|Sony Ericsson unveils new CDMA2000 1x mobile phone, A1101S, for Japan|
Posted: 22-Oct-2002 [Source: SonyEricsson press release]
[SonyEricsson ships new CDMA2000 1X handset, the A1101S, to KDDI in Japan.]
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc. has announced the shipment of a new CDMA2000 1x mobile phone, A1101S, to KDDI CORPORATION and Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company. The A1101S has a luminous body combined with specially designed changeable panels and users are able to adjust lighting patterns and colors according to their individual taste. The A1101S will be in shops in the beginning of November in Japan.
Equipped with a 65,536 color TFT LCD, the A1101S presents content on a bright and richly expressive screen. The phone can store up to 500 entries in the address book and can also be used for sending e-mail. It has 40 polyphonic ring tones that also match with illumination patterns. The high quality sound can be enjoyed via the phone's dynamic speaker. It is possible to download polyphonic melodies and voices, an AIBO calendar, high quality pictures, and a user manual for A1101S from SonyEricsson@ez, Sony Ericsson's WAP site for users in Japan.
Luminous body with transparent changeable panels -
When users receive calls or e-mail, the surface of the A1101S as well as the hinge part lights up with 25 different colors. Lighting patterns can be selected from default settings, such as Rainbow, Ocean, etc. or users may create their own original patterns. With this fun feature, A1101S becomes a highly individual communication tool which can express users' feelings and personal taste. A1101S has 3 body color variations: Splash white, Infinity Silver and Trance Orange.
New flat changeable panels -
A1101S employs a new flat shape for changeable panels that allows users to create their own unique patterns. A1101S comes with a standard package of three different panels, Normal, Reversible and 3D.
In addition, there is an optional "Premium Panels" line-up which has Rhinestone, Mirror, Denim, Python, Harako. Each of these panels conveys the feel of luxury materials. There is also a value pack (otegaru pack) of panels which contains eight sheets of various patterns and a transparent panel.
Stylish internal antenna -
A1101S is equipped with a stylish, internal antenna that is a combination of chic design and robust functionality.
Three different menus are available, which match with the three different design patterns of the pre-set panels. Users can change not only the outside panels, but also the internal menus in combination.
Moreover, 24 different kinds of variation menus can be downloaded free from SonyEricsson@ez, which is the Japanese WAP site for Sony Ericsson users. 24 variations match the panel design and color of the value pack panels. Users can thus enjoy total coordination between panels and menus.
Enlarged characters (16 x 16 dots, max.) are available for A1101S in addition to normal and small size. With a large character set, users are able check e-mail and other content more easily. A quick and easy-to-understand reference booklet that illustrates basic functions is attached.
Main Specifications of A1101S -
Height X Width X Thickness (Folded) Approx. 47 x102x23 (mm)
Weight Approx. 110 g
Continuous talk time Approx. 170 minutes
Continuous stand-by time Approx. 270 hours
Body Colors Splash white, Infinity Silver, Trance Orange
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