Archive for June, 2008

Tanggal 24 Juni 2008 yang lalu, ada berita yang cukup mengejutkan di mana 4 pemain besar dalam mobile phone: Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola dan NTT DoCoMo, mengeluarkan pertanyaan mengenai akan dibentuknya Symbian Foundation yang nantinya akan menyediakan sistem operasi Symbian yang seragam.

Selama ini sistem operasi Symbian terbagi dalam 3 kelompok besar, yaitu S60 (lebih banyak ditemui pada handphone-handphone Nokia dan sebagian kecil merk lain), UIQ (identik dengan smartphone dari Sony Ericsson, meskipun sebenarnya juga diadopsi oleh beberapa handphone dari Motorola), dan MOAP (khusus handphone-handphone Jepang di bawah bendera DoCoMo). Pada saatnya nanti, yaitu awal tahun 2010, hanya akan ada 1 platform sistem operasi Symbian.

Berikut Press Release yang dipetik dari website Sony Ericsson Press Room dan Nokia Show Press Release :

Mobile Leaders to Unify the Symbian Software Platform and Set the Future of Mobile Free

June 24, 2008

Foundation to be established to provide royalty-free open platform and accelerate innovation

LONDON, UK; June 24, 2008 – Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and NTT DoCoMo announced today their intent to unite Symbian OS™, S60, UIQ and MOAP(S) to create one open mobile software platform. Together with AT&T, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments and Vodafone they plan to establish the Symbian Foundation to extend the appeal of this unified software platform. Membership of this non-profit Foundation will be open to all organizations. This initiative is supported by current shareholders and management of Symbian Limited, who have been actively involved in its development. Plans for the Foundation have already received wide support from other industry leaders.

To enable the Foundation, Nokia today announced plans to acquire the remaining shares of Symbian Limited that Nokia does not already own and then contribute the Symbian and S60 software to the Foundation. Sony Ericsson and Motorola today announced their intention to contribute technology from UIQ and DOCOMO has also indicated its willingness to contribute its MOAP(S) assets. From these contributions, the Foundation will provide a unified platform with common UI framework. A full platform will be available for all Foundation members under a royalty-free license, from the Foundation’s first day of operations.

Contributions from Foundation members through open collaboration will be integrated to further enhance the platform. The Foundation will make selected components available as open source at launch. It will then work to establish the most complete mobile software offering available in open source. This will be made available over the next two years and is intended to be released under Eclipse Public License (EPL) 1.0.

The Foundation’s platform will build on the leading open mobile software platform, with more than 200 million phones, across 235 models, already shipped by multiple vendors and tens of thousands of third-party applications already available for Symbian OS-based devices.

“Ten years ago, Symbian was established by far sighted players to offer an advanced open operating system and software skills to the whole mobile industry”, said Nigel Clifford, CEO of Symbian. “Our vision is to become the most widely used software platform on the planet and indeed today Symbian OS leads its market by any measure. Today’s announcement is a bold new step to achieve that vision by embracing a complete and proven platform, offered in an open way, designed to stimulate innovation which is at the heart of everything we do.”
“Establishing the Foundation is one of the biggest contributions to an open community ever made,” said Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, CEO of Nokia. “Nokia is a strong supporter of open platforms and technologies as they give the freedom to build, maintain and evolve applications and services across device segments and offer by far the largest ecosystem, enabling rapid innovation. Today’s announcement is a major milestone in our devices software strategy.”
“The complete, consistent platform that the Foundation plans to provide will allow manufacturers to focus on their unique differentiation at a device level” said Dick Komiyama, President of Sony Ericsson. “Sony Ericsson believes that the unified Symbian Foundation platform will greatly simplify the world for handset manufacturers, operators and developers, enabling greater innovation in services and applications to the benefit of consumers everywhere.”
Motorola has long been a leader and advocate of open software for mobile platforms. We’re excited to be joining Nokia, Sony Ericsson, NTT DOCOMO and others in leading this open source effort to form the new Symbian Foundation and unite the Symbian ecosystem,” said Alain Mutricy, Senior Vice President, Platforms & Technology Office, Motorola Mobile Devices. “Also, Motorola, together with Sony Ericsson, will be contributing UIQ technology to the Foundation and will work with UIQ as they are refocusing as an important supplier in the new Symbian ecosystem. This will be a great addition, as the Foundation will be able to leverage UIQ’s unique experience, which includes expertise in touch technology.”
DOCOMO welcomes this development and we look forward to moving our Symbian based devices and service onto the Foundation platform. We are also willing to contribute our MOAP(S) assets to the Foundation. This is a very positive step in further increasing the adoption of the Symbian software and creating an even more open, consistent and complete platform. The Foundation software will enable us to enjoy the benefits of a global platform in bringing new, leading-edge services to the Japanese market. It will increase efficiency and help us provide our wide customer base with the most advanced mobile experiences.” said Toshio Miki, Associate Senior Vice President, Managing Director of Communication Device Development Department of NTT DOCOMO.
“Mobile phones have turned into sophisticated multimedia computers and smart phones continue to grow in popularity,” said Kris Rinne, Senior Vice President of Architecture and Planning at AT&T. “The Symbian Foundation will reduce fragmentation in the industry and holds the promise of incorporating leading technology and the most mature software into a unified platform for the entire industry. This will create an environment that will encourage and enable developers to build compelling applications that will positively affect our customers’ lives and support AT&T in offering its differentiated services to consumers.”
“Joining the Symbian Foundation is an ideal opportunity for LG to broaden our commitment to providing our customers with the best possible mobile experience” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “We believe that open mobile platforms will contribute to advance the mobile industry. At LG we will play a leading role in creating a better mobile environment, working with the Symbian Foundation to provide our customers with smart new features based on this open platform.”
Samsung Electronics is committed to Symbian as one of the future platforms for our mobile devices and believes that establishing the Foundation is a visionary move in positioning the platform as a proven open platform for future development. We are delighted to be playing a significant role in that future by joining the Foundation board. We have already used Symbian and S60 software successfully to deliver appealing devices and see these steps making the platform even more attractive for bringing the latest technologies and services to the market” said Dr. Do Hun Kwon, VP & Managing Director, Samsung Electronics Research Institute.
ST sees strong consumer demand, across all segments, for a richer multimedia experience,” said Monica de Virgiliis, General Manager of the Wireless Multimedia Division, STMicroelectronics. “This new foundation synchronizes and harmonizes the mainstream software approach to address this need and makes the software widely available. We anticipate this will fuel the growth of multimedia-capable devices and we are excited about being able to leverage our long-standing leadership in consumer digital multimedia to satisfy more and more consumers.”
TI has long supported open platforms, and we are excited about the formation of the Symbian Foundation. We believe the new structure will remove barriers to innovation in the mobile industry by providing a common platform on which exciting next-generation applications and services can be built,” said Greg Delagi, senior vice president of TI’s Wireless Business Unit. “Manufacturers can get a head-start on development with TI’s proven OMAP-based Symbian S60 software development platform. Combined with the Foundation’s open collaboration model, this will allow more developers to harness the performance and multimedia capabilities of the OMAP family to accelerate improvements in the mobile user experience.”
Vodafone believes this is a significant step in driving mobile innovation for the Internet as well as creating a richer mobile experience for our customers” said Jens Schulte-Bockum, Vodafone’s Global Director of Terminals. “We have been challenging the industry to reduce complexity and focus on fewer operating systems. This step will help to drive even faster innovation, as well as enable operators to accelerate time-to-market for compelling and varied new services.”
Foundation members share the vision that the Foundation will unify the software platform, supercharge innovation and accelerate the availability of new services and compelling experiences for consumers and business users around the world. The combined platform is already one of the most advanced and widely used mobile platforms, making it highly attractive for all ecosystem partners, including developers, mobile operators, content and service providers and device manufacturers.
The Foundation is expected to start operating during the first half of 2009, subject to the closing of the acquisition of Symbian Ltd by Nokia.
About AT&T
AT&T Inc (NYSE:T( is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world’s most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation’s leading wireless, high speed internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding TV offerings. In 2008, AT&T again ranked No. 1 on Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Telecommunications Company list. Additional information about AT&T Inc and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com.
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications, employing more than 82,000 people working in 114 operations including 82 subsidiaries around the world. With 2007 global sales of USD 44 billion, LG is comprised of four business units – Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media. LG is the world’s leading producer of mobile handsets, flat panel TVs, air conditioners, front-loading washing machines, optical storage products, DVD players and home theater systems.
LG Electronics Mobile Communication Company (LG) is a leading producer of mobile handsets. LG creates handsets that provide optimized mobile experience to customers around the world with its cutting-edge technology and innovative handset design capabilities. With advanced wireless solutions, LG is rapidly expanding its presence and market share globally. For more information, please visit http://www.lge.com.
About Motorola
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications. The company develops technologies, products and services that make mobile experiences possible. Our portfolio includes communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility solutions, digital set-tops, cable modems, mobile devices and Bluetooth accessories. Motorola is committed to delivering next generation communication solutions to people, businesses and governments. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.6 billion in 2007. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit http://www.Motorola.com.
About Nokia
Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business mobility and more. Developing and growing our offering of consumer Internet services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software, is a key area of focus. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.
About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO is the world’s leading mobile communications company. DOCOMO serves over 53 million customers, including 44 million people subscribing to FOMATM, launched as the world’s first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA in 2001. DOCOMO also offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode(TM), the world’s most popular mobile e-mail/Internet service, used by 48 million people. With the addition of credit-card and other e-wallet functions, DOCOMO mobile phones have become highly versatile tools for daily life. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit http://www.nttdocomo.com.
i-mode and FOMA are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DOCOMO, INC. in Japan and other countries. NTT DOCOMO’s FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$103.4 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of four main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, and Telecommunication Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit http://www.samsung.com.
About Sony Ericsson
Having sold over 100 million phones in 2007, Sony Ericsson is currently one of the five largest mobile phone manufacturers in the world. An important industry player operating in over 80 countries, our phones, accessories and PC cards are synonymous with innovation and style. With R&D sites in Europe, Japan, China, India and North America, diversity is one of the core strengths of the company. Sony Ericsson was established as a 50:50 joint venture by Sony and Ericsson in October 2001, with global corporate functions located in London. For more information about Sony Ericsson please visit http://www.sonyericsson.com.
About STMicroelectronics
STMicroelectronics is a global leader in developing and delivering semiconductor solutions across the spectrum of microelectronics applications. An unrivalled combination of silicon and system expertise, manufacturing strength, Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio and strategic partners positions the Company at the forefront of System-on-Chip (SoC) technology and its products play a key role in enabling today’s convergence markets. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, on Euronext Paris and on the Milan Stock Exchange. In 2007, the Company’s net revenues were $10 billion. Further information on ST can be found at http://www.st.com.
About Symbian
Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses Symbian OS, the market-leading open operating system for mobile phones. Symbian licenses Symbian OS to the world’s leading handset manufacturers and has built close co-operative business relationships with leading companies across the mobile industry. During Q1 2008, 18.5 million Symbian mobile phones were sold worldwide to over 250 major network operators, bringing the total number of units shipped up to 31 March 2008 to 206 million. Symbian has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Asia (India, P.R. China, and Korea) and Japan. For more information, please visit http://www.symbian.com.
About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 25 countries. For more information, go to http://www.ti.com.
About Vodafone
Vodafone is the world’s leading international mobile communications group with over 260 million proportionate customers as of 31st March 2008. Vodafone currently has equity interests in 25 countries across five continents and a further 42 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.vodafone.com
Symbian and all Symbian based trademarks and logos are trademarks of Symbian Software Limited. The operation of the proposed Symbian Foundation remains subject to regulatory approvals. Until such approvals are obtained, and the Symbian Foundation has become fully operational, Symbian Software Limited retains exclusive responsibility for all licensing and marketing activities related to Symbian OS.
Further statements of support for the Symbian Foundation
“This new initiative brings together the rare combination of a proven software operating system and an open source model, creating a unique platform to drive innovation in the mobile handset,” said Scott Bibaud, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Mobile Platforms Group, Broadcom. “Broadcom’s participation in the Symbian Foundation is consistent with our goals of enabling differentiated software solutions while providing a time-to-market advantage with our advanced mobile platform products.”
Digia is excited about this initative, as we have been part of the ecosystem for many years investing in skills and expertise in these technologies”, said Mr. Juha Varelius, President and CEO of Digia. “We believe that the Foundation will mean increased business opportunities for us, as more OEMs are attracted to develop products for the platform and can benefit from our world class services in the creation of smartphones.”
“This unified platform will streamline our game development process and allow us to focus more on content creation than on deployment,” said Barry Cottle, EA Mobile senior vice president and general manager. “This announcement encourages the proliferation of smartphones, which in turn will allow us to concentrate on what we do best, creating richer, more engaging and dynamic gaming experiences for more customers worldwide.”
Ericsson Mobile Platforms is committed to open standards and strongly believe the creation of the Symbian Foundation is a major leap forward for the handset industry, fueling creativity and driving end user experience to new levels”, said Robert Puskaric, Head of Ericsson Mobile Platforms. “All of our open OS platforms will support future software releases from the establishment of the Symbian Foundation.”
“Through the Freescale MXC architecture, we have consistently invested in S60 on Symbian designs and have become a trusted platform provider within the S60 Product Creation Community,” said Tom Deitrich, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cellular Products Group at Freescale. “We see the establishment of the Symbian Foundation as an ideal approach to accelerate industry innovation and expand our customer relationships. Freescale is proud to support this exciting new opportunity and looks forward to working with the Foundation members to bring new services to the marketplace.”
Fujitsu is pleased to be one of the first supporters of plans for the Symbian Foundation, ” said Hideyuki Saso, president of the Mobile Phones Unit at Fujitsu Limited (www.fujitsu.com). “Fujitsu has long been an innovator in the development of handsets based on the Symbian OS, launching our development efforts in 2001 and commercializing the world’s first Symbian OS-based 3G smartphone in 2003. Over the past seven years, we’ve brought a broad range of innovative, high-performance Symbian smartphones to market while collaborating with NTT DOCOMO on the development of MOAP(S). As a handset vendor, Fujitsu looks forward to supporting the development of the unified Foundation platform, and to developing future products based on the platform.”
“This is a positive development for the open source community” said Olaf Swantee, Head of Orange‘s Global Mobile Operations, “further supporting Orange’s strategy to deliver exciting multimedia content to our customers through our Signature device programme. Orange has always been a supporter of defragmentation and the Symbian Foundation will bring us one step closer.”
“Establishing an open Foundation is essential to driving innovation in the mobile space,” said Krishna Vedati, CEO of Plusmo, a mobile widget service provider for Symbian devices. “We’re proud to be a part of this watershed moment in our industry, pushing the boundaries in development and delivering outstanding, multimedia user experiences on this proven platform.”
“Consumers worldwide are eager for an unleashing of innovation on mobile communications devices,” said Cole Brodman, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, T-Mobile. “By joining with others in this initiative, T-Mobile continues its longstanding support of open mobile development platforms as a way to foster breakthrough innovation in service to our customers.”
“Being a global leader of providing software services for the mobile industry, Teleca applauds the establishment of the Symbian Foundation” said René Svendsen-Tune, CEO at Teleca. “Today, we have over 500 system architects and software engineers working on Symbian, S60 or UIQ platforms around the world. We bring value to the OEM eco-system by performing development work, systems integration, device customization or test. As the Foundation moves to establish a unified global platform, we have the skills, expertise, global reach and scale to support existing and new OEMs in developing innovative new products, wherever they are. We expect the Foundation will enable us to operate even more efficiently with our customers by taking advantage of the scale and innovation a unified and open platform will bring.”
“As an early member and a leading global provider of services to companies in Symbian and S60 ecosystems, Wipro believes the plans for the Symbian Foundation and the evolution of the platform has the potential to transform the mobile industry. Global availability of this platform will enable Wipro in collaborating with device vendors, technology providers, communication service providers and enterprises in realizing innovative communication solutions”, said Sudip Nandy, President, Technology, Media and Telecom Group, Wipro Technologies.

