Siemens Announces CT66 and S66 Mobiles

Siemens Mobile announced availability of two new phones targeted to different markets, the CT66 is targeted at youths, with a 65K colour screen, integrated CIF camera, built-in picture viewer and photo editor applications. The S66 is slightly more classy, with a slimmer design, 1.3 megapixel video and still camera capable of 15 fps movies and expandable storage with RS-MMC. The blue CT66 and the black S66 are both capable of using an optional flash module, expected availability is October.

See press release below.


Siemens’ New High End S66 Camera Phone Combines Versatility and Sophistication with Great Design

Siemens Mobile today introduced the classy S66 camera phone that will help sophisticated, image-conscious consumers make a personal fashion statement while at the same time providing them with tremendous functionality and versatility. Available in October, the S66 is the first Siemens phone with a 1.3 megapixel integrated still and video camera for work and play. Whether the user is documenting a great moment in sports or capturing a child’s first steps, the S66′s camera will deliver the moments in brilliant clarity on the phone’s large, high-resolution up to 65,536 TFT color screen. The five-step digital zoom brings the action close up and the video recorder’s ability to capture up to 15 frames per second helps film the moments as they unfold, second by second.

When it’s time to go hands-free, consumers can use the S66′s integrated Bluetooth technology to wirelessly communicate or send pictures to nearby compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices such as computers and mobile phones. They can also take advantage of the phones’ Bluetooth capability by purchasing an optional Siemens Bluetooth headset or Bluetooth car kit to avoid having extra cables to deal with. Staying in touch with the home-office calendar and in-box is simple by synchronizing the S66 with Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes via compatibly equipped devices using infrared, USB or Bluetooth.

Sharing important personal moments with photos, sounds or video clips is easy through MMS and e-mail. For simple, quick outreach to friends or family members, users can type an instant message or SMS. For a dose of fun, consumers can enjoy 3-D gaming using the built-in joystick navigation. The phone’s integrated memory card (RS-MMC) slot also allows the user to store and easily transfer photos and files to other devices or computers that have a compatible MMC slot. A 32 MB RS-MMC is included free with the phone, allowing consumers to start storing files right away. If used for storing photographs exclusively, a 32 MB memory card can typically store up to 150 photographs taken at 1.3 megapixel resolution.

“The S66 reflects the ideal balance between the beauty of art and the precision of technology,” said Bernt Klein, senior vice president and general manager of the Mobile Phones unit, North American region, Siemens Information and Communication Mobile LLC. “Today’s trendy consumer expects quality technology in their mobile phones, and we’re wrapping that kind of technology in a package that exhibits class and sophistication.”

The S66 is crafted in premium-galvanized materials with a high quality silver finish. It operates on the 850/1800/1900 MHz Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) frequencies, making it a global companion for the international traveler. Additional product details include a weight of 3.5 ounces, talk time of up to five hours, standby time of up to 250 hours, Li-Ion battery, 40-chord polyphonic sound, speakerphone, Java games and optional accessories such as an attachable flash for the camera (flash sold separately).

Siemens Reaches Out to Youth with CT66 Mobile Phone; High-Resolution Color Screen, Instant Messaging Capabilities and Integrated Camera Make Communicating Trendy and Fun

Siemens Mobile today announced the availability of the new CT66, the newest phone for youthful consumers seeking an outlet to express good taste, personality and individuality. The CT66 will be available in October for young people who enjoy using colors, pictures, sounds and messaging in communicating with others.

Siemens’ CT66 offers youth a variety of communication and entertainment capabilities that enables them to stay connected to peers in a fun yet practical way. The CT66 comes equipped with a high-resolution up to 65,536 color screen, an integrated CIF camera (with attachable flash sold separately) and built-in picture viewer and photo editor applications that allow consumers to customize or edit the latest image they have taken. And if a noisy or quiet environment makes talking hard to do, users can keep up the chatter with the CT66′s instant messaging feature.

“Siemens’ CT66 makes a personal statement and speaks to young consumers’ interests in socializing, having fun and being part of a group,” said Bernt Klein, senior vice president and general manager of the Mobile Phones unit, North American region, Siemens Information and Communication Mobile LLC. “Its modern, compact design offers consumers the ability to communicate creatively with peers.”

With the CT66, users have a diverse array of options to get in touch with their family and friends. In addition to instant messaging, consumers can send voice memos as well as photos, animations and recordable sounds with the CT66′s Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS). And for staying up-to-date on their schedule and friends’ contact information, youthful consumers can use the phone’s IrDA and data synchronization capabilities to help keep track of their busy lives.

Additional Product Details

Product details for the CT66 include a weight of three ounces, talk time of up to five hours, standby time of up to 250 hours, Li-Ion battery, 40-chord polyphonic sound, speakerphone, Java games, joystick menu navigation, and optional accessories such as an attachable flash for the camera (flash sold separately). It operates on the 850/1800/1900 MHz Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) frequencies, enabling it for use as a world phone.


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