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Sony Ericsson K618i UMTS Phone Announced


Posted: 09 Aug 2006
Sony Ericsson K618i UMTS Phone Announced

Sony Ericsson today announces the K618i, a slim and lightweight 3G phone that delivers an ideal mix of mobility, multimedia applications, and business solutions.

Developed for those users that want entertainment on the move and a powerful business tool, the K618i 3G device is as light and slim as a typical 2.5G phone, yet delivers high-speed rates for streaming or downloading music and video clips, browsing the web, or gaming. And staying in control of email is made easier with support for push email, allowing messages to be sent directly to the phone without having to download them.

Well equipped for both capturing and sharing photos, and playing music, the K618i also features Bluetooth Streaming, to send full-length music tracks (or video clips) wirelessly from the phone and listened to on a compatible Stereo Bluetooth enabled device or headset.

One click of the dedicated camera button and the 2.0-megapixel camera is activated, which comes complete with 2.5x digital zoom and Mobile Blogger. This application allows the user to post (or blog) their images directly to their own blogsite, giving friends and family the chance to go online and view the shots. The K618i is also ready for making video calls; the separate video telephony camera and high-speed 3G connectivity making this a reality.

The 256 MB Memory Stick Micro (M2) provided caters to memory needs and will store around 700 photos or 230 music tracks. There is also the option to expand the external memory up to 1 GB as an individual's media library grows.

The K618i slim-line 'stick' design will launch in a choice of Vibrant Black or Bright White. This UMTS 2100 device will be available in selected markets from Q3 2006.

Sony Ericsson K618i - Features at a glance:


  • Music player (with MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ support)
  • OMA DRM phase 1
  • Phone speaker
  • Full streaming Audio/Video
  • Polyphonic > 64 chord ringtones
  • Java MIDP 2.0
  • 3D games
  • Music DJ
  • Video DJ
  • Photo DJ
  • PlayNow
  • Disc2Phone computer ripping software
  • Stereo headset
  • 256 MB M2 card

Imaging & Messaging

  • 176 x 220 px, TFT 1.9-inch 262K-color display
  • 2.0-megapixel camera
  • 2.5x digital zoom for still images
  • QCIF video recording & streaming
  • QVGA video playback
  • VGA Video Telephony camera
  • Consumer push email
  • SMS and MMS
  • Instant Messaging
  • Mobile Blogger - Picture blog application


  • UMTS 2100
  • Bluetooth EDR
  • PC Tools & Software
  • USB 2.0 Mass storage FS
  • USB charging
  • USB cable
  • Fast port connector
  • External antenna connector
  • Flight mode
  • HTML Full Browser with RSS

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