Monday, June 30, 2008

SE Q2 financial results to be announced July 18

Sony Ericsson is set to release its Q2 2008 results on July 18. Word is they won't be that good and SE blames bad sales from their mid to higher end products. I believe this is due to the lack of anything innovative being released in the first half of 2008. Hopefully SE can finish 2008 with a bang....

The Sony Ericsson 2nd Quarter 2008 financial results will be announced on Friday, 18 July, at 07.30am UK time.

30 June 2008

This announcement will be followed by a conference call with the media and analysts at 08:30am UK time. Please find below a more detailed breakdown of the corresponding times in other regions and numbers to call.

18 July, 2008

07:30 UK time

Hosted by Dick Komiyama, President of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications

18 July, 2008
08:30 UK time (BST)
09:30 Central European time (CET)
03:30 Eastern time US (EST)
16:30 Japan time (JST)

A live webcast of the conference call will be available at:
Or please click here to join the webcast directly:
The archived webcast will be available approximately one hour after the completion of the conference call.

UK and Europe: +44 (0)20 7806 1968
Sweden: +46 (0)8 5051 3792
US: +1 718 354 1389
Japan: +81 (0)3 3570 8228

A replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the completion of the conference call until 11:00pm UK time on 22 July, 2008.
UK and Europe: +44 (0)20 7806 1970
Sweden: +46 (0)8 5876 9441
US: +1 718 354 1112
Japan:+81 (0)3 3570 8212
Replay passcode: 4442384#


New T-Series emerges

Michell Bak/Mizzle over at USEB has leaked photos of a new T-Series phone that is very reminiscent of the T610 of 5 years ago. Features include 3.2MP fixed focus camera, HSDPA, A2 platform, <11mm and is code named Remi. If this is the Non-Walkman W890i, then we can safely assume a QVGA screen.


Friday, June 27, 2008

16GB Walkman coming soon?

Is Sony Ericsson prepping a 16GB Walkman phone named the W970? Signs point toward an announcement sometime in July and the W970 along with Hecaro might be announced. Just a few weeks till we find out if this is true.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New P10i pics

Mobile Bulgaria has posted new pics of the Sony Ericsson P10i. According to Michell Bak/Mizzle over at USEB, the color is Orange Black or Black Orange. Will the P10i be announced in a few weeks.......?

Mobile Bulgaria

UIQ to layoff 200 employees

UIQ is planning on laying off 200 of its 375 person workforce. This news came the same day as the creation of the Symbian Foundation. The London and Budapest offices are probably going to close leaving the main office in Ronneby, Sweden open.

All About Symbian link

Symbian Foundation created

Yesterday, June 24, 2008, Nokia, SE, Motorola, and DoCoMo announced they are planning on combining Symbian, S60, UIQ, and MOAPS into a single, open source platform. The first device from this convergence however won't show up until sometime in 2010. I think this is great news and that it will give Windows Mobile, Google Android, and Apple's iPhone OSX bigger competition then ever before. Also look for better and more complete software for this new Symbian platform.

Mobile leaders to unify the Symbian software platform and set the future of mobile free

24 June 2008 Foundation to be established to provide royalty-free open platform and accelerate innovation

LONDON, UK; June 24, 2008 -- Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and NTT DOCOMO announced today their intent to unite Symbian OS™, S60, UIQ and MOAP(S) to create one open mobile software platform. Together with AT&T, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments and Vodafone they plan to establish the Symbian Foundation to extend the appeal of this unified software platform. Membership of this non-profit Foundation will be open to all organizations. This initiative is supported by current shareholders and management of Symbian Limited, who have been actively involved in its development. Plans for the Foundation have already received wide support from other industry leaders.

To enable the Foundation, Nokia today announced plans to acquire the remaining shares of Symbian Limited that Nokia does not already own and then contribute the Symbian and S60 software to the Foundation. Sony Ericsson and Motorola today announced their intention to contribute technology from UIQ and DOCOMO has also indicated its willingness to contribute its MOAP(S) assets. From these contributions, the Foundation will provide a unified platform with common UI framework. A full platform will be available for all Foundation members under a royalty-free license, from the Foundation’s first day of operations.

