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Sony Ericsson Xperia 2 coming to Singapore

Sony Ericsson Xperia 2

Building on the success of their Xperia mobile phone, Sony Ericsson has developed the Xperia 2 which will be arriving in Singapore in Q4. Powered by Windows Mobile 6.5, the Xperia 2 sports a 3.2-inch display and 8.1-megapixel camera with up to 16x digital zoom.

Singapore – September 3, 2009 – Today Sony Ericsson announces the XPERIA™ X2, a new Windows® phone that offers a best-in-class email and multimedia experience. In the modern world where 24/7 communication is key, users can instantly synchronise their mail and calendar and open and edit Microsoft® Office Mobile documents quickly and efficiently to stay connected with colleagues wherever they are.

The XPERIA™ X2 also includes the unique SlideView feature, which provides quick access to frequently used phone activities. Providing quick interaction with contacts, messages, media and more, SlideView provides an overview of missed incoming activity, notifying the user of any missed calls, e-mails and text messages so users don’t overlook an important contact.

With 14 specially designed preloaded XPERIA™ panels and 16 more to download, users can work with no boundaries with the XPERIA™ X2. From Skype, Mytopia and Google™, to games, CNN and Windows Live™, the panels ensure users are up-to-date with what matters most to them. With an improved touch interface and new 3D signature panel users also benefit from flexible desktop panels designed to categorise business, fun and communication features. Just set favourites to appear during certain times of the day and can get the latest news in the morning, YouTube™ at lunchtime and games for the journey home.

Powered by QWERTY messaging, Windows Mobile® users can even show their presentations on the big screen with the TV out cable – the XPERIA™ X2 makes a day at the office a walk in the park.

“In the fast moving world we live in, the need to stay connected has never been so important.” said Tong Kai-Loong, Head of Marketing, Singapore at Sony Ericsson. “We constantly rely on our mobile phones as an extension to the office and the XPERIA™ X2 debuting with Windows Mobile®6.5, allows users to work quickly and efficiently while on the move. The XPERIA™ X2 also features a new range of interactive panels as well as SlideView, which provides quick access to frequently used phone activities – perfect for those who need to see any missed incoming activity at a glance.”

Entertainment is not compromised on XPERIA™ X2. Enjoy amazing multimedia with the 3.2” high resolution touch screen and DVD quality and take advantage of the 8.1 megapixel camera to capture and instantly share experiences with friends and family. Personalise the panels and users can access Facebook™ to upload their party or holiday images and they can chat with friends across the world via Skype. Whether it is music, photography, email, video or gaming the XPERIA™ X2 has it all.

“Windows® phones allow people to manage their whole world – from work to home to play – on a single handset,” said Stephanie Ferguson, General Manager, Product Management, Microsoft Corp.  “The XPERIA™ X2 taps the powerful messaging and multimedia capabilities in Windows Mobile® so customers can be in touch, productive and entertained wherever they are.”

With the need to stay connected 24/7 Sony Ericsson has designed XPERIA™ Services, a bespoke and unique after sales package designed to help XPERIA™ X2 users get the most out of their mobile phone. With a specialised technical team standing by to support busy users and talk through the outstanding features the XPERIA™ X2 has to offer users can get help from troubleshooting to how to access their favourite websites. And if their XPERIA™ X2 stops working while they are abroad, XPERIA™ Services can replace the mobile phone via a simple phone call. XPERIA™ Services really has been devised with the consumer in mind and to help consumers discover more about their XPERIA™ X2.


• Windows Mobile®6.5 – flexibility to work on the go
• Make the most of the day – flexible desktop panels categorised for life: communication and fun, multimedia, business and internet
• Work without boundaries – instant synchronisation of mail, calendar powered by QWERTY keyboard messaging and Windows Mobile®
• SlideView – quick access to frequently used phone activities and overview of missed incoming activity
• Present documents on the big screen – TV out cable
• Never get stranded – XPERIA™ exclusive travel insurance
• Enjoy amazing multimedia – 3.2” high resolution touch screen and DVD quality
• 8.1 mega pixel camera with Photo light – easily upload images to web albums
• Real 3D panel – 3D effects and zoom, music playback controls

Big business meeting? Arrive charged with the Car Charger AN300 – ultra fast, ultra-safe and ultra-reliable. A perfect accessory for the XPERIA™ X2, it charges 40 per cent faster than most car chargers – just plug into the cigarette lighter and go.

XPERIA™ X2 supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSPA 850/900/2100. XPERIA™ X2 will be available in Singapore from early Q4 2009 in Elegant Black and Modern Silver.

Camera 8.1 megapixel camera 
Up to 16x digital zoom
Auto focus
Geo tagging
Image stabilizer
Send to web
Touch focus
Photo light
Video recording
Music Album art
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Sony Ericsson media player
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
Sony Ericsson media player
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow™ arena*
Stereo speakers
Windows Media® Player 
Web Bookmarks
Google™ search
Internet Explorer® 
Pan & Zoom
Web feeds
Communication  Call list
Conference calls
Polyphonic ringtones
Vibrating alert
Messaging Email
Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
Handwriting recognition
Instant messaging
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Text messaging (SMS)
Design Auto rotate
Picture wallpaper
Wallpaper animation
Windows Mobile® 6.5
Entertainment 3D games
Motion gaming
Video streaming
Video viewing
YouTube™ application
Connectivity A-GPS
Bluetooth™ technology
DNLA Certified™
Google Maps™
TV out
USB mass storage
USB support
Organizer Adobe® PDF Reader
Alarm clock
Flight mode
Microsoft® Office Mobile
Phone book
Accessories In-Box: 
§ Battery
§ Battery Charger 
§ Stereo Portable Handsfree MH500
§ USB cable
§ TV out cable
§ 4GB SanDisk microSD™ memory card
§ User guide
Optional accessories:
Bluetooth™ Headset PV740
Car charger AN300
Video Viewing Stand IM920
Facts and Figures 1)2) Size: 110 x 54 x 16 mm
Weight: 115 grams
Colours: Elegant Black, Modern Silver
Main screen: 65,536 colour TFT
Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels (WVGA)
Size: 3.2 inches
Phone memory: Up to110MB
Memory card support: SanDisk microSD™ and microSDHC™, up to 16GB
Talk time GSM: Up to 10 hrs
Standby time GSM: Up to 500 hrs
Talk time UMTS: Up to 6hrs
Standby time UMTS: Up to 640hrs

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