Sony Ericsson launch the Aspen

Sony Ericsson launch the Aspen Sony Ericsson have just announced the “Aspen” which looks to be the “Faith” we saw earlier. It’s the first phone to use the new finger-friendly Windows Mobile 6.5.3 and packs a QWERTY, 3.2 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth (A2DP), stereo speakers, FM radio with RDS, 3.5mm audio port, aGPS, WiFi and a 2.4″ (240×320 QVGA) screen.

The phone is part of the Sony Ericsson “GreenHeart” portfolio to reduce the overall impact on the environment. It’s being geared as a business device but comes with lots of fun stuff too. In addition to the Office suite, PDF viewer, Exchange sync’ing and Google Maps, you’ll also get Facebook, YouTube, Skype, Windows Live, Twitter and the Sony Ericsson media player.

Sony Ericsson have added SPB Mobile Shell and an array of panels to give WinMo 6.5.3 some extra “schoosh” too. You can catch the press release below. It’ll be available in “selected markets” in Q2.

Update – More pictures here.

Update – There’s a whole lot more to the “GreenHeart” project than just the handsets. The GreenHeart Blog has a lot more detail about it.

Links – Sony Ericsson AspenEarlier StoryPictures

Sony Ericsson launch the Aspen

Sony Ericsson Aspen – Business Partner with a Conscience

– Latest addition to GreenHeart™ portfolio now allows consumers and companies to make a green choice on their Windows Phone

– Office at your fingertips with the latest version of Windows Phone

– Maximised message experience with QWERTY keyboard and finger friendly touch

– Have fun with Media Browser and PlayNow™

February 2, London, UK
– Today sees the announcement of Sony Ericsson Aspen™, the business mobile phone with green credentials at its core. The newest edition to the successful Sony Ericsson GreenHeart™ portfolio, Sony Ericsson Aspen™, allows easy multi-tasking combining the touch experience and a real QWERTY keyboard. Organise and adapt panels to change during the day and use Slide View for quick access to common features.

With Sony Ericsson Aspen™, view and edit office files easily and comfortably with one touch operation, or just access the internet in one click. The QWERTY keyboard is made for fast and easy typing. Simple email set up allows for a maximized messaging experience on the go. Secure the phone’s contents through the Microsoft MyPhone service, which remotely erases phone data when the handset is lost or stolen.

“Sony Ericsson Aspen™ is the business phone with a conscience, perfect for any consumer or company who want to make a green choice in their daily work life.” Said Quentin Cordier, Global Marketing Manager, Sony Ericsson. “An affordable GreenHeart™ phone with the latest version of Windows Phone, the Sony Ericsson Aspen™ has a rich user interface and powerful productivity tools. But it’s not all about work, stay in touch with the fun parts of life with Media Browser and PlayNow ™, with simple access to social networks and quick and easy access to media files. Find the fun with a-GPS, Google Maps™ and snap pictures with the 3.2megapixel camera.”

Sony Ericsson Aspen™

* Modern office at your fingertips – latest version of Windows Phone

* Easy multi-tasking – Sony Ericsson Slide View and customisable panels

* Maximised message experience – QWERTY keyboard and finger friendly touch experience

* GreenHeart™ – for a greener choice

* Stay in touch with the fun parts of life – access fun applications at PlayNow™ such as games and new music

* Media browser – access music, photos and videos

* Social network tool (Windows Live™ Messenger, Facebook™)

* Human curvature design – fits into the palm of the hand

Sony Ericsson Aspen™ supports HSPA 900/2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA 850/900/2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900.

Sony Ericsson Aspen™ will be available in selected markets from Q2 in the colours Iconic Black and White Silver.

Create your own phone booth with optional extra Bluetooth™ Noise Shield Handsfree VH700 and charge your phone the eco-friendly way with the Energy Saving Mini-Charger EP800.

Log on to The Sony Ericsson Product Blog for more information:

Sony Ericsson Aspen™


* 3.2 megapixel camera

* 4x digital zoom

* Multishot

* Self timer

* Smart contrast


* Album art

* Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)

* Equalizer

* Sony Ericsson media player

* Music tones (MP3/AAC)

* PlayNow™

* Stereo speakers

* Windows Media® Player Mobile


* Bookmarks

* Google™ search

* Internet Explorer® Mobile

* Pan & zoom

* Web feeds


* Polyphonic ringtones

* Speakerphone

* Vibrating alert


* Email

* Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®

* Handwriting recognition

* Instant messaging

* Picture messaging (MMS)

* Predictive text input

* Text messaging (SMS)


* Auto rotate

* Media browser

* Picture wallpaper

* Full keyboard

* Touchscreen

* Wallpaper animation

* Windows Phone®


* 3D games

* Facebook™

* FM radio with RDS

* Java™

* Skype™

* Video streaming

* Video viewing

* YouTube™


* Adobe® PDF Reader

* Alarm clock

* Calculator

* Calendar

* Flight mode

* Microsoft Office® Mobile

* Notes

* Outlook® Mobile

* Phone book

* Stopwatch

* Tasks


* 3.5 mm audio jack


* Bluetooth™ technology

* Google Maps™

* Micro USB connector

* Modem

* Synchronisation

* USB mass storage support

* USB support

* Wi-Fi™

Applications and panels

* SPB Mobile Shell 3.0 (Professional)

* SPB Mobile Shell 3.0 (Lifestyle)

* SEMC Greenheart Panel

* Microsoft Today

* Facebook™

* Panel Manager

* SlideView

* Google Maps Latitude

* Google Mobile Application

* Send My Location

* Unified Search Application

* SPB Traveler and Weather combo

* Skype

* YouTube™ panel

* Communication City/Day

* Communication City/Night


* On-The-Road Panel

* Windows® Live

* Twitter

* Gokivo Weather Panel

* Eco mate application

GreenHeart™ indentity

* GreenHeart™ panel

* Power saving mode

* Eco mate application

* E-manual

* Waterborne painting

* Recycle materials (Green charger, Green PHF, Green Box.


* 65,536 colour TFT

* 2.4 inches

* 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA)


* In-Box:

* Sony Ericsson Aspen™

* Battery

* Green charger

* HPM-60J GreenHeart™ Stereo portable handsfree

* 3.5mm jack

* Micro USB cable

* E-manual

* Optional:

* Bluetooth™ Noise Shield Handsfree VH700

* Dual connect charger

* 4GB MicroSD card

* Car charger


* 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 450hrs

* Talk time UMTS: Up to 8 hours

* Standby time: UMTS: Up to 600 hrsMusic listening time: Up to 12hrs

Availability and versions

* Networks

* UMTS HSPA 900/2100

* GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

* UMTS HSPA 850/900/2100

* GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

* Available in selected markets in Q2 2010


* Iconic Black

* White Silver