Sony Ericsson Z500a
|Compatible networks||EDGE (class 10)/GPRS/GSM 850/1800/1900 MHz|
|Dimensions||93 x 49 x 24 mm
(3.7 x 1.9 x 0.9 inches)
|Weight||110 g (3.9 ounces)|
|Memory||Phone memory 6 MB (Actual free memory may vary due to phone pre-configuration.)|
|Display||128 x 160 pixels
65,536 color LCD
|Rear camera||640 x 480 pixels (VGA)|
The Sony Ericsson Z500a, released in December 2004, is Sony Ericsson's first major carrier-backed clamshell, released through Cingular Wireless and Dobson Cellular. The phone has push-to-talk walkie-talkie functionality, but the handset was released before Cingular had rolled out their Push to Talk service.
This is a camera phone that has motion capture that can send short videos through the Multimedia Messaging System. It operates on GSM 850/1800/1900. Cingular has dropped this phone in favor of the updated Z520a.
The Z500a was also marketed with a Star Wars Episode III shell and assorted Star Wars ringtones and backgrounds and a demo game that could be downloaded. Sony Ericsson offered additional Star Wars shells so that fans could choose their favorite characters/scenes.
- Sony Ericsson Z500a (AT&T), Bonnie Cha, review, CNET, February 15, 2005. Accessed on line November 30, 2007.
- Sony Ericsson Z500a: full review, Sascha Segan, PC Magazine, online, January 24, 2005. Accessed on line November 30, 2007.
- Sony Ericsson & Cingular Offer Z500a Mobile Phone, Wireless News, December 17, 2004.
- Sony Ericsson Z500, phonescoop.com; accessed on line February 22, 2008.