Z750 HSDPA phone

I was expecting the first MSA phones to come out around the summer time, but SE's announcement of the Z750 beat that. Awesome. The first MSA phone on the market…

The SE Z750, a tri-band HSDPA and quad-band EDGE handset clamshell, is based on SE's JP8 platform:

From the SE press release:

“The new mandatory APIs supported through MSA include 3D graphics, personal information management, Bluetooth, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), web services, location services and payment services for Java ME (Micro Edition). Sony Ericsson has supported several of these APIs in its earlier Java Platform versions but with MSA there is finally industry alignment and a clear set of expectations on the implementation of these JSRs. With MSA, the mass-market mobile phone becomes an increasingly capable platform for enterprise development and it will be possible to ensure secure data storage and communication and create new innovative applications, for example SVG maps.”

JP8 Technical Specifications

Radio Bands:

Z750 UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900/2100, Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900, EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
Screen Display:
320×240 pixels

Heap size: 512kB-1.5MB (dynamic depending on available memory)
Internal memory for storage: 32MB user free memory
External memory: Up to 1GB with Memory Stick Micro (M2)
Max JAR size: Unlimited (but depending on available storage)
Java Phone:
  • Java MIDP 2.0
  • Mobile Services (JSR 248)
  • Java API for Bluetooth (JSR 82)
  • Wireless Messaging API (JSR 120/205)
  • Web Services (JSR 172)
  • PDA Optional Packages for J2ME
  • Platform (JSR 75)
  • Advanced Multimedia Supplements API (Camera capabilities of JSR 234)
  • Mobile Media API (JSR 135)
  • Java Technology for the Wireless Industry (JSR 185)
  • MIDP 2.0 (JSR 118)
  • CLDC 1.1 (JSR 139)
  • Mobile Services Architecture (MSA) umbrella standard JSR 248:
      • Security & Trust Services API (JSR 177)
      • Location API (JSR 179)
      • SIP API for Java ME (JSR 180)
      • Mobile 3D Graphics API (JSR 184 1.1)
      • Content Handler API (JSR 211)
      • Scalable 2D Vector Graphics API for Java ME (JSR 226)
      • Payment API (JSR 229)
      • Mobile Internationalization API (JSR 238)
  • Sony Ericsson additions; not mandated in MSA:
      • Java Binding for the OpenGLĀ® ES API (JSR 239)
      • Mobile Sensor API (JSR 256) for accelerometer applications
Java 3D 1.1
  • Mascot Capsule Micro3D Version 3
  • Mobile 3D Graphics API for Java ME (JSR 184 1.1)

WAP 2.0
Access NetFront 3.3
Multimedia Support:

Video: 3GPP (H.263, H.264), MP4, RealVideo 8, WMV
Image: GIF, JPEG, BMP, WBMP, PNG, SVG Tiny 1.1
Sound: MP4 (AAC, AAC+, E-AAC+), MP3, M4A, 3GPP, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, G-MIDI 1, SP-MIDI, RealAudio 8, eMelody, iMelody, RHZ, XMF, WMA
Animation: SVG Tiny 1.1, GIF, Flash Lite 2.0

Streaming: RTSP according to 3GPP

Note the support for SVG Tiny 1.1, and Flash Lite 2.0, and streaming… This handset is fully featured…

Last but not least, the Z750 comes with support for Onscreen widgets – “In standby, you can have widgets connected to various services which feed information to your phone. When a new feed or update comes in, the widget indicates that it has news for you.” Mobile Widgets are coming up hard, and fast… Interestingly, yesterday I wrote The Next Battlefront (for Mobile Applications) , where I wrote about the idle/stanby screen.

More information:

* HSDPA clamshell supporting Java Platform 8 (JP-8)

* Z750: first Java Platform 8 (JP-8) phone supporting next-generation Mobile Services Architecture press release

* Read more about MSA