"More colourful experience with a 256-colour LCD screen"
256-colour LCD screen
Similar to the T68, the T68i comes with a 256-colour LCD screen providing the phone user with a more colourful experience. Applications, such as the background and wallpaper features, picture phonebook and a feature allowing you to browse the pictures taken by a CommuniCam, makes full use of this in addition to the full-colour menus.
Bluetooth wireless support
Devices, such as headsets, computing devices, and other mobile phone handsets, can be connected up with the T68i through Bluetooth at a distance of up to approximately ten metres. No line-of-sight is required - where this is the case for infrared (IR) transmissions.
Tri-band (900/1800/1900 MHz) support
The T68i is the only phone with GPRS and MMS support that is compatible with all three GSM network bands (900/1800/1900 MHz). Ultimately, the T68i can be used on all five continents around the world - including the Americas - with the ability to do much more than other GSM phones currently can.
WAP over GPRS
Browsing WAP pages at high speeds is achieved through the use of the GPRS (Global Packet Radio Service) feature available on the T68i. The availability of this feature will depend on whether your network provider has made this service available or not.
EMS, MMS and email messaging support
The T68i is the only phone currently on the market that can support SMS, EMS, MMS and email messaging standards. Again, MMS usability will depend on whether your network provider has made this service available or not.
Concatenated SMS messages
Messages of up to 1530 characters long can be written and sent using the T68i - an equivalent of up to 9 standard SMS message lengths.
T9 predictive text input
Similar to the T68, the ‘i’ version also comes with the T9 predictive text input system. But the difference here between the two models is that the T68i can also support Chinese inputs for different stroke methods as well (the test unit we have was purchased from Hong Kong) - whereas the previous T68 could only support one system or the other.
Picture phonebook feature
A new feature of the T68i is that it allows you to attach a picture to a particular entry of your phonebook - allowing you to easily identify an individual caller.
With the optional CommuniCam that plugs into the base of a T68i, you can use the phone to take pictures and have the ability to view and save them on the phone. Such images can also be used in conjunction with the background and screen saver features. With MMS, you can also send these images to another person via attaching the picture to a message.
Voice functions (commands, dialling, memos)
Up to 100 voice functions can be recorded for use with the phone - whether it’s for voice dialling or commands. In addition, a sound recorder feature allows for memos or particular calls to be recorded onto the phone’s memory for future reference.
The T68i comes with organiser features including a calendar, notepad, alarms, calculator, timer and stopwatch functions. A ‘code memo’ function allows you to store your most frequently-used secret codes and numbers onto your phone when you cannot recall them in your memory. The code memo area is encrypted, and is protected by a password (which you will HAVE to remember, or otherwise).
Ericsson T68i (blue colour)
T68 (orange colour)
Wallpaper and screen saver feature
Pictures saved onto the T68i can be used with both the wallpaper or screen saver functions of the phone. The wallpaper function displays a picture in the phone’s main screen during standby, while the screen saver image comes on after a defined period.
SyncML and PC synchronisation
Both SyncML and PC synchronisation options are available with the T68i - with the former allowing your online calendar and contacts to be kept in-sync with those on a T68i’s. After installing the provided software onto a PC, you can also sync the phone with it too - keeping exact copies of your phone book and calendar on both devices.