The Sony Ericsson MD400 and MD400G are new HSPA USB Modems from Sony Ericsson. This is the first USB modem that also has a built-in M2 Memory Stick Micro and MiroSD slot plus the MD400G has a built-in GPS receiver. According to Sony Ericsson, their new USB modems are capable of 7.2Mb/s download and up to 2.0Mb/s upload speeds. Both the Sony Ericsson MD400 and MD400G will be available in the 4th Quarter of 2008.
Sony Ericsson MD400 and MD400G Features at a glance
- Sony Ericsson MD400/MD400g – the world on the move
- PlayNow shortcut link – just a click away from entertainment
- Auto configuration
- size, 70 x 28 x 15 mm
- Weight: 28g
- HSPA/UMTS Supported bands: Triple band 850/1900/2100 MHz
- EDGE/GPRS supported bands: Quad band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- Multi color LED illumination indicating communication status (and GPS status – MD 400g)
- 25 supported languages
- Sony Ericsson update services
- PlayNow icon – a click away from entertainment
- Available in two colors: Exquisite Ebony and Lustrous White
The Sony Ericsson J132 is an entry-level mobile phone from the Japanese-Swedish mobile phone manufacturer. Features are pretty basic, no camera, no MP3 player, just an FM player and a flashlight. Though the phone book memory is pretty generous at around 4MB. Rated talk time is 9 hours with 450 hours of standby time.
Availability of the Sony Ericsson J132 is around the 4th Quarter of 2008, selected markets only.
In line with the release of its new mobile phone line, Sony Ericsson also released a bunch of Bluetooth Headsets to add to their ever growing accessory line. The new Sony Ericsson Bluetooth headsets include the Sony Ericsson HBH-PV715, HBH-PV720, and HBH-PV740.
The HBH-PV715 is the practical choice amongst the three while the HBH-PV20 will cater to those fashionable individuals with its interchangeable covers. The HBH-PV40 is geared towards businessmen and is the high end product amongst the three.
Talk about going totally micro, the Sony HT-IS100 Home Theatre System probably has the smallest speakers available on a HTS. One would wonder if the sounds on the speakers would cover a small room but knowing Sony, I’m sure they found a way.
The speakers on the Sony HT-IS100 is about the size of a small golf ball but according to Sony, it can deliver a rich surround sound.
The Sony HT-IS100 has three 1080p HDMI inputs, optional wireless rear surround sound speakers, 5.1 channel system, 450 watts of power, and 32 bit S Master subwoofer.
The Sony HT-IS100 will be available in July for $700.
Not to be outdone by Panasonic, Sony has now YouTube content on their Bravia Internet Video Link. Other content offered on the Sony Bravia Internet Video link includes: Yahoo!, AOL, Sports Illustrated, blip.tv, CondéNet’s Style.com, Men.Style.com, Epicurious and Concierge.com channels, Sony Pictures’ Crackle, The Minisode Network and Inside Sony Pictures channels, FEARnet, Ford Models, SingingFool, and VideoDetective.
The Sony Bravia Internet Video Link is a small device attached to the back of selected Sony Bravia HDTVs. You need a broadband connection in order to view different types of content.
If you still don’t want to spend that much dough on a Blu-ray player but you still want to make full use of the capabilities of your HDTV then you might want to take a look at the Sony DVP-NS708H upscaling DVD player.
The Sony DVP-NS708H can upscale your DVD videos to 720p, 1080i, and 1080p, which is sort of like watching HD videos though of course, Blu-ray is much more awesome to watch. It also has Sony’s PhotoTV HD viewing for optimum viewing of your still images, can playback DVD-R/-RW/-R DL/+R/+RW/+R DL and CD-R/RW with DivX, and 12 bit/108 MHz Noise Shaped Video D/A Converter.
No word as to availability and pricing but I expect it’s Europe first.