Bersamaan dengan announcement beberapa produk baru pada tanggal 17 Juni 2008 yang lalu di Singapura – C905, S302, F305, K330, J132 – Sony Ericsson juga mengumumkan variant lain dari G700, yaitu G700 Business Edition.

G700 Business Edition adalah versi lain dari G700 tapi tanpa kamera, baik kamera utama yang beresolusi 3.2 Megapixel maupun kamera depan untuk video call.

Berikut adalah informasi lengkap mengenai G700 Business Edition dari website Sony Ericsson :

Communicate The Natural Way
A simple touch – that’s all it takes to communicate with colleagues and business partners.. The large touchscreen is right under your fingertips.

Get Organized
Let the G700 Business Edition be your personal organiser. Plan your days with the intuitive calendar. Access email on the go.

Touch The Future
The finger-friendly G700 is all about simplicity and ease-of use. Enjoy touchscreen text input, dedicated keys for messaging and the convenient Notes function.

What’s in it?

Handwriting Recognition
Text input using stylus on touchscreen: write a character as you would with a pen, and it transforms it into the corresponding letter on a keyboard.

Alarm Clock with Radio
Need to get up at a certain time? Got an event you can’t miss? Set the time, and let your favorite radio channel play or the alarm signal ring to remind you.

Push email
Instant email on your mobile phone, just like on your home computer. Messages are sent directly to your phone as soon as they arrive.

Web Wherever
Truly mobile Internet lets you enjoy browsing the Web and manage your email effectively with the convenience of your phone, wherever you are.

3G
Quick and easy access to broadband Internet. Say hello to video calls, audio and video streaming, Internet surfing, multimedia messaging and email on the go.

RSS Feeds
Use your phone to view up-to-the-minute news and other content from selected Web sites and blogs. Just subscribe to the feed and let it come to you. New content is available in standby on the main display.

Touchscreen – Finger Navigation
Easy, intuitive, finger-friendly touchscreen operation: you just touch the screen to navigate your phone. And if you prefer using a stylus or a pointer, that works fine too.

Specifications

Size: 106.0 x 49.0 x 13.0 mm (4.2 x 1.9 x 0.5 inches)
Weight: 99.0 g (3.5 oz)
Available colors: Mineral Gray
Screen: 320×240, 262,144-colour TFT
Memory: Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) support, SanDisk Micro™ support, Phone memory 160MB
Networks: GSM 900/1800/1900/2100

Music

  • Album Art
  • Bluetooth™ Stereo (A2DP)
  • Media Player
  • MegaBass™
  • Music Tones
  • PlayNow™
  • TrackID™

Entertainment

  • 3D Games
  • Java
  • Radio
  • Video Clip
  • Video Streaming

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth™ Technology
  • Modem
  • Synchronisation PC
  • USB Mass Storage
  • USB Support

Messaging

  • Email
  • Exchange ActiveSync®
  • Instant Messaging
  • MMS (Multimedia Messaging)
  • Predictive Text Input
  • SMS Long (Text Messaging)
  • Sound Recorder

Communication

  • Polyphonic Ringtones
  • Speaker Phone

Design

  • Navigation Key
  • Picture Wallpaper

Organiser

  • Alarm Clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Document Editors
  • Document Readers
  • Flight Mode
  • Handwriting Recognition
  • Notes
  • Phonebook
  • Stopwatch
  • Symbian™ OS
  • Tasks
  • Timer
  • Touch-screen

Dari Sony Ericsson Developer World :

C905: 8.1 megapixel Cyber-shot phone with Project Capuchin API

On June 17, 2008, Sony Ericsson announced the new C905 Cyber-shot phone – a feature-rich, slider-style phone with an 8.1 megapixel camera. The C905 is the first phone to support Sony Ericsson’s Project Capuchin API and takes the number of phones supporting Sony Ericsson’s Java Platform 8 [JP-8] and the Mobile Services Architecture [MSA] umbrella standard [JSR 248] to 15.

