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Sony Ericsson Brings Out Cedar

by on Jun.19, 2010, under Gadgets, Mobile, Technology

Social Networking websites have become a part and parcel of most of people’s necessity, people seemed to be hooked to such sites. Sony Ericsson’s upcoming 3G HSDPA handset Cedar has been designed to cater to this ever increasing need. The phone is claimed to be Eco-Friendly with part of the Cedar being constructed using recycled plastic.

Sony Ericsson Cedar

The phone has been fitted with a 2.2” TFT screen that displays images in 262K colors. The phone has got a basic 2 MP camera and allows VGA video recording at 30fps. It has got 3.5mm audio jack. Its network capabilities spread over GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS HSDPA 850/1900/2100, UMTS HSDPA 2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900.

The phone weighs about 84gms with dimensions 111mm x 49mm x 15.5mm. It is available in two color combinations, namely, black and silver or black and red. It offers a talk time of about 12 hours 30 min and standby time of around 420 hours on a GSM network. It provides for approximately 4 hours 56 min of talk time and about 475 hours of standby time on a UMTS network.

It has pre-installed Widget Manager 2.0 app with which users can access social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace on the stand-by screen of their devices. EAS Push e-mail facility and modem connectivity have also been provided with the phone. 3G users can avail of faster internet speeds and access web browser Netfront 3.5.

The pricing is still under cover and it is expected to hit select markets within the third quarter of this year. Stay Tuned!

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Sony Ericsson’s Satio Sales in UK on Hold

by on Nov.27, 2009, under Gadgets, Mobile, Technology

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A second of Sony Ericsson’s new smartphones, key to its strategy for returning to profit next year, has been hit by software problems in Britain ahead of a critical sales period.

Sony Ericsson’s recently released phone, the Satio, has run into issues in the UK after the company suspended sales of the device in stores following complaints from consumers. Apparently, the device suffered from a technical error that caused the phone to shut down unexpectedly.

Apart from this, there was also the issue wherein users had to face a reboot when they try to access certain applications. Since a fix to the issue was not possible with an over the air update, Sony Ericsson is replacing faulty handsets with new ones for affected users in the UK. Sony Ericsson hopes to clear the issue with these phones by Christmas. However, sales in the UK based retailers Carphonewarehouse and Phones4u have been suspended for the time being.

Sony Ericsson is known to goof up with new product launches. A few years ago, it was the turn of its then flagship, P990 smartphone, that suffered from teething troubles at the time of its launch, back in 2005.

Sony Ericsson’s Holm said the software problems had only affected a small number of customers in Britain and had not damaged Sony Ericsson’s brand. “At the moment, we don’t see any damage or harm done,” Holm said. “It is a contained issue affecting only a small number of consumers.”

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Xperia 3 Available for Pre-Order

by on Jul.23, 2009, under Gadgets, Mobile, News, Technology

You must have herd about Sony Ericsson Rachael now it has been named as Sony Ericsson Xperia 3. Xperia 2 is still not officially out by Sony Ericsson, Xperia 3 is out for pre-order. The handset is available for pre-order on a UK based website ‘Expansys’.

Xperia 3

Xperia 3

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Xperia 3

(Pics: GSM Arena)

Expansys doesn’t seem to have a problem announcing all of the specs and details of the device. Here are a few worthy of mention:

  • 4-inch touchscreen
  • 800 x 400 pixel display
  • 8MP Camera with LED Flash, Auto Focus, 8X digital zoom
  • Video Recording at VGA resolution (640×480)
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • MicroSD expandable
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, AGPS
  • Quadband GSM/GPRS – 850/900/1800/1900MHz

Sony Ericsson has yet to comment on this little “unannounced announcement” and it’ll be interesting to see how long they wait. That is… if this is real. But this isn’t the first time we’ve heard about an Xperia Android or seen pictures. And now that we’ve seen the specs – this looks absolutely delicious.

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