Siemens today unveiled the SF65 clamshell style mobile phone with a 1.3 megapixel camera, flash and four times zoom. The swivel style top end has a 16-bit internal colour display with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels, and on the flip side the camera lens.
The SF65 will support any dual-band GSM 900/1800MHz network, GPRS Class 10 and IRDA. SMS, EMS, MMS and POP3 are all feasible. Some advanced picture editing features are included, around 18 MB of images can be stored on the internal drive.
See press release below.
Siemens SF65: The new clamshell phone with swivel action screen and 1.3 mega pixel digital camera
Copenhagen — Today at the Danish Design Centre, Copenhagen , the mobile communication group at Siemens, Siemens mobile, launches the SF65 – a quality clamshell handset and the latest addition to Siemens portfolio of high-end mobile phones. Taking picture messaging to a new level, the SF65 has a state-of-the art SXGA 1.3 mega pixel camera with integrated LED flash, 4x continuous digital zoom and a 65,000 color TFT display. Coupled with the latest mobile features, this innovative handset brings together the best of the photographic and mobile world in a striking and compact package.
Aiding the metamorphosis from phone to camera, the SF65 uses a simple swivel action to transform from an elegant mobile phone to a digital still camera. Its integrated LED flash and 4x continuous zoom allows the digital camera to be used day or night and capture images with increased detail and clarity. The SF65 has been designed with dedicated cam era and zoom keys at the top and bottom of the display to provide a shortcut to the camera function and make it instinctive and easy to use. Images captured with the SXGA 1.3 mega pixel camera are displayed on TFT 128×160 screen in 65,000 vibrant colors so that memories stay as sharp as the moment. With an extended range of camera features and photo editing tools, the SF65 combines the quality and flexibility of a professional digital still camera with the convenience and spontaneity of a mobile phone.
Designed to look and feel like both a digital camera as well as a mobile phone, this compact clamshell has a contemporary and paired-down design that has a high quality finish in ‘Polar White’.
Thorsten Heins, President of the Mobile Phones division within Siemens mobile, explained: “With the SF65, we’ve brought together the best of the mobile communication and photographic world to produce a handset which looks, acts and feels just like a digital camera. Its launch also means we add a premium clamshell handset to our portfolio and further extend our range of high-end devices, all of which now have the signature design and finesse consumers associate with Siemens mobile.”
Weighing just 97g, with a volume of 85cm³ and dimensions of 91 x 44 x 23mm, the SF65 is small, light and practical. The 64-chord polyphonic ringer melodies with wave table modulation ensure quality sound performance. Supported by 18 MB of free user memory and with photo editor functionality, images can be saved in an album and enhanced to create perfect individual photographs. Flexibility is key with varying image storage options, from 55 images in SXVGA quality (320 Kb), to 300 images in VGA format (60 Kb) and 900 as Wallpaper (20 Kb). With a talk time of four hours and 400 hours standby time on the battery, SF65 users can stay snap-happy. Java based games and applications complete the package.
The SF65 is available with a range of Siemens Original Accessories for extra convenience : a variety of headsets including the elaborately designed Headset Purestyle with increased wearing comfort, a range of chargers, a spare battery, a data cable and a flexible Car Kit Portable. A practical Tour Case completes the product portfolio.
The mobile phone will be available in Europe and in Asia from December 2004. Prices will be made available locally.