Sony Ericsson Z525a mobile phone with “Push to talk” announced

Sony Ericsson has announced an upgrade to it’s highly successful Z520 cellphone. Sony Ericsson Z525a mobile phone, designed for U.S. market, takes all the great features from it’s predecessor and ads “push to talk” functionality to boot.

Sony Ericsson Z525i is a basic and affordable quad-band (GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900) clamshell with VGA camera, Bluetooth connectivity and great design. It has exchangeable front and back covers that come in several color schemes and nice light effects to announce incoming call or message.

The best thing in this upgrade is “Push to talk” functionality, popular among U.S. users. According to Sony Ericsson:

Push-to-talk is a fun and easy way to stay in touch as immediate contact is maintained. It’s useful in many types of situations including connecting a small group such as colleagues working in various locations or friends and family in different places.

Full specs for Sony Ericsson 525a include:
Imaging & Messaging

  • Internal display: 128×160 pixels, 65K colors, 1.8â€? TFT display
  • External display: 80×101 pixels, 4K colors
  • VGA camera with 4X digital zoom
  • Video recording, streaming and playback
  • Standard POP/IMAP4 E-mail
  • MMS and SMS
  • Push-to-talk
  • Instant Messaging
  • Caller ID associated light effects


  • Media Player (MP3/AAC support)
  • Speakerphone
  • Music Tones
  • Dedicated external speaker
  • MusicDJâ„¢ and VideoDJâ„¢
  • MIDI
  • MPEG4, 3GPP
  • 3D Gaming
  • Java applications (games)
  • Video playback and streaming
  • 40 tone polyphonic ringer
  • 16 MB user memory
  • Style-Upâ„¢ covers

Connectivity & Business

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Bluetooth®
  • USB support
  • WAP 2.0
  • PC Synchronization
  • SyncML
  • Infrared (IrDA)

Author: Stasys Bielinis

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