Sony Ericsson Z1010 3G phone launch date soon

by Graeme Wearden, ZDNet UK – The Z1010 is being put through its final paces in readiness for launch. It will be the first phone from Sony Ericsson that is able to video conference.

The first 3G mobile phone made by Sony Ericsson should hit the shops in January 2004, the manufacturer said this week.

Philip Rambech, Sony Ericsson’s UK and Ireland managing director, told journalists that the Z1010 was being put through its final paces at the moment.

“It will ship in the first few weeks of 2004 — it’s in the final stages of interoperability testing now,” Rambech added that two-way video calls — a key 3G feature — are already working successfully on the Z1010.

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Sony also launched the Z600, Z200 phones and a Bluetooth Car and Gamepad in London this week.

Z1010 Known Features

Network: UMTS / GSM 900 / GSM 1800
Dimensions: 98 x 48 x 28 mm
Weight: 115 g
Display Type: Color graphics, 65K colors
Size: 176 x 220 pixels
Second display: 101 x 80 pixels, 4-level grey scale
Call records: 10 dialed, 10 received, 10 missed calls
Memory Stick Duo slot, 16 MB card included
Features: SMS Send/Receive, Clock, Alarm, Data UMTS / GPRS, Infrared port, Games
Built-in twin digital cameras (640×480 pixels stills, video)
- MP3 player
- MPEG4 player
- Java
- Bluetooth
- WAP 2.0
- T9
- POP3 email client with attachments
- Image viewer


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