Saturday, May 31, 2008

Mobile Review previews G702 Beibei

Eldar Murtazin of Mobile Review just did a preview of the G702. He is not impressed with it. He feels it is too little, too late for SE.


Paris Demo unleashed .

Xellar just posted the Paris demo video. It looks great and as long as the specs hold up, then we should have a winner.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sony Ericsson June 17 CONFIRMED!!!

Looks like SE just confirmed the June 17 announcement with this invitation. What can we expect? Paris and G702 Beibei are almost given. Expect at least 2 more phones. Could Shiho be one of those?

EDIT: Here is a english translation

I se reaching new heights

save the date

this year too, SE is assuring new highlights
Do you want to get an exclusive preview of the newest phones and accessories by SE on the 17th of june ?
Then put this date down in your agenda

The newest innovative product will be viewable and tryable this day. SE will show how it continues to challenge consumers by creating new and interesting mobile experiences.

Date = tuesday 17 of june 2008
start = 12.30 (lunch will be provided)
location = amsterdam

more information on the location and the program will follow

only a limited number of seats is available, so if you are interested in attending this press event, notify us by sending a mail to

Van zandbeek communicatie en creatie
ingrid van uden, pr consultant
040-232 46 46

we look forward to meeting you the 17th of june to expand our borders.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

New Paris Info

Seems like Elder over at Mobile Review put together a little article on information known about Paris. First it won't be as revolutionary as people expected. Hardware and platform will be similar to the G900. The main improvements seem to be built-in GPS, more powerful software thanks to UIQ 3.3, different form factor with the P1i/M600i QWERTY Keyboard, and Opera Mobile 9.5 with Flash Lite 3. The little difference makes for a small 50€ premium over the G900, which means Paris is looking to retail for 400€ or $630 US dollars.


New G702 Beibei pics

gliatiotis over at Mobile Review who gave us over 40 shots of Paris has done it again with the G702 Beibei with 40 pics of this phone. June 17 can't come soon enough...


FCC doc confirms SE confidentiality til June 17, 2008

This document confirms SE confidentiality till June 17, 2008. Guess what day that is? Thats right, till the first day of CommunicAsia in Singapore. Can't wait, just 3 weeks away.


Saturday, May 24, 2008

New Paris and Beibei C702 pics

Over at forums they have posted new pics of Paris and Beibei C702. The C702 in black looks very good. Here they are

Friday, May 23, 2008

List of phones to be announced at Communicasia.

m-one at Esato has the list of phones to be announced at Communicasia June 17 in Singapore.

• Paris
• Beibei
• Feng
• Patty
• Shiho

Additionally one or two low-end handsets could be announced on that day as well.

Sounds good to me

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sony Ericsson G702c BeiBei leaked on FCC

Sony Ericsson's G702c was released on the FCC website. We see that the phone has a flowery design on it, but like the W660i a darker version will more then likely come out.
Key specs include
  • QuadBand GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSDPA 2100
  • UIQ 3.3 <- First phone to this version of UIQ
  • Opera Mobile 9.5 with Flash Lite 3 for viewing flash content and flash video sites like YouTube and web widgets
  • 3.2MP camera fixed focus
  • WLAN
  • GPS with Google Maps and WayFinder Navigator
  • Scroll wheel

PDF Link
FCC link 1
FCC Link 2

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sony Ericsson Z780i coming to AT&T

Sony Ericsson's Z780i was just approved by the FCC. The pictures are of interest because they feature the at&t branding meaning more then likely we will see this phone on at&t's lineup for the holidays.

FCC link

Sony Ericsson Paris announcement date???

Prudent over at Esato mentioned that Paris will be announce at Communicasia (CMMA) 2008 which is held June 17-20 in Singapore. Prudent is generally very reliable.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Latest product Demo Videos

Here you go. Thanks to for uploading the latest Sony Ericsson Demo Videos for the G700, G900, C702, C902.

First up is the G700, featuring 2.4" touchscreen, 3MP fixed focus camera, UIQ 3.0.

The G900 upgrades on that with WiFi, 5MP Autofocus camera with touch autofocus, UIQ 3.0.

Then we have the Cybershots. C702 with 3.2MP AutoFocus, LED Flash, GPS, 2.2" screen

C902 5MP AutoFocus, PhotoFlash LED, 2,0" Screen

G700 and G900 will be released next week then 2 weeks laters we will see the C702 and C902.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Acrodea, Sony Ericsson enter into Master license agreement for global handset models

May 15, 2008 (Tokyo, Japan)—Acrodea, Inc. (CEO and President: Junya Tsutsumi), headquartered in Meguro-ku, Tokyo, and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (London UK, President:Hideki Komiyama, “Sony Ericsson”) reached an agreement for Acrodea to provide VIVID UI and VIVID Panorama to Sony Ericsson mobile telephones and executed a master license agreement. Based on the agreement, Sony Ericsson will be able to release globally mobile telephone terminals installed with Acrodea products.


VIVID UI is a user interface platform developed by Acrodea for mobile phones, and represents innovative middleware that can integrate various types of multimedia content, such as still pictures, 3D graphics, animation effects, and video. VIVID UI enables mobile phones that can be readily customized with graphically enhanced menus and standby screens. The VIVID UI authoring tool incorporates features for creating menu transitions through a visual context, as well as for menu content emulation. By using this tool, handset manufacturers and content providers can easily create compatible content with a wealth of expression.

