By February 8, 2010

Sony Ericsson Aspen running Windows Mobile 6.5.3

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The Sony Ericsson Aspen is hardly a device that is going to set the world on fire however the phone, previously called the Faith, is actually turning my head. Filling the gap that Palm has left moving to WebOS, this front facing, Qwerty keyboard, Exec phone isn’t for everyone but it’s my kind of thing. Packing the newer Windows Mobile 6.5.3, an operating system revision some say should exist, the Aspen not only combines the sexy looks of the Nokia E series with Windows Mobile but it should really be rock solid, given that Sony Ericsson have been releasing devices solely for critic mauling recently. I think this might just be a diamond in the rough.

Some of the specifications:

Camera

    * 3.2 megapixel camera

    * 4x digital zoom

    * Multishot

    * Self timer

    * Smart contrast

Messaging

    * Email

    * Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®

    * Handwriting recognition

    * Instant messaging

    * Picture messaging (MMS)

    * Predictive text input

    * Text messaging (SMS)

Connectivity

    * 3.5 mm audio jack

    * A-GPS

    * Bluetooth™ technology

    * Google Maps™

    * Micro USB connector

    * Modem

    * Synchronisation

    * USB mass storage support

    * USB support

    * Wi-Fi™

Screen

    * 65,536 colour TFT

    * 2.4 inches

    * 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA)

Facts

    * Size: 117 x 60 x 12.45 mm

    * Weight: 130 grams

    * Memory card support: SanDisk microSD™, up to 16 GB

    * Operating system: Windows Mobile® 6.5.3

    * Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 10 hours

    * Standby time: GSM/GPRS: Up to 450hrs

    * Talk time UMTS: Up to 8 hours

    * Standby time: UMTS: Up to 600 hrsMusic listening  time: Up to 12hrs

Availability and versions

    * Networks

    * UMTS HSPA 900/2100

    * GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

    * UMTS HSPA 850/900/2100

    * GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

    * Available in selected markets in Q2 2010

Read the Sony Ericsson press release.

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