You may recall we got "hands on" with the Sony Ericsson K610 3G phone during this year’s 3GSM – and were suitably impressed. Well, a slight variation on the theme is about to launch in the UK – the K610im, Sony Ericsson’s first phone to support the i-mode service, offered in the UK by O2.
Packed very neatly into a Carbon Black casing with a 1.9-inch QVGA TFT 260k, the K610im features a 2MP camera with 2.5x digital zoom and a VGA camera for video calling. Storage is via the supplied 64MB Memory Stick, which can be expanded to 1GB if you want to pack it with music, which you can transfer over via the supplied USB cable and software. The phone also supports over-the-air downloads and features the usual audio and video playback, along with games, plus Bluetooth and push email.
In addition, with the i-mode service, you get access to the enhanced mobile applications, including email, web browsing and MMS, faster downloads, plus access to over 150 i-mode sites currently available in the UK through O2. The K610im will be available from O2 in the final quarter of 2006 – price to be confirmed.