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Sony Ericsson Z780 and G502 phones unveiled

Posted on Monday, April 28 2008 @ 05:00:20 CEST by


Last week Sony Ericsson announced two new phones; the Z780 and G502. Both models will be available in selected markets from Q2 2008.
“These two phones are quite distinct, yet both have the potential to introduce more users to the world of web on your mobile,” said Martin Winkler, director of global marketing and head of multimedia web at Sony Ericsson. “Being able to check your email whenever you like or surf the web when on-the-move should not just be the preserve of professionals. The Z780 and the G502 will appeal to anyone juggling a busy life”.

The Z780, a sister product to the recently announced Z770, is set to broaden the range of web-enabled phones into more markets across the globe. It packs tri-band 3G and HSDPA into its stylish clamshell frame, letting you receive email or browse the web at high speed in countries across the world. It also introduces built-in aGPS, giving users the opportunity to carry their navigation solution with them on their phone.

The new G502 is the latest in an established line of classic Sony Ericsson phones that cram a wealth of time-saving features into an affordable, pocket-sized phone.

The G502 is the first such model, however, to feature high-speed HSDPA capability. This means that more users can now benefit from faster browsing and downloading capabilities in a phone that has a feature-set that is impressive and incredibly easy to use – perfect for those who want to stay in control of their lives.

In touch, on the move
Both the Z780 and the G502 come with the latest version of Google™ Maps for Mobile. This application allows you to view high quality maps that give you a satellite view of the local area and view listings of the restaurants and hotels, complete with any reviews or ratings available. The built-in aGPS functionality of the Z780 means that wherever you are, you’ll always be able to find what you need – whether locating the address of your friend’s party or finding the quickest route to your next meeting. Google™ Maps for Mobile then enables you to receive turn-by-turn directions that help you to find your way without complication.

With the G502, you just enter start and finish locations, and receive point-by-point directions of how to get to your destination. Plugging the GPS Enabler HGE-100 accessory into the phone adds GPS capability here as well, making sure that you need never get lost again.

Easy email, simple setup
Accessing your emails on the Z780 and the G502 couldn’t be more straightforward. An easy-to-follow ‘set-up wizard’ guides you through a series of very easy steps so that your existing webmail account can be directed to your phone. Or if it is push email that you need, then the G502 and Z780 also support Exchange ActiveSync® for your security and complete mobility.

What you want, when you want it
Accessing your favourite websites is now four times faster than with standard 3G (UMTS), thanks to the HSDPA speeds of the Z780 and the G502. If you use one particular website more than others, you can select an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed that will give you 1-click access directly to this page from your phone’s desktop. What’s more, the pre-loaded weather forecast application on both of these phones allows you to check the weather before you head out, so you’re sure to be prepared for any unexpected rainstorms.


Sony Ericsson Z780 and G502– At a Glance

  Z780 G502
Core Features High Speed HSDPA
Built-in aGPS
Google™ Maps for Mobile
RSS Desktop
Automatic email set-up
Picture and video blogging
User Defined Blogging
Web 2.0 Ready
Active Sync email
High Speed HSDPA
Google™ Maps for Mobile
RSS Desktop
Automatic email set-up
Picture and video blogging
Web 2.0 Ready
Active Sync email
Music and Entertainment Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Media player
Mega Bass™
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow™
TrackID™
Polyphonic ringtones
3D games
FM radio
Java
Video streaming
Video viewing
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Media player
Mega Bass™
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow™
TrackID™
Polyphonic ringtones
3D games
FM radio
Java
Video streaming
Video viewing
Camera 2 megapixel camera
2.5x digital zoom
Photo fix
Picture and video blogging
Video recording
2 megapixel camera
4x digital zoom
Photo fix
Picture blogging
Video recording
Internet Access NetFront™ web browser
Web feeds
Access NetFront™ web browser
Web feeds
Communication and Messaging Email
Exchange ActiveSync®
Instant messaging
Speakerphone
Vibrating alert
Video calling
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Email
Exchange ActiveSync®
Instant messaging
Speakerphone
Vibrating alert
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Connectivity aGPS
Bluetooth™ technology
Modem
Synchronisation
USB mass storage
USB support
Bluetooth™ technology
Modem
Synchronisation
USB mass storage
USB support
Organiser Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Flight mode
Notes
Phone book
Stopwatch
Tasks
Timer
Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Flight mode
Notes
Phone book
Stopwatch
Tasks
Timer
Accessories In-Box:
• Stereo Headset HPM-62
• Battery (BST-38)
• Charger (CST-70)
• Media Transfer Software
• Sony Ericsson PC Suite
• User guide
• USB Cable (DCU-60)

Optional:
Bluetooth™ Car Speakerphone HCB-150
A portable handsfree solution for use in the car

Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-PV703
Go wireless with a powerful headset

Desk Stand CDS-65
Your phone’s best assistant: connect a USB cable, charger and portable handsfree

In-Box:
• User guide
• Battery
• Standard charger
• Stereo portable handsfree headset


Optional:
GPS-Enabler HGE-100
Get more from your phone – add GPS technology.

Bluetooth™ Car Handsfree
HCB-105

Small enough to fit in your pocket, sleek enough to match the interior of your car.
Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-PV708
A powerful wireless handsfree available in chrome or rose for everyday wear.

Facts and Figures Size: 92 x 49 x 16 mm
Weight: 100 grams

Colours:
Grand Onyx
Amethyst Silver

Main screen: 262,144 colour TFT
Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels
Size: 2.2 inches

External screen: Monochrome
Resolution: 36 x 128 pixels

Phone memory: Up to 35 MB
Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) support

Talk time GSM: Up to 9.5 hrs
Standby time GSM: Up to 350 hrs

Talk time UMTS: Up to 4.5 hrs
Standby time UMTS: Up to 350 hrs

Size: 109 x 46 x 13.5 mm
Weight: 83.5 grams

Colours:
Champagne Black
Brilliant Hazel

Main screen: 262,144 colour TFT
Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
Size: 2 inches

Phone memory: Up to 32 MB
Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) support

Talk time GSM: Up to 9 hrs
Standby time GSM: Up to 330 hrs

Talk time UMTS: Up to 4.5 hrs
Standby time UMTS: Up to 330 hrs

Availability and Versions Networks:
UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900/2100

GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850 /900 /1800 /1900

Available in selected markets from Q2 2008

Networks:
UMTS/HSDPA 2100

GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900 /1800 /1900

Available in selected markets from Q2 2008




 



 

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