By February 2, 2010

Sony Ericsson Aspen – WinMo 6.5.3 official!

There have obviously been a lot of rumours about Windows Mobile over the past month or so with stories about WM7 and WM6.6 being rumoured to be announced at MWC later this month. Personally I think we’ll hear about Windows Mobile 7 at MWC but I’m not sure we’ll see much of it.

Last month at CES one handset appeared quietly at the end sporting a new update to 6.5: 6.5.3

This morning I woke to an email from Sony Ericsson announcing their new Aspen handset. So there’s a little about the Greenheart concept but what really caught my eye is further down the spec sheet: Operating System: Windows Mobile 6.5.3 so that pretty much confirms it then!

Have a quick look at the press release below, we’ll obviously be trying to get our hands on one too!

Aspen Front

Sony Ericsson AspenT – Business Partner with a Conscience

  • Latest addition to GreenHeartT portfolio now allows consumers and companies to make a green choice on their Windows Phone
  • Office at your fingertips with the latest version of Windows Phone
  • Maximised message experience with QWERTY keyboard and finger friendly touch
  • Have fun with Media Browser and PlayNowT

 

February 2, London, UK – Today sees the announcement of Sony Ericsson AspenT, the business mobile phone with green credentials at its core. The newest edition to the successful Sony Ericsson GreenHeartT portfolio, Sony Ericsson AspenT, allows easy multi-tasking combining the touch experience and a real QWERTY keyboard. Organise and adapt panels to change during the day and use Slide View for quick access to common features.

 

With Sony Ericsson AspenT, view and edit office files easily and comfortably with one touch operation, or just access the internet in one click. The QWERTY keyboard is made for fast and easy typing. Simple email set up allows for a maximized messaging experience on the go. Secure the phone’s contents through the Microsoft MyPhone service, which remotely erases phone data when the handset is lost or stolen.

 

Sony Ericsson AspenT is the business phone with a conscience, perfect for any consumer or company who want to make a green choice in their daily work life.” Said Quentin Cordier, Global Marketing Manager, Sony Ericsson. “An affordable GreenHeartT phone with the latest version of Windows Phone, the Sony Ericsson AspenT has a rich user interface and powerful productivity tools. But it’s not all about work, stay in touch with the fun parts of life with Media Browser and PlayNow T, with simple access to social networks and quick and easy access to media files. Find the fun with a-GPS, Google MapsT and snap pictures with the 3.2megapixel camera.”

 

Sony Ericsson AspenT

  • Modern office at your fingertips latest version of Windows Phone
  • Easy multi-tasking Sony Ericsson Slide View and customisable panels
  • Maximised message experience – QWERTY keyboard and finger friendly touch experience
  • GreenHeartT for a greener choice
  • Stay in touch with the fun parts of life – access fun applications at PlayNowT such as games and new music
  • Media browser – access music, photos and videos
  • Social network tool (Windows LiveT Messenger, FacebookT)
  • Human curvature design – fits into the palm of the hand

 

Sony Ericsson AspenT supports HSPA 900/2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA 850/900/2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900.

 

 

 

Sony Ericsson AspenT will be available in selected markets from Q2 in the colours Iconic Black and White Silver.

 

Sony Ericsson Aspen specification:

 

Camera

3.2 megapixel camera

4x digital zoom

Multishot

Self timer

Smart contrast

Music

Album art

BluetoothT stereo (A2DP)

Equalizer

Sony Ericsson media player

Music tones (MP3/AAC)

PlayNowT

Stereo speakers

Windows Media® Player Mobile

Web

 

Bookmarks

GoogleT search

Internet Explorer® Mobile

Pan & zoom

Web feeds

Voice

 

Polyphonic ringtones

Speakerphone

Vibrating alert

Messaging

 

Email

Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®

Handwriting recognition

Instant messaging

Picture messaging (MMS)

Predictive text input

Text messaging (SMS)

Design

 

Media browser

Picture wallpaper

Full keyboard

Touchscreen

Wallpaper animation

Windows Phone®

Entertainment

 

3D games

FacebookT

FM radio with RDS

JavaT

SkypeT

Video streaming

Video viewing

YouTubeT

Organiser

Adobe® PDF Reader

Alarm clock

Calculator

Calendar

Flight mode

Microsoft Office® Mobile

Notes

Outlook® Mobile

Phone book

Tasks

Connectivity

3.5 mm audio jack

A-GPS

BluetoothT technology

Google MapsT

Micro USB connector

Modem

Synchronisation

USB mass storage support

USB support

Wi-FiT

Applications and panels

 

SPB Mobile Shell 3.0 (Professional)

SPB Mobile Shell 3.0 (Lifestyle)

SEMC Greenheart Panel

Microsoft Today

FacebookT

Panel Manager

SlideView

Google Maps Latitude

Google Mobile Application

Send My Location

Unified Search Application

SPB Traveler and Weather combo

Skype

YouTubeT panel

Communication City/Day

Communication City/Night

CNN

On-The-Road Panel

Windows® Live

Twitter

Gokivo Weather Panel

Eco mate application

GreenHeartT indentity

GreenHeartT panel

Power saving mode

Eco mate application

E-manual

Waterborne painting

Recycle materials (Green charger, Green PHF, Green Box.

Screen

 

65,536 colour TFT

2.4 inches

240 x 320 pixels (QVGA)

Accessories

In-Box:

  • Sony Ericsson AspenT
  • Battery
  • Green charger
  • HPM-60J GreenHeartT Stereo portable handsfree
  • Micro USB cable
  • E-manual

 

Optional:

  • BluetoothT Noise Shield Handsfree VH700
  • Dual connect charger
  • 4GB MicroSD card
  • Car charger

Facts 1)2)

Size: 117 x 60 x 12.45 mm

Weight: 130 grams

Memory card support: SanDisk microSDT, 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

Colour

Iconic Black

White Silver

Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Press Releases

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More than 20 years in the IT industry. Blogging with a passion and thirst for new technology since 2005.
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