Sony Ericsson has announced its newest GSM/UMTS mobile phone, the K610im,ï¿½ company’s first handset to offer full support for i-mode. Weighing just about 89 grams, the new K610im is equipped with a 176×220 pixel large display, 2.0 megapixel hi-resolution camera and 16-MB memory.
The i-mode is a wireless internet service developed by Japanese provider NTT DoCoMo which operates at 9.6 kbps and uses C-HTML, a subset of HTML.
The i-mode service delivers a whole new set of exciting and much faster mobile applications such as iMail, Video calling and iMMS and faster download speeds when browsing.
The i-mode capable Sony Ericsson K610im not only lets one access applications like Mail, Web browsing, Video calling and iMMS, it also lets one view websites especially designed for i-mode which gets delivered much faster than other mobile internet protocols. speeds.
The K610im mobile phone allows sending pictures captured by the onboard 2.0 megapicel camera via the i-mode by simply attaching it into emails and iMMS messages.
The new Sony Ericsson K610im is a dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) – GPRS 900/1800/1900 handset and sports a 1.9-inch, 176×220 pixel resolution with 260,000 color display. In addition, it has two cameras integrated into a single unit – a 2.0 megapixel camera with 2.5X digital zoom and a second VGA camera, as webcam for video calls.
The K610im is almost identical to the K610 in look and feel with except of a dedicated i-mode key on the front side of the handset. The new K610im comes with 16 MB memory with a 64 MB Memory Stick Micro in the box and card slot for up to 1 GB of memory upgrade.
K610im mobile phone includes digital media player which is able to play audio formats like MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ and also supports Support MFi & Mobile MP4.
Some other features of K610im include, Bluetooth connectivity, Memory card slot, USB 2.0 Mass storage and Flight mode.
The dual mode (UMTS/GPRS) K610im will begin shipping in Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East in the third quarter of 2006.
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