Sony Ericsson txt Messaging Phone Unveiled at Communicasia 2011

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Sony Ericsson unveiled a slew of new phones at CommunicAsia 2001 today, one being the fun messaging feature phone called the Sony Ericsson txt. A very apt name for a phone with a full view QWERTY keyboard and SMS shortcut key. This is a sister phone to the Sony Ericsson txt pro which was recently announced. The new phone almost resembles a Blackberry, one that has been injected with some Smurf DNA that is.

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The phone runs Java and has close integration with Facebook and Twitter where the “friends” application allows users to see updates of their top five friends at a glance. The Sony Ericsson txt comes with a 3.2MP camera capable of video recording, and is Wi-Fi enabled. The handset will come in four different colours – white, black, pink and blue.

The phone is expected to be available in selected markets from Q3 2011. Pricing has yet to be revealed but is expected to be between $100 to $150 (RM300 to RM450).

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22 June 2011, Singapore – Sony Ericsson today unveils Sony Ericsson txt, an entertaining messaging phone. A sister phone to Sony Ericsson’s recently announced Sony Ericsson txt pro, Sony Ericsson txt has a full view QWERTY keyboard and a SMS shortcut key. The phone also features a “friends” application that enables users to see Facebook™ and Twitter™ updates at a glance from their top five friends.

Sony Ericsson txt is Wi-Fi™ enabled and comes equipped with a 3.2mp camera with video recording. The phone feels comfortable in the hand with a rounded back.

Quentin Cordier, Global Product Marketing Manager, Sony Ericsson said: “Sony Ericsson txt is the perfect phone for easy and fast messaging on the move. We wanted to give consumers that prefer a full view QWERTY keyboard an entry point into the world of Sony Ericsson.”

Sony Ericsson txt will be available globally in selected markets from Q3 2011.

Sony Ericsson txt at a glance.

*Please note that all services mentioned below may not be available in every market.

Colours

  • White
  • Black
  • Pink
  • Blue

Facts

  • Size:  106 × 60 × 14.5 mm
  • Weight: 95 grams

Camera

  • 3.2mp camera
  • Send to web
  • Video recording
  • Audio recording
  • File container

Music

  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Media player
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • PlayNow™ service
  • TrackID™ music recognition

Internet

  • Web browser (Obigo™ Q7)

Communication

  • Call list
  • Conference calls
  • Facebook™ application
  • Friends application
  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Speakerphone
  • Twitter™ application
  • Google Talk™
  • Vibrating alert

Messaging

  • Text messaging (SMS)
  • Multimedia messaging (MMS)
  • Instant messaging
  • E-mail
  • Conversations
  • Google Mail™
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder

Design

  • Keyboard (QWERTY)
  • Picture wallpaper

Entertainment

  • Java™
  • Radio (FM radio with RDS)
  • Video viewing
  • YouTube™

Organiser

  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Flight mode
  • Notes
  • Stopwatch
  • Timer
  • E-Manual
  • Phonebook
  • Setup guide

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • Micro USB support
  • WLAN (Wi-Fi®)
  • MediaGo™
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • USB mass storage
  • USB High speed 2.0 support
  • USB support

Display

  • 2.6 inches
  • 262,144 colour TFT
  • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Scratch-resistant

Memory

  • Phone memory (user-free): Up to 100MB
  • Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32GB

Battery life

  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 3 hrs 12 min*
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 416 hrs*
  • Music listening time: Up to 23 hrs
  • Video playback time: Up to 5 hrs 15 min
  • *According to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

Networks

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

In the kit

  • Battery (1000 mAh)
  • Charger
  • Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation.

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