The feature list for the Sony Ericsson Pureness, the first-ever mobile phone to feature a transparent display, has been officially confirmed, as the company gears up to launch the high-end handset in time for Christmas.
In keeping with earlier reports, the specs list on Sony Ericsson’s website reveals that the handset's appeal lies largely in its eye-catching looks.
As a result, advanced smartphone functions are largely eschewed in favour of more rudimentary features, such as
Bluetooth, Microsoft Exchange support, HSDPA for a fast mobile internet experience and a media player.
However, the handset’s target market of high-end users are likely to appreciate the onboard concierge service that offers access to a support team who can book flights and arrange taxis and appointments.
The Pureness is expected to go on sale this month in a handful of specialist retailers, including London department store Selfridges as well as design and fashion shops.
Prior to Sony Ericsson confirming the impending launch of the handset, it had been thought that the Pureness was destined to be a concept phone and was never intended for commercial release.