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Sony Ericsson Launches Mirror-Like Z610i

Snapshot by Michelle Ruhfass on Tuesday August 22, 2006.

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The new Sony Ericsson Z610, unveiled today in London, is targeted at design conscious consumers that are looking for a handset that provides an advanced feature set yet still want look stylish when out and about. This lustrous, mirror-like clamshell supports features such as push email and an RSS news feed reader. The devices boasts a 2 megapixel digital camera and a media player that supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, and eAAC+ music formats, as well as Bluetooth A2DP stereo headphones.

The Z610 has a 2" 262k color TFD display with 220x176 pixel resolution on the inside, and a hidden OLED 128x36 pixel resolution display on the outside that provides information on inbound calls or messages, as well as the time. The Z610i's 2 megapixel camera offers its users the option to either quickly upload photos to a Picture Blog application or store the photos on the included 64MB Memory Stick Micro (M2) memory card. Cards as large as 1GB in size can be used in the Z610i, which will hold approximately 2,800 two megapixel pictures.

The triband GSM device also supports UMTS, where available, for faster data connections, making downloading, browsing the internet, and reading RSS news feeds more convenient while on the go. The 110g (3.9oz) Z610 measures in at 95mm x 49mm x 20mm (3.7" x 1.9" x.8").

Sony Ericsson hopes the Z610i will be your choice for the phone to be seen and heard with. The Z610i should start shipping later this quarter (Q3) and will be made available in Luster Black, Rose Pink, and Airy Blue.

More photos of the Sony Ericsson Z610i in all three colors are available on the following page.

Specifications for the Sony Ericsson Z610i
Band GSM 900/1800/1900MHz, UMTS 2100MHz
Size 95mm x 49mm x 20mm
(3.7" x 1.9" x .8")
Weight 110g (3.9oz)
Battery Life Unknown standby time
Unknown talk time
Main Display 262k color TFD, 220x176 resolution
Sub-Display Grayscale OLED, 128x36 resolution
Camera 2.0 megapixel
Video QCIF (176x144) recording
Messaging MMS/EMS/SMS
Email Yes (POP/IMAP/SMTP/Push)
Bluetooth Yes (A2DP stereo)
Infrared No
Java Yes (MIDP v2.0)
Polyphonics Yes (72 voice)
Memory 16MB, M2 memory card slot (1GB max)
Availability Q3 2006 (manufacturer's estimate)
Other MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+ music player, USB charging, RSS news reader, 64MB M2 memory card included

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