camera, standard messaging options and USB, Bluetooth and Infrared connectivity. This Walkman clamshell will be available in Shimmering White and Shadow Black color variants in Q2 2006. Sony Ericsson K510 is a camera bar phone with basic features. It is 101.5 x 44 x 17.5 mm big and weighs 82 g. It has a 1.3 megapixel camera and 28 MB internal memory for storage. The new phone has 262K colors display with 128 x 160 pixels resolution. Bluetooth, USB and Infrared connectivity are also present. The tri-band device will be available in Midnight Black and Polished Purple color variants in Q2 2006.

The Z530 clamshell has a VGA camera but has a Memory Stick Micro card slot. It is 90 x 47 x 24 mm big and weighs 93 g. The external display of the phone is with 101 x 80 pixels resolution monochrome and the internal one is a UBC (Ultra Bright Colour) 65K colors with 128 x 160 pixels resolution. Sony Ericsson Z530 also has Bluetooth, USB and Infrared connectivity. The new tri-band clamshell will be available in Chromic Grey, Soft Black and Elegant Red color cariants in Q2 2006. The Sony Ericsson K310 model is a bar phone with simple photo functions. It has a VGA camera and 15 MB internal memory with no memory expansion card slot. It is 101.5 x 44 x 17.5 mm big and weighs 82 g thus it has the same dimensions as the K510 model. This phone has the same display as Z530 with its 65K colors and 128 x 160 pixels resolution with UBC (Ultra Bright Colour). K310 has Bluetooth, USB and Infrared as well. The tri-band device will be available in Misty Silver and Shadow Blue color variants in Q2 2006.

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Sony Ericsson unveils stylish K610 3G phone for the masses

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Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Press room
The slender, stylish K610 gives 3G mass appeal
13 February 2006

UMTS mobile delivers performance for work and leisure all in the size and weight of a 2G phone

3GSM Congress, Barcelona, 13th Feb 2006 ? Sony Ericsson today announces the K610, a slim, lightweight and affordable UMTS imaging phone that opens up the world of 3G for a much wider population. Just 17mm thick and weighing 92 grams, the K610 is the size and weight of a typical 2G stick phone and will be one of the smallest and lightest 3G phones to come on the market. It packs into its slender frame a suite of advanced communications, business and entertainment applications plus a 2 Megapixel camera, Memory Stick removable storage and Bluetooth connectivity.

?The K610 is a classic Sony Ericsson design reminiscent of the iconic and much loved T610 with a balance of form and function that makes it pretty irresistible,? said Jan W?reby, Corporate Executive Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing

The K610?s pure lines combine with a solid, quality feel to make it a pleasure to hold and use. It is also incredibly practical and easy to use, with bright illumination plus large keypad and 262K colour display.

UMTS connectivity and a 2 Megapixel camera makes the K610 an ideal tool to shoot images and share them instantly ? whether for business or pleasure. Creating a photoblog is easily done by just adding text to images and posting them to the Internet, or images can be quickly sent by email or MMS.

High speed email, web access and a range of business-friendly applications make the K610 the ideal partner for the productive mobile office. Standard push e-mail support (P-IMAP) sends messages direct to the phone without having to download them, and a flight mode allows users to work offline.

The phone?s practical use as a business tool is further strengthened by a comprehensive connectivity suite that keeps the user always in touch. UMTS is supplemented by Bluetooth, Infrared, USB 2.0 mass storage and Memory Stick Micro? (M2?) support,. USB 2.0 can be used to synchronise with Microsoft Outlook to ensure calendar and contacts are always up-to-date the handset.

Browsing the Internet on the K610 is a graphic-rich experience that is very similar to using a PC, thanks to the NetFront? browser. HTML pages are presented in full with photos, video, words and graphics adapted to fit the 1.9? colour display, making it easy to scroll, browse and follow links between sites. New support for RSS Feeds allows users to subscribe to news services to receive updates direct to the phone.

The K610?s integrated music player makes listening to music on the move simple. Music files can be stored on Memory Stick Micro? (M2?), which can be expanded to 1GB, It is easy to create and manage playlists and supplied software handles transfer of music files between the user?s PC and the phone. The player delivers a top notch listening experience, helped along by the phone?s high quality stereo headphones and built-in equaliser.

The Sony Ericsson K610 is a Dual Mode UMTS handset commercially available in Evening Red and Urban Silver colours and starts shipping during Q2 2006.

K610i – Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) – GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa

K610c – Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) – GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Mainland China. (Launch for mainland China dependent on availability of 3G services.)

