Yes it’s Sunday, but I have been trying to get this post out of my head this week, so I’ll make it short and simple. The following phones listed below have been confirmed to soon be arriving shops in the UK by the date shown:
Sony Ericsson K770i – Expected to launch by October this year (2007)
Sony Ericsson K850i – Expected to launch by October this year (2007)
Sony Ericsson W910i – Expected to launch by October this year (2007)
Sony Ericsson W960i – Expected to launch by December this year (2007)
Its been sometime since Sony Ericsson’s 5-megapixel camera phone king, the K850i had been announced. Earlier in June, we also wrote a post about the K850i along with some attached videos. Well finally, just last week, we in the UK saw some signs of the K850i’s soon to come arrival off Phones4u’s webpage. However, Phones4u has been reluctant to confirm its launch date in the UK.
On the other hand, another one of the UK’s largest mobile network retailer, the Carphone Warehouse has provided within its description that the Sony Ericsson K850i will be expected to launch by October this year:
Though there is beginning to be more information popping up regarding its launch, both sources have not yet mentioned anything regarding how much the tariffs will cost and which network they will be available to. And what’s more, what will the prices be for pay as you go? (For those not familiar with what that means, it is basically buying the handset from a retailer on the high street without subjecting yourself to a long term contract :] )If you’d like more info on the upcoming Sony Ericsson K850i’s specs and also to see a demo video, click here to visit one of our previous posts.
Back in June, when we wrote a post about a few of Sony Ericsson’s latest upcoming phones, I recently found out we had entirely forgotten to write about the Sony Ericsson W910i!
You may consider the W910i to be a rather “lite” version of the upcoming W960i, however the W960i’s UK launch date is still uncertain. As for the W910i, it is expected to arrive soon, so I hope this quick post isn’t too late.
So what does the W910i offer?
For a start, the W910i will be a brilliant handy, thin slider, only 12.5mm thick (compared to K850i 17mm thick, Nokia N95 21mm, Samsung G600 and E950 14.9mm thick) and will come in “Hearty Red” and “Noble Black” have a look at some of its major specs listed below:
- GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G, EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA (3.6Mbps), A2DP
- 86g in weight
- TFT, 256K colors
- 240 x 320 pixels, 2.4-inch screen
- Memory Stick Micro (M2) card slot
- 40MB internal memory
- Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP
- USB 2.0
- 2 MP camera
- Standby time: up to 400 hours
- Talk time: up to 9 hours
- Other features:
- RSS reader
- Walkman player 3.0
- TrackID music recognition
The W910i will not have a touch screen like some might have expected. However improvements to the walkman series phones such as higher camera resolution and better quality videos plus the ability to play windows media files and real player files will certainly make it a stronger competitor amongst the current new line of multimedia phones.
Ok, enough reading! Check out some actual hands-on videos after the jump:
It may not seem much, but this is how and where your handsets were given life! To think, sometimes a rather serious drop of your SE phone could actually adversely reverse all of the processes seen in this clip!
The fact is there are not many 5-megapixel camera phones available to the UK at the moment, when you try to think of one, you would probably come up with the latest Nokia N95 or even maybe Sony Ericsson’s soon to arrive K850i. But right now, there is nothing as thin and slick as the Samsung G600?
Have a look at this video:
Here are some main features:
- 14.9 mm slider
- 2.2″ TFT LCD screen with 16 million colours
- 5.0 megapixel camera (2592?1944 pixels)
- Power LED flash
- Autofocus with 4x digital zoom
- Panorama effects
- Macro effects
- 640 x 480 video camera
- Music library which allows offline mode with continuous play
- Video media player
- FM radio
- Bluetooth version 2.0 with dual support
- USB 2.0
- MicroSD slot
- WAP and internet browsing using NetFront Browser V3.4
- Page pilot
- Virtual pointer
- UTrack protection
For some full specs, check out GSMArena.
Have a look at a short demonstration video of the G600 and its comparsion with the N95 after the jump…
The idea may not seem absolutely brilliant, but this is not the first time launch of bluetooth watches. Sony Ericsson previously launched the MBW-100 last year, now its been announced that a MBW-150 will soon be available in the UK.
Why would you use a bluetooth watch? Well the idea is actually quite simple, link it to your bluetooth mobile phone, if in any situation your phone is out of reach or you’re trying to avoid someone’s call but want to find out who’s calling, just check the screen on your watch!