Sony Ericsson debuts i-mode K610im phone

Posted on Monday, Jun 19 2006 @ 14:49 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Those looking to upgrade or enter the world of 3G with a slim, elegant handset, will love K610im, announced today. K610im is Sony Ericsson’s first GSM/UMTS phone to offer full support for i-mode™, the operator service that delivers a richer experience for handling iMail, browsing the Internet and viewing content. Wrapped in desirable Carbon Black casing, this elegantly designed phone is all about quality, from the feel of the keypad to the sharp, crisp image display. K610im is a modern classic true to its Sony Ericsson heritage – a highly desirable 3G handset that is accessible to a wide audience.

The innovative i-mode service delivers a whole new experience in connected mobile applications such as iMail, Web browsing and iMMS. Viewing multimedia is better, faster and easier, thanks to Web pages and content specially formulated for i-mode. Lighter pages give faster download speeds and users are given access to a host of i-mode™ sites and content.

i-mode also helps you get even more from K610im’s impressive functionality. You can shoot great pictures with the phone’s 2 Megapixel camera and send them in high quality as as e-mail as well as iMMS messages. The supplied 64MB Memory Stick (M2) will store up to 175 photos, and can be expanded to 1GB, and K610im has everything you need for fast, responsive video calling.

K610im appeals to the design conscious who want a 3G phone that is as compact and lightweight as a fashionable 2G handset. Sony Ericsson has gained a reputation for delivering 3G phones that closely match the size and weight of their 2G predecessors and K610im takes this a step further, delivering full 3G functionality, a highly specified camera and intuitive music player, all in a phone that weighs just 89g.

One of Sony Ericsson’s most versatile 3G handsets yet, K610im’s highly specified music player is equipped for over-the-air downloads. You can store up to 60 tracks in the new eAAC+ format with the Memory Stick (M2), and a USB cable and music software is also included for transferring tracks to and from your PC.

The K610im is a dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) - GPRS 900/1800/1900 handset for i-mode markets in Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and will ship in Q3.

Imaging and messaging
  • 1.9” QCIF+ (176x220) TFT 260k
  • 2 megapixel camera and VGA Video call
  • iMail
  • Push e-mail
  • 2.5 x digital zoom
  • 16 MB user memory (actual depending on operator customization)
  • Video recording/playback
  • SMS and iMMS
  • DoJa stand-by application

  • Speakerphone
  • 64 MB Memory Stick Micro (M2 (support for up to 1GB)
  • Media player [MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ support ]
  • Support MFi & Mobile MP4
  • Full streaming Audio & Video
  • DoJa 2.5 OE
  • i-mode DRM
  • Polyphonic 72 voices
  • 3D games
  • OMA DRM v. 1.0
  • Music DJ, PhotoDJ, VideoDJ

  • Memory card slot
  • UMTS 2100 + GPRS 900/1800/1900
  • Bluetooth technology
  • PC Tools & Software
  • USB 2.0 Mass storage
  • USB charging
  • Fast port system connector
  • External antenna connector
  • Flight mode
  • Access NetFront Web Browser
  • Kit Content
    • 64 MB M2
    • USB Cable
    • PC software

  • Bluetooth Stereo Headset DS 970
  • Desk Stand CDS 60
  • Travel charger CMT 60
  • Xenon flash

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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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