Sony Ericsson Bringing Out Another UIQ Smartphone

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Sony Ericsson has unveiled the M600, its latest Symbian smartphone.

Unlike many of this company’s devices, because it uses the UIQ interface it will have a touchscreen. In this case, it will be a QVGA, 2.6-inch display.

Specifically, the M600 will run Symbian 9.1 and use UIQ 3.0.

Even though it has a numberpad rather than a keyboard, Sony Ericsson is emphasizing the messaging capabilities of the M600.

Perhaps this is a result of Ericsson’s influence on the design. This is a European company, and — in general — Europeans are more comfortable entering text through a numberpad that most Americans are.

Sony Ericsson M600 Still, it seems very clear that a version of this device will be released outside of Europe.

Wireless Speed

Sony Ericsson is also talking up this smartphone’s support for UMTS high-speed wireless networking, giving it a maximum data transfer speed of 384 kilobits per second (kbps).

Naturally, it will also support GPRS. There will even be two regional variations of this device, based on different versions of the GPRS standard.

One of these, the M600i, will be for Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and the Americas.

The other, the M600c, will be for Mainland China.

And this won’t be the only variations in this model. There will be Granite Black and Crystal White versions, as well as ones with different numberpads for the various countries where it will be available.

According to Sony Ericsson, the M600 will be launched during the second quarter of this year.

More information is available on this smartphone’s developer’s web site.

Thanks to wolwol for the tip.

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