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Sony Ericsson P1i is the New Sony Smartphone

Sony Ericsson have reason to pride themselves as being at the forefront of mobile communication design after releasing handsets that have continually broken new ground.

The new Sony Ericsson P1i is their latest smartphone offering with full PDA functionality and new high speed connection options.

Sony Ericsson have been producing high quality PDA smartphones for over 4 years, their first model was commonly classed as groundbreaking integrating new features that could only be found in the bulky laptops of the day.

The manufacturers first model was called the Sony Ericsson P800 and was produced in the companys trademark green casing. The unique new features that this model offered over other mobile phones were full support for document viewing and email attchments and a dual flip design that allowed the user to use the handset whilst closed as well as open for text input.

These may not sound like momentous steps forward today but this was cutting edge technology squeezed into a phone that was no bigger than the normal dimensions of other phones of its time.

Realising the success of this new form of communication, Sony Ericsson released further models with even more features and technology. The next model to appear was the Sony Ericsson P900 followed by the P910 and more recently the P990i.

As the new models emerged they continually became smaller, lighter and more feature packed, offering everything one could expect of a PDA plus the integration of Bluetooth support for wireless connections, high quality digital cameras, further support for pocket edition software and high speed connections to the internet for browsing and downloading emails.

Sony Ericsson had in effect created the ultimate mobile office, something that could not be achieved with a normal laptop and connection.

The latest edition of the smartphone range is the new Sony Ericsson P1i, an unmistakable direct upgrade to its predecessors. The overall design has only change a little with sharper, more defined corners and a new ‘brushed steel’ effect casing.  The weight of this new handset has also been shaved down from 155g of the P990i to 124g and the phones dimensions have shrunk from 114 x 57 x 25mm down to 106 x 55 x 17 mm.  Despite the reduction in size this is by far the most powerful smartphone that Sony Ericsson have released to date.  3G support has been intergrated for broadband speed download of new mobile content such as new applications and email attachments plus access to the latest news and sports headlines, movie trailers and music videos. 

Sony Ericsson P1i

The built-in camera has been upgraded to 3.2 megapixels with digital zoom and flash and now there is a secondary camera solely for face to face video calling via 3G.  Other features include an advanced Music Player, FM Stereo Radio, and the all important handwriting recegnition software giving the user quick and easy text input.

The connectivity lines have opened with WiFi and UMTS being added, this is a significant addition as the phone will now connect to wireless hotspots for free and quick internet access whilst out and about.

When Sony Ericsson exclaimed that they had designed the ultimate mobile office all those years ago, even they could not have guessed how far their own technology would take them with the new Sony Ericsson P1i.

Sony Ericsson W580i is a New Walkman with Fitness Applications

Mobile manufacturers are constantly striving to install new and innovative technology into the latest release models. Sony Ericsson have added a unique set of fitness applications to their W580i Walkman phone that will keep users informed, monitored and working out.

In these days of high specification technology, consumer needs and stylish design it is sometimes hard to keep up. Mobile phones are continually being released with new and exciting features tailored to specific lifestyles, the main categories being photography, music and fashion.
Sony Ericsson now offer a substantial range of their Walkman mobile phones that appeal to the music orientated youth who demand the latest music software, the highest audio quality and the maximum amount of storage for their thousands of music tracks.

The latest phone to be launched from the Walkman range is the Sony Ericsson W580i and the manufacturer has installed some very unique applications that will not only please the music lovers but keep them entertained and informed whilst they are working out.

Sony Ericsson W580i Urban Grey

The W580i offers the latest edition of Sony’s Walkman software – Walkman 2.0. This powerful feature allows the user to organise, rename and recognise all of their favourite music tracks, artists and albums much like an iPod, it also allows for easy upload of new music files via PC.
Another interesting addition is an FM Radio featuring RDS and TrackID which allows the user to see the name of the track and artist and other station related information.

The Sony Ericsson W580i is equipped with a 2.0 megapixel camera supporting video record and playback as well as Bluetooth technology for easy wireless transfer of files to compatible devices.
The user can easily take a picture and share it with another compatible mobile phone, this also applies to other files stored within the phone including music tracks, ringtones, games, video clips and downloaded content.

The most common complaint from users of music orientated mobile phones is that there is never enough available memory for storing their music tracks, however the Sony W580i is memory stick compatible allowing for memory expansion up to a very respectful 2GB.

The memory cards can also be removed and shared with compatible devices, so pictures taken with the phone could easily be printed from compatible printers, emails can be easily transfered to compatible laptops and whole music playlists can be exchanged between compatible Walkman phones.

The W580i has a mobile internet browser installed as well as email support so whilst this phone may sound as though it is solely aimed at the music user, it is actually a useful tool for work and to keep up to date with current affairs.

The most interesting features of the W580i are an array of unique fitness applications coupled with GPS technology, these include a pedometer for counting your steps whilst out running and GPS navigation so you can plan a route before leaving and never get lost. When coupled with the music software you can begin to understand who this phones market is, the health conscious, professional music lover who runs a couple of times a week can now leave their other music and fitness devices at home.

With the amount of features and applications packed into the W580i you may be surprised to learn that it just 14mm thick and weighs only 94g, this makes for an ideal pocket companion whilst out and about.

