Sony Ericsson have had a buoyant 2007 – sales have been good, helped by strong brand recognition and quality products. So, Sony Ericsson probably have high hopes of this latest K-series camera phone, the Sony Ericsson K660i.
Yes, we’ve seen K-series devices from Sony Ericsson lots of times before, and the K660i doesn’t even qualify as a Cyber-shot phone, but it does have a few interesting tricks up its sleeve.
The most significant feature in the K660i is the inclusion of HSDPA high-speed data. This makes web browsing and multimedia downloads much quicker than standard 3G, and it also means that the K660i can be used as a broadband modem for a laptop. The other important feature is an improved web browser, designed to be much more like a PC browser, complete with a pointer and scroll bars, along with a screen that can be used for web browsing in either portrait (tall) or landscape (wide) modes.
These two features aside, the Sony Ericsson K660i is otherwise pretty standard fare. It’s a 3G phone with a 2″ 240×320 pixel display, 2 megapixel digital camera, video calling, stereo Bluetooth, a multimedia player, FM radio, email client, web browser and R.S.S. feed reader. There’s a mapping application too.
The K660i’s memory is expandable using Memory Stick Micro (M2) cards with 256Mb included in the box. Underneath is a quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz phone with UMTS 2100 MHz, plus GPRS, EDGE and HSDPA data. The K660i measures 104 x 47 x 14.7 mm and weighs 95 grams, which is pretty light for a 3G phone.
This phone won’t change your life, but it certainly has some nice features. Sony Ericsson say that the K660i should be available during Q1 2008 in Lime on Pink and Wine on Black colour combinations.
Courtesy: Mobile Gazette