Sony Ericsson M600i

Sony Ericsson M600i UMTS messaging phone is only 15mm thick, one of the slimmest devices of its kind available. The Symbian based UIQ 3.0 enabled Sony Ericsson M600i, features a touch screen with handwriting recognition should be available during the second quarter of this year. New push email applications, remote synchronisation and expandable memory give Sony Ericsson M600i users phone and email connectivity in a device that easily fits in their pocket.

The software platform and user interface, make multitasking – for example browsing the Internet whilst making a voice call – a reality. Sony Ericsson M600i also takes full advantage of its UMTS capabilities with fast and easy email handling and high bandwidth multimedia downloads. Document handling offers and PowerPoint, Word and Excel editors and an Adobe PDF viewer.

The ergonomic design of the Sony Ericsson M600i makes it easy to operate with one hand or two and gives versatile options on how to perform messaging tasks. For example the large dual function keyboard makes for easy messaging input and is also the keypad for number buttons. Reading emails and viewing high quality video and graphics content is made easy with the 3-way Jog Dial and a 2.6” QVGA screen, capable of handling 262K colours.

Range of standard and proprietary push email applications enabled for operator customisation are being developed in conjunction with a number of partners. These are:

  • AlteXia
  • Ericsson Mobile Office (EMO) (Try and Buy)
  • iAnywhere OneBridge
  • Intellisync
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
  • RIM – BlackBerry Connect
  • Seven
  • Visto
  • Standard Email – IMAP IDLE working on all standards compliant servers

These companies are developing a range of email solutions to enable access any time, anywhere to private or corporate email accounts.

With so many connectivity possibilities, Sony Ericsson has taken great care to ensure mobile security. McAfee, the powerful anti-virus & firewall software for cellular applications and Pointsec encryption are offered as Try & Buy packages and Certicom VPN client for secure access to corporate networks is offered free of charge.

For such a slim device the Sony Ericsson M600i has an impressive 80MB onboard memory for storing email attachments and multimedia content. An additional 64MB Memory Stick Micro (M2), which is a new ultra-small recording media designed for highly compact mobile devices, is provided in the box. The Sony Ericsson M600i is the first Sony Ericsson product to feature this new memory card.

The Sony Ericsson M600i is available in Granite Black and Crystal White and starts shipping during Q2 2006. The different regional variations of the Sony Ericsson M600i are:

  • Sony Ericsson M600i – Dual Mode UMTS 2100 MHz, GPRS 900/1800/1900MHz for Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas
  • Sony Ericsson M600c – Dual Mode UMTS 2100 MHz, GPRS 900/1800/1900MHz for Mainland China (Launch for mainland China dependent on availability of 3G services.)
  • Sony Ericsson M600 will be available in 4 hardware keyboard variants: QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY and Russian

* Source: In September 2004 Radicati predicted there would be over 6 million global mobile mailboxes by the end of 2005. There is enormous potential for push email services going forward as the current penetration equates to less than 1% of total business email users.

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