The new gem-like Jalou from Sony Ericsson has now been released in a new colour variant, the Deep Amethyst edition Jalou can now be bought on pay as you go deals with no line rental charges or long term commitment.
The Sony Ericsson Jalou Amethyst edition on pay as you go has the same specifications as the original black edition but changes the exterior colouring of this female focused phone to a deep blue finish, available now as a prepay phone the Sony Jalou looks set to win the hearts of many women over the Christmas period.
Resembling a ‘facet cut jewel’ the Jalou is an extremely compact and lightweight Sony Ericsson phone, weighing just 84g and measuring a mere 73 x 45 x 18mm this female friendly handset will slip easily into a pocket or small handbag.
Features include a 3.2 mega pixel camera, 3G support, web browser, email client, expandable memory, multimedia player, FM radio and stereo Bluetooth, the Sony Ericsson Jalou also offers a zodiac application for horoscopes and a useful step counter.
Further models of the new Jalou phone to be released include a blue version and a special edition Sony Ericsson Jalou Dolce and Gabbana model which is finished in a rose pink with gold accents.
The first phone from the new Sony Ericsson Jalou range has today been launched as a pay as you go phone, the black edition Sony Jalou is the latest flip phone from the manufacturer and is aimed more towards a female audience with some unique features for women.
Joining the Sony Ericsson Jalou soon are three other editions of this new clamshell phone, these include the Sony Jalou Amethyst and Blue versions as well as a new designer model called the Sony Ericsson Jalou Dolce and Gabbana which is finished in a beautiful rose pink coloured casing with D&G gold accents and exclusive mobile content.
Don’t be confused if you also stumble across the same phone being marketed as the BeJoo, this is the official name for the same handset in France, it is called the Jalou in the rest of the world. (Apparently Jalou was too closer word to the French word for ‘Jealous’)
Sony Ericsson refer to the design of the Jalou as a ‘facet cut jewel form’, this may remind you of the Nokia 7070 Prism phones released last year but the Sony Jalou is a far more competent and sophisticated handset altogether. The design is actually very different from many flip phones as the overall height of the Sony Ericsson Jalou is far smaller than most available, this makes for a very compact device even when the phone is in the open position and weighing in at just 84g makes this an ideal phone for the smaller handbag for those nights out when only a tiny bag will do.
The Sony Ericsson Jalou is a HSDPA, 3.5G enabled phone with 2.0 inch display which reverts to a mirror when not in use, there’s a good 3.2 mega pixel camera for capturing both quality photos and videos as well as a multimedia player and stereo bluetooth for listening to your favourite music tracks. To store your music, pictures and video clips the Sony Jalou offers an expandable memory with MicroSD cards, there’s also a web browser, email client and FM Radio.
The womanly features we referred to earlier are a zodiac application for checking those all important horoscopes as well as a handy step counter for the more active lady.
We have to say that the Sony Ericsson Jalou is one of the most desirable flip mobile phones from the manufacturer in some time, compared with the recently released Sony Ericsson T707 this is a far more ‘girly’ looking handset and its smaller dimensions and unique ‘cut jewel’ design make for a far more attractive handset. Clamshell phones are usually situated at the bottom budget end of the market, however the Sony Jalou sits firmly in the mid-range and offers a decent camera not usually found in this design of phone.
The Sony Ericsson Jalou Dolce and Gabbana is a phone of some style. The name alone brings with it a sense of sophistication and quality, let alone the 24 carat Gold plating used in its construction. This designer version of the Sony Jalou is due soon and is being eagerly anticipated. It measures 73 mm x 45 mm wide and is 18 mm thick. This flip style phone has some outstanding features as well as its excellent stylish outer casing.
The limited edition Sony Ericsson Jalou comes with two screens. The main screen is the one exposed upon opening the phone. This screen is a 2.0 inch TFT display screen which is able to display 256,000 colours at a pixel size of 240 x 320 pixels. The screen which is on the front of the phone is a monochrome screen which is 1.3 inches in size and operates at 128 x 36 pixels. The internal display screen also provides an accelerometer sensor which corrects image aspect to its optimum angle for viewing.
The Jalou D&G comes with a 3.15 megapixel camera which operates at a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. The camera is sufficiently good enough quality to take effective photographs. The addition of geo tagging is an excellent and sought after feature which allows the ability to reference the image by location. The phone also offers video recording and playback at QVGA quality and at 15 frames per second, whilst the ability to make and receive video calls, which is also available on this phone, is an option frequently being requested.
