Sony Ericsson K660 Internet phone released

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 07 2007 @ 17:42 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sony Ericsson unveiled a new HSDPA phone, the K660. This model is geared towards the Internet with landscape browsing and Internet shortcut keys for more convenient surfing, a fast HSDPA connection and Google Maps for Mobile.
The K660 makes browsing the mobile Web straightforward. The phone’s navigation key serves as a “magnetic mouse pointer” when in Web mode, letting you find your way around the page just as you would on a PC. It indicates when a part of the page is clickable and where text input is possible. You can even zoom in for a closer look at text or images.

Pan-and-zoom is just one of the Web shortcut keys that sit under your thumb when viewing Web pages in landscape mode. The K660 also sports a Bookmark function, a single click button that takes you back to your Home Page and an ‘Enter Address’ shortcut; all intended to guide you through the Web that much quicker.

The K660 squeezes a 2.0 megapixel camera into its compact frame, making it easy to capture the moment. And since the Web is at your fingertips, it’s just a few clicks to upload your picture to your blogsite and share it instantly with friends and family.

Although packing a whole host of Web applications, this phone is not just for suits. Available in two stand-out colours, a funky ‘lime-on-white’ and a stylish ‘wine-on-black’ colour, the K660 will earn you admiring glances no matter where you are.
The phone will be available in the first quarter of 2008.

Internet

  • RSS feeds
  • Access NetFront Web browser
  • Email client
  • Instant Messaging client enabled
  • Google search
  • Google map mobile
  • 2.0” QVGA display with landscape Web browsing
  • RSS desktop
  • Web shortcut keys

Camera

  • 2 megapixel camera
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Picture blogging
  • Video recording

Music and Entertainment

  • Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
  • Media player
  • Mega Bass
  • Music tones
  • PlayNow
  • TrackID
  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • 3D games
  • Java
  • FM radio
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing

Communication

  • Speakerphone
  • Vibrating alert
  • Video calling

Messaging

  • Email
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)

Organizer

  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Flight mode
  • Notes
  • Phone book
  • Stopwatch
  • Tasks
  • Timer

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth technology
  • Modem
  • Synchronization
  • USB mass storage
  • USB support

Accessories

  • In - box content:
    • 256 MB Memory Stick Micro M2
    • Stereo Headset HPM-62
    • Media Manager PC Software
    • USB cable (DCU-60) for easy and fast transfer
    • Battery (BST-38)
    • Charger (CST-70)
  • Optional accessories:
    • Stereo Bluetooth Headset HBH-DS200
      Enjoy wireless music without missing a call.
    • Portable Speakers MPS-70
      Small yet powerful speakers that fit in your pocket
    • Bluetooth Headset HBH-PV703

Facts and Figures

  • Size: 104 x 47 x 15 mm
  • Weight: 95 grams
  • Colour: Lime on white and wine on black
  • Talk time GSM: Up to 9 hrs
  • Standby time GSM: Up to 330 hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 4 hrs 30 min
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 330 hrs

Availability and versions

  • K660 will be available in selected markets from Q1 2008.
  • Networks:
  • UMTS/HSDPA 2100
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900


About the Author

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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