|Sony Ericsson and Vodafone Announce Launch of F500i|
Posted: 25-Jun-2004 [Source: Vodafone]
[Sony Ericsson F500i available exclusively on Vodafone live!(tm) featuring integrated still and video camera.]
London -- Sony Ericsson and Vodafone today announce the launch of the F500i camera phone, exclusively available on Vodafone live!(TM), Vodafone's industry leading multi media consumer service. Featuring a large colour screen, integrated still and video camera and support for music ringtones, the F500i offers consumers even greater opportunities to enjoy high quality games as well as an extensive range of services available on Vodafone live!(TM). The F500i will be sold across Vodafone live! markets, from the middle of July.
The F500i is designed specifically to help Vodafone meet the needs of consumers who increasingly want to get more out of multimedia services. Vodafone live!(TM) brings together an extensive range of services including colour picture messaging, the best in colour gaming, the largest catalogue of realistic music ringtones, alerts and information in colour and with pictures, immediate links to additional exciting content such as picture and text messaging, music, sport and news, all from an easy-to-use picture menu, available any time, any where.
Dual front design
The F500i promotes the use of imaging by its ease-of-use and dual front design concept, allowing both telephony and camera features on the same handset. A dedicated camera button on the side of the phone gives fast and easy access to the camera; it only takes a few clicks to take and send an image or a video clip. The camera features a 4x digital zoom and its 128x160 pixels, 65,536 TFT colour screen presents video, images and games with great clarity and resolution.
Games and more
With its colour screen and MultiAction(TM) joystick, the F500i gives a superior gaming experience. It features a graphics platform especially suitable for graphically rich mobile applications and content, Mascot Capsule Engine Micro3D Edition and a wide variety of great games will be available for download from the Vodafone live!(TM) portal. Compatible with the Gameboard EGB-10, the F500i can easily be transformed into a full-fledged gaming machine.
Imaging & Messaging Connectivity
* 128 x 160 pixels Display TFT
* 65,536 Colour screen
* 10 MB user Memory QuickShare(TM)
* SMS, EMS & MMS
* 3D graphics(animations and pictures)
* Picture phonebook
* Polyphonic (40 tones)
* Music DJ(TM)
* Direct links for easy download
* Java MIDP 2.0
* DRM (forward lock and SD support)
* 3D games
* USB and RS 2.32
* WAP 2.0
* GPRS class 10
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