Thursday, September 28, 2006

Sony Ericsson launches the Z550a, Z558, W830 and W958c Walkman phones

I love days like this.. why? because new phone releases mean new demo units and that of course is the best thing goin'
Sadly nothing too too exciting - except for perhaps the clamshell with stylus???
Without further ado -welcome to boatload of new(revamped) phones from Sony Ericsson day...

Z558 is a Tri-Band GPRS 900/1800/1900 clamshell featuring a touch screen for Chinese character input, as well as Thai and English text recognition and one-touch SMS access . It is the first phone non-Symbian based phone in the Sony Ericsson range to offer a touch screen & stylus; and will be available as both the Z558c for mainland China and the Z558i for other selected markets.

Finished in a combination of brushed metal and high gloss material, the Z558 is equally at home during the busy working day or helping to organise family life. It features a bright 262k colour touch screen and a 1.3 Megapixel camera for work and leisure. With 18MB of onboard memory expandable to 1GB, the Z558 has plenty of storage and connects easily to a PC for fast transfer of multimedia files and synchronisation with your phone book and calendar. Available in ‘Expresso Black’ from October 2006.

Z558 - Features at a glance

    Imaging and Messaging:
  • Handwriting Recognition
  • 262k colour TFT touch-screen 220 x 176 pixels
  • 128 x 36 pixel STN sub display
  • 1.3 mega pixel camera
  • 4 x digital zoom
  • Video recording/playback
  • 18 MB user memory
  • QuickShare™
  • One-Touch to SMS
  • SMS, EMS and MMS
  • Email (POP3/IMAP4)
  • Push e-mail

    Music & Entertainment:
  • MP3/AAC Support
  • FM Radio
  • Streaming Audio/Video
  • PlayNow™ Ring tones
  • PlayNow™ Games
  • Polyphonic 40 ring tones
  • Java MIDP 2.0
  • 3D games
  • Music DJ/Video DJ
  • OMA DRM phase 1

    Connectivity:
  • Tri-band 900/1800/1900
  • GPRS class 10
  • Memory Stick Micro™ - (M2™) slot (support up to 1 GB)
  • USB 2.0 support
  • WAP 2.0
  • Bluetooth™
  • PC Tools & Software
  • Speakerphone
  • Full HTML browser

    Accessories:
  • Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-PV705
  • Memory Stick Micro™ – M2™ up to 1 GB
  • Desk Stand CDS-60: talk, charge and transfer files simultaneously
  • USB Cable DCU-60


The W830 Walkman® phone is a specially adapted EDGE version of the recently introduced W850 Walkman® phone. It will be available in two versions; W830c will feature a Chinese keypad whereas the W830i will be aimed at other SE Asia markets. This addition to the Walkman® phone line-up is aimed at a youth audience that demands a phone with cool looks, a first rate music experience and a quality camera, all in one package.

Available in Precious Black & Golden White, the W830 is a good looking ‘slider’ phone that offers fast music downloads direct to the handset. W830 is configured out-of-the-box for the PlayNow™ 3.0 direct music download service featuring Sony BMG artists. The phone is also configured for operator over the air (OTA) music download services and accepts many popular music file formats including e-AAC+, which reduces download time and space needed for tracks. Storage for music tracks is plentiful; a 1GB memory stick PRO Duo™ is supplied in-box, which is enough for around 900 songs in e-AAC+. This can be expanded to up to 4GB.

The Walkman player 2.0 simplifies navigation through music genres, playlists, individual songs or music albums. Plus there is also TrackID™, which allows you to record a few seconds of a song, either via the microphone or the in-built FM radio. With one click you can then send that clip to the Gracenote® worldwide music database which will identify the track and relay the information back to the phone. So no more arguing about who sang that song on the radio!

W830 – Features at a glance
    Music:
  • 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo – storage for approximately 900 tracks in eAAC+
  • Walkman Player 2.0 [MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, m4a playback]
  • Up to 30 hours music playing time
  • Full-length music download OTA and Playnow™ 3.0 full track music download support
  • Music/video streaming
  • TrackID™
  • RDS FM Stereo Radio
  • Audio out via system connector
  • Dedicated A+B gaming buttons
  • Java 3D gaming
  • OMA DRM v. 2.0

    Imaging and Messaging:
  • 2.0” QVGA TFT 262k
  • 2 mega pixel
  • Landscape Imaging
  • 4 x digital zoom
  • LED Light
  • Video Recording/Playback
  • Push e-mail
  • Macromedia Flash

