Sony Ericsson today announces the V640i, a stylish music phone with a funky feature set, available exclusively with Vodafone in selected markets. Here is more info:
"Available in two rich colors or shades - Havana Gold and Quick Black - the Sony Ericsson V640i available exclusively with Vodafone provides a true music and entertainment experience. With support for Memory Stick Micro (M2) up to 4 gigabytes ? that's up to 3600 full-length tracks ? and a dedicated music key to help you navigate all of those songs, the V640i really can be your music library on-the-move.
* Real music, real time
* Download a full-length track in around 14 seconds Name that song
* Record a song clip on your phone, identify it immediately using TrackID and download it instantly Manage your media
* Drag and drop music and videos between phone and PC
The V640i is designed to appeal to music lovers looking for no-compromise performance. Weighing in at a pocket-sized 97grams, it delivers 3G Broadband (HSDPA) Web browsing on your mobile. It also means that it takes about 14 seconds to download a full-length music track**; up to four times faster than average on a 3G phone.
There?s no need to worry if you just can?t place a song that you hear on the radio. The V640i?s in-built TrackID feature lets you record a 5 second music clip ? either by tagging it from the phone?s own FM Radio or from a nearby stereo ? and then within seconds receive notification back of the song title, the artist and the album name. The TrackID music recognition software can then provide a direct link to the homepage of Vodafone?s Music Store for fast track download. Hear it, identify it and own it.
More than just a music phone, the Sony Ericsson V640i keeps you entertained and fully informed. It will playback video at 15 frames per second and this, coupled with the bright 2.0 inch screen, makes it ideal for checking out the latest music videos when you are on-the-move. The V640i comes complete with pre-loaded Google Maps and eBay clients and also supports RSS Feeds to keep you up-to-date with the latest news, weather and entertainment.
If you prefer to capture the action for yourself, the V640i?s 2.0 megapixel camera is always at hand to shoot still pictures or moving images. Share these instantly with friends via MMS, email or postcard; or by uploading them to your own online gallery, or blogsite. Share the Web address to share your latest photos or video clips.
The V640i comes complete with new Media Manager software to let you easily move your favorite music, photos, videos and more between your PC and your phone. Music tracks or video clips will be automatically converted into phone-friendly formats and creating playlists or adding album artwork to your tracks is simple.
The Sony Ericsson V640i is available exclusively in Vodafone stores from Autumn 2007.
Facts and figures:
* Streaming Audio/Video * Media Manager * FM Radio * Audio Codec support: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA * DRM: Phase 1+2 and Microsoft DRM * PlayNow 4.0 * Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
* Picture and Video Blogging * Video Telephony CIF camera * 2.0 Megapixel fixed focus * 4x digital zoom * Video codec support: MPEG4, WMV, H.264, H.263 * Video recording / playback (15fps)
* Web mail; Hotmail, Yahoo, G-Mail as shortcuts * Wireless Village globally with support for AOL, Yahoo, MSN and ICQ * Push email * PC Synchronization * Flight mode * Bluetooth 2.0 * USB 2.0 full speed * Java MIDP 2.0 * E-mail client (POP3/IMAP4) * FOTA * SAIC
* 256 MB Memory Stick Micro (M2) * Stereo Headset HPM-64 (with 3.5 mm jack) * Media Manager PC software * USB cable (DCU-60) for easy and fast transfer * Battery (BST-38) * Charger (CST-70) * Documentation Set * PC Suite
Optional: Portable Speakers MPS-70
* No matter where you are going, take your music with you and share it with friends
Music Deskstand MDS-65
* Great sound, great design. Connect your phone and experience powerful sound with optimum bass.
Stereo Bluetooth Headset HBH-DS200
* Pair this compact Bluetooth Headset to your phone and enjoy superior sound in stereo. Streaming direct from your phone?s music library.
Fact and Figures Size (length x width x thickness): 103 x 47 x 15.5 mm Weight: 97grams Color(s): Havana Gold and Quick Black Screen: 262,144 color TFT Resolution: 176 x 220 pixels Size: 2.0 inches Phone memory: Up to 32MB Memory card: 256 MB Memory Stick Micro (M2) Talk time GSM/UMTS: up to 9 hours / up to 5 hours Standby time GSM/UMTS: up to 300 hours Video call time: up to 2.66 hours Music listening time: up to 21.8 hours Networks: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSDPA 2100"