Sony Ericsson launches Z558 clamshell phone with touch-sensitive display

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Interesting new phone from Sony Ericsson – the Z558 is a clamshell handset with a touch-sensitive display, along with character recognition, which is in preparation for what the company calls "one-touch" text messaging.

Certainly the image is intriguing – bringing back memories of struggles with an old Palm and stylus (never got the hang of writing on one of those). The tri-band Z558’s touchscreen has a 220 x 176, 262,144-colour display, along with a 128 x 36 colour sub-display. There’s a 1.3 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom and 18MB of on-board memory, expandable using Memory Stick Micro (M2) cards. There’s also all the phone, messaging, music and gaming you’d expect from Sony Ericsson, along with Bluetooth.

There is Asian character recognition as well as English, with a special version (Z558c) for the Chinese market. The phone is set to ship later this month – whether it will land in the Uk is still not confirmed.

Sony Ericsson website

Via The Register

Dave Walker
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One thought on “Sony Ericsson launches Z558 clamshell phone with touch-sensitive display

  • i dont fancy clamshells that much since its hard to open with one hand sometimes. And they should have slapped a 2 megapixel camera instead of that paltry 1.3 megapixel camera. they bum out on this one

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