The W580i is available in two colour schemes, the Sony Ericsson W580i Urban Grey and the Sony Ericsson W580i Style White.

Nokia E90 – The new Nokia Communicator

Nokia have generated a dedicated following around their 9000 series handsets otherwise known as the Nokia Communicator. So now with a new model number will the faithful warm to the new Nokia E90?

Nokia have always been at the forefront of mobile phones technology, releasing new models on an almost weekly basis and continually packing in more and more features.  The amazing thing is that even with the extra features, software and increased memory, the size of the phones themselves have actually got a lot smaller due in no small part to micro technology.

The size of a chip needed to power a simple green backlit screen 5 years ago can now power a 42 inch monitor and Nokia have embraced this new technology and strive to offer the consumer as many features as physically possible in their new releases.

The Nokia E90 Communicator is a perfect example.

The first Nokia communicators were part of the 9000 series that was originally available well over 6 years ago. They were big and bulky by todays standards and although impressive at the time would be sneared at by todays modern gadget users.  The 9000 series communicator was in fact as big as a brick and to carry it you would need at least an extra bag if not your suitcase.

Following on from the Nokia 9000 series is the new Nokia E90 at just 210g in weight and only 20mm thick, this new handset is an absolute marvel.

The closest mobile phones that resemble the new E90 are its direct predecessors, the Nokia 9300i and Nokia 9500. The design is similar in as much as the external corners are far more squared than the original 9000 series phones and the exterior display screen uses full colour graphics unlike the mono green offered before.

Although the overall dimensions have shrunk compared to previous models, the E90 still offers the trademark hinged display and a full Qwerty keyboard.  Now you will also find 3G support, one of the most useful technologies for information hunters and busy professionals, instant access to the internet via broadband speeds, fast download of new mobile content such as ringtones, games and applications, convenient email access with support for file attachments to keep in touch with clients and the office whilst out and about plus a whole world of media content including the latest news and sport headlines and new movie trailers.

There is also an MP3 player and FM Radio for those moments when you do get some time to yourself. The Nokia E90 also offers a 3.2 megapixel camera with video capture and playback and a built-in flash – ideal for snapping work pictures and sending via email to the office.

A problem encountered in the past with the communicator phones was there never seemed to be enough memory, Nokia have resolved this issue by installing a MicroSD card slot for memory expansion of up to 2GB using memory cards. These cards also allow for easy file transfer between the phone and compatible devices such as computers and TVs. There is also USB support so you can plug the E90 directly into a PCs USB port and transfer files that way.

Compared to previous communicator phones the E90 will easily fit into a trouser or suit pocket making this model a real mobile office solution.

Nokia 6300 White is a Carphone Warehouse Exclusive

The mobile phone market is a crowded and competitive place with retailers offering more and more cash back, free gift and line rental discount deals all trying to entice the masses.

The larger dealerships and suppliers have enough weight behind them from their volume of sales that they can actually approach the manufacturers and networks in order to negotiate exclusive deals such as pay monthly tariffs and new handsets.

The Carphone Warehouse have done exactly this by approaching Nokia in order to exclusively market the new Nokia 6300 White Edition.

Nokia 6300 White EditionNokia 6300 White Edition

The Nokia 6300 Black version has been available for some months now and is available on all UK networks including Vodafone, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Virgin Mobile, the phone can even be bought on Carphone Warehouse’s own brand Pay As You Go packages, Fresh Mobile and Mobile World.

The new Nokia 6300 White offers exactly the same specifications, dimensions and features as the original version but now comes complete with a pure white facade. As with a lot of to end electrical and communication devices, white seems ot be the new cool, take for instance the Apple iPod, one of the most popular colour choices by consumers is the white version and there are also white version offerings from Nintendo for the DS Lite, Sony for the PSP and Microsoft for the XBox console.

The new clean, fresh and pure feeling that white gives products typically enhances their consumer appeal and many other mobile phone manufacturers have released new white versions of popular handsets.

Although the new 6300 has a white facade it retains its trademark stainless steel casing which work very well together.

The Nokia 6300 features a 2.0 megapixel camera with zoom and flash plus support for video recording and playback for capturing high quality still pictures and video clips. There is also an MP3 player which can be filled with music tracks and complete albums uploaded from a PC via cable or downloaded direct from the mobile internet from the ever growing number of new music portals. Further music entertainment can be found with the addition of an FM Radio for tuning into local and national stations for keeping up to date with new music releases plus news and weather reports.

Other features include GPRS and EDGE technology allowing for much faster download speeds than simple WAP connections, Instant Messenger for keeping in contact with internet registered friends, a built-in hands free speakerphone for freeing up hands whilst continuing the conversation and Tri Band frequency support for roaming abroad.

The new Nokia 6300 White Edition not only represents clever marketing initiative from both Nokia and the Carphone Warehouse but offers a good looking alternative colour variant packed full of features and easy on the eye. This phone would not look out of place resting in a busy professional’s suit jacket for coping with work and home commitments as well as the street fashion conscious teenager wanting the latest gadget.

There are confirmed further plans for a Red version to be released before the busy Christmas period which can only help to bolster the appeal of this functional and stylish mobile phone.