Sony Ericsson Tempts With Bargain-Priced 3G Naite? Cellphone

Sony Ericsson has been forced to take a long, hard look at their smartphone lineup with competition hitting from every angle, but it wasn't that long ago when the company's standard phones were their proverbial cup of tea. SE's sliders were amongst the nicest in the industry, and it's good to see the company still has what it takes in that arena.

The 3G-enabled Naite? has just been unleashed for the consumer realm, being made available in an unlocked form (meaning no contract is required to use it on AT&T or T-Mobile) for $159. It's one of the company's GreenHeart phones, which means that it's comprised of 50 percent post-consumer recycled plastic housing and has a low power consumption charger (.03W in standby mode); it also eliminates the paper user-manual and provides an integrated, in-phone e-manual in its place.

Checking e-mail, updating your Facebook status and staying on route with Google Maps is no problem at all, and of course you can expect top-notch multimedia capabilities and an integrated FM radio tuner. It's no Android phone, but for $159 without a contract, it's definitely not a bad secondary to keep around.


Sony Ericsson Delivers the Unlocked Naite Phone at Entry-Level Price
What: Sony Electronics Inc. announced today the Sony Ericsson 3G-enabled Naite? (pronounced ?nigh-tay?) unlocked handset, now available at Sony Style stores nationwide and SonyStyle.com for an affordable $159.

The newest addition to Sony Ericsson?s line of GreenHeart? handsets, Naite phones enable users to experience entertainment with reduced impact on the environment. Part of the GreenHeart program, the phone is comprised of 50 percent post-consumer recycled plastic housing and has a low power consumption charger (.03W in standby mode). It also eliminates the paper user-manual and provides an integrated, in-phone e-manual in its place.

The Naite phone makes it easy to check e-mail, enjoy conversational texting and even connect with friends through its integrated Facebook® application. The 3G-enabled Naite handset offers everything needed for a simple mobile phone experience, including: Google Maps? for Mobile and one-click Google® search functionality, integrated Bluetooth® Stereo for wireless audio streaming and a built-in FM radio with song recognition technology.

· SIMPLIFY: Staying connected is simple thanks to the Naite phone?s suite of communication features. With the Facebook application, users can instantly post photos using the Send to Facebook upload link, easily update their Facebook status and view their friends? latest updates. It also allows for Internet browsing and downloads with 3G speeds while its one-click Google functionality makes surfing the Web effortless. Users can also post videos, photos and more directly to their own mobile blog that comes with each Naite phone.

· NAVIGATE: Stay on track with Google Maps for Mobile functionality. Whether users need to find their current location or get directions to their next destination, the Naite phone will easily guide the way.

· LISTEN: Enjoy music on-the-go with the built-in stereo FM radio. TrackID? technology displays the artist and song title while its integrated Media Go? software provides a personalized music experience by allowing users to easily drag-and-drop their favorite MP3 tracks between any compatible PC and the Naite phone.

Why: Sony Electronics Inc. is the only authorized distributor of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (SEMC) unlocked handsets in North America for Sony Ericsson. The benefits for consumers include the SEMC manufacturer?s warranty when bought through an authorized dealer, as well as full customer support for the Naite phone and other Sony Ericsson unlocked handsets.

Who: The Naite phone is for mobile phone users who are tapped into the latest in mobile phone design and technology and who typically purchase unlocked phones for their added features and the flexibility to switch phones whenever the latest technology is available.

Via:  Sony Ericsson

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