Sony Ericsson launches M608c phone

Posted on Saturday, May 20 2006 @ 7:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sony Ericsson today announces the M608c phone and messaging device. This is a fully-specified mobile phone and email tool in an extremely stylish, slim device featuring a touch screen and Chinese character handwriting recognition.

With a stylish, handy design M608c is a great combination of mobile phone and PDA based on new symbian OS 9.1 and UIQ 3.0andoffers users great customisation opportunities as well as the ability to buy personal productivity and other applications from the Sony Ericsson Application shop. New push email applications, remote synchronisation and expandable memory give owners a phone and email connectivity in a device that easily fits in their pocket - at just 15mm thick, it is one of the slimmest devices of its kind available. The M608c is a 2.5G version of Sony Ericsson’s recently announced global products, the M600 UMTS handset.

The ergonomic design of the M608c makes it easy to operate with one hand or two and gives versatile options on how to perform messaging tasks. For example the combination of large dual function keyboard and touch screen handwriting input makes messaging input extremely easy. Reading emails and viewing high quality video and graphics content is made easy with the 3-way Jog Dial and a 2.6” QVGA screen, capable of handling 262K colours.

A range of standard and proprietary push email applications enabled for operator customisation are being developed in conjunction with a number of partners. These include but not limited to:
  • BlackBerry Connect
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
  • Standard Email - IMAP IDLE working on all standards compliant servers
  • For such a slim device the M608C has an impressive 80MB onboard memory for storing email attachments and multimedia content. An additional 64MB Memory Stick Micro (M2), which is a new ultra-small recording media designed for highly compact mobile devices, is provided in the box. The M608c is the first Sony Ericsson product to feature this new memory card.

    The M608C is available in Granite Black and Crystal White and starts shipping during Q3 2006. It is available in the following variant: M608C, GPRS 00/1800/1900MHz for Mainland China

    • Imaging & Messaging
      • QVGA 2.6’’ display
      • 262K colours TFT
      • Video playback 30 fps
      • Online picture sharing
      • SMS, MMS, POP3 e-mail
      • Push e-mail
      • Dual function keyboard
      • Typing corrections and word completion
      • Chinese & English Handwriting Recognition
      • Touch screen

    • Entertainment
      • Media Player (support for MP3, AAC, ACC+, E-AAC+ and m4a)
      • OMA DRM phase 1
      • Streaming Audio/Video
      • Audio out over system connector
      • 3D games, Java MIDP 2.0
      • 40 Polyphonic ring tones

    • Connectivity
      • Triple band GPRS 900/1800/1900MHz
      • Symbian 9.1 and UIQ 3.0
      • Stereo Bluetooth™ support
      • Infrared SIR
      • 80 MB internal user memory
      • Expandable Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™)
      • Full HTML browser Opera 8
      • RSS feeds
      • Flight mode
      • PC Tools & Software
      • PC Synchronization
      • USB 2.0 Mass storage, Full speed (12 Mbps)
      • USB charging
      • External antenna connector
      • Stereo Portable Handsfree and USB cable in box

    • Business
      • VPN clients (for free)
      • Encryption (try & buy apps)
      • Virus Protection/Firewall ( try & buy apps)
      • Onboard application shop
      • Speakerphone
      • PowerPoint, Word and Excel editors
      • Adobe PDF viewer
      • Dictionary
      • Lunar Calendar

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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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