8/10/2006 3:45:00 PM
Sony Ericsson readies K618
Sony Ericsson will launch an open-market variant of the Vodafone exclusive V630i named the K618i.
The slim bar-style handset comes with a two-megapixel camera, MP3 player and push email functionality. It also features the Bluetooth A2DP profile, allowing users to stream music wirelessly to a pair of Bluetooth headphones. Sony Ericsson is also keen to push its Mobile Blogger application, which lets users to post images directly to their own blog site.
The 3G device is functionally identical to Vodafone's V630i, but comes in either black or white. Sony Ericsson hopes it will appeal to users that are looking for an entertainment and business phone in one. It is designed similarly to the manufacturer's Walkman range of music handsets but doesn't carry the Walkman brand itself.
The device is scheduled to launch during autumn 2006, although the manufacturer hasn't confirmed whether it will be available in the UK.