Sony Ericsson announced today the upcoming launch of the T715a. Not sure of this is Canadian karma, but according to their corporate website this will be launching in Canada shortly.
This will most likely launch with Rogers/Fido and according to the press release this will “be available in selected markets in the third quarter 2009” . This is a slider phone with dimensions of 91.5 x 48 x 14.9 mm and lightweight at 96.5 grams. This will come in a couple “elegant” colours: Galaxy Silver (piano finish), Rouge Pink (mirror finish). The screen size is 2.2 inches with a resolution of 240 x 320 (QVGA). Other key features are the 3.2 megapixel camera, Geo tagging of photos, Google Maps, SMS, MMS, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and IM.
More here at Sony Ericsson Canada
Here is a bit from official release:
“Keep yourself organised in an intuitive way with the T715’s smart desktop feature, direct reminders of appointments, notes and special animation to remind you of birthdays and global events. Messaging is quick and easy with the ability to review the history of your conversation as you go along.
Need to access the internet? The turbo 3G network connection allows stress-free fast browsing and the large 2.2” screen shows off websites in all their glory – even in direct sunlight! The T715 comes complete with Google Maps™ including local search and directions and AccuWeather.com® – giving you access to three day weather forecasts so you’ll never be caught short without an umbrella or your sunglasses.
At the size of a credit card and with a high-class finish, the T715 adds a touch of sophistication to your life. Whip it out and snap high quality pictures even in a dark environment with the 3.2 megapixel camera with Photo light.
The sophisticated Sony Ericsson design means the T715 will look at home wherever you are, whether it’s at an important business meeting or if you are joining your friends for lunch.
“The T715 is a sophisticated slider mobile phone that fits a busy lifestyle and is perfect for those who are looking for a phone with practical and up-to-date features” said Quentin Cordier, Marketing Business Manager at Sony Ericsson. “Building on our current 3G portfolio, the T715 allows us to bring 3G mobile phones to even more markets giving them high speed internet access wherever they are. With a premium brushed aluminium cover and glossy front, this new mobile phone demonstrates the sophisticated design language consumers have come to expect from Sony Ericsson.”