Sony Ericsson Introduces New Phones, Including Two for North America
May 8, 2007, 9:00 AM by (staff)
Today Sony Ericsson introduced a handful of new phones, two of which will be seen in North America. All of them feature thin designs.
- S500: The S500 shares most of the attributes and features of the W580, but without the Walkman branding. It's a quad-band GSM/EDGE slider, with a 2 megapixel camera and picture blogging tool. The S500 does have a music player, though it's not the Walkman player, and supports stereo Bluetooth. It keeps the hidden illumination, but sheds the orange and white skin of the W580 for either a green or yellow exterior. It will be available in the U.S. in the third quarter of this year.
- T250: The T250 candy bar phone will be available in two versions, including a GSM 850/1900 variant. It is a lower-tier phone, and its basic feature set includes a VGA camera, FM radio, navigation key, and silver or black metallic finishes. It will be available in select markets in the third quarter of this year.
- P1: The P1 is a new addition to the P Series smartphones and has a long list of features. It has a touchscreen display with handwriting recognition, integrated QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi and supports VoIP. It supports a number of push email clients and uses the Opera Web browser. Its 3.2 megapixel camera has autofocus and the P1 has stereo Bluetooth. With its tri-band GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 and UMTS 2100 radios, it is not optimized for U.S. networks.
- T650: The T650 is another tri-band GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 and UMTS 2100 3G candy bar phone not optimized for U.S. networks. Its standout feature is its 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus. It also supports stereo Bluetooth.
Microsoft Trots Out Nokia 222 Feature Phone
Microsoft today announced the Nokia 222, a bar-style feature phone that runs Nokia Series 30+ and includes only the most essential functions. The Nokia 222's core apps include MSN Weather, Bing Search, Opera Mini, as well as Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Twitter.
Microsoft Refreshes the Nokia 105
Microsoft today announced a new version of the Nokia 105, its entry-level feature phone. The Nokia 105 is a bar-style device with a physical keypad and 1.45-inch LCD display.
Sony Xperia L1 to Hit North America in April
Sony today announced the Xperia L1, an Android smartphone that will reach American shores as soon as next month. The phone features a 5.5-inch 720p HD display and is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
Microsoft Announces the Nokia 215
Microsoft today revealed the Nokia 215, a $29 feature phone meant to help more people get online for the first time. The bar-style phone has a 2.4-inch screen and a numeric keypad.
P1 and the New Fight.
In order to win this extremely up-hill battle, corporations like Sony, Treo, and RIM need to not copy the iPhone, but rather innovate above and beyond Steve Jobs. Become the Worm within the Apple.
That is something even Microsoft can't do, so to everyone, I wish you good luck!
Oh yeah, and P1? Nice try, better luck next time. At least you are better than the z525!
Like a child fighting to stay afloat after being thrown into the middle of the South Pacific, Sony tries to fight the iPhone. The P1 is a valliant effort with a set-up that looks to me like the Pearl on steroids (th
We Want HSDPA!!!
T250 or S500 coming to T-Mobile USA?