Sony Ericsson have announced a new entry-level cellphone, the T715, offering 3G connectivity, a 2.2-inch 240 x 320 LCD display and a 3.2-megapixel camera. The handset differs from the usual run-of-the-mill consumer device by adding Exchange ActiveSync support to the normal IM, MMS and SMS messaging; it also comes loaded with Google Maps.
The T715's A-GPS is used for directions and also for geotagging photos. Sony Ericsson have loaded on a YouTube viewer and the NetFront browser, which take advantage of the handset's quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and HSPA (both a 2100MHz UMTS model and a 850/1900/2100MHz UMTS model, the T715a, will be released). Internal storage is 90MB, augmented by microSD card, and the whole thing weighs 96.5g and measures 91.5 x 48 x 14.9mm.
GSMHelpdesk.nl had a chance to go hands-on with the T715, and you can see some of their live photos in the gallery below. The shots seem to confirm that it's quite a chunky device, but they praise its full feature-set and media functionality.
The Sony Ericsson T715 will go on sale in Q3 2009, price tba. There's also a new Bluetooth headset, the VH310, which weighs 10g and offers up to 500hrs standby or 11hrs talktime. Again, no pricing details have been released.
The Sony Ericsson T715 - a sophisticated slider phone that fits your lifestyle
The Sony Ericsson T715 allows consumers to stay connected without any compromise on communication features or design. An ultra compact slider mobile phone, the T715 still offers a large keypad and font size allowing you to get the most out of your SMS, MMS or email management.
London – June 25, 2009 – Keep yourself organised in an intuitive way with the T715’s smart desktop feature, direct reminders of appointments, notes and special animation to remind you of birthdays and global events. Messaging is quick and easy with the ability to review the history of your conversation as you go along.
Need to access the internet? The turbo 3G network connection allows stress-free fast browsing and the large 2.2” screen shows off websites in all their glory – even in direct sunlight! The T715 comes complete with Google Maps™ including local search and directions and AccuWeather.com® - giving you access to three day weather forecasts so you’ll never be caught short without an umbrella or your sunglasses.
At the size of a credit card and with a high-class finish, the T715 adds a touch of sophistication to your life. Whip it out and snap high quality pictures even in a dark environment with the 3.2 megapixel camera with Photo light.
The sophisticated Sony Ericsson design means the T715 will look at home wherever you are, whether it’s at an important business meeting or if you are joining your friends for lunch.
“The T715 is a sophisticated slider mobile phone that fits a busy lifestyle and is perfect for those who are looking for a phone with practical and up-to-date features” said Quentin Cordier, Marketing Business Manager at Sony Ericsson. “Building on our current 3G portfolio, the T715 allows us to bring 3G mobile phones to even more markets giving them high speed internet access wherever they are. With a premium brushed aluminium cover and glossy front, this new mobile phone demonstrates the sophisticated design language consumers have come to expect from Sony Ericsson.”
The Sony Ericsson T715
Practical design for best use of communication features:
Elegant and compact slider – looks sophisticated no matter what the setting
Large keypad and font size – get the most out of your SMS or email management
3G network connection – quick and easy internet browsing
Large 2.2” screen – even in direct sunlight
Smart desktop and birthday reminders – organise your life in an intuitive way
3.2 megapixel camera with Photo light – perfect pictures no matter what the lighting conditions
Also announced today is the Bluetooth™ Headset VH310 – made to fit everyone. The VH310 gives you handsfree freedom with no wires, no worries and weighing only 10 grams. The VH310 lasts for more than 20 days on one charge.
Bluetooth Headset VH310
Designed for comfort – made to fit
The perfect fit - three earpieces and two removable ear hooks
All day comfort – weighs only 10 grams!
Talk, talk, talk – more than 20 days of life on one charge
The T715 supports HSPA 2100 and GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and the T715a supports HSPA 850/1900/2100 and GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900. The T715 will be available in selected markets in the colours Galaxy Silver and Rouge Pink in the third quarter 2009.
The Sony Ericsson T715 phone at a glance
3.2 megapixel camera
Up to 3.2x digital zoom
Send to web
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
Access NetFront™ web browser
Google™ search (from standby)
Video calling (main camera)
Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Text messaging (SMS)
FM radio with RDS
Geo tagging of photos (cell-id)
USB mass storage
Stereo portable handsfree
Clip-on Bluetooth™ Handsfree VH300
Power Pack CPP-100
Design collection IDC-31 Courtside Case
Facts and Figures
Size: 91.5 x 48 x 14.9 mm
Weight: 96.5 grams
Colours: Galaxy Silver (piano finish), Rouge Pink (mirror finish)
Main screen: 262,144 colour TFT,
Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA)
Size: 2.2 inches
Phone memory: Up to 90MB
Memory card support: SanDisk microSD™
Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 10 hrs
Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 400 hrs
Talk time UMTS: Up to 4 hrs
Standby time UMTS: Up to 350 hrs
Video call time: Up to 3hrs
Availability and versions
UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100
The T715 will be available in selected markets in the third quarter 2009
The Sony Ericsson Bluetooth™ Headset VH310 at a glance
Up to 500hrs/11hrs
Most Bluetooth™ phones from SEMC and other brands
In the box
3 ear pieces and 2 removable hooks
1) Facts and features may vary depending on local variant.
2) Talk and standby times are affected by network preferences, type of SIM card, connected accessories and various activities e.g. games. Kit contents and colour options may differ from market to market. The full range of accessories may not be available in every market.
© Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, 2009.