Contributions from Foundation members through open collaboration will be integrated to further enhance the platform. The Foundation will make selected components available as open source at launch. It will then work to establish the most complete mobile software offering available in open source. This will be made available over the next two years and is intended to be released under Eclipse Public License (EPL) 1.0.

The Foundation’s platform will build on the leading open mobile software platform, with more than 200 million phones, across 235 models, already shipped by multiple vendors and tens of thousands of third-party applications already available for Symbian OS-based devices.

SE Press Release


Symbian Foundation

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sony Ericsson Z780 spotted at FCC as T-Mobile USA TM506

Looks like T-Mobile is finally getting a Sony Ericsson 3G phones. On the FCC website, the T-Mobile TM506 is what they are going to brand the Sony Ericsson Z780. It will feature 3G on 1700/2100 AWS spectrum and Quadband GSM/EDGE. This is the same phone that is probably going to be released on AT&T as well except a different color shell and 3G bands. Note that this is also the first SE phone on T-Mobile since the T610 appeared in 2003 and was discontinued at the end of 2004.

FCC link

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

C905 first phone to to feature Project Capuchin API and Java 8.4

June 17, 2008
C905: 8.1 megapixel Cyber-shot phone with Project Capuchin API

On June 17, 2008, Sony Ericsson announced the new C905 Cyber-shot phone – a feature-rich, slider-style phone with an 8.1 megapixel camera. The C905 is the first phone to support Sony Ericsson's Project Capuchin API and takes the number of phones supporting Sony Ericsson's Java Platform 8 (JP-8) and the Mobile Services Architecture (MSA) umbrella standard (JSR 248) to 15.

C905 features in more detail
The C905 Cyber-shot is Sony Ericsson's first Cyber-shot slider-style phone and its most advanced camera phone yet. In addition to the 8.1 megapixel camera with Xenon flash and autofocus, supportive features include Smart contrast, Face detection, BestPic, PictBridge printing, horizontal camera UI and illuminated icons for settings shortcuts. Sharing photos and videos is enabled through HSDPA network speeds, Wi-Fi, a DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) server to connect to compatible devices and the new Sony Ericsson TV-Out Cable ITC-60.

The C905 also has embedded GPS and aGPS support, 160MB internal memory, removable external storage with Memory Stick Micro and a 320x240 pixel 262K TFT QVGA display.

The C905 will be available in selected markets during Q4 2008.

Mobile Services Architecture (MSA) in 15 phone series
The announcement of the new C905 means that MSA full set can now be found in 15 Sony Ericsson phone series. All JP-8 phones are based on MIDP 2.1 and have the same core JSR set based on the Java umbrella standard MSA (JSR 248).

Sony Ericsson C905.

Java Platform 8, new JP-8.4 sub-category
Sony Ericsson's Java Platform 8 (JP-8) phones are organized in three sub-categories – JP-8 (8.0-8.2), JP-8 (8.3) and JP-8 (8.4). There are currently 15 JP-8 phone series and JP-8.3 represents a sub-group of six phones with some additional functionality supported by the Content Handler API (JSR 211) and Mobile Sensor API (JSR 256). Read more>>

JP-8.4 is differentiated by including the Project Capuchin API and the new C905 Cyber-shot is the first phone to support JP-8.4.

The minor revisions to Sony Ericsson Java Platform 8 (8.1, 8.2) have consisted of minor improvements but 8.3 includes some additional features to cover security domains, PIMChangeListener, Mobile Sensor API (JSR 256) and the Content Handler (JSR 211). Read more>>

Project Capuchin
Sony Ericsson's Project Capuchin technology is a Java ME API and associated tools that define a bridge between the Java ME and Adobe Flash Lite programming environments.

This API and soon-to-be-available tools makes it possible to use Flash as the presentation layer and Java as the application logic, meaning that Flash tools can be used for UI design while still having access to all the phone services available to Java ME.

