Monday, October 18, 2010

Lack of posting



Some may be wondering why I have been lacking in the posting department for the past couple of months. Well one, I have been busy and although I could have posted my regularly posts, I did not feel like it. But going today on I will start to post new information. But to shock some of you, my current phone is a Nokia C6-00. Yes, my K850i of 2 years and 3 months had a screen that died on me and nothing in the current SE line up seemed very nice, especially something with 850/1900 3G that I need for AT&T. I did not want an XPERIA X10 because I did not feel like paying $25 for 2GB of data when I can continue paying $10 for unlimited because I uses a phone AT&T does not offer. Plus I get free navigation on this baby and I tried it the other day and it worked wonderfully, just like a standalone GPS unit. Start to see new posts after this.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy 9th Birthday Sony Ericsson



Today is Sony Ericsson's 9th birthday. The company was founded today October 3 in 2001. Hope to see many more birthdays from the company.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cedar leaked

Cedar is the GreenHeart phone that will be announced tomorrow along with Yendo and the XPERIA X8. It is very similar to Elm but adds a 3.5mm headphone jack and microUSB connectivity. There doesn't appear a flash for the camera though.








Source: Lollylost100 @esato.com

Yendo leaked

Yendo is the touchscreen Walkman phone that is going to tomorrow. Codenamed Teacake/W150i, the UI looks like Android but is actually a touch version of a JAVA mobile phone platform.






Source: Lollylost100 @esato.com

Sony Ericsson GreenHeart Cedar official promo HD

Click the link to see the video






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Monday, June 14, 2010

X8 Shakira leaked.

Lollylost100 at Esato has leaked pics of the medium sized Android device, X8 codenamed Shakira. It should be announced on June 16 with 2 other devices. Enjoy.








Friday, June 4, 2010

Shakira Leaked



Phoner over at Esato has leaked a pic of a midsize Android. The code name is Shakira. The size is between the X10 and X1o mini with a possible 3" screen. Hopefully it will be announced soon.

5.5" screen Android leaked



IT168 has leaked a pic of an Android 2.1 powered, 5.5" screen toting Sony Ericsson phone with QWERTY keyboard. It looks nice and is like a Motorola Milestone/Droid on steroids.

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VH110 and VH410 Bluetooth Headsets announced

Sony Ericsson has announced two new bluetooth headsets. They are basic headsets. Both feature Bluetooth 2.1, MicroUSB chargers, and made from recycled plastics. The VH410 features noise cancellation and improved voice quality. Both should be out in August 2010.




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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

S003 and S004 Announced for AU KDDI Japan

SE Japan has announced two new phones for AU KDDI. The S003 Cybershot and S004 Bravia. The S003 is similar in form to the C905 or the S001. 12.1 Megapixel Exmor sensor, high brightness "Plasma Flash", 3.2" 480 x 854 16.7 millions color screen, and weatherproofing. Click the link for more. Link



The S004 is a flip phones with 3.2" 480 x 854 16.7 million color screen, 8 Megapixel camera, 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, 60Hz Motionflow lite screen, and weatherproofing. Link


Sony Ericsson S003 Cyber-Shot Phone made in Japan

Sony Ericsson S004 Bravia Phone made in Japan

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Q1 2010 results are in: Great job Sony Ericsson!


SE posted Q1 2010 results yesterday and they surprised most people. They posted a profit for the first times since anyone can remember. This was thanks to a higher average price per phone thanks to higher end phones like the Satio, Vivaz, and X10. Volume is off over 28% but profits are up. With the X10 expanding to other markets, the launch of the Vivaz Pro, X10 Mini, and X10 Mini Pro, not to mention Elm and Hazel Q2 should continue the profits.




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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Live Pics: Zylo and Spiro

Here are some live pics of Zylo and Spiro. Follow the links for more.






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Promo Videos: Zylo and Spiro



Zylo and Spiro announced

Two Walkman sliders were announced today by Sony Ericsson. First up is Zylo. This is a typical SE Walkman Slider with 2.6" QVGA screen, 3.2MP fixed focus camera, Fastport connector, and is available in 2 versions, both with QuadBand GSM. One has Euro HSPA and the other has NAM HSPA. One unique point is the ability to play high quality FLAC audio files.




Next up is Spiro which is lower end, has 3.5MM audio jack, no 3G, MicroUSB connector, 2MP fixed focus camera, no FLAC support, and replaced the standard Netfront browser with Obigo Q7 web browser.




Both phones will be out in early Q3.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Touch Enabled Sony Ericsson coming in second half

Looks like a touch enabled Sony Ericsson feature phone will be coming in the second half of 2010. Will it be Aino 2 or a full touchscreen phone like the X10/X10 Mini? Only time will tell.

