Sony Ericsson continues to support numerous mobile platforms. With the Sony Ericsson Aspen, Windows Mobile 6.5.3 has the honour of being the operating system selected for this Smartphone with a keyboard.
We saw a few days ago a device going by the code name the Sony Ericsson Faith, but we now have the official release: the Sony Ericsson Aspen Smartphone which is aimed more at a professional market with Windows Mobile 6.5.3 and keyboard lodged under the landscape shaped tactile screen.
The professional aspect can also be seen by the fact that the device appears in the Greenheart range of mobiles, designed with environmental considerations taken into account, an aspect which may seduce some companies looking to improve their environmental image (or that of their brand).
Specifications Labelled as a "business phone with a conscience" by Quentier Cordier, director of marketing at Sony Ericsson, it puts emphasis its rich and intuitive interface ( Mobile Shell 3.0 ) and productivity tools, elements which should attract professionals.
The Sony Ericsson Aspen Smartphone is a quad band GSM/EDGE and bi-band UMTS/HSPA telephone with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity options, as well as an A-GPS module, a 3.5 mm headphone jack and micro USB port.
The device comes with a 2.4" QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) tactile display, a 3.5 mega pixel digital camera on the back and a port for microSDHC memory cards. Its dimensions are 117 x 60 x 12.45 mm, it weighs 130 g and has an announced battery life of 10 hours in GSM communication (8h in 3G) an up to 600 hours in standby. The device also has an announced 12 hours when listening only to music.
The Sony Ericsson Aspen will be available in the second quarter of 2010 in either black or silver, although its price is still unknown.