It's the second MTV handset released on the European market, following one designed by Paris-based ModeLabs for France. Both are sliders, though the newest version at least tries a different design, as opposed to the rather lame logo on ModeLab's red 3G phone.
The Sony Ericsson version also features a GPS receiver, games, and an "enhanced music experience," according to MobileWhack, as well as … Read more
Being a native New Yorker, I've seen a lot of knock-off products, such as designer clothes, bags, fragrances, watches, DVDs, and even sneakers. But I had no idea cell phones were a part of the list of bootleg products.
According to Phone Scoop and RCR Wireless News, federal authorities in New York have uncovered nearly 20,000 counterfeit phones, many of them posing as popular brand names from major handset manufacturers. The phones were seized in March 2008 from a company called Perfect Connection, located in Queens, N.Y. Among the counterfeit handsets were 5,503 Sony Ericsson, 5,… Read more
It may make some sense for Ducati to try its hand at co-branding a mobile phone the way car companies have, but it would have been well advised to wait for a better opportunity.
There's nothing wrong with the choice of Sony Ericsson's Z770 handset, but the customized design makes it look like something that would have come with a Hot Wheels set. It looks particularly amateurish next to high-end offerings from the likes of Porsche and Ferrari.
You've got to wonder how things get "leaked' sometimes, but we aren't complaining. Take this video of some new drool-worthy Sony Ericsson handsets, for example, that's been floating around the Interwebs over the weekend. From what we can see, it looks very much like an official advert, and bloggers are going nuts over the newfangled handsets on display.
Both phones look very similar to the Sony Xperia X1 we reported on earlier this year, but as you'll notice they're touch-screen phones without slide-out keypads. The focus is definitely on media and video, with a … Read more
It may take awhile for people to regularly use only hand gestures to play games on the phone, but that's not stopping new titles from coming out. The latest is called Get Cookin' from Glu Mobile, which was developed specifically for Sony Ericsson W910 handsets.
The motion sensor technology required to play the game, which lets you prepare meals Cooking Mama-style, uses the kind of accelerometer that has gotten a lot of press because of the iPhone's version: It changes the display's orientation depending on the angle of the handset. With Get Cookin', you can flip … Read more
What do you do when you've created an average phone with average features, but still want to get the punters excited? You make it shiny. The Sony Ericsson Z555i isn't a handset with much to shout about, but it does have a front section that glistens like a hippo's back after it's lunged out of a sub-Saharan pond.
The shiny front section of this clamshell also hides a small screen that displays the time and incoming calls or text messages. Pop it open and you're presented with a small color screen and a flat but … Read more
Let the Xperia hysteria begin. Thanks to loose-lipped mobile content provider Handango, we may now know the general launch date of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1. According to a newsletter Handango sent out to its partners, the highly anticipated Windows Mobile smartphone will launch in "mid-September 2008" with the Handango InHand service onboard. The company also noted that if partners want their software to be considered for the catalog, it must support "International English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish," so presumably, the smartphone will be available in appropriate markets. Now, we're not taking this as … Read more
Sony Ericsson wants mobile software developers to have the best of both worlds.
Next week at JavaOne, the company plans to demonstrate its Project Capuchin, which will allow software developers to create applications for mobile phones that can use pieces of both Java ME and Adobe Systems' Flash Lite to create their applications. The company plans to release a set of APIs (application programming interfaces) and a software development kit in the second half of this year to bring the two different mobile development styles together.
For example, Java developers could decide to use the richer user interface technology found … Read more
Are you screaming at walls because your phone weighs a ton and does a million things, but making phone calls and texting is an absolute nightmare? Does it turn every task into a technical labyrinth with no foreseeable end? Fear not, dear reader, not all phones are designed exclusively for the l33t geek; some are actually quite simple.
Take the Sony Ericsson K660i, for example, a simple handset with a simple design. Aimed at people whose middle name is "straightforward," the K660i does away with frills and keeps things basic. Don't underestimate it though, you scoffers, it'… Read more