The tool packages the Flash content together with the Java application logic into a Java Archive, JAR file, hence allowing the resulting application and package to be treated and managed as a Java application re-using all of the existing Java infrastructure available on the phone and provisioning backend. Download doc with overview of this tool>>

Project Capuchin takes advantage of Flash's strengths in fast UI deployment and well established designer tools, meanwhile Java's strengths are in services, security and a well developed distribution infrastructure. Read more>>

More information:

Cybershot Range C905

Laffen over at Esato has posted pics of the Cybershot range and the C905 spec sheet. The Copper Gold version of the C905 will come out later after the initial colors of Night Black and Ice Silver

More Live pics of C905

The SE Society has published the following live pics of the C905

UIQ announcement/leak next week?

Eomer, a trusted member over at M-R has mentioned the following

Don't expect any major UIQ phone announcement from SE just yet.
Something's changing next week ....

Hopefully we get something good out of this. Many people were saddened when Paris and Beibei did not get announced today.

HBH-PV715, HBH-PV720 and HBH-PV740

Sony Ericsson announced 3 Bluetooth Headsets today. Similar hardware, different casings and accessories for different people.

Sony Ericsson, the brains behind Bluetooth™, unveils three new innovative headsets for everyday life

17 June 2008 The new Sony Ericsson Bluetooth™ headsets HBH-PV715, 720 and 740 represent the next generation of Bluetooth™ accessories – high performance headsets that are stylish, practical and versitile, whatever your needs. Building on its long history in developing Bluetooth™, Sony Ericsson has used its own development site in the Netherlands to ensure it brings its most innovative Bluetooth™ headsets to date to the market.

Singapore, 17 June 2008 - Whether practicality, design or size is important, this new range unveiled today has something for everyone. The new Bluetooth™ family includes Sony Ericsson’s best performance headsets to date placing them at the very top of the market in terms of standby and talk time and also introducing a new Sony Ericsson form factor that is very small and light.

Jacob Sten, Head of the Accessories Division at Sony Ericsson, said: “These three models are the most innovative headsets that Sony Ericsson has ever produced and they really stand out from the competition. We understand that users need to keep in contact while on the move, and now they can do so incredibly easily with this range of headsets that suits any lifestyle.”

Available in two colours and in a soft design, the HBH-PV-715 is a practical and stylish wireless headset for your everyday life. Perfect for those who want a no-fuss headset, the HBH-PV-715 produces 10 hours of talk time with an impressive 700 hours standby.

For the fashion conscious who want a sophisticated headset that stands out, the HBH-PV-720 is a must have. Available with three Style up covers, removable ear hooks and attached to a black metal necklace, this headset is for those who want to combine flexibility with an edgy street style. To maximise comfort, the ear hooks on this headset are removable and available in different sizes. The HBH-PV-720 has 11 hours talk time and 800 hours standby.

The more career minded among us may invest in the metal HBH-PV740, a new exclusive and complete headset kit for the business user. With 11 hour talk time and two carrying solutions, this professional wireless headset kit for your working day also includes a headset desk stand and a USB charger that will allow you to charge your headset while working. It also has a display with battery indication.

Of course all the headsets have the benefits of wireless call handling and the ability for the user to free their hands while out in the car, office, at home or shopping.

HBH-PV-720 will all be available in selected markets from Q3 2008. HBH-PV 715 and HBH-PV-740 will be available in selected markets from Q4 2008

At a glance

Practical, yet stylish

For everyday life, you need a wireless headset that is practical as well as stylish. It is comfortable, simple to use and makes it easier to stay in touch and organized.

• Good value for money
• 11 h talk time/ 800h stand by so it is ready to use at any time
• Removable ear hook
• Auto-pairing for easy set-up
• DSP and automatic volume adjustment for clear sound in every environment
• Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR for a stable and reliable connection
• Available in either black or white

Sophisticated and fashionable

This compact, stylish and versatile headset will even appeal to the most street-wise and image-conscious.

• 11 h talk time and 800 h stand by
• 3 elegant Style-up™ covers with black and silver patterns
• Autopairing
• DSP and automatic volume adjustment
• Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR for a clear sound and reliable connection in every environment
• Removable ear hooks
• Black necklace

Professional and business-oriented

This exclusive and complete headset offers the busy business person an unrivalled set of features that make the working day easier.

