Sony Ericsson R306 Radio Phone

Launched in India in late Aug 2008, the Sony Ericsson R306 Radio mobile phone is designed to deliver radio listening experience places the first combined AM/FM radio experience at the heart of the mobile phone and it features 65K color display, 1.3MP digital camera,  and Bluetooth connection.

sony-ericsson-r306-radioThe Triband GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 MHz network ready Sony Ericsson R306 Radio mobile phone sports a folder design and feature an internal 1.9-inch TFT display having 128 x 160 pixels resolution and capable of displaying 65K colors.

The R306 Radio handset also features a external monochrome display having 96 x 32 pixels resolution.

True radio experience

The Sony Ericsson R306 Radio opens up into a clamshell with two integrated stereo speakers facing front. There is a dedicated Audio Enhancer key which allows to activate volume boost when listening to the radio through the speakers or 3D sound enhancement when listing using stereo headset ensuring high-quality noise-free radio listening experience even when surrounded by noisy environment. Current tuned-in is displayed on to the phone’s external display.

Dedicated preset buttons features on the front of Sony Ericsson R306 Radio phone let one switch easily between your favourite stations. It takes just one click to boost the volume when you want to share music on the radio or the live action from the sports ground. It even allows recording a clip of a song and use it as your ringtone.

Sony Ericsson R306 Radio phone sports a TrackID feature allowing recording a clip of a song from an external source, such as a sound system in a coffee shop or bar, and find out within seconds who sang it, the name of the track and which album it is from.

Sony Ericsson R306 phone high is equipped with performance speaker integrated into the phone allowing to play Radio through them The Radio can also be played-in via the stereo headphones. Switch on 3D sound enhancement or volume boost with the dedicated Audio Enhancer key on the phone.

Sony R306 handset allows handling incoming phone calls handsfree with optional accessories such as the Bluetooth Headset HBH-PV703.

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Equipped with 8-MB internal shared memory, the Sony Ericsson R306 Radio handset offers upto 1000 entries phonebook with Photo call feature and support Polyphonic ringtones including MP3 and AAC format songs as ringtones. Handset does not support any expandable memory card slot.

Sony Ericsson R306 Radio mobile phone also features a 1.3 Megapixel camera offering upto 1280 x 1024 pixels resolution with 4x digital zoom. The digital camera is also capable of video recording and playback in QCIF format.

Sony Ericsson R306 is available in two colors, viz. Coffee Black and Pure white and  handset measures 90 x 47.9 x 15.8 mm and very lightweight at 93 grams.

For connectivity, Sony Ericsson R306 Radio offers GPRS Class 10 (upto 48 kbps) and Bluetooth v2.0 connection. The handset also features USB v2.0 port for wired connection allowing the user to connect to compatible devices for data transfer.

Other features of Sony Ericsson R306 Radio mobile phone includes WAP 2.0/xHTML, Browser, Picture messaging (MMS), Voice Memo, handsfree Speakerphone, Java MIDP 2.0 support, picture viewer/browser and picture editor application.

The Sony Ericsson R306 Radio phone has a sampler music tool viz. MusicDJ which allows the user to create a polyphonic ringing tone using a combination of drum, guitar, keyboard, bass & brass sounds.

Weighing about 93 grams, the Sony Ericsson R306 comes with standard Li-Pon 930 mAh (BST-38) battery offering upto 400 hrs of stand by time and up to 9 hrs of talk time on full charge.

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Sony Ericsson R306 radio Mobile Phone Features

  • Triband GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 MHz
  • 1.9-inch 65K colors, 128 x 160 pixels TFT display
  • 96 x 32 pixels Secondary external display
  • 5-MB internal shared memory
  • No support for expandable memory
  • 1000 entries phonebook, Photo Call
  • FM/AM Radio with RDS
  • 1.3 MP Digital Camera, 1280 x 1024 pixels resolution, 4x digital zoom
  • Video recording, QCIF format
  • Polyphonic ringtones, MP3, AAC
  • MP3 player supports MP3, AAC files
  • Colors: Coffee Blackm White
  • GPRS Class 10, 32 – 48 kbps
  • Bluetooth v2.0
  • USB v2.0 port
  • WAP 2.0/xHTML
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Handsfree Speakerphone
  • Java MIDP 2.0
  • Applications – Picture Editor, Voice Memo, Organizer, Stop Watch
  • Li-Po 930 mAh (BST-38) Battery
    Stand-by time: Up to 400 hrs
    Talk time: Up to 9 hrs
  • Dimensions: 90 x 47.9 x 15.8 mm
  • Weight: 93 grams

Sony Ericsson R306 Radio phone with AM/FM radio and extended battery life giving upto 9 hours talk time is available in India at the price of Rs. 3,950 with one year warranty. Visit www.sonyericsson.com for more details.

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