Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Sony Ericsson announced the T707 today. This is a mid level clamshell with 2.2" QVGA screen, gesture controls, 3.2MP fixed focus camera with no flash, and will come in two versions. Both Quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE with 2100 UMTS/HSDPA on the T707 and 850/1900/2100 UMTS/HSDPA for the T707a.
Light up your life with Sony Ericsson’s stylish new T707 mobile phone26 March 2009
Add a touch of glamour to your day with the stunning new T707 mobile phone from Sony Ericsson. This innovative phone radiates style and glamour with its unique, eye-catching light effects and gesture control to guarantee you will never be left in the dark!
Miami, USA – 26th March 2009 – Sony Ericsson today announced its latest mobile phone, the T707, with tennis star and style icon Maria Sharapova, who perfectly epitomises the phone’s sleek and elegant qualities.
The T707 truly interacts with the user – it lights up when you receive a call and you can personalise the light settings to each of your friends, so you always know who wants you. If you are too busy to answer, simply end the call with a wave of your hand over the screen – you can also do the same gesture to snooze the alarm – your very own magic wand!
“The T707 is my ultimate new accessory,” said Maria. “I am always on the go and I need a phone that is easy to use, and of course chic as well! I never miss a call with the eye-catching light effects and personalised pulsation settings and I love the fact that I can just wave my hand to mute a call using the gesture control. I can also use my practical and stylish Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-PV715 to take my calls, check my emails and blog to my website from the phone. It’s great to have a phone that looks good but also lets me keep up-to-date with everything I need.”
Perfect pixels for every pose
Coordinate the T707 to any outfit, as it comes in a rainbow range of three clam shells to suit every mood. Whatever you wear will be perfectly captured by the 3.2 megapixel camera, making sure that you stand out on screen as much as you do in real life. The photos can then be uploaded to your personal social networking site using the HTML web browser, so you and your friends can keep up to date wherever you are.
Customise your phone like your clothes
With the T707 you will never be left behind in the style stakes, as the 2.2 inch screen is waiting to be customised to your individual taste. The changing wallpaper themes will ensure that you are never caught wearing clashing colours! The theme also changes from day into evening, which is perfect if, like Maria, you need to match with everything from tennis whites to a little black dress.
Packed with extras, as one option is never enough…
This is one accessory you will never leave home without as the T707 packs in more extras than even your handbag. The FM radio and Bluetooth™ audio streaming will entertain you when you are out and about, and you can download music, games and ringtones at the touch of a button with PlayNow™ to ensure that boredom is something which happens to other people!
“The T707 is the next step in the style evolution from Sony Ericsson,” said Linda Schori, Global Marketing Business Manager for Style Category, Sony Ericsson. “Maria Sharapova is the perfect partner for us as she exemplifies not only elegance but also substance, just like the T707. It works hard and is also sleek, glamorous and desirable – a truly winning combination!”
Maria knows that all eyes will be on her this season and thanks to her new T707; she can rest assured that whatever she does, she will look stylish, glamorous and be in control of her life with just the wave of a hand.
The light of your life
• Unique pulsating notification and light effects
• Day and Night changing theme
• Gesture control for muting calls and alarm
• Capture moments with 3.2 MP camera
The T707 supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSDPA 2100. The
T707a supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900/2100. The T707 will be available in selected markets from Q2 in the colours Mysterious Black, Spring Rose and Lucid Blue.
The Sony Ericsson T707 at a glance
- 3.2 megapixel camera
- Up to 3.2x digital zoom
- Photo fix
- Picture blogging
- Video blogging
- Video recording
- Video light
- Media player
- Mega Bass™
- Album art
- Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
- Music tones (MP3/AAC)
- Access NetFront™ Web browser
- Web shortcut search key
- Web feeds
- Photo feeds
- Polyphonic ringtones
- Vibrating alert
- Video calling (main camera)
- Exchange ActiveSync®
- Text messaging (SMS)
- Chat View
- Picture messaging (MMS)
- Predictive text input
- Sound recorder
- Light effects
- Pulsating light notification
- Gesture control
- Day and Night changing theme
- Picture wallpaper
- Wallpaper animation
- 3D games
- Motion gaming
- FM radio with RDS
- Video streaming
- Video viewing
- Bluetooth™ technology
- USB mass storage
- USB support
- Alarm clock
- Flight mode
- Phone book
- Geo tagging of photos
- Google Maps™
- The T707
- Stereo Portable handsfree
- User documentation
Facts and Figures
- Size: 93 x 50 x 14.1 mm
- Weight: 95 grams
- Mysterious Black
- Spring Rose
- Lucid Blue
- Type: 262,144 colour TFT, scratch-resistant
- Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
- Size: 2.2 inches
- Type: Monochromatic OLED, scratch-resistant
- Resolution: 128 x 36 pixels
- Size: 1.1”
- Phone memory: Up to 100MB
- Memory card support:
- Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™)
- Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 10 hrs
- Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 400 hrs
- Talk time UMTS: Up to 4 hrs
- Standby time UMTS: Up to 400 hrs
- Video call time: Up to 2 hrs
Availability and versions
- GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
- UMTS/HSDPA 2100
- GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
- UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900/2100
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sony Ericsson announces management change in North America23 March 2009
London, UK - Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (“Sony Ericsson”) today announced that Najmi Jarwala, President of Sony Ericsson USA and Head of Region North America (comprising the US and Canada markets), has chosen to leave the company at the end of March to pursue other career opportunities.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Dick Komiyama, President of Sony Ericsson, said, “Under Najmi’s leadership we have redefined our North American strategy, built operational excellence and strengthened our total presence considerably in this very important market. We are sad to see him leave Sony Ericsson after more than three successful years, but at the same time we wish him all the best for his future.”
