As we told you on Sunday, Sony Ericsson launched three new handsets at CES. The new models range from high-end (the W760) to the entry-level (the W350) with one in between (the Z555a). I got the chance to handle them at a press event at Caesar's Palace and on the show floor. The W760, which was one of our Best of CES nominees in the cell phones and smartphones category, was the most appealing of the bunch. The slider design is uncomplicated, but attractive, and it had a sturdy feeling in the hand. The slider mechanism also seemed pretty … Read more
Sony Ericsson has been strutting its stuff in Vegas this week with some new designs, which is par for the course in Sin City. And its latest luxury handset would fit right in with the chorus line at the Bellagio.
The ostentatiously named "Precious Gold T650i" is outfitted with 24k plating to frame its 1.9-inch mineral-glass display, which complements a rose-tinted keypad. Luxurylaunches quotes a Sony Ericsson exec as saying the gaudy talker "evolved from a consumer's request for a mobile that was like a piece of her jewelry--glamorous, expensive and exquisite in quality."… Read more
Most Sony Ericssons tend to be on the pricey side, but every now and then the company gives us a more affordable model for the masses. Last year it rolled out the W200a, and at CES today, the company announced the W350a. At 0.41 inch wide, it sports a design we haven't seen for a while. The keypad is covered by a flap that folds down when you're on a call. The flap not only protects the keypad when it's not in use but it also allows you to get the feel of a flip phone. … Read more
Sony Ericsson is no stranger to unique cell phone design so we weren't surprised when we saw the new Sony Ericsson Z555a, introduced today at CES. The Z555a is a flip phone with a style-conscious diamond design in two color schemes: black or dusted rose. The external display is "hidden," meaning that it only shows when activated. I'm not a big fan of such displays--I like to see my screens at all times--but students of minimalism should be pleased.
Fortunately, the Z555a isn't all about design. It also offers a new "gesture control" … Read more
Sit back and enjoy the ride, 3G fans, as Sony Ericsson has a new cell phone for you. The company's W760, which it announced today at CES, is one of the first handsets to support wireless broadband networks around the globe. It offers support for three UMTS/HSDPA networks (850/900/2100), and as a quad-band world phone (GSM 850/900/1800/1900), it will make calls in most countries. The tri-band 3G support is especially welcome in the United States and Canada; the W760 is only Sony Ericsson's second 3G handset specifically for North America after the … Read more
Another handset that tries too hard? Not quite. We actually would like to see this Sony Ericsson mobile phone with a full-size USB port on store shelves. At least that's one designer Vincent Palicki's dream.
But it's far from reality. From the picture, the concept phone is shown together with a Sony Micro Vault Tiny with exposed USB contacts, so we're not sure if flash storage devices with shielded contacts would work. Also, the alphanumeric keypad could do with larger keys and the control panel more tactility. What were we thinking? This is just a concept … Read more
Along with the slew of new Sony Ericsson phones that were announced yesterday, Sony Ericsson also released the HBH-PV703 Bluetooth headset. It's fairly standard as far as Bluetooth headsets go, and it has an impressive rated talk time of 10 hours. It'll be available in gray and black some time in the first quarter of 2008.
Sony Ericsson dropped three new cell phones today, including a new Walkman handset for North America. The W380a has all the usual Walkman phone accouterments and it offers a high-resolution camera, stereo Bluetooth, and an FM radio. The flip design is interesting, though I'm going to have to see it in person to give my honest verdict. On the front face is a camera lens and what appears to be touchy-feely music control, but the external display seems to be hidden when the backlighting is off. It's also rather thin, a sign that Sony Ericsson is now fully … Read more
There's nothing more annoying than the phantom mobile phone call. There you are, minding your own business, when suddenly you feel your leg vibrate and you're sure your phone is ringing, but when you take it out of your pocket, it's not.
One solution is Sony Ericsson's latest Bluetooth watch--it vibrates unmistakeably when you receive a call and displays the caller's number. It even alerts you when you get a text message.
The wait has finally ended. Sony Ericsson has announced that the highly anticipated K850i Cyber-shot phone is available in all Asia-Pacific markets at a recommended retail price of about $617 (without plan).
We've just received our commercial review unit and a full review of the 5-megapixel camera phone will be coming up early next week. For now, you can check out our initial hands-on examination of the K850i here. And While you're at it, check out our first-look video too.
(Source: Crave Asia)