Sony Ericsson feature phone orders to Taiwan partners to be reduced significantly in 2010, say sources Daniel Shen, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Friday 19 March 2010]

Orders for feature phones released by Sony Ericsson to Taiwan production partners will be reduced significantly in 2010 as the handset vendor is switching its focus on smartphones, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

The assessment comes after Steve Yeh, president of Sony Ericsson Taiwan, stated that smartphones will account for 70-80% of the new phones to be launched by Sony Ericsson in the Taiwan market in the first half of 2010.

Profitability is the first priority now, followed by sales value and then unit sales, Yeh said at a ceremony marking the launch of Sony Ericsson's first Android-powered smartphone, the Xperia 10, in the Taiwan market on March 18. The Xperia X10 carries a suggested retail price of NT$22,900 (US$721.94).

Sony Ericsson is expected to release orders only for two ODM handsets to Arima Communications in 2010, with shipments of one Walkman handset to begin at the end of the second quarter and the other, a touch-enabled model, in the second half of the year, the sources noted.

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz Demo Video

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sony Ericsson Vivaz and Vivaz Pro walk through




Sony Style stores and the online store now have the unlocked Naite available. This phone is QuadBand GSM/EDGE, 850/1900/2100 3G (AT&T, Rogers/Fido 3G lovin), 2MP fixed focus camera, Push email, Microsoft ActiveSync, microSD card slot, and all the rest of the usual goodies.

For the price you can't beat it. Great back up phone or great full time phone for someone who likes to talk, text, use JAVA apps, or games.

Here is a link to the store.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro announced

SE also announced the X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro. Both are great small Android powered touchscreen phones. The Pro has a slide out keyboard whereas the regular does not. Both have 600Mhz processors, 2.55 inch screens, 5MP autofocus camera with flash, and other great features which can be read below. Both will out in Q2 for 319€ for the Mini and 349€ for the Mini Pro.







14 February 2010
  • Sony Ericsson grows its family of Communication Entertainment phones with compact versions of Xperia™ X10 for the first half of 2010
  • Xperia™ X10 mini and X10 mini pro define a new user experience - ultra-compact - whilst still offering best-in-class communication entertainment performance
  • Smaller than a credit card, smart and unique with Sony Ericsson Timescape application and an intuitive 4 corner touch screen user interface

February 14, 2010 - Barcelona – Today sees the announcement of Xperia™ X10 mini and X10 mini pro, compact versions of Xperia™ X10, which will deliver powerful and application packed mobile phones into the industry. By introducing mobile phones that are both compact and clever, Sony Ericsson is challenging the norm and defining a brand new offering that combines high specification features with a version of Sony Ericsson’s powerful UX platform specifically designed for smaller devices.

Xperia™ X10 mini and X10 mini pro with slide out QWERTY keyboard offer an open and intuitive communication entertainment experience and build on the human curvature design philosophy debuted by the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X10. Combining the Android platform with signature applications and a customisable UX platform, communication truly becomes entertainment with these new mobile phones. To enhance the experience, pick and choose from a multitude of applications at Android Market™ and co-create a mobile phone experience that is entirely unique. Users can go one step further and customise the home screen’s four corners and widgets to access the most needed applications for limitless possibilities.

The two sister mobile phones incorporate the signature application Sony Ericsson Timescape™ which brings all communication together in one place so users can see at a glance text messages, missed calls, and Facebook™ and Twitter updates, without having to open lots of different applications. The interactive music player also uses the “infinite button” to pull together all music content from the music store and YouTube™ – a smart way to search for new tracks from a favourite artist.

“There has been an enormous buzz around Xperia™ X10 so it is really exciting to be already unveiling compact versions of this powerful proposition.” Said Rikko Sakaguchi, EVP and Chief Creation Officer, Sony Ericsson. “With the X10 mini and X10 mini pro we have pushed the boundaries of what is possible with smaller devices and are giving consumers exactly what they want; two high performance mobile phones with a fully customisable user experience platform and a stunning ultra-compact design.”

Xperia™ X10 mini and X10 mini pro

  • Sony Ericsson Timescape™ - brings together all communication in one place
  • Four corner control – applications, calls, web, the consumer decides. Four customisable icons for ultimate control
  • 5 megapixel camera and video - share creations via the web
  • Music player links to music stores and YouTube™ - access the world of music
  • Android platform - with Google™ services and Android Market™
  • QWERTY keyboard - slide and text for quick and easy messaging (Xperia™ X10 mini pro only)

X10 mini and X10 mini pro supports HSPA 900/2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA 850/1900/2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900.

The X10 mini will be available in selected markets from Q2 in the colours Pearl White, Black, Pink, Lime, Red and Silver

The X10 mini pro will be available in selected markets from Q2 in the colours Black and Red.