"It has been an incredibly rewarding time for me and we have achieved a lot together in North America,” said Najmi Jarwala. “We have introduced an increasing number of new products, grown market share, built operator relationships and, perhaps most importantly, have laid the foundation for North America to play a key role in the long term growth and success of Sony Ericsson. I have been privileged to have led a team of passionate, creative and innovative people at Sony Ericsson and I wish them every success," he added.
A separate announcement regarding Najmi’s successor in his dual role will be made in due course. In the interim, and effective April 1st, Anders Runevad, Executive Vice President of Sony Ericsson and Head of Global Sales & Marketing, will take on the added responsibilities of President of Sony Ericsson USA and Head of Region North America.Sony Ericsson is a top, global industry player with sales of around 97 million phones in 2008. Diversity is one of the core strengths of the company, with operations in over 80 countries including manufacturing in China and R&D sites in China, Europe, India, Japan and North America. Sony Ericsson was established as a 50:50 joint venture by Sony and Ericsson in October 2001, with global corporate functions located in London.
Despite tabloid-like gossip regarding the partnership between Sony (NYSE: SNE) and Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC), it doesn’t sound like a break-up is on the horizon. Rumors have speculated that the two are disagreeing about everything from the handset maker’s product road map to how to stem its mounting loses. On Friday, Sony Ericsson warned that it will lose between €390 million ($533 million) and €340 million ($465 million) in the first quarter because of “weak consumer demand.” But Dow Jones (NYSE: NWS) reported today that Sweden’s Ericsson has no plans to abandon its joint venture. Spokesperson Minako Nakatsuma Olofzon: “We are committed to the joint venture…we haven’t changed our view on that.”
Friday, March 20, 2009
Sony Ericsson is set to reveal Q1 2009 results on April 17 and as the world is going of course they are going to be negative.
Sony Ericsson sees continued weak sales for first quarter 200920 March 2009
London, UK - Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB (“Sony Ericsson”) announced today that its net sales and net income before taxes in the first quarter of 2009 continue to be negatively affected by weak consumer demand as well as de-stocking in the retail and distribution channels.
Although final results may differ, Sony Ericsson plans to ship approximately 14 million phones during the first quarter of 2009 with an estimated ASP (average selling price) of EUR 120. Gross margin is expected to decline both year-on-year and sequentially. Net income before taxes is estimated to be a loss in the range of EUR 340 – 390 million, excluding restructuring charges in the range of EUR 10 – 20 million.
Sony Ericsson will announce its first quarter, 2009 financial results at 07.30 UK time/08.30 CET on April 17.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Are Sony and Ericsson wanting to split? According to this article, Ericsson wants to end the relationship and have Sony buy its share. Bad times if this is true.
Sony Joint venture
Ericsson wants to step out
Of Astrid Maier
The Swedish telecommunications group Ericsson plans to say good-bye, from the common Handygeschäft with partner Sony. Appropriate discussions with the Japanese electronics firm are running after information from manager magazine.
Sony stated interest to take over the Handyhersteller Sony Ericsson completely reports several with the situation persons trusted.
The planned exit of the world-wide largest outfitter for portable radio net infrastructure, Ericsson, becomes however laborious. Because at the latest after youngest profits collapse partner Sony does not have sufficient money, in order to out-buy to go with Ericsson.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
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Sony Ericsson has announced a Bluetooth speaker today suite for outdoor use, the MS500. Available in Q3 in Black and Orange with carbine hook or Pink and White with a white strap. It is splash proof and runs for 5 hours on 2 AA batteries.
