Released in September 2001, the Ericsson T66 mobile telephone was the smallest mobile phone to be released by Ericsson Mobile Communications. It surpassed the tiny Nokia 8210 in smallness and weight at the time.
This phone is really a tiny device, which isn’t even seen in the hand, its dimensions are 92 x 42 x 17.5 mm and the weight is only 59g.
The phone design is made by traditions of Ericsson. The rim around the display can be made in different colours: silver or purple. Hence, the available colours of the phone are Silver supreme and Purple Passion.
After Ericsson merged with Sony Corporation in 2001 to manufacture mobile phones, the T66’s body and color were changed, and it was renamed the T600. The T66 was compatible with GSM 900/1800/1900 mobile phone networks.
Often many consumers are mistaken thinking that engineers from Ericsson elaborated this phone. In reality they worked out only software (no doubts of this, look at the phone menu and its features). The hardware was worked out by MicroCell company as ODM supplier.
Ericsson Press Releases
Ericsson reveals the new mobile phone T66
– the smallest Ericsson phone ever
Monday, September 24, 2001
Today, Ericsson announced the T66 – its smallest and lightest mobile phone to date – compact enough to fit in the smallest pocket. T66 comes in two colors, Silver Supreme and Purple Passion and will be available in the fourth quarter, 2001.
At roughly the same length and width as a credit card, T66 is extremely small. It weighs only 59 grams and its streamlined design includes a built-in antenna. The T66 has a standby time up to 150 hours and many user-friendly features packed into a neat unit. The T66 has several enhanced messaging features and is compatible with GSM900/1800/1900 for international coverage.
Message with flair
The T66 includes Enhanced Messaging Service (EMS), a chat function, and WAP. With EMS, communicating via a mobile phone becomes more fun, creative and personal. EMS allows users to send and receive pictures, sound effects and melodies along with SMS text messages. The phone comes complete with a wide range of pre-installed pictures and melody options. Users can store downloaded pictures and melodies from the Mobile Internet.
Another great new feature of the T66 is the mobile chat – point-to-point messaging between two phones that support mobile chat. It works in a similar way to Internet-based chat, where users exchange instant messages with each other.
Packed with features
T66 makes it easy to stay up-to-date with the latest information using the Mobile Internet. Users can shop, bank or browse information via the phone from the wide range of WAP sites. T66 also incorporates the advanced WTLS security system, which encrypts sensitive information such as credit card details, for safer online transactions.
T66 has a highly useful calendar that makes it possible to store details about appointments, dates and tasks in the phone. T66 will even provide a reminder for important dates and deadlines.