Designers of Ericsson have decided to adhere to the concept of this model, first proposed in the T28, a small flat phone. Appearance likes T28 can cause confusion, but most buyers are still like the T29, leaves the impression of a massive, large fixed antenna and battery behind the heavily favored. The weight is small, only 95 grams.
Unlike the T28’s flip, T29’s flip opens easily without release button. It is active, to open it and answer the call only one hand can be used. At the top of the front cover is a service indicator, at the top rear – cap covering the mounting space for the clip, which can be used to carry your phone on your belt. The keypad is made of plastic covered with silver paint. Very pleasant illumination of the keys in the dark. SIM-card holder has a simple structure. Insert the card into the holder easily, but removed is more difficult, it is necessary to hook. For those who frequently change the card holder design, this creates certain difficulties.
In this model, the new standard is applied for the first time, EMS (Enhanced Messaging Service)- send graphics and ring tones to other phones. EMS allows you to send signals to a call on phones that do not support this technology (the signals will be correctly read). In the future, technology will be the EMS standard for Ericsson phones, Nokia, Motorola and Siemens.
There is a small editing software that will help you to draw a picture. To do this was easier, you can use the zoom feature: the screen is still too small. Any of the images can be sent along with the message. These images are stored in memory. In “chat mode” allows to communicate in the same way as it was first implemented on the Nokia 3310.
The sensitivity of sound quality is better than in such phones as Ericsson T28s , R320s and T18s . Intelligent device having a plurality of functions. The disadvantages are the small size of the display and the error during the second set. The main advantage – no problems with sensitivity, as in other phones of this company.
The T29 realized developments that in the near future will become the standard for many phone companies. With a retail price of $ 225, this device offers quite a decent set of features.
Ericsson Press Releases | Asia
Ericsson introduces T29 for the Asian markets
Tuesday, February 27, 2001
Ericsson has introduced its new T29 mobile phone intended for the Asian markets, initially Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines. The T29, which will be available in stores within a few weeks, is packed with features designed to make life easier.
The T29 is a high quality and high performance dual band phone that includes dozens of features. It handles SMS and group-SMS text messages. Other features include games, start-up shows, voice control, profiles, vibrating alert and a comprehensive phone book. Weighing only 95g, including its slim battery, the T29 is compact and lightweight. It also has a new industrial design with deep-colored inlays, silver-toned and shine-through keys, and slight wings on the active flap.
It comes in two colors with different deep-colored inlays, Amethyst Purple and Sapphire Blue. The standby time is 150 hours and the talk time 7 hours.
The T29 includes a WAP browser (WAP 1.1), which gives the user access to the growing world of Mobile Internet, such as travel information, weather conditions, stock market reports, news, street guides, shopping services, horoscopes or reservations.
As the T29s is intended for the Asian markets, Asian languages such as Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia, Thai, Vietnamese, and Tagalog are featured as well as English. Specifically for the Chinese market, there is the T29sc, which offers a complete Chinese interface. With this phone, users can send and receive Chinese SMS messages, and store Chinese names in their phone book.
The new T29 fits seamlessly with Ericsson accessories, including Bluetooth headset, FM radio, MP3, Chatboard, car holder and several handsfree solutions.
Ericsson Press Releases | Europe
Ericsson introduces the T29 for GSM 900/1800 markets
Wednesday, March 21, 2001
Today, Ericsson introduced its new T29 mobile phone in Europe. It is the first phone to feature Enhanced Messaging Service (EMS) for sending pictures and sound to other mobile phones. The T29 also features Mobile Chat, WAP 1.1, and four games. The T29 will be available in all GSM 900/1800-markets during the second quarter, 2001, and it is packed with features designed to make life easier.
EMS utilizes the existing SMS messaging service and infrastructure to let users enhance their text messages with pictures and sounds. The first mobile phones on the market supporting EMS are the Ericsson T29 and T20e. In the future EMS will be a standard feature in Ericsson mobile phones.
EMS messages can be used either to send or to receive creative messages or to exchange pictures, and ring signals. Unlike similar technologies on the market today, EMS is an open standard so EMS messages can be read in phones that do not support EMS. In addition T29 also supports group- SMS text messages.
The T29 includes a WAP browser (WAP 1.1) with WTLS security protocol. Wherever you are, you can access hundreds of WAP sites offering services and products covering news, entertainment, shopping, banking and much more. Sending and receiving e-mails are also very convenient. Confidential information, such as credit card or bank account numbers, are encrypted when sent over the air, and users can verify that they are in contact with the right WAP gateway.
The mobile chat feature lets you enjoy instant messaging while on the move. Two users can enjoy a conversation in a situation where quick and quiet communication is more suitable. The phone also has five fun games – Tetris, Erix, Ballpop, Catcher and Maze. The T29sc offers a complete Chinese interface that makes it possible to send and receive Chinese SMS messages and to store Chinese names in the phone book.
The T29 has a new design with deep-colored inlays, silver-toned and shine-through keys and slight wings on the active flip. It comes in two color variants with different deep-colored inlays: Amethyst Purple and Sapphire Blue. At a weight of only 95g, including its slim battery, the T29 is compact and lightweight. The standby time is 150 hours and the talk time 7 hours.
The new phone fits seamlessly with Ericsson accessories, including Bluetooth™ headset, FM radio, MP3, Chatboardtm, car holder and several handsfree solutions.