Sony Ericsson unveils the T226 mobile phone for the American market – offering
great value with MMS and powerful features
June 3, 2003
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications today unveiled the T226 mobile phone for the American market. The T226 is a colour screen dual-band 850/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS handset that combines the fun of imaging, entertainment and Internet connectivity in a lightweight, easy-to-use phone. Designed for simplicity with a strong focus on the features that consumers prioritize most, the Sony Ericsson T226 has easy access desktop menus for fast access to fun games, ring tones and picture messages.
“The T226 is specially designed for users who want a stylish and affordable phone that contains advanced features and functionality without the expensive price tag,” said Suzanne Cross, Sony Ericsson Product Marketing Manager in North America. “The T226 is the smart choice for mobile users seeking a nimble phone that’s not just easy-to-use but also fun-to-use.”
Whether at a child’s school play or on a family holiday, this phone makes it easy for users to stay in touch and share the fun through photo messaging. Together with the CommuniCamTM MCA-25 snap-on camera accessory, the T226 enables users to capture, view, and send their photos, either to the recipient’s computer or to a compatible mobile phone.
The T226 is light and compact and offers a rich colour screen, whose high pixel density LCD screen supports advanced image viewing and an impressive mobile gaming experience.
With Picture Caller ID as a standard feature of the T226, users see not only the phone number, but also the photo of their callers. The phone can double as a speakerphone when connected to Sony Ericsson’s Desk Speaker Stand CSS-20 for times at home or in the office when handsfree calling is a must.
The fun experience is enhanced by the rich, 32-tone polyphonic sound that greets users with a separate speaker just for ring tones. The T226 even lets users record their own voice and use it as a ring tone. For gaming, users will appreciate the added fun of a five-way joystick for enhanced mobile game play. Users of the T226 can take advantage of the phone’s Mophun gaming engine for the widest selection of downloadable colour games.
The Sony Ericsson T226 unit is compact, measuring just 3.9 x 1.7 x 0.75 inches and weighing only 2.6 ounces. It has powerful battery life, averaging 7.5 hours talk time and 275 hours stand-by time. The T226 is a dual-band 850/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS phone and will be commercially available in Q3 2003 in the Americas; the CommuniCamTM MCA-25 camera and the Desk Speaker Stand CSS-20 accessories are sold separately.
About Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB offers mobile communications products for people who appreciate the possibilities of powerful technology. Established in 2001 by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and Sony Corporation, the joint venture continues to build on the success of its two innovative parent companies. Sony Ericsson creates value for its operator customers by bringing new ways of using multimedia communications while mobile. The company’s management is based in London, and has 4,000 employees across the globe working on research, development, design, sales, marketing, distribution and support.
For further information, please visit: www.SonyEricsson.com.