Siemens intros 3G handset – the U15

It’s packed with multimedia features such as video recording, picture and video messaging as well as an MP3 player. Adding a touch of glamour to the 3G world, its design is sculpted to ensure the U15 is desired as much for its looks as its technology.

Siemens U15 is equipped with 2 VGA cameras and 3 x digital zoom to capture or record more detailed images. When coupled with video telephony, this handset brings efficiency and speed to business, allowing users to discuss and resolve issues on the move, real-time. With the ability to smoothly transfer between UMTS and GSM networks, the U15 also delivers a seamless user experience and the tri-band functionality keeps business travellers in touch from almost anywhere in the world.

Its rich application suite is built for consumers that value their downtime as much as office hours and is supported by 64MB internal memory allowing multiple files to be stored for reference. The MP3 player lets users put a soundtrack to their travels and with video streaming sports lovers can see the latest scores happen live on their handsets and film fanatics can download the trailers and movie news at the touch of a button.

Rudi Lamprecht, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and President of Siemens Information and Communication Mobile explained: “The U15 will bring the exciting possibilities of 3G to a wider audience. Not only does it combine the fully range of 3G applications in one handset but we have focused on the design to ensure the look and feel of the phone is truly appealing. I believe that no other 3G handset is as stylish as the U15. It really is mobile technology at its best and we are proud to be launching it today.”

New applications can be downloaded, exchanged and shared using Java allowing the U15 to be tailored to users specific requirements. Siemens mobile also offers 3 pre-installed programmes, including – exclusively – the mobile version of the strategy game “ANNO 1503” and “Worldmate”, the perfect companion for business travellers providing global time zone information, latest weather forecasts and maps.

Siemens mobile is well placed to drive the 3G market as the only manufacturer to work across the industry, delivering infrastructure, networks and mobile data services to customers and consumers. Designed using Siemens’ rich technical expertise and knowledge of this industry, the U15 is an exciting addition to Siemens mobile’s portfolio.

The range of accessories completes the talents of the U15, including a BluetoothTM headset for wireless communication and a stereo headset for high sound quality. For added convenience Siemens also offer a practical desk top charger, a data cable USB, car charger, travel charger and a Li-Polymer 800mAh battery.

The handset will be available in UMTS network ready markets from November 2003. These include Austria, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and UK.

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