The Sony Jalou Dolce & Gabbana comes with an MP3/MP4 player as well stereo FM radio. This means in real terms that downloaded music and video files can be played on this unit as well as the ability to listen to local and national radio stations. The players will also play the majority of audio and video files available.
Internet access is available on this phone and is accommodated by the HSDPA connection, which provides the ability to surf the web at speeds of up to 3.6 Mbps. The connectivity elements are further enhanced by the inclusion of HSCSD, GPRS EDGE, Blue tooth and USB whilst satellite navigation is provided by the GPS function.
The Sony Ericsson Jalou Dolce and Gabbana is a variant of the Jalou range and has been added to give a different element to the range. The recent additions to the Sony range have all been somewhat different, with specific handsets targeting specific demographic and sociological groups. This seems to be a growing trend amongst phone manufacturers and one that seems destined to continue.
The Sony Ericsson Jalou is due for release in Q4 of 2009. It is an exciting addition to the Sony range and offers many features which are standard in most mobile phones. The Jalou’s dimensions are 73 mm by 45 mm wide and are 18 mm thick. The phone weighs 84 grams. The Sony Ericsson Jalou is a flip phone with stylish features around its outer casing which gives it a distinctive look.
The 2.0 inch vibrant display screen offers the ability to display 256,000 colours at a size of 240 x 320 pixels. An accelerometer sensor is built in and ensures images are displayed in their correct aspect as defined by their dimensions. As the Sony Jalou is a flip phone its customary for a secondary display screen to be offered which negates the need to open the Jalou to find out whose ringing or to tell the time.
The Sony Ericsson Jalou is available in 3 colours: Black, Amethyst and (Marine) Blue plus an exclusive limited edition called the Sony Jalou Dolce and Gabbana Edition.
The Sony Ericsson Jalou comes with an impressive 3.15 megapixel camera which offers the ability to take effective snapshots whilst on the move. The camera operates at a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and includes geo tagging as well as video capture at QVGA quality and at 15 frames per second. A useful video light is included which offers illumination whilst recording video for low light situations. Video calling is also available.
The HSDPA connection offers internet access whilst on the move at a creditable 3.6 Mbps. Additional connection elements include HSCSD, GPRS EDGE, Blue tooth and USB. This veritable menagerie of connectivity ensures the Sony Jalou can transfer files, synchronise with a PC and send and receive SMS as well as many other options.
The Jalou comes with MP3 and MP4 player capabilities, whilst a stereo FM radio offers the ability to listen to local and nationally available radio stations. The combination of these two elements offers hours of entertainment. For those who may need reminding of important events or appointments, an organiser is included as well as a voice memo recorder for taking oral notes on the fly.
The Sony Ericsson Jalou has only recently been announced. It offers market leading features and a style that is difficult to compare. Its due for release in Q4 of this year and there is sure to be a scramble for this phone at that point.
A collaboration between a design house and a mobile phones manufacturer is nothing new, we’ve already seen the likes of the LG Prada, Ted Baker Needle and Samsung Armani grace the UK market, however Sony Ericsson look to have landed a great product partnership with D&G in their new model, the Sony Ericsson Jalou Dolce & Gabbana edition.
Not only does this new flip phone hold the branding of the designer but goes one step further with 24 carat gold plating making this a very desirable mobile phone, quite obviously aimed at the female market the Sony Jalou D&G is finished in a sassy rose pink shade and comes complete with 3, yes 3! different coloured satin bags so the lady can match with her outfits.
The overall look of the Sony Ericsson Jalou Dolce & Gabbana resembles a fine-cut stone and will be sold as a limited edition of the Sony Jalou for a limited time period, this is not a phone to lose in the wine bar toilets or the back of a cab, this is a beautifully finished designer handset to compliment a well dressed woman on the town.
The D&G version of the Sony Jalou will be presented in special Dolce & Gabbana packaging with a branded version of the headphones to droop around your neck, the Jalou offers a 2″ display screen which turns into a mirror with the touch of a button and so doubles as a compact for a quick check.
Other features of the Sony Ericsson Jalou include a 3.2 megapixel camera, video recorder, MP3 player, FM Radio, Internet Browser and a Step Counter for the weight conscious, add to this A-GPS and Google Maps, 3G with Video Calling, Bluetooth and Quad-Band support and this is not just another shallow designer phone, the Sony Jalou D&G also offers a big heart in the form of great features.
The standard model of the Sony Ericsson Jalou will also be available in Onyx Black, Deep Amethyst and Aquamarine Blue – again very female orientated colours for a compact and fashionable phone.