Sony Ericsson Aspen Launched — First Phone with Windows Mobile 6.5.3

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It is just a few weeks until the big Mobile World Congress, the big smartphone show in Spain, but Sony Ericsson wasn’t happy to wait to launch its latest Windows phone. The brand new Aspen is the first phone running the newly released version of Windows Mobile, 6.5.3. The Aspen looks more like a phone from Nokia, and it has features that might appeal to the business user and consumer alike.

Aspen specs:

  • Size: 117 x 60 x 12.45 mm
  • Weight: 130 grams
  • Memory card support: SanDisk microSD™, up to 16 GB
  • Operating system: Windows Mobile® 6.5.3
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 10 hours
  • Standby time: GSM/GPRS: Up to 450 hours
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 8 hours
  • Standby time: UMTS: Up to 600 hours
  • Music listening  time: Up to 12 hours

Networks:

  • UMTS HSPA 900/2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS HSPA 850/900/2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

The Aspen will be available in the second quarter of this year, but there is no word on pricing as yet. The big story is the inclusion of the newest version of Windows Mobile, v.6.5.3. This version of WinMo has new interface features that make it work easier with touch. A welcome change is the ability to place program icons wherever desired on the Home screen. There is also a new magnifier that makes it easier to touch controls on legacy programs.

It’s easier to show with pictures, so here are some screenshots of Windows Mobile 6.5.3 that have not been seen before.

 
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