    Connectivity:
  • EDGE 900/1800/1900
  • USB 2.0 Mass storage
  • Full Access Net front HTML browser
  • RSS feeds
  • Bluetooth™ 2.0 (A2DP)
  • Landscape browsing
  • Expandable MS PRO Duo™ slot
  • PC Synchronization
  • Flight mode
  • FOTA
  • Kit Content:
    • 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo™
    • Stereo headset
    • USB Cable
    • PC SW

    Accessories:
  • Audio cable out
  • BT stereo music headset (A2DP)
  • Advanced car handsfree
  • Media Center 3 – for wireless plug & play connection to PC an HiFi
  • Music Desk stand speakers (Sony Branded)
  • FM transmitter


The W958c Walkman® phone is a GSM/GPRS variant of the ultra stylish W950, and has been developed specifically for Chinese market. It is equipped with a large 2.6” touch screen for simple navigation through music genres, playlists, individual songs or music albums. The W958c is Sony Ericsson’s second Symbian v9.1, UIQ 3.0 based handset for the Chinese market, the first being the recently launched M608c.

With a 4GB flash memory, the W958c Walkman® phone can store up to 4,000 songs. It’s quick and easy to get these onto the phone in the first place, with transfer speeds of music from PC to phone of approximately 3 minutes per gigabyte. And thanks to the graphic-rich interface on the Walkman 2.0 player, it is simple to navigate around the music library by song, artist or playlist. It is also possible to search visually by browsing through downloaded album covers.

The W958c Walkman® phone is also fully configured for the PlayNow™ 3.0 full-track music download service featuring Sony BMG artists. It offers all the benefits of a combined phone and music player, enabling multi-tasking between listening to music, emailing and browsing the Internet.

W958c – Features at a glance

    Music:
  • Walkman® player 2.0
  • Supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, E-AAC+, WAV and m4a
  • 4GB flash memory
  • Touch-screen with album art support
  • Polyphonic ringtones (40 voices)
  • Graphical equalizer and Mega Bass™
  • Disc2Phone music management software
  • Stereo headphones with remote control (in-the-box)
  • RDS FM radio
  • MusicDJ™
  • Speakerphone
  • Music/video streaming
  • TrackID™
  • Java MIDP 2.0
  • 2D and 3D gaming
  • 10 hours music play time
  • PlayNow™ 3.0 full track music download

    Messaging:
  • QVGA TFT 2.6’’ Display (262K Colours)
  • Video playback (30fps)
  • SMS, MMS and e-mail
  • Handwriting Recognition
  • Touch screen
  • Word completion and Auto correction

    Connectivity:
  • Opera™ 8.0 Full HTML browser
  • RSS Feeds
  • Bluetooth™ 1.2
  • Infrared port
  • USB 2.0 Mass storage, High speed (480 Mbps) & charging
  • USB cable in the box
  • WAP 2.0 XHTML/HTML
  • GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900
  • External antenna connector
  • PC Synchronisation
  • Flight Mode


The Z550a is a Quad Band GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 clamshell phone, developed specifically for the Americas market. It features a 1.3 Megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom and bright 262k colour display. With 25MB of onboard memory, expandable to 1GB with Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) support, it is possible to store a large collection of pictures; or share them using MMS, Bluetooth™ or e-mail. A thumbnail gallery feature makes it easy to search your shots both visually and according to the date they were taken.

The Z550a also has full HTML internet browsing and optional Bluetooth™ headset and car-handsfree kit for wireless freedom on the move.


Z550a - Features at a glance

    Imaging and Messaging:
  • 262k colour TFT display, 220 x 176 pixels
  • 128 x 36 pixel STN sub display
  • 1.3 mega pixel Camera
  • 4 x digital zoom
  • Video recording/playback
  • 25 MB user memory
  • SMS, EMS and MMS
  • Email (POP3/IMAP4)

    Music & Entertainment:
  • MP3/AAC Support
  • FM Radio
  • Streaming Audio/Video
  • PlayNow™ Ring tones
  • PlayNow™ Games
  • Polyphonic (40 voices)
  • Java MIDP 2.0
  • 3D games
  • Music DJ/Video DJ
  • OMA DRM phase 1

    Connectivity:
  • Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900
  • GPRS class 10
  • Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) slot (support up to 1 GB)
  • USB 2.0 support
  • WAP 2.0
  • Bluetooth™
  • PC Tools & Software
  • Speakerphone
  • Full HTML browser

    Accessories:
  • Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-PV705
  • Memory Stick Micro™ – M2™ up to 1 GB
  • Desk Stand CDS-60: talk, charge and transfer files simultaneously
  • USB Cable DCU-60

1 comment:

Mukhtar said...

need help setting up gmail with z550a