Stay entertained with Sony Ericsson’s 3G K618

Sony Ericsson K618“LONDON 8 August 2006 – Sony Ericsson today announces the K618: a slim, lightweight 3G phone that will launch in selected markets and deliver the perfect mix of mobile phone, multimedia applications and business solutions. The new K618 has been developed for those users that want ‘the best of both worlds’; entertainment on the move & a powerful business tool. This high performance 3G device is as light and slim as a typical 2.5G phone, yet delivers blisteringly-fast speeds for streaming or downloading music & video clips, browsing the web or gaming. And staying in control of your inbox is made easier with support for push email, allowing messages to be sent directly to the phone without having to download them.“The K618 is the ideal phone to bring the benefits of 3G-enabled mobile entertainment to a wide audience,” says Jan Wäreby Corporate Executive Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing, Sony Ericsson. “It will have appeal with the business person on the move, who will appreciate the freedom and choice that the latest mobile technologies can offer. It’s a great-looking, desirable phone that you’ll want to keep close to hand.”This compact phone is well equipped for both capturing & sharing photos, and playing music. Notably, the K618 features Bluetooth™ Streaming, which means that full-length music tracks (or video clips) can be sent wirelessly from the phone and listened to on a compatible Bluetooth™ enabled device, such as the Stereo Bluetooth Headset HBH-DS970One click of the dedicated camera button and the 2.0 Megapixel camera is activated, which comes complete with 2.5x digital zoom and Mobile Blogger This application allows the user to post (or blog) their images directly to their own blogsite, giving friends and family the chance to go online and view the shots. The K618 is also ready for making video calls; the separate video telephony camera and high speed 3G connectivity making this a reality. With so many multimedia functions available, it’s possible to build up a sizeable collection of photos, music files, video clips and web pages. The 256MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) provided caters for this and will store around 700 photos or 230 music tracks for example*. There is also the option to expand the external memory up to 1GB as an individual’s media library grows.The K618 is a striking, slim-line ‘stick’ design that will launch in a choice of Vibrant Black or Bright White. This UMTS 2100 device will be available in selected markets from Q3 2006.* Examples based on assumption of 4 minutes per track and codec compression eAAC+ and 32kbps for music/number of tracks. Or picture size of 2.0 Megapixel, taken in Normal Mode for recordable pictures. K618 – Features at a glance: Entertainment Music player (with MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ support) OMA DRM phase 1 Phone speaker Full streaming Audio/Video Polyphonic >64 ring tones Java MIDP 2.0 3D games Music DJ™ Video DJ™ Photo DJ™ PlayNow™ Disc2Phone computer ripping software Stereo headset 256MB M2 cardImaging & Messaging 176×220 pixels, TFT 1.9” 262k colour display 2.0 Megapixel camera 2.5x digital zoom for still images QCIF video recording & streaming QVGA video playback VGA Video Telephony camera Consumer push email SMS and MMS Instant Messaging Mobile Blogger – Picture blog applicationConnectivity UMTS 2100 Bluetooth™ EDR PC Tools & Software USB 2.0 Mass storage FS USB charging USB cable Fast port connector External antenna connector Flight mode HTML Full Browser with RSSAccessories Core Accessories: Stereo Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-DS970 Stereo Portable Handsfree HPM-65 Flash MXE-60 Music Cable MMC-60 Music Desk Stand MDS-60Other Accessories: Desk Stand CDS- 60 Travel charger CMT-60 Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-GV435 Bluetooth™ Headset HBH- IV835 Bluetooth™ Car Speakerphone HCB-100 Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications serves the global communications market with innovative and feature-rich mobile phones, accessories, PC-cards and M2M solutions. Established as a joint venture by Sony and Ericsson in 2001, with global corporate functions located in London, the company employs approximately 6,000 people worldwide, including R&D sites in Europe, Japan, China and America. Sony Ericsson is the global title sponsor of the Women’s Tennis Association, and works with the Association to promote the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in over 80 cities during the year. For more information on Sony Ericsson, please visit

Sony Ericsson P990 review: A coveted smartphone

“Traditional competitors of the Sony Ericsson P-series smartphones are the Nokia Communicators such 9300 and 9500. Some Windows Mobile-based devices however such as the HTC TyTN (a.k.a. Qtek 9600) which has been previewed on not while ago are also really strong contenders for the communicator class title. Windows mobile devices have begun to earn their own place in the hearts of the smartphone fans and in some cases they offer even better functionality over the similar Symbian-based devices. Lately the Nokia Symbian S60 smartphones are also becoming a strong competition – one of the rivals of the Sony Ericsson handset would most definitely be Nokia E70 which we reviewed not long ago and. It doesn’t have a touchscreen, but it comes equipped with a great folding QWERTY keypad and on functional level and pure speed it comes to equal terms with P990. As is the case right now, both the latest versions of the Symbian S60 UI and the Symbian UIQ 3.0 have a limited amount of third-party software available. That is of course expected to change in the course of this year, but nevertheless it is a fact that must be noted because it is one of the most crucial aspects when making a buying decision. And that may definitely tip the scales in favor of the Windows Mobile OS for PocketPC which traditionally has a wide fan base supplying it with tons of software – both free and paid.” Read this BIG review here:

