Sony Ericsson Updates Phone Lineup
Jul 15, 2004, 10:00 AM by (staff)
Sony Ericsson today announced several new GSM phones, covering a full range from mainstream to advanced:
- S710a: Updated version of S700 high-end swivel-style model, adding GSM 850 and EDGE high-speed data. Key features include megapixel camera, large QVGA display, and memory card slot. Available Q4 in the Americas.
- P910: Updated version of P900 smartphone with Symbian-based UIQ OS. Upgrades include a new integrated QWERTY mini-keyboard, memory increased to 64 MB, and an improved display, supporting 262,000 colors. Available globally in Q3, including P910a variant with GSM 850 for the Americas.
- K500i: Bar-style tri-band model with TFT display, VGA camera with lens cover and video recording, Java 2.0 with 3D, 12 MB of memory, class 10 GPRS, and infrared. Available for Europe and Asia in the 3rd quarter.
Sony XZ Premium Dazzles with 4K HDR Display
Sony today announced the XZ Premium, a high-end smartphone that has a 4K HDR display. The screen measures 5.5 inches across the diagonal and packs 3,840 by 2,160 pixels for the ultimate in high definition.
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.
Sony Launches Xperia X Series
Today Sony announced the Xperia X series at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The new phones focus on performance in two core areas: camera and battery.
Huawei Mate 9 Coming to U.S.
Huawei today announced the Mate 9, the latest iteration of its flagship, large-screen Mate series. Unlike most previous flagship Huawei phones, this model will come to the U.S.
T-Mobile Outs Windows 10 VR Phone From Alcatel
T-Mobile today listed the "Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10 VR" on its web site. The unique version of the Idol 4S not only runs Windows 10, but sports many of the upgrades available in the related BlackBerry DTEK60, such as the high-end Snapdragon 820 processor, 21-megapixel camera, and USB Type-C connector, none of which are in the standard Idol 4S.
Cathing Up to Nokia
Nokia for a long time was the only phone company that "got it." They designed attractive phones that lent themselves to personalization.
The rest of the industry has finally figured out that you need one or some very good industrial designers on your team. Phones are personal devices not grey boxes like PCs. Nokia can longer differentiate on this feature which leaves pricing and their subsequent reduction in prices.
I expect nokia's market share to stabilize at about 20% within the next couple of years.
I happen to think that the design (aesthetics) of sony-ericsson phones keeps improving with each new release while nokia phones designs keep getting stranger and less accessible.
Nokia for a long time was the only
Joshua6060 said:I haven't heard of a solid release date.
Its great that Sony Ericsson is introducing these new phones, however, when is the Z500a going to be AVAILABLE????????????????