C905 features in more detail
The C905 Cyber-shot is Sony Ericsson’s first Cyber-shot slider-style phone and its most advanced camera phone yet. In addition to the 8.1 megapixel camera with Xenon flash and autofocus, supportive features include Smart contrast, Face detection, BestPic, PictBridge printing, horizontal camera UI and illuminated icons for settings shortcuts. Sharing photos and videos is enabled through HSDPA network speeds, Wi-Fi, a DLNA [Digital Living Network Alliance] server to connect to compatible devices and the new Sony Ericsson TV-Out Cable ITC-60.

The C905 also has embedded GPS and aGPS support, 160MB internal memory, removable external storage with Memory Stick Micro and a 320×240 pixel 262K TFT QVGA display.
The C905 will be available in selected markets during Q4 2008.

Mobile Services Architecture [MSA] in 15 phone series
The announcement of the new C905 means that MSA full set can now be found in 15 Sony Ericsson phone series. All JP-8 phones are based on MIDP 2.1 and have the same core JSR set based on the Java umbrella standard MSA [JSR 248].

Java Platform 8, new JP-8.4 sub-category
Sony Ericsson’s Java Platform 8 [JP-8] phones are organized in three sub-categories – JP-8 [8.0-8.2], JP-8 [8.3] and JP-8 [8.4]. There are currently 15 JP-8 phone series and JP-8.3 represents a sub-group of six phones with some additional functionality supported by the Content Handler API [JSR 211] and Mobile Sensor API [JSR 256]. Read more>>

JP-8.4 is differentiated by including the Project Capuchin API and the new C905 Cyber-shot is the first phone to support JP-8.4.

The minor revisions to Sony Ericsson Java Platform 8 [8.1, 8.2] have consisted of minor improvements but 8.3 includes some additional features to cover security domains, PIMChangeListener, Mobile Sensor API [JSR 256] and the Content Handler [JSR 211]. Read more>>

Project Capuchin
Sony Ericsson’s Project Capuchin technology is a Java ME API and associated tools that define a bridge between the Java ME and Adobe Flash Lite programming environments.

This API and soon-to-be-available tools makes it possible to use Flash as the presentation layer and Java as the application logic, meaning that Flash tools can be used for UI design while still having access to all the phone services available to Java ME.

The tool packages the Flash content together with the Java application logic into a Java Archive, JAR file, hence allowing the resulting application and package to be treated and managed as a Java application re-using all of the existing Java infrastructure available on the phone and provisioning backend. Download doc with overview of this tool>>

Project Capuchin takes advantage of Flash’s strengths in fast UI deployment and well established designer tools, meanwhile Java’s strengths are in services, security and a well developed distribution infrastructure. Read more>>

More information:

Dari Sony Ericsson Press Release :

Sony Ericsson makes its move with a brand new way to experience games on your mobile

17 June 2008
The new Sony Ericsson F305 with Motion Gaming puts ‘fun and entertainment’ at the heart of the mobile phone. In addition to horizontal gameplay and dedicated gaming controls – to let you control the action the way you are used to – the F305 lets the user control the action with a swing or a swipe of the phone.

Singapore, 17 June 2008 – Today’s announcement sees Sony Ericsson putting gaming at the heart of its latest phone release. Targeted firmly at a youth audience, the F305 with Motion Gaming lets users control games with the flick of a wrist or the swing of an arm, and then see the results straightaway on the screen. Using advanced motion sensor technology, the phone can, for example, follow your actions to imitate bowling or casting a fishing line.

With the F305 your favourite game is only one-click away. Enjoy the full gaming experience with stereo speakers, which also come in handy for sharing the latest track on the media player. Add a 2.0” screen into this pocket-sized slider phone and the F305 takes playing games on your mobile to a whole new level.

“Gaming is no longer something you do on your own. It’s about having fun with your friends and interacting with the game” says Sven Totté, Head of Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson. “We have used motion sensor technology before in our phones and integrating it into gameplay is a natural progression.”

To complement the F305 there is also now a handy new accessory available for the serious gamer. Although the F305 gives you up to 8 hours of gameplay, there is always now a back-up with the Power Pack CPP-100. Attach it to your keyring and when you need it, simply plug it into the phone to receive an instant battery power boost.

The F305 is about more than just gaming. Slide it open and find it packed with the latest Sony Ericsson features. Never miss a fun or unexpected moment with the phones 2.0 megapixel camera. Share your photos or music with friends via Bluetooth™ or Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™). It will also be possible to change the look of your phone with Style-up™ covers – two covers to choose from in box.

The new F305 with Motion Gaming
Fun and entertainment on the move

  • Motion Gaming with three preloaded motion games, “Bowling”, “Bass fishing” and “Jockey” – encounter gaming in a completely new way
  • Additional motion games developed by Gameloft™ plus 50 more 2D and 3D games available for download at PlayNow.
  • Loud stereo speakers– enhance your gaming experience or share the latest music with friends
  • Horizontal game play and dedicated gaming keys – play games the way you want
  • 2.0 megapixel camera and Bluetooth™ – a complete media experience
  • Expandable memory – Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) slot.

The F305 with Motion Gaming will be available in Polar White and Mystic Black in selected markets from Q3 2008. It will be a Quad-Band EDGE phone supporting 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 frequency bands.

Power Pack CPP-100 will be available in selected markets from Q4 2008

F305 with Motion Gaming – At a glance

Gaming and Entertainment

• Motion gaming
• Horizontal gaming mode
• Cross key + Dedicated gaming buttons
• Gaming shortcut key
• 3D games
• Stereo speakers
• Java MIDP 2.0
• PlayNow™
• Media player
• MP3/AAC/AAC+/ eAAC+
• TrackID™
• Stereo FM radio
• Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)

Camera

• 2.0 megapixel camera
• 2.0” 176 x 220 TFT display

Internet

• WAP 2.0 xHTML

Communication & Messaging

• Picture messaging (MMS)
• Predictive text input
• Sound recorder
• Text messaging (SMS)

Design

• Style-up™ covers, two provided in box

Connectivity

• Bluetooth™ technology
• USB mass storage

Organizer

• Alarm
• Calculator
• Calendar
• Phone book
• Stopwatch
• Tasks
• Timer

Accessories

In-Box:
• Colour matched Stereo Headset HPM-60
• Wrist strap
• Charger
• Battery
• User guide
• Spare back cover

Optional:
Power Pack CPP-100
Instant boost to your battery

Design Collection IDC-21
Protect your phone in style

Stereo Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-DS220
Enjoy wireless music without missing a call.