• 11 h talk time/800 h stand by
• Convenient sliver necklace carrying solution
• Headset desk stand and USB charger
• Status display for battery and connection indication
• Removable ear-hooks
• Autopairing for easy set-up
• DSP and automatic volume adjustment
• Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR for a stable and reliable connection

Press Release

MD400 and MD400g

Today Sony Ericsson also announced to USB HSPA Modems. Both are Triband HSPA with 7.2Mbps down and 2.0Mbps up. Also there is QuadBand GSM/EDGE for areas with no HSPA. Both feature M2/MicroSD slots. THe MD400g adds a GPS receiver so you can find yourself on Google Maps.

Sony Ericsson launches two new dual function USB modems to keep you ahead of the game

17 June 2008 Sony Ericsson unveils the MD400 and MD400g – the first HSPA USB modems of their kind from Sony Ericsson not only providing high speed broadband but also a combined M2 Memory Stick Micro™ and a microSD™ slot brought together in a stylish and attractive design. Apart from an in-built antenna, an innovative additional swivel antenna optimizes the performance when in use. When closed, it covers and protects the retractable USB connector. The MD400g also has an in-built GPS receiver which automatically shows the user’s current location.

Singapore, 17th June 2008 – For people on the move keeping in touch via the internet with colleagues, clients, friends and family is a necessity. Now Sony Ericsson gives users the speed they need in a stylish way with its two new modems complete with HSPA technology. Users can receive 7.2Mb/s in download and up to 2.0Mb/s in upload speeds. This means that sending attachments via email such as images or video content can be sent up to five times faster than before.

“The MD400 and MD400g are high performance and stylish devices that enable you to have all your essentials at hand even when you are out of reach from broadband at home or in the office. The USBs are simple, quick to install and the multiple technologies guarantee internet access every time,” said Johan Tysklind, marketing director mobile computing at Sony Ericsson. “The combined M2 Memory Stick Micro™ and the microSD™ slot really makes these products stand out from the crowd and the MD400g even includes a GPS receiver.”

Sony Ericsson MD400/MD400g – the world on the move

  • HSPA technology – up to 7.2Mb/s download and 2.0Mb/s upload
  • First USB modem with combined M2 Memory Stick Micro™ and microSD™ slot
  • In-built antenna complemented with an additional swivel 'Diversity' antenna maximizes reception performance and boosts data transmission
  • Innovative mechanical design allows the swivel antenna to also protect the retractable USB connector when the modem is not in use
  • USB modem - can be used in any PC, laptop or desktop
  • In-built GPS receiver and GPS utility (MD400g) which can link directly in to Google Maps™ and mark current location
  • PlayNow shortcut link – just a click away from entertainment
  • Auto-install
  • Auto configuration

So whether you are a professional that needs internet access anytime of the day, a student away from the library or even someone taking advantage of nice weather in the park the MD400/MD400g range can give you the broadband access you need from any mobile location.

At a glance

Product Name
• MD400 Mobile Broadband USB Modem
• MD400g Mobile Broadband GPS USB Modem

USB Modem

Compact size, 70 x 28 x 15 mm (open)


Dual antenna solution featuring Receiver Diversity optimisation which ensures highest possible data rates. the USB connector retracts when the swivel antenna is folded. Completely closed it covers the port

Memory Slot
Combo M2 Memory Stick Micro™ and microSD™ slot

GPS (MD400g)
Integrated GPS receiver (NMEA 2.0 interface)

Up to 7.2 Mb/s, downlink
Up to 2.0 Mb/s, uplink

Triple band 850/1900/2100 MHz

Quad band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Operating Systems
MS Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, MAC-OS X supported

• Sony Ericsson Wireless Manager
• Auto-installation and auto-configuration
• Multi color LED illumination indicating communication status (and GPS status - MD 400g)
• 25 supported languages
• Sony Ericsson update services
• Combo M2 Memory Stick Micro™ and microSD™ slot
• In-built GPS receiver inc. GPS utility (MD400g)
• PlayNow™ icon – a click away from entertainment

• Exquisite Ebony
• Lustrous White

Globally available Q4 2008

Press Release

F305 Fun with Motion Gaming

Sony Ericsson has announced a new line of gaming phones. They are starting with the lower end with the F305. 2" 176x220 screen means that a lot of games will be available for it and will keep the price down as SE embarks on this new territory.

