Sony Ericsson scored an important new deal with T-Mobile USA. The carrier will launch the Sony Ericsson TM506 handset in September, the first phone from the handset maker that supports the AWS spectrum. This deal represents a big win for Sony Ericsson which has had difficulty penetrating the U.S. market. The GSM-only handset maker has secured device deals with AT&T and has offered accessories and data cards through T-Mobile USA but the last Sony Ericsson handset offered by T-Mobile was in 2004.
The TM506 is a UMTS device with a 2.0 megapixel camera and a removable memory stick. It is also outfitted GPS capability and a navigation feature from TeleNav.
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