Sony Ericsson has announced the launch of its latest Windows Mobile powered handset, the Aspen.
A GreenHeart labeled handset, the phone is the first Sony Ericsson Windows Mobile handset to sport a QWERTY keyboard in a non-slide out format. The phone is being targeted as a Business device and packs in the latest version of Windows Phone and comes preloaded with powerful productivity tools. It is also a strong performer on the multimedia front with support for features like PlayNow and a mediabrowser.
The Aspen shares its design and form factor with successful business handsets like the Nokia E71 and all the popular Blackberry models. It also boasts of a Human curvature design that fits into the palm of the hand. The phone supports HSPA 900/2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA 850/900/2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. For navigational purposes, there is support for a-GPS. It also comes with Google Maps preloaded.
The Aspen has a 3.2 megapixel camera that supports 4x digital zoom and features like Multishot, Self timer and Smart contrast. It also supports 3D games and has FM radio with RDS. It features a 3.5mmjack as well, that will be appreciated by the music buff in you
The Aspen features a 2.4inch screen that supports a resolution of 240×320 and can display 65,536 colours.
Size: 117 x 60 x 12.45 mm
Weight: 130 grams
Memory card support: SanDisk microSD, up to 16 GB
Operating system: Windows Mobile 6.5.3
Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 10 hours
Standby time: GSM/GPRS: Up to 450hrs
Talk time UMTS: Up to 8 hours
Standby time: UMTS: Up to 600 hrs
Music listening time: Up to 12hrs
The Aspen will be available in two colour options Iconic Black and White Silver starting Q2, 2010. The price is yet to be announced.
Here are some images of the phone: