London: Sony Ericsson has announced the launch of its Aspen business mobile phone which uses Windows mobile 6.5.3 operating system and seems like a good contender to challenge blackberry business phones. The newest edition to the Sony Ericsson GreenHeart portfolio, Sony Ericsson Aspen, allows easy multi-tasking combining the touch experience and a real QWERTY keyboard. Organise and adapt panels to change during the day and use Slide View for quick access to common features.
With Sony Ericsson Aspen, users can view and edit office files easily and comfortably with one touch operation, or just access the internet in one click. The QWERTY keyboard is made for fast and easy typing. Simple email set up allows for a maximized messaging experience on the go. Secure the phone's contents through the Microsoft MyPhone service, which remotely erases phone data when the handset is lost or stolen.
"Sony Ericsson Aspen is the business phone with a conscience, perfect for any consumer or company who want to make a green choice in their daily work life," said Quentin Cordier, Global Marketing Manager, Sony Ericsson. "An affordable GreenHeart phone with the latest version of Windows Phone, the Sony Ericsson Aspen has a rich user interface and powerful productivity tools. But it's not all about work, stay in touch with the fun parts of life with Media Browser and PlayNow, with simple access to social networks and quick and easy access to media files. Find the fun with a-GPS, Google Maps and snap pictures with the 3.2megapixel camera."
Aspen has 4x digital zoom and functions like Multishot, Self timer and Smart contrast. It supports various entertainment services and platforms like 3D games, Facebook, FM radio with RDS, Java, Skype, Video streaming, Video viewing and YouTube.
In terms of utility and office related software, Aspen comes loaded with Adobe PDF Reader, Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Flight mode, Microsoft Office Mobile, Notes, Outlook Mobile, Phone book, Stopwatch and Tasks. The phone screen is 2.4 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA) with 65,536 colour TFT. Its size is 117 x 60 x 12.45 mm and weighs 130 grams. The box version comes with 4Gb SanDisk microSD card which can be extended upto 16GB.
The battery life of phone is quite good. The company claims that it supports up to eight hours of talk time, 12 hours of music time and 600 hours of standby time. Sony Ericsson Aspen will be available in selected markets from Q2 in the colours Iconic Black and White Silver. The price is still not disclosed.