The TM506 was introduced to T-Mobile USA as its first HSDPA phone. It also marks a 5 year hiatus of SE phones on T-Mobile USA. The last SE phone on T-Mobile USA was the T610 in 2003.
Sony Ericsson Expands U.S. Carrier Channels with T-Mobile Partnership, Unveils New Handset21 August 2008
TM506 is First Sony Ericsson Handset to Support T-Mobile's AWS Spectrum
Research Triangle Park, N.C. – August 21, 2008 – Sony Ericsson today announced the expansion of its carrier channels in the U.S. to include wireless leader T-Mobile USA, starting with the launch of the TM506 in early September. Sony Ericsson will now reach more than 31 million wireless subscribers through this partnership. The TM506, Sony Ericsson’s first handset supporting T-Mobile’s AWS spectrum (1700/2100), is a compact and stylish clamshell phone that delivers an exceptional Web experience in an eye-catching design.
"The TM506 not only signifies Sony Ericsson's expanding U.S. portfolio of handsets, but more importantly, that we have forged a strong and promising relationship with T-Mobile,” said Najmi Jarwala, president of Sony Ericsson North America. "With the launch of the TM506 with T-Mobile, Sony Ericsson is positioned to offer more choice of mobile handsets for a broader range of U.S. consumer segments at a variety of price points."
"T-Mobile continues its 3G network deployment across the country, and we're pleased to leverage Sony Ericsson's 3G handset experience to help deliver the benefits of our next-generation network to our customers," said Cole Brodman, chief technology and innovation officer, T-Mobile USA. "The Sony Ericsson TM506 is a compelling, feature-rich phone with a vibrant display that our customers will enjoy using to connect with the important people in their lives."
TM506 – Stay Connected in Style
- Style and elegance
- Compact power
- Connect without limits
Style and elegance
With an all around eye catching design, the TM506 was created for on-the-go consumers who want to express personal style with a feature-rich handset fully loaded for a multimedia experience. Users can reflect their personal fashion sense, choosing between Chrome with Amber or Emerald highlights with a sleek ebony gloss.
The TM506 proves that good things come in small packages. Its compact design fits into any pocket, purse or briefcase for consumers on the move. An outer display allows users to glance at the caller ID without having to open the phone, and the compact handset is packed with 3G download speeds for faster access (in select markets) to media and content viewing anytime, anywhere. Users can store their favorite tracks and share music with their friends using the removable Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™). Plus, it's easy to keep up with the latest news and weather information with customizable Web feeds.
Connect without limits
Users can capture and share special moments as photos or video clips with a 2.0 megapixel camera with My Album, slide show and video blogging capability. Stereo Bluetooth® connectivity allows hands-free wireless calls and with Bluetooth® stereo headphones, users can hear their favorite music the way it was meant to be heard.
A built-in GPS navigation feature in the TM506 along with the Telenav® application from T-Mobile allows users to always know their location. T-Mobile consumers have numerous messaging and communication options such as sending pictures, videos, IM notes and email from their TM506 to their faves from the homescreen with T-Mobile myFaves®.
The TM506 will be available in early September at select T-Mobile retail stores and online at www.t-mobile.com.
TM506 Phone At-A-Glance
- Weight: 3.4 ounces, including battery (approx.)
- Size: 3.7 x 1.9 x 0.69 inches (approx.)
- Talk Time: Up to 9.5 hours GSM; up to 3.5 hours UMTS (approx.)
- Standby Time: Up to 250 hours GSM, up to 250 hours UMTS (approx.)
- 2.0 Megapixel Camera
- Media Center
- aGPS Built-in
- TeleNav® Navigator
- RSS Feeds
- Audio Postcard
- Mobile Backup (T-Mobile Address Book)
- Bluetooth® 2.0 / A2DP / Stereo streaming
- Tri-Band GSM (850/1800/1900)
- Dual-Band UMTS (1700/2100 & 2100)