Sony Ericsson Z550 clamshell phone launched

Posted on Friday, May 19 2006 @ 09:21 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
This SonyEricsson Z550 was launched today. Finished in a combination of premium brushed metal and high gloss material, the Z550 is a classy partner for work and leisure with universal appeal.

The 1.3 Megapixel camera has 4x digital zoom and takes great snap shots and video for capturing those unpredictable moments. These can be viewed on a crisp, bright colour display. With 20MB of onboard memory expandable to 1GB, it’s simple to store and share a large collection of pictures using MMS, Bluetooth™ or e-mail.

Finding shots once you’ve stored them is child’s play with the new thumbnail gallery feature. This allows you to search your images both visually and according to the date they were taken with multiple thumbnail images being shown on the 262k sharp colour screen.

The Z550 connects easily to a PC for fast transfer of multimedia files and synchronisation with your phone book and calendar. The phone also has full HTML internet browsing and optional Bluetooth™ headset and car-handsfree kit for wireless freedom on the move.

The Sony Ericsson Z550 is a GPRS clamshell camera phone available in Sterling Black or Pearl Copper and starts shipping during Q3 2006. It is available in the following variants:

Z550i Tri-Band GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific.
Z550c Tri-Band GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Mainland China.

Features:
  • Imaging and messaging
    • 262k color 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
    • 20 MB user memory
    • QuickShare™
    • 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


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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