Sony Ericsson makes its move with a brand new way to experience games on your mobile

17 June 2008 The new Sony Ericsson F305 with Motion Gaming puts ‘fun and entertainment’ at the heart of the mobile phone. In addition to horizontal gameplay and dedicated gaming controls – to let you control the action the way you are used to – the F305 lets the user control the action with a swing or a swipe of the phone.

Singapore, 17 June 2008 – Today’s announcement sees Sony Ericsson putting gaming at the heart of its latest phone release. Targeted firmly at a youth audience, the F305 with Motion Gaming lets users control games with the flick of a wrist or the swing of an arm, and then see the results straightaway on the screen. Using advanced motion sensor technology, the phone can, for example, follow your actions to imitate bowling or casting a fishing line.

With the F305 your favourite game is only one-click away. Enjoy the full gaming experience with stereo speakers, which also come in handy for sharing the latest track on the media player. Add a 2.0” screen into this pocket-sized slider phone and the F305 takes playing games on your mobile to a whole new level.

“Gaming is no longer something you do on your own. It’s about having fun with your friends and interacting with the game” says Sven Totté, Head of Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson. “We have used motion sensor technology before in our phones and integrating it into gameplay is a natural progression.”

To complement the F305 there is also now a handy new accessory available for the serious gamer. Although the F305 gives you up to 8 hours of gameplay, there is always now a back-up with the Power Pack CPP-100. Attach it to your keyring and when you need it, simply plug it into the phone to receive an instant battery power boost.

The F305 is about more than just gaming. Slide it open and find it packed with the latest Sony Ericsson features. Never miss a fun or unexpected moment with the phones 2.0 megapixel camera. Share your photos or music with friends via Bluetooth™ or Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™). It will also be possible to change the look of your phone with Style-up™ covers – two covers to choose from in box.
The new F305 with Motion Gaming
Fun and entertainment on the move

• Motion Gaming with three preloaded motion games, “Bowling”, “Bass fishing” and “Jockey” – encounter gaming in a completely new way
• Additional motion games developed by Gameloft™ plus 50 more 2D and 3D games available for download at PlayNow.
• Loud stereo speakers– enhance your gaming experience or share the latest music with friends
• Horizontal game play and dedicated gaming keys – play games the way you want
• 2.0 megapixel camera and Bluetooth™ - a complete media experience
• Expandable memory – Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) slot.

The F305 with Motion Gaming will be available in Polar White and Mystic Black in selected markets from Q3 2008. It will be a Quad-Band EDGE phone supporting 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 frequency bands.

Power Pack CPP-100 will be available in selected markets from Q4 2008

F305 with Motion Gaming - At a glance

Gaming and Entertainment

• Motion gaming
• Horizontal gaming mode
• Cross key + Dedicated gaming buttons
• Gaming shortcut key
• 3D games
• Stereo speakers
• Java MIDP 2.0
• PlayNow™
• Media player
• TrackID™
• Stereo FM radio
• Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)


• 2.0 megapixel camera
• 2.0” 176 x 220 TFT display


• WAP 2.0 xHTML

Communication & Messaging

• Picture messaging (MMS)
• Predictive text input
• Sound recorder
• Text messaging (SMS)


• Style-up™ covers, two provided in box


• Bluetooth™ technology
• USB mass storage


• Alarm
• Calculator
• Calendar
• Phone book
• Stopwatch
• Tasks
• Timer


• Colour matched Stereo Headset HPM-60
• Wrist strap
• Charger
• Battery
• User guide
• Spare back cover

Power Pack CPP-100
Instant boost to your battery

Design Collection IDC-21
Protect your phone in style

Stereo Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-DS220
Enjoy wireless music without missing a call.

M2 USB Adapter CCR-70
Transfer, store and share the content of your Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™)

Facts and Figures

Size: 96 x 47 x 14.6 mm
Weight: 97.5 grams

Polar White
Mystic Black

Resolution: 176 x 220 TFT display (262,144 colours)
Size: 2.0 inches

Phone memory: Up to 10MB
Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) support

Talk time GSM: Up to 8 hrs
Standby time GSM: Up to 400 hrs

Availability and versions
EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

Available in selected markets from Q3 2008.

