Sony Ericsson K550i Overview

sony_ericsson_k530i_12.jpgKey Features
2 Megapixel Cyber-shot™ Camera with Auto Focus
Bluetooth® Technology
EDGE Technology
64 Mbytes Memory Plus Memory Stick Micro™ M2™
Media Player
FM Radio RDS

Sony Ericsson K550i Review

The Sony Ericsson K550i is a Cyber-shot™ mobile phone which comes in a super stylish casing. The handset is lightweight which means the user can carry it where ever they go which weighs 85 grams in total. The K550i is slim at only 14mm in depth & compact with a height of 102mm & a width of 46mm. The handset feels good to hold in a single hand & has a solid but compact feel to it. The handset comes in a jet black coloured casing & a pearl white colour which comes with a smooth finish. The K550i is a imaging & camera focused mobile phone which is easy & fun to use. The K550i comes in a i-mode™ version which is the Sony Ericsson K550im which focused on the Internet & imagining features

The phone comes with a beautiful 262k colour TFT type screen which has a high screen resolution. The screen makes the perfect tool for viewing all those colourful photos the user will be taking with this mobile phone. The phone comes with colourful animated wallpapers & the user can download more wallpapers or screensavers to suit their style. The user can even use their personal photos as a screensaver or wallpaper.

The high quality camera feature provides the user with an easy to use 2 megapixel camera Cyber-shot™ camera. The user can take photos instantly by simply sliding the lens cover & away they go. The Cyber-shot™ camera provides the user with a high resolution digital camera which allows the user to view their shots on the TFT colour screen. The camera feature comes complete with a digital zoom, photo light, auto focus & dedicated camera features menu. The auto focus feature will automatically focus on the subject & allows the user to capture a focused & clear photo every time. The digital zoom is a 2.25 x zoom which allows the user to zoom in & out of the subject & still gain a clear & precise photo. The user can send their photos to a picture blog site which allows the user to share their photos with others easily. The user simply takes a photo using their integrated 2 megapixel camera Cyber-shot™ camera, adds some text about the photo & publishes it for all to view.

The Cyber-shot™ camera feature also provides the user with video recording capabilities which allows the user to capture & save those fun moments as moving video footage. The user can change the video settings to suit the desired finish. The user can share their video recording with others, save them for a later viewing or create a video sequence using the Video DJ™ feature.

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The Sony Ericsson K550i comes with a built in media player which allows the user to playback music & video in the most popular video & music formats. The user can download all their favourite music & enjoy a fun music experience on their mobile handset. The user can playback all the fun video clips that friends have sent to them. The phone comes with a FM radio complete with RDS which provides a text feed from the radio station for the user to view information whilst listening to their favourite radio station. The K550i comes with a TrackID™ music recognition feature which allows the find out the name of the group or artist & the name of a song they like, quickly & easily. The user simply records a few seconds of a song they have heard which will be sent to TrackID™ which is powered by Gracenote™ Mobile MusicID & all the information regarding the song will be sent to the user within seconds. The PlayNow™ feature allows the user to download a new ringtone within 3 clicks which is a fast way for the user to buy a ringtone they desire. The Sony Ericsson K550i supports MP3 & polyphonic ringtones.

The phone comes with a style up covers which lets the user create an individual feel & look to their mobile handset. The handset comes with useful every day features which include an alarm clock, stopwatch, calculator, calendar, notes, tasks, phone book & business card exchange. The user can share their contact details easily using the business card exchange feature & manage their phone book easily which will store all their contact names & numbers. The user can use a selection of features when on a plane or in a hospital as the flight mode ensures the phone will not interfere with the delicate equipment. The user can not make a receive calls when in flight mode as the radio transmitters are deactivated.

The user can use the conference call function to have a meeting style call with more than one contact per conference call which is ideal for making group decisions & arrangements. The Sony Ericsson K550i comes with a speaker phones facility which allows the user to take a call over the phones speaker system which means the user does not have to hold their handset & can hear their contact talking back over the speaker system. The phone comes with Java™ games already embedded which allows the user to open up their new handset & enjoy a lively game straight away.

The Sony Ericsson K550i comes with 64 bytes of built in memory complete with a expandable memory card option. The user can add one of the smallest memory cards on the current mobile phone market to expand their handsets memory capabilities up to 1 Gbyte. The phone comes with quad band technology which provides the user with Worldwide network coverage dependant on network operator. The K550i is a mobile Internet phone which allows the user to enjoy browsing the Internet & manage their email effectively on their mobile phone. The user can sign up to receive RSS feeds which provides the user with up to the minute news & other informative content from selected blogs & websites. The Bluetooth® technology allows the user to connect their K550i to any compatible Bluetooth® devices & enjoy a wireless connection between devices. The phone also supports USB, infra red & fast port connectivity. The phone comes with EDGE technology which provides fast speed data transfer & downloads which are approximately three times faster than GPRS transfers.

The phone comes with an instant & direct push email service which allows the user to enjoy an email service just like the service provided on their PC or laptop. The user can create, send & receive text messages & multimedia messages on their Sony Ericsson K550i. The user can create a fun message including a photo or video with text & sound which can be sent to any multimedia messaging compatible mobile phone user or email address.

Sony Ericsson K550i Specifications & Features

Screen
262k TFT Colour Screen (176 x220 Pixels)

Imaging
2 Megapixel Camera
Cyber-shot™ Camera
Auto Focus
Photo Light
2.25 x Digital Zoom
Video Player
Video Record
Picture Blogging
SVG Tiny 1.1
Video DJ™
Wallpaper Animation
Picture Wallpaper
Screensaver

Messaging
SMS (Text Messaging)
MMS (Multimedia Messaging)
SMS Long
Email
Push Email
Predictive Text Input

Sound
Media Player
FM Radio RDS
MP3 Ringtones
Polyphonic Ringtones
MusicDJ™
TrackID™
PlayNow™
Sound Recorder
Bluetooth® Stereo (A2DP)

Entertainment
Java™ Games
3D Games
Embedded Games
Downloadable Games

Organiser
Alarm Clock
Business Card Exchange
Calculator
Calendar
Contacts
File Manager
Flight Mode
Notes
Phone Book
Stopwatch
Tasks
Timer
Conference Calls
Speakerphone
Vibrating Alert

Connectivity
Bluetooth®
GPRS
USB
Fast Port
Synchronisation PC
EDGE
Infra Red

Network
Quad Band (GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900)

Internet
Access NetFront™ Web Browser
RSS Feeds

Memory & Talk Time
64 Mbytes Memory Plus Memory Stick Micro™ M2™
7 Hours Talk Time
350 Hours Standby

Weight & Size
85 g
102 x 46 x 14 mm

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