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Sony Ericsson today unveiled the Dolce & Gabbana Jalou -- a special edition handset designed by the Italian luxury brand featuring 24-carat gold accents.

Sony Ericsson Jalou (Dolce & Gabbana)
Sony Ericsson Jalou (Dolce & Gabbana)

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Sony Ericsson Jalou
Sony Ericsson Jalou

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Dolce & Gabbana said it explored art, architecture and furniture trends while delving deep into the couture and fashion to design the Jalou's facet cut jewel form.

The joint venture between Japan's Sony and Sweden's Ericsson said the handset is just 73mm long -- shorter than a tube of lipstick -- and easy fits into a clutch or jacket pocket.

The handset features a 2.0-inch screen that is designed to become a mirror at the touch of a button, a 'fashion interface' that automatically updates horoscopes and special events throughout the year and a step counter to help users stay in shape wherever they go.

Other features include a 3.2-megapixel camera, music player, video recording, 3G, Bluetooth, built-in FM radio and Internet where you can check your email, watch YouTube clips, Google, as well as upload videos and photos to social networking sites.

A normal edition Jalou was also announced -- offering the same features without the Dolce & Gabbana styling.

"The Jalou by Dolce & Gabbana added special elements such as 24-carat gold plating and exclusive Dolce & Gabbana content," said Linda Schori, Sony Ericsson's Marketing Business Manager. "Both handsets are perfect for anyone who is sociable, loves fashion and wants to stay one step ahead of trends."

In 2006, Dolce & Gabbana designed 1,000 special edition gold Motorola RAZRs.

Both handsets by will be available in selected markets in the fourth quarter -- the Dolce & Gabbana Jalou in Sparkling Rose color and the Jalou in Deep Amethyst, Aquamarine Blue and Onyx Black colors


Verizon Wireless has completed initial testing of its 4G wireless service -- offering speeds five to 10 times faster than existing networks -- and said it will start the commercial roll out in 2010.

Using a new technology called Long Term Evolution (LTE), Verizon successfully made calls in Boston and Seattle -- the first two cities to offer the service.

The calls used the new 700 MHz spectrum, recently freed up for cellular use after being assigned to TV stations.

Verizon Wireless' chief technology officer, Tony Melone, said the commercial launch would yield average download speeds of 7 to 12 Mbps.

Sprint has already launched its commercial 4G service -- operated by Clearwire -- using a technology called WiMax.

Verizon will begin its commercial 4G launch in 2010 -- initially in 30 markets -- before gradually covering the entire nation covered by 2013.