3G Business Solutions

3G Business Solutions
3G business mobiles are important to the fluid operation of a business where workers must often work on the road. If you do not choose the right business mobile and mobile phone plans, then your business can grind to a halt whenever a key member of staff is away from the office. Poor communications options can be a menace to optimum productivity, especially if the problem is widespread. Inadequate business mobiles amongst many essential workers can mean days of productivity lost to communications problems every month. Fortunately, there are many business 3G mobile phone plans which can provide a wide variety of communications options at very reasonable rates.

Constant Internet access via 3G networks and mobiles has become a necessary part of efficient business, as voice-only communication is becoming outdated. Discussions don't leave a paper trail and misunderstandings in conversation can quickly grow out of hand. With information being so easy to access thanks to 3G capable mobiles, many people will demand figures now, when in the past they would have waited. Many 3G business mobiles can act as wireless hotspots for laptops, so there is little reason that anyone in your business should ever need to delay on sending data. The accessibility of 3G business mobiles coupled with the convenience of using a laptop means a more efficient out-of-office experience for your workers.

There are times where even a laptop is out of the question to carry, though, which is where specialist business mobiles like the BlackBerry series come in. The BlackBerry series has a well-deserved reputation for providing a compact online communications solution for business needs. Many customers have found that a BlackBerry becomes an essential part of their daily lives, allowing them to stay in contact with people via voice calls, text messages, emails and even blog posts. The Internet access features of the BlackBerry are so popular, in fact, that some mobile phone carriers offer business plans that allow for unlimited Internet access and email downloads for a flat monthly fee. For sheer range of communication options, you cannot ask for much more from business mobiles.


Sony Ericsson 3G K618 Launched


Europe : Sony Ericsson announced the K618: a slim, lightweight 3G phone that will launch in selected markets and deliver the perfect mix of mobile phone, multimedia applications and business solutions.

The new K618 has been developed for those users that want ‘the best of both worlds’; entertainment on the move & a powerful business tool. This high performance 3G device is as light and slim as a typical 2.5G phone, yet delivers blisteringly-fast speeds for streaming or downloading music & video clips, browsing the web or gaming. And staying in control of your inbox is made easier with support for push email, allowing messages to be sent directly to the phone without having to download them.

“The K618 is the ideal phone to bring the benefits of 3G-enabled mobile entertainment to a wide audience,” says Jan Wäreby Corporate Executive Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing, Sony Ericsson. “It will have appeal with the business person on the move, who will appreciate the freedom and choice that the latest mobile technologies can offer. It’s a great-looking, desirable phone that you’ll want to keep close to hand.”



K618 – Features

Entertainment
Music player (with MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ support)
OMA DRM phase 1
Phone speaker
Full streaming Audio/Video
Polyphonic >64 ring tones
Java MIDP 2.0
3D games
Music DJ™
Video DJ™
Photo DJ™
PlayNow™
Disc2Phone computer ripping software
Stereo headset
256MB M2 card


Imaging & Messaging
176x220 pixels, TFT 1.9” 262k colour display
2.0 Megapixel camera
2.5x digital zoom for still images
QCIF video recording & streaming
QVGA video playback
VGA Video Telephony camera
Consumer push email
SMS and MMS
Instant Messaging
Mobile Blogger - Picture blog application


Connectivity
UMTS 2100
Bluetooth™ EDR
PC Tools & Software
USB 2.0 Mass storage FS
USB charging
USB cable
Fast port connector
External antenna connector
Flight mode
HTML Full Browser with RSS

This compact phone is well equipped for both capturing & sharing photos, and playing music. Notably, the K618 features Bluetooth™ Streaming, which means that full-length music tracks (or video clips) can be sent wirelessly from the phone and listened to on a compatible Bluetooth™ enabled device, such as the Stereo Bluetooth Headset HBH-DS970.

One click of the dedicated camera button and the 2.0 Megapixel camera is activated, which comes complete with 2.5x digital zoom and Mobile Blogger This application allows the user to post (or blog) their images directly to their own blogsite, giving friends and family the chance to go online and view the shots. The K618 is also ready for making video calls; the separate video telephony camera and high speed 3G connectivity making this a reality.

With so many multimedia functions available, it’s possible to build up a sizeable collection of photos, music files, video clips and web pages. The 256MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) provided caters for this and will store around 700 photos or 230 music tracks for example*. There is also the option to expand the external memory up to 1GB as an individual’s media library grows.

The K618 is a striking, slim-line ‘stick’ design that will launch in a choice of Vibrant Black or Bright White. This UMTS 2100 device will be available in selected markets from Q3 2006.

* Examples based on assumption of 4 minutes per track and codec compression eAAC+ and 32kbps for music/number of tracks. Or picture size of 2.0 Megapixel, taken in Normal Mode for recordable pictures.

Accessories
Core Accessories:

Stereo Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-DS970
Stereo Portable Handsfree HPM-65
Flash MXE-60
Music Cable MMC-60
Music Desk Stand MDS-60
Other Accessories:

Desk Stand CDS- 60
Travel charger CMT-60
Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-GV435
Bluetooth™ Headset HBH- IV835
Bluetooth™ Car Speakerphone HCB-100

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