Sony Ericsson 506 to Support T-Mobile’s AWS

Posted by at 12:35 am on August 22, 2008

Sony Ericsson has added T-Mobile to its  carrier partners in the U.S.  The TM506, coming in  early September, is Sony Ericsson’s first handset supporting T-Mobile’s AWS spectrum (1700/2100) – AKA  3G network.  The TM506 is a compact clamshell phone which Sony Ericsson claims will  deliver an exceptional Web experience.

“The TM506 not only signifies Sony Ericsson’s expanding U.S. portfolio of handsets, but more importantly, that we have forged a strong and promising relationship with T-Mobile,” said Najmi Jarwala, president of Sony Ericsson North America. “With the launch of the TM506 with T-Mobile, Sony Ericsson is positioned to offer more choice of mobile handsets for a broader range of U.S. consumer segments at a variety of price points.”

Highlights of the TM506

  • Weight: 3.4 ounces, including battery (approx.)
  • Size: 3.7 x 1.9 x 0.69 inches (approx.)
  • Talk Time: Up to 9.5 hours GSM; up to 3.5 hours UMTS (approx.)
  • Standby Time: Up to 250 hours GSM, up to 250 hours UMTS (approx.)
  • Chrome with Amber or Emerald highlights with a sleek ebony gloss.
  • Users can store their favorite tracks and share music with their friends using the removable Memory Stick Micro
  • RSS web feed support to make it easy to keep up with the latest news and weather informations
  • 2.0 megapixel camera  to capture and photos or video clips
  • Stereo Bluetooth connectivity allows hands-free wireless calls, and with Bluetooth stereo headphones, users can hear their favorite music
  • A built-in GPS navigation feature in the TM506 along with the TeleNav application from T-Mobile
The TM506 is  $159.99 with a 2 year  agreement.

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