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Sony Ericsson Aspen launched

Sony Ericsson Aspen launched

Sony Ericsson has unveiled its first business phone for three years in the form of the Aspen.

The Aspen runs on the 6.5.3 version of the Windows Mobile operating system and is home to a physical QWERTY keyboard, suggesting that it is intended to go head to head with BlackBerry handsets.

Other stand-out features include a 3.2 megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi and HSDPA support for fast downloads. On top of this, Sony Ericsson has made the Aspen part of its eco-friendly GreenHeart project, so users can buy with a clear conscience.

So far, very little is known about Windows Mobile 6.5.3, although it is widely expected to be more finger-friendly and offer a faster mobile internet browsing experience.

However, a Sony Ericsson spokesperson has revealed that the Aspen will have a resistive touchscreen, which means the potential of multi-touch offered by WinMo 6.5.3 will be unfulfilled.

Gartner's Robert Cozza said that the Aspen plugs a gap in the Sony Ericsson line up which has been causing it problems for some time now.

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