Feeds

Sony Ericsson punts HSDPA handsets for web browsing

Surf, walk, talk and text

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Web, web and more web is the latest message from Sony Ericsson. The handset manufacturer has launched two HSDPA 3G handsets with the simple aim of getting more customers hooked on compulsive on-the-fly email checking.

SE_G502

Sony Ericsson's G502: 'super 3G' enabled

The G502 handset operates over tri-band GSM/GPRS/Edge, whilst the Z780 is a quad-band handset. Both are capable of UMTS 3G connections and HSDPA high-speed downloads to help bring “the power of the web to a mainstream audience”.

SE_Z780_side

The clamshell Z780

Both models come with Google Maps pre-installed, and the Z780 has the added benefit of Assisted GPS (AGPS) to compensate for weak satellite signals by sending data about your current location over your carrier’s network. AGPS already features on numerous handsets from other manufacturers, such as Nokia’s N82 and N96.

Two-megapixel cameras are built into both handsets, although the G502 has the more powerful 4x digital zoom. SE has set each model up for music funs too, with the inclusion of MP3 and AAC format support and the ability to stream music from either handset’s Memory Stick Micro storage card to another device over Bluetooth A2DP.

The Z780 will be available in either "Grand Onyx" or "Amethyst Silver" colours, while G502 fans can choose between "Champagne Black" or "Brilliant Hazel" shades. So far SE has only said that the two phones will be available in "selected markets" in Q2.

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.