Accessorise your life with music and Sony Ericsson’s first outdoor Bluetooth™ speaker.17 March 2009
Listen to your favourite sounds while on the move with the trendy Outdoor Wireless Speaker MS500. A first for Sony Ericsson, the colourful and powerful Bluetooth™ speaker gives you a festival experience wherever you are or want to go!
London, March 17, 2009 – Whether hanging out on a beach or enjoying urban life, the superior sound quality and cool design of the MS500 will impress all your friends.
Available in trendy orange and black or chic white and pink the MS500 speaker is the ultimate accessory for any dedicated pop rocker or dancing queen - small enough to fit into the palm of a hand and so light it can be taken anywhere and everywhere.
The MS500 speaker is designed for the outdoor environment with a durable splash proof shell and a handy strap which makes it perfect for attaching to a bag, or hanging from the wrist. This makes it an ideal outdoor accessory for everyday use and ensures your music will still be heard loud and proud.
The Bluetooth™ technology enables your phone to be used as a remote control to change tracks and increase volume, allowing you to just sit back and relax with music without the need to move. Simply connect the speaker to any mobile handset within a 10 metre range and in just seconds hear your favourite songs blast out, with clear treble and rich bass.
Additionally you don’t have to deal with the hassle of wires or the need of a charger as it’s powered by two AA batteries, which allows you to immerse yourself in music for up to five hours!
The Outdoor Wireless Speaker MS500 is compatible with most Bluetooth™ phones from Sony Ericsson and other brands.
The designer of the MS500 Wireless Outdoor Speaker, Leonardo Salzedo comments: “If I had to describe the MS500 speaker in three words, I would use the following; fun, compact and freedom. The word freedom has various meanings, as it refers to the speaker’s lightweight, small, splash proof shell, which enables you to take it with you everywhere and anywhere. No cables allow freedom of movement and a handy strap enables you to hang it from the wrist or attach it to clothing, so you have the ability to stylishly accessorise your life with music.”
For further information visit http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/products/accessories/overview/ms500?lc=en&cc=gb
The Sony Ericsson MS500 speaker at a glance
- Colours: Black and orange (carbine hook) and White and Pink (white strap)
- Materials: coloured plastic
- Size: 113 x 83 x45mm
- Weight: 155g with batteries/ 105g without batteries (2 AA batteries are included in the package)
- Steaming music: Up to 5hrs
- Efficiency: 2 watts
- DSP for audio enhancement
- Bluetooth™ version: 2.1 + EDR
- Bluetooth™ profile: A2DP, AVRCP
- Bluetooth™ profile: 10m
- Most Bluetooth™ phones from SEMC and with A2DP, plus other brands
Friday, March 13, 2009
LG and Samsung watch out. SE is launching the XPERIA X1i in those respectives companies home country of Korea. Sony Ericsson has also launched a website dedicated to the Korean X1. Follow the link here
Entering the Korean market
To launch the Xperia™ X1 with Windows Mobile® and a WIPI Platform, Sony Ericsson Korea cooperated with SK Telecom, the distributor of the product, to customize the X1 in consideration of the local Korean customers. The result was the development of three new panels - “My smart panel,” “DAUM panel” and “My PC panel” and the localization of the “SPB panel” in Korean for the local user’s convenience. The sales of the Xperia™ X1 will start within March.
“My smart panel” is a wireless Internet service for smart phones developed by SKT, which provides users easy access to online services including mail, messenger and internet browsing. “DAUM panel” is a customized service by Sony Ericsson which gives users instant access to services found on the DAUM portal, such as mail, web search and T-story whilst “My PC panel” allows users to experience ubiquitous and individualized media services by connecting the mobile to the content and software of a PC through WiBro. In addition, the “SPB panel” is a great panel which gives quick finger-friendly access to everything you need in a second.
Specific to the Korean market, additional components and accessories including a battery with charger, a 4G micro SD card installed with the movie Spiderman 3 will accompany every purchase of the Xperia™ X1. The first 1,000 customers will get their names engraved on their X1 and a luxurious leather phone case for free, making it truly personalized.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
London, UK - Sony Ericsson today announces that Mats Lindoff, Sony Ericsson Chief Technology Officer (CTO), has decided to leave the company effective 31st March to pursue new career opportunities.
Commented on today's announcement Mats Lindoff said, "After six inspiring years I have decided to pursue other opportunities outside Sony Ericsson. To be a member of the team who has built up Sony Ericsson has been a great privilege. The course of evolution and change in our industry has been extraordinary, thanks to the very creative, innovative and passionate people I have met at Sony Ericsson. I leave the company with many fond memories and wish the company well in the future."
Effective 1st April Ronald 'Ron' Louks, currently Head of Technology, Americas, and Deputy CTO, Sony Ericsson, will assume the role of CTO.