On January 6, 2008, Sony Ericsson announced the new W760 Walkman® mobile phone – the eighth Sony Ericsson phone to support the Mobile Services Architecture (MSA) umbrella standard (JSR 248). This tri-band HSDPA slider-style phone features music management with Shake Control and track discovery using TrackID™, 3D gaming boosted by an accelerometer and A/B buttons, and assisted GPS.MSA can now be found in eight Sony Ericsson phone series – the K630, K660, K850, V640, W760, W890, W910 and Z750 – giving developers a range of Java™ ME programming features including instant messaging/chat and presence based functionality, handling banking, payment transactions, user identification and authentication through secure encryption technology. MSA is supported by the recently released Sony Ericsson SDK 2.5.0 for the Java ME Platform.
|W760 Walkman phone|
W760 in more detail
The TrackID music recognition service has proven to be a popular feature of Sony Ericsson Walkman mobile phones – over 125,000 hits per day – and is included in the W760, enabling end-users to identify tracks playing on the inbuilt FM radio or through an external source.
Gaming using JSR 256, Mobile Sensor API for accelerometer applications
W760 showing EA Games’ Need for Speed ProStreet game.
- Mobile 3D graphics API for Java ME (JSR 184 1.1)
- Mobile binding for the OpenGL® ES API (JSR 239)
- Mascot Capsule Micro3D version 3
The W760 will be available during Q2 2008.
Mobile Services Architecture (MSA) on eight phone series
The mandatory APIs supported through MSA include 3D graphics, personal information management, Bluetooth™, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), web services, location services and payment services for Java ME. Sony Ericsson has supported several of these APIs in its earlier Java Platform versions but with MSA there is finally industry alignment and a clear set of expectations on the implementation of these JSRs. With MSA, the mass-market mobile phone becomes an increasingly capable platform for enterprise development and it will be possible to ensure secure data storage and communication and create new innovative applications.
MSA reduces variations in the platform environment and creates a predictable environment for application developers, reducing porting issues when creating new applications and games for mass-market feature-rich phones. The recently released Sony Ericsson SDK 2.5.0 for the Java ME Platform supports MSA and also offers improved on-device debugging through new phone connectivity and the addition of Chinese fonts.