M2 USB Adapter CCR-70
Transfer, store and share the content of your Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™)

Facts and Figures

Size: 96 x 47 x 14.6 mm
Weight: 97.5 grams

Colours:
Polar White
Mystic Black

Screen:
Resolution: 176 x 220 TFT display (262,144 colours)
Size: 2.0 inches

Phone memory: Up to 10MB
Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) support

Talk time GSM: Up to 8 hrs
Standby time GSM: Up to 400 hrs

Availability and versions
Networks:
EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

Available in selected markets from Q3 2008.

Dari Sony Ericsson Press Release :

Sony Ericsson bolsters its entry range with a duo of phones that offer effortless ways to stay in touch

17 June 2008
Sony Ericsson today announces two new entry-level phones, designed for lasting communication. With superb talk and standby times, torch functions and FM Radio the J132 does the basics well. Add the camera and Bluetooth™ functions to the K330 and you get further features on an equally straightforward phone.

Singapore, 17 June 2008 – Two new candy-bar phones from Sony Ericsson, designed with simplicity and value for money in mind. The J132 is a talk and text phone with FM radio and stereo hands free kit; the solid feel and dust-resistant keypad make it an ideal everyday companion. For those wanting a clear-cut camera phone, the K330 with video capture and Bluetooth™ sharing is the obvious choice. This phone also offers FM radio listening via speakerphone or stereo headset.

“There are certain phone features, such as a large phonebook and torch functionality, that are considered key to consumers in developing markets ” says James Marshall, Head of Portfolio Marketing at Sony Ericsson. “We’ve made sure that both of these phones pack all of the essential features and appeal to anyone wanting a durable, no-nonsense mobile.”

Everything about the J132 is uncomplicated. Its clear and bright screen coupled with its one-click shortcuts and easy-to-use navigation key means that you are ready to text, search for a number or access the FM radio without fuss.

The new J132
Lasting Communication

• Solid talk and text phone with dust-resistant keypad
• FM radio and loudspeaker – enjoy quality radio entertainment with RDS support
• Handsfree Kit – handle calls on the move
• Radio alarm clock – wake up to your favourite station
• Torch function – find objects in the dark
• Up to 9 hours of talk time or 450 hours standby

Alternatively, for those looking for a little bit more from their mobile, the K330 enables users to capture video and photos, plus share them easily via Bluetooth™ with another phone or Bluetooth™ enabled device. Keep your memories with you with the K330’s storage for up to 250 photos or 12 minutes of video footage, making it the perfect pocket photo album.

Since the K330 supports Bluetooth™ it can easily be teamed up with handy accessories such as the new Sony Ericsson Bluetooth™ headsets HBH-PV715, 720 and 740. They represent the next generation of Bluetooth™ accessories – high performance headsets that are stylish, practical and versatile, whatever your needs.

The new K330
Lasting Memories

• Storage for up to 1000 contacts and 450 text messages
• Capture and store up to 12 minutes of video (in 2 minute clips)
• Snap happy with VGA camera and store up to 250 images
• View photos on the 1.7’’ display
• Listen to music and news on the go via the FM Radio
• Keep track of calories and make your own daily health plan with Health mate
• Torch function – guide your way home with the luminous screen and find objects in the dark

So whether it’s dust resistant text, talk and radio or straightforward snap-and-share, the new J132 and K330 add breadth to Sony Ericsson’s entry-level line-up. The J132 will be available in Night Black and Heaven Blue in selected markets from Q4 2008. The K330 will be available in Gold on Black and Green on Black, again in selected markets from Q3 2008.

The J132 will support GSM 900/1800 frequencies and the J132a for US markets will support GSM 850/1900, The K330 will support GSM/GPRS 900/1800 and the K330a: GSM/GPR 850/1900.

At a glance

J132 K330
Communication Speakerphone
Polyphonic ringtones
Vibrating alert
Speakerphone
Polyphonic ringtones
Vibrating alert
Messaging Text messaging (SMS)
Predictive text input
Text messaging (SMS)
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Design Dust-resistant keypad
Navigation key
Picture wallpaper
Navigation key
Torch functionality
Picture wallpaper
Wallpaper animation
Organiser Calendar
Phone book
Tasks
Alarm clock
Timer
Stopwatch
Calculator
Calendar
Phone book
Tasks
Alarm clock
Timer
Stopwatch
Calculator
Entertainment FM Radio FM Radio
Java
Video viewing
Camera 0.3 megapixel camera
Video recording
Music Music tones (MP3)
Internet WAP 2.0 x HTML
Connectivity Bluetooth™ technology
Accessories In-Box:
o Battery
o Charger
o Stereo portable handsfree
o User guide
In-Box:
o Battery
o Charger
o User guideOptional:

o Portable Handsfree HPM-64 – move to the beat with a classic in-ear design

o Power Pack CPP-100 – just plug in when your battery is running low

o Phone Case IPC-50 – A splash proof case for outdoor activities.

Facts and Figures Size: 103 x 45 x 15.3 mm
Weight: 76 gramsColours:
Night Black
Heaven Blue

Screen: 65,536 colour CSTN
Resolution: 128 x 128 pixels
Size: 1.5 inches

Phone memory: Up to 4MB

Talk time: Up to 9 hrs
Standby time: Up to 450 hrs

Size: 100 x 45 x 12 mm
Weight: 75 gramsColours:
Gold on Black
Green on Black

Screen: 65,536 colour TFT
Resolution: 128 x 160 pixels
Size: 1.7 inches

Phone memory: Up to 10MB

Talk time: Up to 7 hrs
Standby time: Up to 300 hrs

Availability and versions Networks:
J132: GSM 900/1800J132a: GSM 850/1900
Networks:
K330: GSM/GPRS 900/1800K330a: GSM/GPR 850/1900

Dari Sony Ericsson Press Release :

Sony Ericsson brings out the photographer in us all unveiling its first ever 8.1megapixel camera phone and a stylish snapshot phone

17 June 2008
The new C905 Cyber-shot™ and S302 Snapshot camera phones from Sony Ericsson allow consumers around the world to capture and share vivid photos whatever their needs, photography skills or budget. Whether it is a compact camera phone with prestige good looks, or a real alternative to a digital camera, Sony Ericsson has the phone for the job.

