SonyEricsson said it has launched the world's first multi media (MMS) handset, the T68i, as one of six new phones in its bid to take on the mobile handset market. The company said the T68i handset can be attached to a digital camera accessory, the Communicam MCA-20, which will enable the user to take photographs and then send them as an MMS message to another phone, email them to a PC, or store them.
Shipment of both the T68i, and the MCA-20 will begin immediately in both Europe and Asia, the company said.
The company also announced the launch of the P800, a multimedia smartphone with built in camera, running on triple band GSM and GPRS networks, as well as the Z700, which it described as a "gaming phone".
Both the P800 and the Z700 will be launched in the third quarter. The T68i, P800, and Z700 will all have built in Bluetooth capability.
In addition SonyEricsson said it is launching the GC75, a triple band GSM data modem for portable laptops providing full internet access in all five continents at speeds of 57.6 kbps. The product will be on the market at the end of the second quarter.
For the American market the company is launching the T61g, the T62u, and the T206.
The company said the T61g will be launched in the second quarter, and will operate on both the 850 and 1900 MHz GSM frequencies.
The T62u will incorporate both TDMA 800/1900 and GSM 850/1900 frequencies and GPRS, in addition to analogue, which it said will allow seamless roaming across multiple wireless technologies.
The T206 is a CDMA phone featuring Global Positioning System, as well as screensavers, games and enhanced messaging services.
SonyEricsson also announced the launch of two handsfree headphone sets, the HBH-30 to be launched in the second quarter, and the HCB-30, for use in cars, to be launched in the third quarter.
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