K610 ? Features at a glance:

Imaging & Messaging

* 2.0 Megapixel camera
* 2 x digital zoom
* Horizontal camera user interface
* Video call (integrated VGA camera)
* Video record and play
* Video streaming
* PictureDJ?
* SMS and MMS (Multimedia Messaging)
* 262,144 color 1.9? TFT
* 176 x 220 pixels

Entertainment

* Disc2Phone ripping software
* WAP 2.0 XHTML/HTML
* Java MIDP 2.0
* Media player (supports MP3, AAC and E-AAC+)
* Music download
* Polyphonic ringtones, 72 voices
* MusicDJ?
* 2D and 3D gaming

Connectivity

* USB cable
* USB 2.0 mass storage, full speed
* Memory Stick Micro? (M2?)support (up to 1 GB ) Bluetooth?
* Dual mode UMTS and GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900

Business

* Standard Push e-mail (M-IMAP)
* Speakerphone
* Modem
* PC synchronization
* File manager
* Talk time: Up to 7 hours GSM, up to 2.5 hours WCDMA
* Standby time: Up to 400 hours GSM and up to 350 hours WCDMA
* Size: 102 x 45.2 x 16.9mm
* Weight: 92 grams

Sony Ericsson launches entry level J100

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Press room
Sony Ericsson widens its entry level portfolio with the stylish compact J100
13 February 2006
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3GSM Congress, Barcelona, 13th Feb 2006 ? Sony Ericsson continues to expand its range of entry level phones with the J100, a phone that is extremely intuitive and affordable, making it ideal for everyday communications.

Unmistakably a Sony Ericsson, the J100?s good looks and ease of use will appeal to anyone looking for an uncomplicated phone that?s great for voice calls and text messages, with a large keypad, one click navigation and single icon menus.

?It is important to remember that the vast majority of mobile phone users simply want a reliable, well designed phone for voice calls and text,? says Jan W?reby, Corporate Executive Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing, Sony Ericsson. ?This is an important market for Sony Ericsson and our operator customers and we expect good demand for J100 globally, particularly in emerging markets.?

Sony Ericsson is known worldwide for its intuitive coupling of form and function to produce stylish phones with great performance and the J100 is no exception. Several features set it apart from its peers. For example it is the smallest phone in the whole Sony Ericsson range and its 65K colour display is outstanding for a phone in this segment.

All key functions can be reached with just one click and the navigation key with its icon markings makes for instant recognition of the various functions. Simply press ?Up? to set the sound, ?Right? to set the alarm, ?Down? to access the phonebook, ?Left? to start writing a message and ?Centre? to access the menu.

The core voice calls and text functions are supplemented by useful extras including alarm clock, calculator. Available accessories are the Car Holder HCH-60 and Portable Handsfree HPB-60 which when combined with J100 make for an affordable, all-round communications solution.

The Sony Ericsson J100 is a Dual Band GSM phone available in Polar White and Twilight Blue and will be commercially available during Q2 2006. The J100 will be available in the following variants:
J100i – Dual Band GSM 900/1800 MHz for Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific
J100c – Dual Band GSM 900/1800 MHz for Mainland China
J100a – Dual Band GSM 850/1900 MHz for Americas

Messaging

* 65k Color display
* 96 x 64 pixel STN
* SIM based phonebook with 250 entries
* SMS
* Predictive text input

Entertainment

* Polyphonic ringtones
* Preinstalled Wallpapers, Games, Ring tones

Connectivity

* GSM 900/1800
GSM 850/1900
* Stand-By time 300 h
* Talk time 8 h
* AMR, HR FR, EFR
* Fast port connector

Business

* Vibrating Alert
* Alarm clock
* Calculator

Rumor:K750 successor from Sony Ericsson

Here’s a new offering from Sony Ericsson that looks a bit like a mashup of the new W810i and the K750i — it’s got the same keypad and coloring as the latter, with the three-in-one button controls and central nav element of the W810i.

It wouldn’t be a day without some craptastic leaked shots of a new product, now, would it? Here’s a new offering from Sony Ericsson that looks a bit like a mashup of the new W810i and the K750i — it’s got the same keypad and coloring as the latter, with the three-in-one button controls and central nav element of the W810i. The pics also show a new UI rumoured to be in development at Sony Ericsson, and other rumoured specs include a 3.2 megapixel camera, EDGE, QVGA screen, and some other new goodies not yet seen in the W810i.

via [engadget]

Sony Ericsson W810 EDGE Walkman

Sony Ericsson announced today the W810 Walkman – the successor of the popular W800 model.

Sony Ericsson announced today the W810 Walkman – the successor of the popular W800 model. The black Walkman now has EDGE, the lack of this technology in most Sony Ericsson products was widely criticized. The new W810 is quad-band, while the older model is tri-band only. The phone has a light sensor for the keypad backlight, new button layout, an activity button (plus the Walkman button), but has been cut of the internal memory, which is now only 20 MB. Not to worry though – 512 MB card will be included in the package. The other features remain the same as in the older model – 2 megapixel camera with autofocus, Memory Stick Duo Pro card slot, MP3 player, FM radio with RDS, 262K colors TFT display with 176×220 pixels resolution.

