Tong Zhang
(Senior Editor)
09/01/10 09:19 AM
Sony Ericsson Introduces the A8i Smartphone for China Mobile

Sony Ericsson today announces that it is strengthening its portfolio in China by launching the first smartphone to support China Mobile's TD-SCDMA network, the Sony Ericsson A8i. The Sony Ericsson A8i features a 3.5-inch touch screen, a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus, built in Bluetooth, GPS and music and video playback. Here are the features and specs of the Sony Ericsson A8i:



Sony Ericsson A8i at a glance:

* High-speed, easy-to-use OMS 2.0 smartphne platform which is fully supported by China Mobile?s entertainment services and applications
* Combines a 3.5? touch widescreen with CMMB mobile TV functionality and delivers amazing high-definition visual effects
* Support both TD-SCDMA 3G networks and WLAN connections
* Stylish design featuring the human curvature design concept
* Features Sony Ericsson signature entertainment applications such as TrackID, linked directly with China Mobile?s music download service


Sony Ericsson A8i:

Camera

* 5 megapixel camera
* 4x digital zoom
* Auto focus
* Geo tagging
* Photo flash
* Photo light
* Touch focus
* Video recording
* LED flash

Music

* Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
* Media player
* Music player
* Music tones (MP3/AAC)
* TrackID application

Web

* Bookmarks
* Pan & zoom
* Web search (from standby)
* HTML 4.01
* XHTML 1.1

Communication

* Call list
* Conference calls
* Polyphonic ringtones
* Speakerphone
* Vibrating alert
* Video calling

Messaging

* Conversations
* Email
* Microsoft Exchange Active-
* Sync
* Handwriting recognition
* Instant messaging
* Picture messaging (MMS)
* Predictive text input
* Sound recorder
* Text messaging (SMS)
* Unified messaging

Design

* Auto rotate
* Light sensor
* Torch
* OMS 2.0
* Picture wallpaper
* Proximity sensor
* Touchscreen

Entertainment

* eCompass
* FM radio
* Java
* Media browser
* Video streaming
* Video viewing

Organiser

* Alarm clock
* Calculator
* Calendar
* Dictionary
* Document readers
* eManual
* Flight mode
* Notes
* Phone book
* Tasks

Connectivity

* 3.5 mm audio jack
* aGPS
* Bluetooth technology
* Modem
* Micro USB
* Synchronisation
* USB mass storage
* USB High speed 2.0 support
* WLAN

Screen

* 3.5 inches
* 854x480 pixels
* 262,144 colour TFT

Accessories

* In-Box:
* Sony Ericsson A8i
* Battery
* stereo portable handsfree
* Charger
* User documentation

Facts

* Size: 117 x 59 x 14 mm
* Weight: 136 grams
* Phone memory: Up to 200 MB
* Memory card support: microSD, up to 32GB
* Talk time GSM/GPRS: 5 hours
* Talk time (TD-SCDMA): 7 hours 30 min
* Standby time GSM/GPRS: 260 hours
* Standby time (TD-SCDMA): 260 hours

Availability and versions

* Networks
* TD 2010-2025 band, TD 1880-1920 band
* GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
* Available in selected markets from Q4 2010

Colour

* White
* Black



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