Press Release

J132 and K330 announced

Sony Ericsson has announced two low end phones. The J132 is made for people that just talk and text while the K330 adds Bluetooth, VGA camera, WAP browser, and a torch.

Sony Ericsson bolsters its entry range with a duo of phones that offer effortless ways to stay in touch

17 June 2008 Sony Ericsson today announces two new entry-level phones, designed for lasting communication. With superb talk and standby times, torch functions and FM Radio the J132 does the basics well. Add the camera and Bluetooth™ functions to the K330 and you get further features on an equally straightforward phone.

Singapore, 17 June 2008 – Two new candy-bar phones from
Sony Ericsson, designed with simplicity and value for money in mind. The J132 is a talk and text phone with FM radio and stereo hands free kit; the solid feel and dust-resistant keypad make it an ideal everyday companion. For those wanting a clear-cut camera phone, the K330 with video capture and Bluetooth™ sharing is the obvious choice. This phone also offers FM radio listening via speakerphone or stereo headset.

“There are certain phone features, such as a large phonebook and torch functionality, that are considered key to consumers in developing markets ” says James Marshall, Head of Portfolio Marketing at Sony Ericsson. “We’ve made sure that both of these phones pack all of the essential features and appeal to anyone wanting a durable, no-nonsense mobile.”

Everything about the J132 is uncomplicated. Its clear and bright screen coupled with its one-click shortcuts and easy-to-use navigation key means that you are ready to text, search for a number or access the FM radio without fuss.

The new J132
Lasting Communication

• Solid talk and text phone with dust-resistant keypad
• FM radio and loudspeaker – enjoy quality radio entertainment with RDS support
• Handsfree Kit – handle calls on the move
• Radio alarm clock – wake up to your favourite station
• Torch function – find objects in the dark
• Up to 9 hours of talk time or 450 hours standby

Alternatively, for those looking for a little bit more from their mobile, the K330 enables users to capture video and photos, plus share them easily via Bluetooth™ with another phone or Bluetooth™ enabled device. Keep your memories with you with the K330’s storage for up to 250 photos or 12 minutes of video footage, making it the perfect pocket photo album.

Since the K330 supports Bluetooth™ it can easily be teamed up with handy accessories such as the new Sony Ericsson Bluetooth™ headsets HBH-PV715, 720 and 740. They represent the next generation of Bluetooth™ accessories – high performance headsets that are stylish, practical and versatile, whatever your needs.

The new K330
Lasting Memories

• Storage for up to 1000 contacts and 450 text messages
• Capture and store up to 12 minutes of video (in 2 minute clips)
• Snap happy with VGA camera and store up to 250 images
• View photos on the 1.7’’ display
• Listen to music and news on the go via the FM Radio
• Keep track of calories and make your own daily health plan with Health mate
• Torch function – guide your way home with the luminous screen and find objects in the dark

So whether it’s dust resistant text, talk and radio or straightforward snap-and-share, the new J132 and K330 add breadth to Sony Ericsson’s entry-level line-up. The J132 will be available in Night Black and Heaven Blue in selected markets from Q4 2008. The K330 will be available in Gold on Black and Green on Black, again in selected markets from Q3 2008.

The J132 will support GSM 900/1800 frequencies and the J132a for US markets will support GSM 850/1900, The K330 will support GSM/GPRS 900/1800 and the K330a: GSM/GPR 850/1900.

Press Release

C905 Cybershot and S302 Snapshot announced

Well today is the day that Sony Ericsson unleashed it's 8.1MP killer camera phone. With a starting cost of 589€/$912 look for this phone to be expensive at first but fall shortly after. With a release date of the end of September, this will make a great Christmas present for many.
The S302 Snapshot low end phone was also announced today. Providing a low cost phone for people that want a quick snapshot in a compact phone.

EDIT: The white papers mention only QVGA 30FPS Video!!!!!!!!!! Looks like this Imaging king is not a video performer. Real sad about this. SE will be laughed at for a while at this mistake when phones that cost half as much from Nokia can do VGA 30FPS. LG's 5MP camera phones like the Viewty also are able to do VGA 30FPS. Shame, shame on SE.