Mylo The New PDA Phone (Wifi) from SONY

“SAN DIEGO, Aug. 7, 2006 –Sony is launching its first WiFi broadband communication and entertainment device to capitalize on the growth of wireless Internet access. The new mylo personal communicator is capable of operating in any open 802.11b wireless network, often found on college campuses, in public spaces and within private homes around the country.This product is designed for people who use instant messaging as a primary form of communication and networking for their social life. The name mylo stands for “my life online” and the communicator lets you use instant messaging, browse the Internet, listen to music, send emails and view photos concurrently.Small enough for a pocket or purse, the slim, oblong-shaped device features a 2.4 inch color LCD (measured diagonally) with a slide out QWERTY keyboard for comfortable and quick thumb typing.The device, available in black or white, comes embedded with popular instant messaging services: the Google Talk instant messaging service, Skype and Yahoo! Messenger. These services are free and the product does not require initial computer setup or a monthly service contract “The mylo personal communicator puts the fun parts of a computer in the palm of your hand,” said John Kodera, director of product marketing for personal communication devices at Sony Electronics. “It’s ideal for people who want to stay connected to their online friends and family, but not be weighed down by a PC or buffeted by charges for IM and texting on cell phones.”Get Up, Get Out and Get Online The pocketable design encourages users to get up and away from their desks and roam available wireless networks. The product includes JiWire’s hotspot directory listing more than 20,000 WiFi networks in the United States. so you can find a hotspot near you. The mylo personal communicator boots up in seconds and can scan for available wireless networks right away. The “What’s Up” screen serves as the hub, storing up to 90 of your friends’ avatars so you can quickly see who’s online. You can store up to nine online identities per person which allows you to first choose who you want to chat with then easily initiate conversations using your preferred application. The embedded HTML browser lets you quickly connect to full Web pages on the Internet. You can also send and receive text emails with web mail services like Yahoo!® Mail and the Gmail™ web mail service.The communicator comes with Skype™ software built into it, allowing registered Skype users to make free Internet calls with the 113 million other Skype users worldwide. For a limited time, Skype is offering free SkypeOut™ calls from United States and Canada to most phone numbers in the United States or Canada.Stop, Look and Listen While you chat or browse the Internet, the 1GB of the flash memory on the mylo personal communicator lets you enjoy your music too. It supports the playback of MP3, ATRAC® or WMA (secure and unsecure) files. The mylo communicator has a built-in speaker for listening to music so you can share your music with those around you. You can also view MPEG-4 personal videos by transferring files via USB cable or with Memory Stick Duo™ media. You can also store JPEG pictures from the Internet or your digital camera. Providing networking possibilities without a wireless network, the mylo personal communicator detects when it comes into the presence of other mylo units. With the ad-hoc application, you can share play lists and stream music between mylo communicators one at a time.Gotta Keep Up To support all of this functionality, the mylo device uses a lithium-ion battery that offers up to 45 hours of music playback, around seven hours of chatting and web surfing and more than three hours of continuous Skype talk time. It comes with a microphone, stereo headphones, a USB cable and a neoprene case. The mylo personal communicator will be available in September for about $350 online at, at Sony Style® retail stores ( and at authorized dealers nationwide. For more information about the product, go to”

Saturn SP90: a new Windows Mobile communicator

“Smartphones and communicators providing functions of PDAs (sometimes cut) and cell phones have become ever more popularity. And manufacturers don’t miss the chance and develop their models.The Taiwanese maker Kinpo has introduced a new communicator Saturn SP90 at Taitronics exhibition in Bangkok. The device is powered by Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition and support GSM/GPRS (900/1800/1900 MHz) and Wi-Fi (802.11b/g). The SP90 is equipped with a sliding QWERTY-keyboard.The specs of Saturn SP90: Operating system: Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition GSM/GPRS (900/1800/1900 MHz) 2.8” QVGA (240×320 pixels) 262K color LCD CPU: Freescale i.MX21 350 MHz 64 MB RAM and 128 flash ROM 2-megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and IrDA mini USB 1.1 Slot for miniSD cards” via