Sony Ericsson announcing devices at CES? Sounds weird, you would think they would wait a month for 3GSM. Word on the street is their going to announce 3 handsets. The 350i brings back the old school flip form factor that is sure to win some nostalgic hearts. Next up is the Z555i which is supposed to be a fashion phone, I think. It certainly is shiny. Last is the 760i which excites me. It looks to have a 3.2 megapixel camera and a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack, something that we weren’t sure SE knew existed! It also has GPS. These are rough specs and they could be wrong, but it looks like we will find out in a few days if not definitely next month at Mobile World Congress.
The 760i is pictured above and I added appropriate descriptions to the images in this Flickr set here.
[Via: Engadget Mobile]
Update: Too good to be true, the W760i will not have a 3.5 mm headphone jack. This picture proves it. See that black connector on the left side sticking out like a genital wart? It’s a Sony Ericsson disease:
Update: The press releases are now official. Phone Scoop has the best summary out there of all three devices which are supposed to hit in Q2:
- W760: This Walkman phone is a slider that comes with quad-band GSM/EDGE as well as tri-band 850/1900/2100 HSDPA radios for worldwide 3G roaming. It has SensMe for turning off alarms and silencing calls by waving your hand over the phone, GPS with Wayfinder navigation and preloaded Google Maps, Track ID, an FM radio, Shake Control, and comes boxed with a 1GB Memory Stick. It also has a 3.2 Megapixel camera and stereo Bluetooth.
- W350: This mid-range Walkman flip has two tri-band configurations, one 850/1800/1900 and the other 900/1800/1900. It also comes with a 1.3 Megapixel camera, Track ID, and lets you control music when the phone is closed. It has an FM radio, stereo Bluetooth and comes bundled with a 512MB Memory Stick.
- Z555: This clamshell comes in two different diamond-styled colors. It has a hidden OLED exterior display, a 1.3 Megapixel camera, FM radio, Gesture control and stereo Bluetooth.