T608: Official Confirmation

A Sprint PR rep just sent me a statement in regards to the T608. Hit the Read More button to get the info…

Sprint Statement

Sprint to sell limited quantity of PCS Phone T608 by Sony Ericsson

Sprint announced today that it will begin selling a limited quantity of the PCS Phone T608 by Sony Ericsson in limited distribution beginning the week of Dec. 22, 2003. With Bluetooth technology embedded in the phone, the T608 is able to communicate with other Bluetooth-enabled products by means of a radio link, eliminating the need for a physical connection via cable. The phone will sell for $199.99, and can be purchased through 1-866-PCS-AUTO. PCS Vision is available for $15 per month and gives the T608 3MB of data usage. The T608 is not available with Sprint service plans providing Unlimited PCS Vision access.

This benefit is expected to be seen first for Sprint customers with Bluetooth compatible headsets for convenient wireless use and in handsfree technology being deployed by the automobile industry and other after-market providers. PCS Vision is available for $15 per month and gives the T608 3MB of data usage. Unlimited PCS Vision plans are not available for this handset.

Features of the T608 include:

*††††††† Compact candy-bar design:
4.17″ x1.88″ x 0.75″ and only 3.49 ounces

*††††††† PCS Full Color Screen: 1.6″
vivid 65k-color STN display (see specifications below for details)

*††††††† Built-in Bluetooth Wireless
Technology:† Built-in radio technology for short-range wireless communication.† When used with
your PCS Phone and accessories (headset, car kit, etc)., Bluetooth allows fast, secure transmission without cables or wires, even though the two devices are not in line-of-sight.† Bluetooth wireless accessories sold separately.

*††††††† Automotive
Hands-Free:† Compatible with in-vehicle Bluetooth hands-free communication systems from leading automotive manufacturers. Automakers with compatible Bluetooth systems include Acura, BMW, Chrysler, Lexus, Lincoln, and Toyota.

*††††††† Bluetooth
applications:† Hands-Free Profile (for in-vehicle use), Headset Profile, Dial-Up Networking Profile, Generic Object Exchange Profile, Object Push Profile, Synchronization Profile, Serial Port Profile.

*††††††† Industrial Design and
Style:† An ergonomically easy-to-hold device that is an attractive industrial design providing style and sophistication.

*††††††† Customizable Picture Caller
ID:† Know who’s calling you by linking a photo to the contracts in your Internal Phone Book.

*††††††† Internal antenna:†
Including GPS and Bluetooth; completely internal design.† Built-in antenna offering reception while
providing a compact form. †

*††††††† Polyphonic Speaker:†
16-chord polyphonic speaker for a more musical result.

*††††††† Phone Navigation: 5-Way
navigation joystick and two soft-keys.

*††††††† Built-in
Speakerphone:† Full-duplex polyphonic speaker allows hands free conversation.

*††††††† Voice Activated Dialing:
Say the name of the person you want to call and the number is dialed automatically without using the keypad.

*††††††† Personal Organizer:
Includes internal Phone Book, Calendar, To-Do List, Alarm, Timer, Calculator and Clock.

*††††††† Multiple Languages:
Supports voice and text prompts in English and Spanish.

*††††††† Dual-band / tri-mode: This
phone may be used on and while roaming off the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network.

*††††††† Battery Life: Standard
rechargeable LiIon battery gives you up to 2.5 hours of digital talk time.

*††††††† E911 Emergency Location
Capable:† Features an embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) chip necessary for utilizing the E911 emergency location services where available.

*††††††† TTY compatible: Compatible
with select TTY devices.

Jenny Stevens

PCS Media Relations