Vodafone K.K. today announces the launch of new models for the summer 2006 sales season. New 3G handsets, the Vodafone 705T by Toshiba, the Vodafone 705SH SLIMIA by Sharp, and the Vodafone 804NK/Nokia N71 are scheduled for early June, mid-June, and mid-July respectively, while the V304T by Toshiba is scheduled for late August as a new PDC (2G) handset. In addition, new colour variations of the V403SH PDC handset by Sharp are planned for early June.
Vodafone K.K. will have a total of 6 new handsets for the summer sales season including the 5 newly announced handsets above and the Vodafone 905SH 'One Seg' compatible TV model, which goes on sale nationwide from 27 May 2006.
The main features of the new handsets are as follows:
- Collaborative model with pre-installed wallpapers, menu screens and mail animations produced by fashion brand STNY by Samantha Thavasa*1 .
- Palm-sized compact body with exterior Music Console for easy music listening while the handset is closed, and stereo twin speakers. Long-lasting battery allows 8 hours of continuous music playback.
Vodafone 705SH SLIMIA
- Light, slim and stylish design with elegant texture and colouring. Features 2.2-inch Mobile ASV LCD, 2 megapixel camera and memory card slot in a slim body measuring approximately 17mm.
- Supports the latest Vodafone K.K. 3G services, including Vodafone live! CAST, Near Chat*2 and short-distance communication Near Games that use Bluetooth technology, and Vodafone Address Book.
Vodafone 804NK/Nokia N71
- Simple and elegant clamshell model with 2 megapixel camera and range of entertainment features, including a music player and FM radio tuner.
- Smartphone model uses the latest Symbian OS. Features PC website viewer and document viewer for reading Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel files, and other business documents.
- New Simple Mode (tentative name) features large font displays, easy-to-understand menus, and simplified operations, making the handset suitable for beginners and mature users. Convex number keys are also easy to see and press.
- Slide Switch (tentative name) makes it convenient to quickly change modes while the handset is closed so customers can easily switch to Silent Mode when on trains and Offline Mode when in hospitals.
V403SH (new colours)
- Chic colours, and modern and compact design for refined tastes.
- Mobile ASV LCD and 2 megapixel CCD camera for crisp displays and photography. Enriched basic functions for greater ease-of-use.