Singapore, 17 June 2008 – The C905 is Sony Ericsson’s first Cyber-shot slider and its most advanced camera phone yet. With an 8.1 megapixel camera and real camera flash amongst its cutting-edge capabilities, it offers easy photo-taking in a phone that derives its looks from a digital camera and offers the picture quality to match. In comparison the S302 Snapshot is for those who want it all at an affordable price – good looks, must-have features and a pocket-sized slim design.

“The C905 Cyber-shot™ and S302 Snapshot have been developed to make us all better photographers! That means making it easier to take great shots and never missing that magic moment.” said Sven Totté, Head of Imaging Marketing at Sony Ericsson. “Although both have photography at their core, the phones are very distinct; the 8.1megapixel C905 is a viable alternative to a digital camera and the S302 is perfect for those who don’t want to miss a moment and like to send or Bluetooth™ their photos to their friends.”

The new C905 Cyber-shot™
Take your best shot

  • Complete digital camera experience on a phone – true digital camera styling and an 8.1 megapixel camera with Xenon flash
  • Outstanding picture quality – complete with face detection auto-focus, smart contrast and image stabilizer
  • From baby’s first steps to an amazing sunset; store them all on the 2GB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2®) included
  • The USB adaptor (CCR-70) provided in-box allows for easy transfer of your photos to-and-from your PC.
  • View high-quality pictures on the phones impressive 2.4” scratch-resistant mineral glass display
  • Share your memories – send your photos wirelessly from your phone to your TV via Wi-Fi™ (using DLNA), or connect with wires using the TV-Out Cable ITC-60, also announced today
  • Upload photos to your own online blogsite or print your photos with fantastic resolution up to A3 size
  • Much more than a camera phone – GPS-enabled for geo-tagging of photos and navigation support.

The new S302 Snapshot
Good for your image

  • Slick and slimline with a stylish design and a premium, high-gloss finish
  • 2.0 megapixel camera with an easy-to-learn camera menu. Use the S302 just like you would a digital camera
  • Photo light and Photo fix – useful photo functions to help you get the shots you want
  • Capture the action – video recording and playback
  • Room for your entire photo album – up to 20 MB internal memory and Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) support
  • Transfer photos easily via USB, Bluetooth™ or Memory Stick Micro™

Building on Sony Ericsson’s camera phone heritage, the C905 Cyber-shot™ phone and S302 Snapshot are all-round performers that maximise their camera credentials. The S302 introduces a premium looking, yet affordable phone with a snapshot camera at-hand when needed. The C905 is a powerful 8.1 megapixel camera phone that looks, feels and acts like a real camera.

The C905 Cyber-shot™ will be available in three colours (Night Black, Ice Silver and Copper Gold) in selected markets from Q4 2008. It will support the following networks:

  • C905: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSDPA 2100.
  • C905a: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900/2100
  • C905c: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900.

The S302 Snapshot will be available in Crystal Blue and Thunder Grey in selected markets from Q4 2008. The S302 (and S302c for China markets) will support GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900.

TV-Out Cable ITC-60 will be available Q4 2008

At a glance

S302 Snapshot C905 Cyber-shot™
Camera 2.0 megapixel cameraFixed focus
Up to 2.5x digital zoom
Photo fix

Photo light
Video light
Video recording

Picture blogging
PictBridge printing

8.1 megapixel camera
Xenon flash
Auto focus Face detection
Smart contrast
Image stabilizer
Red-eye reduction
BestPic™
Digital zoom – up to 16x
Photo fix
Photo flash
Photo light
Video light
Video recording
Video stabilizer
Picture & Video blogging
Geo-tagging
Photo feeds
PictBridge printing
Music/Entertainment
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Media player
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow™
TrackID™
3D games
FM radio
Java
Video streaming
Video viewing
Album art
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Media player
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow™
TrackID™
3D games
FM radio
Java
Video streaming
Video viewing
Web/Internet xHTML Web browserWAP 2.0 XHTML Access NetFront™ Web browser
WAP 1.2.1
WAP 2.0 XHTML
Web feeds
Communication & Messaging Speakerphone
Polyphonic ringtones
Vibrating alert
Email
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Video calling
Speaker phone
Polyphonic ringtones
Vibrating alert
Email
Exchange ActiveSync®
Instant messaging
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Design Navigation key
Picture wallpaper
Wallpaper animation
Auto rotate
Navigation key
Picture wallpaper
Wallpaper animation
Connectivity Bluetooth™ technology
ModemUSB mass storage
USB support
GPS and aGPS
Bluetooth™ technology
Modem
Synchronization
USB mass storage
USB support
Wi-Fi™
DLNA™
Organizer In-Box:
o Stereo portable handsfree HPM-60
o Battery
o Battery Charger
o User guide

Optional:
M2 USB Adapter CCR-70
Transfer, store and share the content of your Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™).

Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-PV703
Small and powerful handsfree solution offering great value for money.

Camera Phone Kit IPK-100
Make the most out of your camera phone with a case, tripod and belt clip.

In-Box:
o Stereo portable handsfree
HPM-62
o 2GB Memory stick Micro™ (M2™) card
o Memory Stick Micro USB adapter (CCR-70)
o Media Manager software
o USB cable DCU-65
o Hand strap
o Battery
o Battery Charger
o User GuideOptional:
TV-Out Cable ITC-60
Share your images on the big screen.

Desk Stand CDS-75
Charge your phone and transfer files to your computer simultaneously.

Camera Phone Kit IPK-100
Never miss a shot with a protective case, tripod and belt clip.

Facts and Figures Size: 101 x 46 x 11 mm
(12mm over the lens)Weight: 79 grams

Colours:
Thunder Grey
Crystal Blue
Screen: 262,144 colour TFT
Resolution: 176 x 220 pixels
Size: 2.0 inches

Phone memory: Up to 20MB
Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) support

Talk time GSM: Up to 7 hrs
Standby time GSM: Up to 300 hrs

Size: 104 x 49 x 18 mm
(19.5mm over the lens)Weight: 136 grams

Colours:
Night Black
Ice Silver
Copper Gold

Screen: 262,144 colour TFT
Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
Size: 2.4 inches

Phone memory: Up to 160MB
2GB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) provided

Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 9 hrs
Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 380 hrs

Talk time UMTS: Up to 4 hrs
Standby time UMTS: Up to 360 hrs

Availability and versions Networks:
S302/S302c:
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

Available in selected markets from early Q4 2008.

Networks:
C905:
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS/HSDPA 2100C905a:
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1900/1800/1900
UMTS/HSDPA 850/900/2100

C905c:
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

Available in selected markets from early Q4 2008.