About VIVID Panorama

Jointly developed by Acrodea and Morpho, Inc. (CEO and President: Masaki Hilaga), headquartered in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, VIVID Panorama consists of middleware for camera functionality. VIVID Panorama permits the user to create panorama photos (images extended in one direction for a wider or taller viewing angle than ordinary photos) easily by operating the mobile handset with a built-in digital camera like a camcorder and panning the desired range. Although previous handsets have been equipped with panoramic photography functions, the “panorama-like” photo involved stitching together each, individually taken photo. The panoramic image-generating technology of VIVID Panorama is fully automated on the basis of the video data captured. The process is rapid and completed in real time. Users may immediately preview the panorama photo taken. This convenience is an additional feature of VIVID Panorama.

About Acrodea, Inc.

Acrodea, Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a software technology R&D firm involved in middleware technology for mobile terminals. The company is particularly focused on interface technologies connecting between the user and terminal, and currently provides UI (user interface) technologies and email enhancement technologies to the market. We are also applying R&D energy towards the enhancement of graphics performance, which is indispensable in facilitating usage of mobile platform interfaces. Our stance and efforts are a continual commitment to superior products and improving technology, for which we have received recognition worldwide. In addition to Japan and Korea, Acrodea is engaged in business on the global market, including China, Europe, and North America. The company listed publicly on Mothers Exchange of TSE on Oct. 19, 2006, just two years and three months after establishment in July 2004. Acrodea is headquartered in Tokyo, and maintains an overseas presence in Seoul, Korea; Helsinki, Finland; and Newport Beach, California, U.S.A. For more information, please visit

About Morpho, Inc.

Morpho, Inc., is a venture company founded in 2004 by engineers who are graduated from Tokyo University and dedicated to digital image processing technologies. The company is engaged in R&D and product development based on proprietary image processing technologies for digital imaging and the video industry. Specialization chiefly towards mobile telephones and digital cameras comprises embedded image processing software, such as manual jitter correction, application development, licensing, and consulting. More information about Morpho Inc. is available at

For inquiries about this press release, products, and technologies, please contact the following:

Marketing Department at Acrodea, Inc.

TEL:+81 3-5768-8603 email:

Press Release Link
VIVID Panorama

Sony Ericsson W62S spotted in Metal Gear Solid 4 MGS4

Sony Ericsson's W62S from Japanese carrier AU KDDI was spotted in Metal Gear Solid 4 (MGS4), one of the PS3's flagship games. This is no surprise on a Sony product. I wonder what phones James Bond and Co will be using in Quantum of Solace this fall.....

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

47 Pics of Paris!!, Thanks gliatiotis

Link to 47 Pic RAR

gliatiotis on Mobile-Reviews forums just posted a RAR file with 47 pics of Paris. Most interesting is the following
  • 208Mhz CPU <- Disappointing
  • 262k color screen <- Disappointing
  • Camera seems to be similar to the G900/C902 ie small sensor, with single LED/photoflash bulb <- Disappointing
Hopefully this is an old prototype as this one is using an older CPU and the screen might only be 2.6" while other protos floating around have at least a 332 or 500 MHz CPU and a 2.8" VGA screen. We will see shortly ;)
Some key pics are

Sunday, May 11, 2008

New Paris Pic!

Pics are coming out like a leaky faucet now. m-one published a screen shot from a Paris promo video. In this pic we see how the strip below the screen can display different touch sensitive buttons depending on what the user is doing (ie internet, media, etc)

Back of Beibei pic!

Thanks to Maximys for his promised back shot of BeiBei. The back is beautiful just like described with a nice design similar to the W660i.

May announcements? Part 2

Okay, so nothing materialized on May 6 with Q1 results and the UIQ conferences were both cancelled due to low registration. Next announcement rumor date is Wednesday, May 14. Xell over at Esato has given the following information on Ericsson's Capital Market Day.

On May 14, Ericsson's President and CEO Carl-Henric Svanberg will host Ericsson's Capital Markets Day. The management team will - with the overall theme "broadband everywhere" - present Ericsson’s view on the market trends and business dynamics, the growth opportunities and strategies, and how Ericsson's technology leadership is shaping the future.

Capital Markets Day

Date: May 14
Venue: Annex to the Globe Arena, Entrance no. 3, Globentorget, Stockholm
Program: 11:00 - 12:00 Registration & Lunch
12:00 - 18:00 Management presentations
18:00 - 20:00 Buffet & Mingle
Speakers: Carl-Henric Svanberg, President and CEO
Hans Vestberg, EVP and CFO
Håkan Eriksson, SVP and CTO
Kurt Jofs, EVP and Head of Networks
Jan Wäreby, SVP and Head of Multimedia
Jan Frykhammar, SVP and Head of Global Services
Dick Komiyama, President of Sony Ericsson

ares also heard rumors of this date. So lets hope that SE doesn't disappoint....

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

C902 passes FCC.

The Sony Ericsson C902 just passed the FCC. Look for a first week of June release

Release Dates:

W760i, G700, G900

Z780, C702, C902

HOT!!: New Sony Ericsson Paris P5i LIVE!

Well look what we have here from These are the first live spy shots of Paris and she looks good. Can an announcement be too far off now? As previously mentioned, there is a UIQ event starting next week on the 15, Paris should be announced then.


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