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Sony Ericsson’s first i-mode™ phone is a 3G style classic


19 June 2006, Those looking to upgrade or enter the world of 3G with a slim, elegant handset, will love K610im, announced today. K610im is Sony Ericsson’s first GSM/UMTS phone to offer full support for i-mode™, the operator service that delivers a richer experience for handling iMail, browsing the Internet and viewing content. Wrapped in desirable Carbon Black casing, this elegantly designed phone is all about quality, from the feel of the keypad to the sharp, crisp image display. K610im is a modern classic true to its Sony Ericsson heritage – a highly desirable 3G handset that is accessible to a wide audience.

“We are extremely pleased that a leading brand vendor such as Sony Ericsson is to offer market leading handsets with full support for i-mode services. Sony Ericsson has achieved an excellent integration of the i-mode service portfolio and the result is a compelling consumer offering.” said Mr. Takeshi Natsuno, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Multimedia Services, NTT DoCoMo, Inc.

The innovative i-mode™ service delivers a whole new experience in connected mobile applications such as iMail, Web browsing and iMMS. Viewing multimedia is better, faster and easier, thanks to Web pages and content specially formulated for i-mode. Lighter pages give faster download speeds and users are given access to a host of i-mode™ sites and content.

i-mode™ also helps you get even more from K610im’s impressive functionality. You can shoot great pictures with the phone’s 2 Megapixel camera and send them in high quality as as e-mail as well as iMMS messages. The supplied 64MB Memory Stick™ (M2™) will store up to 175 photos, and can be expanded to 1GB, and K610im has everything you need for fast, responsive video calling.

K610im appeals to the design conscious who want a 3G phone that is as compact and lightweight as a fashionable 2G handset. Sony Ericsson has gained a reputation for delivering 3G phones that closely match the size and weight of their 2G predecessors and K610im takes this a step further, delivering full 3G functionality, a highly specified camera and intuitive music player, all in a phone that weighs just 89g.

One of Sony Ericsson’s most versatile 3G handsets yet, K610im’s highly specified music player is equipped for over-the-air downloads. You can store up to 60 tracks in the new eAAC+ format with the Memory Stick™ (M2™), and a USB cable and music software is also included for transferring tracks to and from your PC.

The K610im is a dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) - GPRS 900/1800/1900 handset for i-mode markets in Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and will ship in Q3.
K610im – Features at a glance:

Imaging and messaging

* 1.9” QCIF+ (176x220) TFT 260k
* 2 megapixel camera and VGA Video call
* iMail
* Push e-mail
* 2.5 x digital zoom
* 16 MB user memory (actual depending on operator customization)
* Video recording/playback
* SMS and iMMS
* DoJa stand-by application


* Speakerphone
* 64 MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™ (support for up to 1GB)
* Media player [MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ support ]
* Support MFi & Mobile MP4
* Full streaming Audio & Video
* DoJa 2.5 OE
* i-mode™ DRM
* Polyphonic 72 voices
* 3D games
* OMA DRM v. 1.0
* Music DJ™, PhotoDJ™, VideoDJ™


* Memory card slot
* UMTS 2100 + GPRS 900/1800/1900
* Bluetooth™ technology
* PC Tools & Software
* USB 2.0 Mass storage
* USB charging
* Fast port system connector
* External antenna connector
* Flight mode
* Access NetFront™ Web Browser
* Kit Content
o 64 MB M2
o USB Cable
o PC software


* Bluetooth™ Stereo Headset DS 970
* Desk Stand CDS 60
* Travel charger CMT 60
* Xenon flash

i-mode and and i-mode logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications serves the global communications market with innovative and feature-rich mobile phones, accessories and PC-cards. Established as a joint venture by Sony and Ericsson in 2001, with global corporate functions located in London, the company employs approximately 6,000 people worldwide, including R&D sites in Europe, Japan, China and America. Sony Ericsson is the global title sponsor of the Women’s Tennis Association, and works with the Association to promote the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in over 80 cities during the year.

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