Setelah S302, Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog lagi-lagi memberikan bocoran mengenai handphone baru yang akan diumumkan pada tanggal 17 Juni 2008. Bocoran kali ini kebetulan masih tentang seri baru lagi dari jajaran produk Sony Ericsson, yaitu sebuah handphone seri “F” yang memiliki index F305.

Dengan mengacu pada Sistem Penamaan Baru Sony Ericsson, seri F adalah seri khusus Fun & Gaming. Handphone pertama dari seri ini, yaitu F305, ditujukan untuk pasar menengah ke bawah.

Berikut informasi tentang Sony Ericsson F305 dari sumber di atas :

Sony Ericsson F305 is for Fun & Games

The Sony Ericsson F305 is Sony Ericsson’s first Motion Gaming-enabled phone. Or well, no, that’s actually not true, but it’s the first to go by that name in particular. It’s a quad-band GSM phone with support for EDGE network speeds.

This low/mid-level phone sports some rather cool gaming features. The three pre-loaded games – Bowling, Bass fishing & Jockey – will enable you to use movements to play the game. Say, you load up the bowling game – how do you play it? Simply imitate the movement of the bowling ball throw with the F305, and you’ll be playing the game. Simple, isn’t it? It’s a bit like the concept behind Nintendo Wii, although I find it hard to believe this will work just as great as the Wii does. Other than the special gaming features, the F305 offers a set of PlayStation-like gaming keys just above the display, as well as a shortcut key to your games. If you’re in the middle of a game, but the battery is running low (meaning you’ve played almost 8 hours!), you can quickly plug in the battery Power Pack CCP-100 (extra accessory), and you can play for hours again. That’s actually a rather clever accessory, and I hope it’ll be available for other phones, although there’s a chance that won’t happen.

F305 features loud stereo speakers on the back of it, making your gaming experience even better. If you feel like challenging a friend of yours in a match, you can do this via Bluetooth on some games.

F305 has got a decent music player capable of playing the most standard audio compression codecs, including the über-compressed eAAC+ codec. The phone memory is a bit limited though at only 10 megabytes, so you’ll have to expand the memory with a Memory Stick Micro card. Your music can then be transfered via a USB connection. You can stream your music wireless in stereo, as the phone features the Bluetooth A2DP profile. You can also have a listen to the radio with the built-in FM radio, and recognize the music playing with TrackID.

The display on the front of this Polar White or Mystic Black phone is a 2-inch large TFT display with a resolution of 176 x 220 pixels, and up to 262.144 colours. While the resolution isn’t exactly excellent, it’ll make the rendering of 3D games quicker, and more games are available for phones of this screen resolution.

The F305 measures a good 96 x 47 x 14.6 millimetres, and weighs in at just 97.5 grams, making it a bit heavier than it actually looks. F305 will be out in selected markets in Q3 this year. We expect the price tag to be relatively low, considering this is a low/mid-end phone.

The F305 will be officially announced on Tuesday 17th.

Sumber : Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog

Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog kembali memberikan bocoran mengenai handphone baru yang akan diumumkan pada tanggal 17 Juni 2008. Kali ini mengenai sebuah handphone seri “S” yang memiliki index S302.

Sesuai dengan Sistem Penamaan Baru Sony Ericsson, seri S kali ini tidak lagi dibuat khusus untuk handphone yang berdesain slider atau swivel karena seri S sekarang menjadi seri untuk Snapshot Phone, bisa dikatakan sebagai versi lebih rendah atau versi lebih murah dari seri Cyber-shot.

Berikut informasi tentang Sony Ericsson S302 dari sumber di atas :

Sony Ericsson S302 For Your Snapshots

We told you about the Snapshot series quite some time ago in a post about the new nomenclature of Sony Ericsson phone names, and today we’ll be unveiling Sony Ericsson’s first phone in this series – it’s called the Sony Ericsson S302 Snapshot.

The S302 Snapshot is a cheap camera-enabled quadband GSM phone with further support for EDGE networks. It’ll be available in Europe (S302) and China (S302c).

The S302 Snapshot sports a fair 2 mega pixel camera with fixed focus, meaning your shots won’t get past the snapshot-level, which is basically expectable from a product with that as its surname. It does, however, feature the more advanced camera interface from earlier Sony Ericsson phones, and considering it’s a low/mid-end solution, that’s not half bad. Further more, it’s got a photo light and it features PhotoFix as well, if you decide to use that.

Your favourite moments can be recorded on video, although it won’t be in that great quality, and the internal memory of only 20 megabytes is also somewhat of a hindrance if you had plans about holding your entire photo album on it. It is, however, expandable with a Memory Stick Micro card.

Photos and videos can be easily transfered via either Bluetooth 2.0 or USB 2.0 (notice the 2’s, did you?). If you don’t want to use either, you can post both your images on a blog, or print them directly with the built-in PictBridge support.

Other features worth mentioning are A2DP-support, media player, support for various audio codecs, PlayNow, TrackID, a built-in FM radio and the Access NetFront xHTML web browser.

The S302 Snapshot measures 101 x 46 x 11 (12) millimetres, and weighs a mere 79 grams, making it quite light. Its display is a 2-inch TFT-display with a resolution of 176 x 220 pixels. The battery life is set to 7 hours of talk or 300 hours of standby.

The phone will be available in early Q4 this year, and announced on the 17th. It’ll come in Thunder Grey and Crystal Blue colour trimmings. Its price is yet unknown, but it’ll be quite low.

Sumber : Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog

Mengawali acara CommunicAsia 2008 yang akan berlangsung di Singapore Expo pada tanggal 17-20 Juni 2008, pada tanggal 17 Juni 2008 Sony Ericsson akan melakukan pengumuman atau announcement beberapa product terbaru berupa handphone dan accessories.

Berikut undangan yang disebar kepada beberapa kalangan tertentu untuk menghadiri acara tersebut :

Menurut rumor yang beredar, akan ada paling tidak 6 buah handphone dan 5 buah accessories baru yang akan diumumkan pada tanggal tersebut.

Beberapa handphone yang sudah diketahui sejauh ini adalah :

C905 (Code Name : Shiho), 8 Megapixel Cyber-shot Phone
G702 (Code Name : Beibei)
Paris: Smartphone slider dengan QWERTY Keyboard

Dan yang terbaru adalah informasi tentang :
S302 : Sony Ericsson S302 For Your Snapshots
F305 : Sony Ericsson F305 is for Fun & Games
HBH-PV715 : HBH-PV715, HBH-PV720, HBH-PV740 Bluetooth headsets
HBH-PV720 : HBH-PV715, HBH-PV720, HBH-PV740 Bluetooth headsets
HBH-PV740 : HBH-PV715, HBH-PV720, HBH-PV740 Bluetooth headsets

Meskipun sudah ada bocoran mengenai 2 buah handphone seri Walkman terbaru, yaitu Patty (versi Walkman dari C902) dan Walkman clamshell yang memiliki code name Alicia, tetapi menurut beberapa sumber seperti Unooficial Sony Ericsson Blog dan esato, pada tanggal 17 Juni nanti tidak akan ada announcement untuk seri Walkman dari Sony Ericsson.