Sony Ericsson is also introducing the Portable Stereo Speakers MS450, to deliver rich on-the-go sound and the Hi-Fi Headset MH810 with remote with superior audio and remote media and call handling.

Log on to The Sony Ericsson Product Blog for more information: http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/products

Xperia™ X10 mini and X10 mini pro

Camera

  • 5 megapixel camera
  • Auto focus
  • Geo tagging
  • Photo and video light
  • Sony Ericsson Album application
  • Video recording

Music

  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Music player
  • PlayNow™
  • TrackID™

Web

  • Bookmarks
  • Pan and zoom
  • WebKit web browser

Communication

  • Sony Ericsson Timescape™ with...
  • Facebook™ status updates, friend’s photo, inbox messages and friend requests
  • tweets, replies and direct messages from people you follow on Twitter™
  • incoming text and picture messages
  • missed calls

Messaging

  • Email
  • Instant messaging
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Text messaging (SMS)

Design

  • Auto rotate
  • Full slide out keyboard (X10 mini pro only)
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Touchscreen

Entertainment

  • Infinite button
  • Quadrapop game
  • Sony Ericsson FM radio
  • Video player
  • Video streaming

Organiser

  • Calendar
  • Flight mode
  • Phone book with dialer
  • Sony Ericsson Home with widget
  • Tasks

Location-based services

  • A-GPS
  • Google Maps™
  • Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation* (free trial version)

Connectivity

  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • Micro USB connector
  • NeoReader® barcode scanning app
  • Sony Ericsson Sync
  • USB mass storage support
  • USB support
  • Wi-Fi™

Google™ Services

  • Android Market™
  • Gmail™
  • Google Maps™ with Street View
  • Google Search Widget
  • Google Talk™
  • Google Voice Search™**
  • YouTube™
  • ** The Google Voice Search service is not available in all markets

Screen

  • 16,777,216 colour TFT touchscreen
  • 2.55 inches
  • 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA)
  • Scratch-resistant

Accessories

  • In-Box:
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X10 mini/ Xperia™ X10 mini pro with battery
  • Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer
  • Stereo portable handsfree
  • 2GB microSD™ memory card
  • User documentation
  • Optional:
  • Portable Stereo Speakers MS450
  • Hi-Fi Headset with Remote MH810

Facts 1)2)

  • Xperia™ X10 mini:
  • Size: 83 x 50 x 16 mm
  • Weight: 88 grams
  • Phone memory: Up to 128MB
  • Memory card support: SanDisk microSD™, up to 16 GB
  • Memory card included: 2GB
  • Operating system: Google™ Android 1.6
  • Processor: 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 4 hours
  • Standby time: GSM/GPRS: Up to 285hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 3.5 hours
  • Standby time: UMTS: Up to 360 hrs
  • Xperia™ X10 mini pro:
  • Size: 90 x 52 x 17 mm
  • Weight: 120 grams
  • Phone memory: Up to 128MB
  • Memory card support: SanDisk microSD™, up to 16 GB
  • Memory card included: 2GB
  • Operating system: Google™ Android 1.6
  • Processor: 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 4 hours
  • Standby time: GSM/GPRS: Up to 285hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 3.5 hours
  • Standby time: UMTS: Up to 360 hrs

Availability and versions

  • Networks
  • UMTS HSPA 900/2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • Available in selected markets in Q2 2010

Colour

  • Xperia™ X10 mini:
  • Black
  • Pearl White
  • Lime
  • Pink
  • Red
  • Silver
  • Xperia™ X10 mini pro:
  • Black
  • Red

Vivaz Pro Announced

The Vivaz Pro (which was codenamed Kanna) was announced last night at the SE press meeting at MWC 2010. This is a Vivaz with slideout keyboard and otherwise the same feature set sans 8MP camera, which has been reduced to 5.1MP. This should be out in Q2 for 449€.







14 February 2010

February 14, 2010 - BarcelonaSony Ericsson Vivaz™ pro, announced today, adds a QWERTY keyboard to the touch screen offering, delivering a user experience optimised for messaging and entertainment. The full QWERTY keyboard allows consumers to communicate quickly and efficiently via email, SMS or social networking updates.

Just like flagship phone Sony Ericsson Vivaz™, announced in January, Sony Ericsson Vivaz™ pro allows consumers to produce and broadcast their best experiences in HD video. The open platform also allows users to personalise their entertainment experience by downloading great applications through PlayNow™ and the Symbian Developer Community.

“Having announced Sony Ericsson Vivaz™ in January we are now adding a sister phone that includes a QWERTY keyboard along with the touch screen for a superior messaging and entertainment experience,” said Daniel Sandblom Marketing Business Manager, Sony Ericsson. “Sony Ericsson Vivaz™ pro meets the increased consumer demand for QWERTY devices without compromising on any entertainment features.”

Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro features the new design philosophy ’human curvature’, which will become a consistent feature of the Sony Ericsson portfolio going forward. Designed to mirror the shape of the human body, and at the same time delivering a precise and compelling way of interacting with the phone, Sony Ericsson Vivaz™ pro is instantly recognisable.

Sony Ericsson Vivazpro

  • Full slide-out keyboard for faster typing
  • Stay in touch through email, Twitter™, Facebook™, blogging and chat
  • View everything on the 3.2” 16:9 wide touchscreen
  • Capture the action in HD resolution – upload to YouTube via Wi-Fi™
  • PlayNow – immediate online access to applications, games and music.

Sony Ericsson Vivazpro supports UMTS HSPA 900/2100 and GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100 and GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900.

Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro will be available in selected markets from Q2 in the colours Black and White.

Sony Ericsson is also unveiling the Hi-Fi Stereo Headset MH710. Enjoy best-in-class clear audio while on the move and handle music and calls with just one touch.

Log on to The Sony Ericsson Product Blog for more information: http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/products

Sony Ericsson Vivazpro

Camera

  • 5.1 megapixel camera
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Auto focus (photos)
  • Continuous auto focus (video)
  • Face detection (photos)
  • Geo tagging
  • Image stabiliser
  • Photo light
  • Send to web
  • Smile detection
  • Touch capture
  • Video light
  • Video recording (720p HD recording)

Music

  • Album art
  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Media player
  • Music player
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • PlayNow™
  • TrackID™

Web

  • Bookmarks
  • Google™ search (from standby)
  • Web feeds
  • WebKit web browser

Voice

  • Speakerphone
  • Vibrating alert
  • Video calling (main camera)

Messaging

  • Conversations
  • Email
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Instant messaging
  • Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)

Design

  • Auto rotate
  • Full slide-out keyboard
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Symbian OS™
  • Touchscreen

Entertainment

  • 3D games
  • Facebook™ application
  • FM radio
  • Java
  • Twitter™ application
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing
  • YouTube™

Organiser

  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Document readers
  • Flight mode
  • Notes
  • Phone book

Location-based services

  • A-GPS
  • Google Maps™
  • Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation

Connectivity

  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • DLNA Certified™ (photos and audio)
  • Micro USB connector
  • Modem
  • PictBridge printing
  • Synchronisation
  • TV out (VGA resolution)
  • USB mass storage
  • USB support
  • Wi-Fi™

Preloaded applications

  • Facebook™ – social networking
  • Google Maps™ – navigation
  • QuickOffice – Microsoft® Office viewer (trial version)
  • PDF Viewer (trial version)
  • Road Sync – synchronisation
  • SMS Preview – messaging app
  • Twitter – social networking
  • YouTube™ – video sharing
  • Wisepilot™ – navigation
  • World Mate – clock and weather app
  • Quadrapop
  • Rally Master Pro

Screen

  • 16:9 nHD touchscreen (TFT)
  • 16,777,216 colour
  • 3.2 inches
  • 360 x 640 pixels
  • Scratch-resistant

Accessories

  • In-Box:
  • Sony Ericsson Vivaz™ pro
  • Battery
  • stereo portable handsfree
  • 8 GB microSD™ card
  • micro USB cable for charging and file transfer
  • Optional:
  • Hi-Fi Wireless Headset with FM Radio MW600
  • Hi-Fi Stereo Headset MH710

Facts 1)2)

  • Size: 109 x 52 x 15 mm
  • Weight: 117 grams
  • Phone memory: Up to 75 MB
  • Memory card support: SanDisk microSD™, up to 16 GB
  • Memory card included: 8 GB microSD™ card
  • Operating system: Symbian™ S60 5th edition
    Processor: 720 MHz
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 12 hrs 30 min
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 430 hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs 10 min
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 440 hrs
  • Video call time: Up to 2 hrs 30 min

Availability and versions

  • Networks
  • UMTS HSPA 900/2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • Available in selected markets from Q2 2010

Colour

  • Black
  • White
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Vivaz video samples

GSMArena has posted video samples from the Vivaz. I am thoroughly impressed with the continuous autofocus. It is just like on a digital camera/camcorder. Very nice.

Sony Ericsson Vivaz user interface



GSMArena has posted their Vivaz review. Follow the link to read it.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

SE launches minsite for 3GSM

The biggest mobile phone show in the world, Mobile World Congress, is less then 2 weeks away. SE has put up a mini-site which points toward great things being announced. Hopefully they do not disappoint.



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Sony Ericsson Aspen - Grow a greener business

Live Aspen pics

SE First has posted live pics of Aspen. Click the link for more.






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My Nokia Lumia 920 Blog