Sony Ericsson brings out the photographer in us all unveiling its first ever 8.1megapixel camera phone and a stylish snapshot phone

17 June 2008 The new C905 Cyber-shot™ and S302 Snapshot camera phones from Sony Ericsson allow consumers around the world to capture and share vivid photos whatever their needs, photography skills or budget. Whether it is a compact camera phone with prestige good looks, or a real alternative to a digital camera, Sony Ericsson has the phone for the job.

Singapore, 17 June 2008 – The C905 is Sony Ericsson’s first Cyber-shot slider and its most advanced camera phone yet. With an 8.1 megapixel camera and real camera flash amongst its cutting-edge capabilities, it offers easy photo-taking in a phone that derives its looks from a digital camera and offers the picture quality to match. In comparison the S302 Snapshot is for those who want it all at an affordable price – good looks, must-have features and a pocket-sized slim design.

“The C905 Cyber-shot™ and S302 Snapshot have been developed to make us all better photographers! That means making it easier to take great shots and never missing that magic moment.” said Sven Totté, Head of Imaging Marketing at Sony Ericsson. “Although both have photography at their core, the phones are very distinct; the 8.1megapixel C905 is a viable alternative to a digital camera and the S302 is perfect for those who don’t want to miss a moment and like to send or Bluetooth™ their photos to their friends.”

The new C905 Cyber-shot™
Take your best shot

  • Complete digital camera experience on a phone – true digital camera styling and an 8.1 megapixel camera with Xenon flash
  • Outstanding picture quality – complete with face detection auto-focus, smart contrast and image stabilizer
  • From baby’s first steps to an amazing sunset; store them all on the 2GB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2®) included
  • The USB adaptor (CCR-70) provided in-box allows for easy transfer of your photos to-and-from your PC.
  • View high-quality pictures on the phones impressive 2.4” scratch-resistant mineral glass display
  • Share your memories – send your photos wirelessly from your phone to your TV via Wi-Fi™ (using DLNA), or connect with wires using the TV-Out Cable ITC-60, also announced today
  • Upload photos to your own online blogsite or print your photos with fantastic resolution up to A3 size
  • Much more than a camera phone - GPS-enabled for geo-tagging of photos and navigation support.

The new S302 Snapshot
Good for your image

  • Slick and slimline with a stylish design and a premium, high-gloss finish
  • 2.0 megapixel camera with an easy-to-learn camera menu. Use the S302 just like you would a digital camera
  • Photo light and Photo fix – useful photo functions to help you get the shots you want
  • Capture the action - video recording and playback
  • Room for your entire photo album - up to 20 MB internal memory and Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) support
  • Transfer photos easily via USB, Bluetooth™ or Memory Stick Micro™

Building on Sony Ericsson’s camera phone heritage, the C905 Cyber-shot™ phone and S302 Snapshot are all-round performers that maximise their camera credentials. The S302 introduces a premium looking, yet affordable phone with a snapshot camera at-hand when needed. The C905 is a powerful 8.1 megapixel camera phone that looks, feels and acts like a real camera.

The C905 Cyber-shot™ will be available in three colours (Night Black, Ice Silver and Copper Gold) in selected markets from Q4 2008. It will support the following networks:

  • C905: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSDPA 2100.
  • C905a: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900/2100
  • C905c: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900.

The S302 Snapshot will be available in Crystal Blue and Thunder Grey in selected markets from Q4 2008. The S302 (and S302c for China markets) will support GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900.

TV-Out Cable ITC-60 will be available Q4 2008

Press Release
C905 Release News at Esato with Live Pics
White Papers
Live Pics 2
Planete Nokia Photo Review

Monday, June 16, 2008

Paris and Beibei G702 dead? P10?