Berikut lebih lengkap tentang S302, F305, HBH-PV715, HBH-PV720, dan HBH-PV740 :

Sony Ericsson S302 For Your Snapshots

We told you about the Snapshot series quite some time ago in a post about the new nomenclature of Sony Ericsson phone names, and today we’ll be unveiling Sony Ericsson’s first phone in this series – it’s called the Sony Ericsson S302 Snapshot.

The S302 Snapshot is a cheap camera-enabled quadband GSM phone with further support for EDGE networks. It’ll be available in Europe (S302) and China (S302c).

The S302 Snapshot sports a fair 2 mega pixel camera with fixed focus, meaning your shots won’t get past the snapshot-level, which is basically expectable from a product with that as its surname. It does, however, feature the more advanced camera interface from earlier Sony Ericsson phones, and considering it’s a low/mid-end solution, that’s not half bad. Further more, it’s got a photo light and it features PhotoFix as well, if you decide to use that.

Your favourite moments can be recorded on video, although it won’t be in that great quality, and the internal memory of only 20 megabytes is also somewhat of a hindrance if you had plans about holding your entire photo album on it. It is, however, expandable with a Memory Stick Micro card.

Photos and videos can be easily transfered via either Bluetooth 2.0 or USB 2.0 (notice the 2’s, did you?). If you don’t want to use either, you can post both your images on a blog, or print them directly with the built-in PictBridge support.

Other features worth mentioning are A2DP-support, media player, support for various audio codecs, PlayNow, TrackID, a built-in FM radio and the Access NetFront xHTML web browser.

The S302 Snapshot measures 101 x 46 x 11 (12) millimetres, and weighs a mere 79 grams, making it quite light. Its display is a 2-inch TFT-display with a resolution of 176 x 220 pixels. The battery life is set to 7 hours of talk or 300 hours of standby.

The phone will be available in early Q4 this year, and announced on the 17th. It’ll come in Thunder Grey and Crystal Blue colour trimmings. Its price is yet unknown, but it’ll be quite low.

Sony Ericsson F305 is for Fun & Games

The Sony Ericsson F305 is Sony Ericsson’s first Motion Gaming-enabled phone. Or well, no, that’s actually not true, but it’s the first to go by that name in particular. It’s a quad-band GSM phone with support for EDGE network speeds.

This low/mid-level phone sports some rather cool gaming features. The three pre-loaded games – Bowling, Bass fishing & Jockey – will enable you to use movements to play the game. Say, you load up the bowling game – how do you play it? Simply imitate the movement of the bowling ball throw with the F305, and you’ll be playing the game. Simple, isn’t it? It’s a bit like the concept behind Nintendo Wii, although I find it hard to believe this will work just as great as the Wii does. Other than the special gaming features, the F305 offers a set of PlayStation-like gaming keys just above the display, as well as a shortcut key to your games. If you’re in the middle of a game, but the battery is running low (meaning you’ve played almost 8 hours!), you can quickly plug in the battery Power Pack CCP-100 (extra accessory), and you can play for hours again. That’s actually a rather clever accessory, and I hope it’ll be available for other phones, although there’s a chance that won’t happen.

F305 features loud stereo speakers on the back of it, making your gaming experience even better. If you feel like challenging a friend of yours in a match, you can do this via Bluetooth on some games.

F305 has got a decent music player capable of playing the most standard audio compression codecs, including the über-compressed eAAC+ codec. The phone memory is a bit limited though at only 10 megabytes, so you’ll have to expand the memory with a Memory Stick Micro card. Your music can then be transfered via a USB connection. You can stream your music wireless in stereo, as the phone features the Bluetooth A2DP profile. You can also have a listen to the radio with the built-in FM radio, and recognize the music playing with TrackID.

The display on the front of this Polar White or Mystic Black phone is a 2-inch large TFT display with a resolution of 176 x 220 pixels, and up to 262.144 colours. While the resolution isn’t exactly excellent, it’ll make the rendering of 3D games quicker, and more games are available for phones of this screen resolution.

The F305 measures a good 96 x 47 x 14.6 millimetres, and weighs in at just 97.5 grams, making it a bit heavier than it actually looks. F305 will be out in selected markets in Q3 this year. We expect the price tag to be relatively low, considering this is a low/mid-end phone.

The F305 will be officially announced on Tuesday 17th.

HBH-PV715, HBH-PV720, HBH-PV740 Bluetooth headsets

Sony Ericsson – the brains behind Bluetooth, however self-centered that may sound – is planning to announce three awesome-looking Bluetooth headsets on the 17th this month. These three all offer superior battery life and – in my opinion – look very slick.

They’ve all got some features in common. These are up to 800 hours of battery life in standby mode (that’s over a month of battery life!) or up to 11 hours of talk, auto-pairing, digital noise reduction (DSP), auto volume-leveling, removable ear-hooks, as well as Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rates (EDR) for a faster and more stable connection.

HBH-PV715 seems to be the cheapest of the three, and is – once again, in my opinion – the better looking of the bunch as well. It’ll come in either the pictured white trimming or a black one.

HBH-PV720 is the headset for the more sophisicated and fashionable of us. You can personalize its look with StyleUp covers, and it comes with a pouch and a silver necklace.

HBH-PV740 is the professional headset for the business man or woman. It’s the only one of the headsets to feature a status display, and it’s the only one to come with a headset desk stand and USB charger. Apart from that, you also get the silver necklace with the HBH-PV740.

No word on availablity or price on these ones, although the price will probably be in the range of £60 – £100.

Nantikan pengumuman resminya tanggal 17 Juni 2008 nanti.

Setelah C905, satu lagi handphone dari Sony Ericsson yang menyeruak ke permukaan menjelang announcement tanggal 17 Juni nanti. Kali ini adalah sebuah handphone seri Walkman berbentuk clamshell yang diketahui memiliki code name Alicia.

Spesifikasi lengkap dari Alicia belum diketahui, sejauh ini baru sampai pada beberapa informasi berikut :

  • Kamera : 32. Megapixel
  • Layar : 2.2 atau 2.4 inch, resolusi 240×320 pixel (QVGA)
  • Walkman Player versi 3

Beberapa gambar dari Alicia :

Dan ini adalah Demo Tour nya :