Sony Ericsson Z500a

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Sony Ericsson Z500a
Compatible networks EDGE (class 10)/GPRS/GSM 850/1800/1900 MHz
Dimensions 93 x 49 x 24 mm
(3.7 x 1.9 x 0.9 inches)
Weight 110 g (3.9 ounces)[1][2]
Memory Phone memory 6 MB (Actual free memory may vary due to phone pre-configuration.)
Battery Li-ion
Display 128 x 160 pixels
65,536 color LCD
Rear camera 640 x 480 pixels (VGA)
Connectivity USB

The Sony Ericsson Z500a, released in December 2004,[3] is Sony Ericsson's first major carrier-backed clamshell[citation needed], released through Cingular Wireless[3] and Dobson Cellular.[4] The phone has push-to-talk walkie-talkie functionality, but the handset was released before Cingular had rolled out their Push to Talk service.[2]

This is a camera phone that has motion capture that can send short videos through the Multimedia Messaging System. It operates on GSM 850/1800/1900.[1] Cingular has dropped this phone in favor of the updated Z520a.[citation needed]

The Z500a was also marketed with a Star Wars Episode III shell and assorted Star Wars ringtones and backgrounds and a demo game that could be downloaded. Sony Ericsson offered additional Star Wars shells so that fans could choose their favorite characters/scenes.


  1. ^ a b Sony Ericsson Z500a (AT&T), Bonnie Cha, review, CNET, February 15, 2005. Accessed on line November 30, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Sony Ericsson Z500a: full review, Sascha Segan, PC Magazine, online, January 24, 2005. Accessed on line November 30, 2007.
  3. ^ a b Sony Ericsson & Cingular Offer Z500a Mobile Phone, Wireless News, December 17, 2004.
  4. ^ Sony Ericsson Z500,; accessed on line February 22, 2008.
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