Are Paris P5i and Beibei G702 dead? Recent rumors point to both being canceled. While this may sound like bad news, it might just be that those were the old code names. Recently the phone known as Paris might be renamed P10 and evidence of this has showed up on the SE website. On this link, we see a black product profile for a phone called the P10.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Live Sony Ericsson Black C905

Over at, live pics of the black C905 have been posted. These pics make the phone look hot. It may be a little thick (just under 20mm) but the technology it is packing is worth it. Less then 2 days till the official announcement. Until then enjoy the pics.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

USEB leaks S302, F305, 3 Bluetooth headsets

Mizzle over at USEB has kept his word and leaked 2 phones and 3 Bluetooth headsets that are set to be announced on June 17. First up we have the S302, the first in a new line of Snapshot phones. It is fairly low end candybar with QuadBand GSM/EDGE, 2" 176x220 screen, 2MP fixed focus camera, and A2DP. Then we have the new gaming phone, the F305. Featuring the same specs as the S302, this slider is from the new Gaming line. What is unique though it features Wii-like controls on the 3 preloaded games of Fishing, Bowling, and Jockey. Interesting how they are doing this and I am sure there will be future games that take advantage of this motion control as well. Last but not least we have three new bluetooth headsets, the HBH-PV-715, HBH-PV-720, and the HBH-PV-740. They look to have the same specs feature wise, just the casing and accessories that come with them will be different.

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Sony Ericsson Alicia Demo Video

PhonerX just released the Alicia Demo Video. What we can see from the video is that the phone is similar to the W980i. The Music controls on the front look to contain a integrated display and has the ability to change depending on what application is running. In the video, we see weather, the music controls, and finally a clock in the controls. This phone will probably be announced sometime in July.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

C905 sample pics and demo video

Well the faucet is now unstoppable. 3 Sample pics and the demo video of the Sony Ericsson C905 have been released. Note these are early beta phone pics and are likely to improve or should I say must improve. Right now they look like the K850i pictures and appear to be washed out a tad. Hopefully this is rectified by the time it is released. The Demo video is nice and shows the facial recognition and how the phone is 8MP. Also we see direct integration of Blogger, Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, and most important YouTube. I imagine that the phone will be able to take its VGA 30FPS videos and upload them directly to YouTube via WiFi or the 3G network. This is also probably a hint that the phone will have Flash Lite 3 so that you can view your uploaded videos right away on the YouTube site. Thanks to Phoner on Esato for the sample pics and demo video


Sony Ericsson Question and Answer

Michell Bak/Mizzle over at USEB has put together a little Q&A for the just leaked Sony Ericsson C905

I promised that I’d do a post answering most of the tons of questions asked in the comments of the Sony Ericsson C905 post. So, this is what I’ll be doing in this post. Note, that it’s possible there might be some slight changes in the final production unit.

Q. What kind of phone is this?

A. It’s a quad-band GSM / GPRS / EDGE phone (all versions) with UMTS & HSDPA support in the European version (2100 MHz) and American version (850 / 900 / 2100 MHz). We’re guessing it’s 3.6 Mbps HSDPA.

Q. When will it be available and at what price?

A. It’ll be available in early Q4. We expect the price to be around £400 SIM free.

Q. What’s the camera specifications?

A. It’s an 8.1 mega pixel camera sensor (3264 x 2448 pixels) with auto focus and face recognition, and many more advanced camera features. It’s got a xenon flash for still photos, and a photo flash (the improved one) for videos. Videos are recorded in VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels). It does not feature optical zoom.

Q. What kind of display is it?

A. It’s a 2.4 inch large scratch-resistant TFT display made of mineral glass. The resolution is QVGA (240 x 320 pixels). It can show up to 262.144 colours (18 bit).

Q. Is this a smart phone? What’s the OS?

A. No, this is a feature phone, not running any sort of smart phone operating system. It looks like it’ll run a newly developed OS based on the older A2 platform, although this has not been confirmed.

Q. What’s the web browser in it?

A. Access NetFront.

Q. How much memory does it have?

A. 160 megabytes of internal memory storage, and a 2 gigabyte Memory Stick Micro (M2) comes bundled.

Q. Does it feature W-LAN?

A. Yes, it does, and with further support for DLNA. No details on whether this is 802.11b or 802.11b/g.

Q. Does it feature a 3.5 mm jack port?

A. No, it doesn’t feature a 3.5 mm jack port.

Q. Does it feature mobile TV?

A. You can have TV streamed to the phone via UMTS / HSDPA, but there’s no DVB-H support or alike.

I guess that was it :-)


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Alicia Walkman flip pics

Sony Ericsson's next Walkman phone, Alicia, has been leaked. Pics show a mid to higher end Walkman Flip phone.

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