Archive for November, 2008

Hari Sabtu tanggal 15 November 2008, aku melakukan perjalanan dari Cibubur ke Bandung menggunakan Cipaganti Travel. Berangkat jam 05.30 pagi dan pulang jam 17.30 sore.

Dalam perjalanan, sempat juga mengabadikan beberapa tempat di sekitar Cibubur dan Bandung menggunakan kamera yang ada di Sony Ericsson Xperia X1.

Kebetulan aku memang baru beli handphone ini di Senayan City tanggal 12 November 2008. Ini adalah event launching perdana Xperia X1 untuk Indonesia. Sebelumnya tanggal 8 November 2008, para calon pembeli diwajibkan untuk mendaftar menjadi peserta pre-order dengan membayar uang muka sebesar Rp 200.000. Kemudian pada tanggal 12 November 2008 barulah handphone nya bisa diambil di Senayan City dan melunasi pembayaran untuk total harga X1 sebesar Rp 8.999.000. Ya, 9 juta kurang seribu rupiah saja.

Harga 9 juta adalah harga yang meleset dari perkiraan sebelumnya yang diprediksi akan berada di kisaran harga 7 – 8 juta. Kemungkinan besar mahalnya harga X1 adalah karena dampak krisis global yang mengakibatkan nilai tukar rupiah tertekan terhadap dollar Amerika Serikat, yang waktu itu 1 USD bernilai sekitar Rp 11.000-an.

Menurut daftar harga terakhir, harga Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 ternyata naik lagi, kali ini gak tanggung-tanggung karena menembus harga 10 juta! Kelihatannya ini diakibatkan kembali terpuruknya nilai tukar rupiah yang menyentuh kisaran Rp 12.000-an per dollar Amerika Serikat.

Sony Ericsson Xperia adalah sebuah smartphone atau bisa dikatakan sebuah Pocket PC yang menggunakan Windows Mobile Professional versi 6.1 sebagai sistem operasinya. Fitur-fitur penting yang dimilikinya antara lain adalah kamera 3.2 Megapixel dengan touch focus dan LED flash, built-in GPS dengan aGPS, dan Wireless LAN atau WiFi b/g.

Pocket PC yang menggunakan Windows Mobile selama ini diketahui kebanyakan memiliki kamera dengan kualitas biasa-biasa saja, bahkan bisa dikatakan sangat jelek. Tapi anggapan (atau kenyataan) tersebut tidak berlaku untuk Sony Ericsson Xperia X1. Kamera digital yang dimiliki X1, meskipun hanya beresolusi 3.2 megapixel, tapi kualitas hasil photonya ternyata sangat luar biasa bagus. Mungkin ini karena Sony Ericsson membenamkan modul kamera buatan Sony pada X1, meskipun sampai saat ini belum diketahui jenis kamera apa yang terdapat pada X1.

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Cibubur Times Square:

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Bersamaan dengan press release untuk Announcement W705, Sony Ericsson juga mengumumkan satu produk aksesoris terbarunya, yaitu Wireless Stereo Speaker MBS-900.

Sony Ericsson takes mobile music into 2009 with the W705 Walkman™ phone and Wireless Home Audio System MBS-900

06 November 2008

Building on an array of innovative launches in 2008, Sony Ericsson announces two new products into its mobile music range looking beyond music into 2009 to offer the most state-of-the art mobile music experience.

Liverpool, UK – November 6, 2008 – Introducing advanced wireless connectivity combined with Sony Ericsson’s best-in-class audio experience, the W705 Walkman™ phone and Wireless Home Audio System MBS-900 were unveiled today in conjunction with the MTV Europe Music Awards where Sony Ericsson is one of the main sponsors. The latest products underpin Sony Ericsson’s commitment to provide consumers with an enhanced mobile entertainment experience however they choose to consume media.

Using Wi-Fi™ to connect to broadband hot spots, consumers can use their W705 to go online for the best songs or most popular YouTube™ video clips or stream tunes wirelessly to the stylish MBS-900 speaker via Bluetooth™. With Clear Bass, Clear Stereo and premium headphones, the W705 delivers a sound that has crystal clear clarity and is dynamic, rich and natural.

[Cut. For more info regarding W705, please read its dedicated thread here]

To compliment the W705 is the Wireless Home Audio System MBS-900. Perfect for those who want to be first with all the gadgets, the unique innovative design of the Wireless Home Audio System MBS-900 makes a real stylish statement in a home. The MBS-900 connects wirelessly to your mobile phone through Bluetooth™ giving crystal-clear sound through the high quality, dual speaker and sub-woofer system.

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Hari ini Sony Ericsson mengumumkan satu lagi handphone seri Walkman™ terbarunya : W705, yang dilengkapi dengan WiFi plus DLNA serta YouTube™ Service.

Berikut informasi dari Sony Ericsson Press Release :

Sony Ericsson takes mobile music into 2009 with the W705 Walkman™ phone and Wireless Home Audio System MBS-900

06 November 2008

Building on an array of innovative launches in 2008, Sony Ericsson announces two new products into its mobile music range looking beyond music into 2009 to offer the most state-of-the art mobile music experience.

Liverpool, UK – November 6, 2008 – Introducing advanced wireless connectivity combined with Sony Ericsson’s best-in-class audio experience, the W705 Walkman™ phone and Wireless Home Audio System MBS-900 were unveiled today in conjunction with the MTV Europe Music Awards where Sony Ericsson is one of the main sponsors. The latest products underpin Sony Ericsson’s commitment to provide consumers with an enhanced mobile entertainment experience however they choose to consume media.

Using Wi-Fi™ to connect to broadband hot spots, consumers can use their W705 to go online for the best songs or most popular YouTube™ video clips or stream tunes wirelessly to the stylish MBS-900 speaker via Bluetooth™. With Clear Bass, Clear Stereo and premium headphones, the W705 delivers a sound that has crystal clear clarity and is dynamic, rich and natural.

“We’re really proud of what we have achieved in 2008 with our market leading mobile music range, said Ben Padley, Head of Global Music Marketing at Sony Ericsson. “Combining premium design and best-in-class sound quality with super-fast access to a host of digital content whether it be from PlayNow ™ arena or via the web, we really are offering the most feature-rich mobile music experience available today.”

The W705 features the same superior sound quality as the W980 Walkman™ phone which was rated “best audio experience” in a trial conducted in Germany by TESTfactory*. The W705 includes popular Walkman™ features such as the music recognition application TrackID™, SensMe™, for matching your mood to the music and Shake control to change tracks with the flick of your hand.

Also available on the W705 is PlayNow™ arena which provides a full range of mobile entertainment – unique themes and wallpapers, ring tones, a wealth of free content and of course DRM-free music tracks and TrackID charts from around the world.

The W705 is much more than a music phone. Its exclusive metal finish combines with a large screen in an elegant and compact slider for a professional feel. Use the 3.2 megapixel camera to snap photos of friends and upload them using Wi-Fi to your social networking site for all to see. Can’t see a site properly? Auto rotate between vertical and horizontal mode to view the internet in all its glory.

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