Mobile World Congress News: Sony Ericsson launches two A-GPS-enabled phones

Mobile World Congress News:  Sony Ericsson launches two A-GPS-enabled phones

Sony Ericsson has launched two phones with GPS embedded: the C702 and the Cybershot W760.

The C702 is a dust/splash resistant model with Wayfinder installed (three months free) for navigation, Google maps for mobile, and low-end 3D games.

The Cybershot W760 features a good quality camera and enables geo-sorting and tagging of photos taken on the phone and sent to an online server.

Both phones are aimed at first-time users and, despite being A-GPS enabled, they will be provided for free on contract.

The catch? There are no apps running from the phone. Most apps will rely on data exchanged, and with no fixed data plan in sight, those teenagers trying out location and geo tagging for the first time will feel the pain when the bill arrives.

A Sony Ericsson spokesman commented that the company’s priority is its relationships with the operators.


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