It is expected that the W810 will be on the market soon, in the Q1 of 2006.

Sony Ericsson press release

Las Vegas, CES ? Sony Ericsson today announced the latest addition to its line-up of Walkman-branded mobile music phones to further enhance the consumer?s mobile music experience, the sophisticated, Satin Black W810. The Sony Ericsson W810 is a Quad-band EDGE phone (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), and enables users to transfer their legacy CD collection or access operator music download services, while staying connected to friends, family and business colleagues anywhere in the world.

The Sony Ericsson W810 offers the latest in mobile multi-media functionality by taking advantage of high speed data downloads; listen to hours of music, capture and send high-resolution mega pixel images, access the Internet and stay connected through instant messaging or email. The latest Walkman phone comes with a 512MB removable Memory Stick, which can be upgraded to 2GB currently available in retail outlets, allowing consumers to store a wealth of music tracks, photos, video and other multimedia files on the phone.

Extending the highly acclaimed Sony Ericsson Walkman phone line-up, the stylish black with orange trim W810 advances the mobile music experience by seamlessly blending together entertainment and advanced mobile phone technology to offer a truly credible digital music experience supporting industry standard MP3 and AAC music file formats. The phone comes complete with quality HPM-70 stereo headphones which feature a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack for personal customization.

Consumers can easily and quickly load music to the phone; either uploading their legacy CD collection onto the W810 from a PC via USB 2.0 using the provided Disc2Phone music management software, or by purchasing new music from operator specific over-the-air download services. This enclosed PC software makes it easy to sort, browse and transfer files on the 512 MB Memory Stick PRO Duo?, which provides capacity for approximately 150 music tracks ? the equivalent of around 15 full length CDs.

Enjoying music on the Sony Ericsson W810 Walkman phone is extremely simple because a dedicated Walkman button quickly pulls up the music menu regardless of what other application on the phone is in use. Positioned just below the phone?s screen you can find all the most common music controls needed (Play/Pause/Stop/Skip Track/Volume) allowing users to move easily between tracks or adjust the volume on the speaker or headphones. Engaging Mega Bass? improves the sound experience when listening to music through the external speaker or the high quality headphones provided.

?Since the launch of the W800 flagship Walkman phone in August last year, consumers across the world have been embracing the concept of the mobile phone as a credible digital music player, and enjoying high quality music anywhere, anytime without having to carry a dedicated music device. Sony Ericsson?s Walkman phones are redefining how consumers listen and enjoy music, and the W810 strengthens our music phone line-up with the addition of dedicated music buttons on the front of the phone and an expanded choice of how users upload music to the phone? said Miles Flint, president for Sony Ericsson.

The Sony Ericsson W810 is also a great imaging device enabling users to capture great still pictures and video featuring an integrated high-quality 2 mega pixel, auto-focus camera with photo light, and easily recognisable digital still camera interface.

As with other members of the Walkman phone family, music automatically pauses when an incoming call is received and begins playing again when the call ends. The phone can also operate in a music-only mode for those occasions when the phone function must be disengaged, such as during air travel.

The W810 is equipped with EDGE Class 10 technology, to allow quick and easy data transfers and Internet access, and Bluetooth? Wireless technology for connectivity with Bluetooth handsfree headsets and sharing data with other Bluetooth-enabled devices.

The Sony Ericsson W810 is a Quad-band EDGE phone available in Satin Black and starts shipping globally Q1 2006

W810i – Quad Band EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz for Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Americas
W810c – Quad Band EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz for Mainland China

Sony Ericsson expands in-house manufacturing capacity in China

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications has received Chinese Ministry of Commerce approval to take control of Beijing Suohong Electronics Co. Ltd. (BSE), a Sony China controlled manufacturing facility, by raising its share holding to 74.5%. The BSE site, which is 60% dedicated to the outsourced assembly of printed circuit boards for Sony Ericsson, will become an in-house manufacturing facility.

Beijing and London, 13th December 2005, — Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications has received Chinese Ministry of Commerce approval to take control of Beijing Suohong Electronics Co. Ltd. (BSE), a Sony China controlled manufacturing facility, by raising its share holding to 74.5%. The BSE site, which is 60% dedicated to the outsourced assembly of printed circuit boards for Sony Ericsson, will become an in-house manufacturing facility. Sony Ericsson will increase its stake in BSE from 10% to 74.5% through the acquisition of Sony China?s shares; local minority shareholders will remain unchanged.

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