Ericsson Gsm Phones

Written by Helen Glenn Court
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Ericsson's wide line of mobile products includes its Sony Ericsson GSM phones. They're as well made as any other manufacturer's and probably have a longer history. The company got underway in 1876, when Lars Magnus Ericsson opened a telegraph repair shop in Stockholm. Since then, Ericsson has moved on to become the largest supplier of mobile telephone equipment in the world.

Sony Ericsson GSM phones are one product in one line of the Ericsson products and services. There are others, all in telecommunications. The GSM technology, set in motion in the 1980s, is the most widely adopted second generation mobile standard in the world. In 2003, more than 80 percent of all new cellular phone subscribers opted into GSM networks. In mid-2004, the industry reported more than one billion subscribers in 500 networks in more than 200 countries.

Ericsson teamed up with Sony in a joint mobile communications venture several years ago. The first products went on the international market in 2002. The venture is headquartered in London, with the board an interesting combination of Japanese and Swedish executives, plus one Englishman.

The Specifics of Ericsson GSM Phones

One of the impressive Sony Ericsson GSM phones is the T66, which ticks the scales at 2.2 ounces, features tri-band GSM capability, but runs short on GPRS and voice dialing. It is not yet offered by any U.S. service providers, but should be put on the radar screen for its featherweight specifications. Another Ericsson GSM that is available is its sturdy workhorse Z600 tri-band. A third, another tri-band, is the P900, which offers far more features, a considerably higher price tag, but the same reliability and worldwide capability.

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