Friday, October 31, 2008

Sony Ericsson moves to number 3

Sony Ericsson has joined the top 3 world wide mobile phone manufacturers. This is not due to a great quarter by SE, rather worse times at LG and Motorola. SE should solidify being the number 3 manufacturer with a great Q4 thanks to the XPERIA X1, C905, W902, and W595. Anyhow 2009, should see Sony Ericsson getting back to its roots with a great portfolio with less overlap.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Phonearena reviews the C905

Phone Arena has reviewed the C905. Overall they like it and the main low point is the lack of VGA video recording. Click the link for the full review.


C905 Mini Site

Sony Ericsson has launched a Mini Site for the C905. All the main features of the phone (8MP, aGPS, WiFi) are shown. Follow the link to go the site


Monday, October 27, 2008

W64s officially announced

AU KDDI Japan had its Fall/Winter announcement today. One Sony Ericsson phone came out, the W64s. The phone features a 2.7" 240 x 432 screen with 3.2MP auto focus camera.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

C905 vs N96 browser

Using the built in browsers over Wi-Fi, the C905 loads the desktop version BBC UK website much faster then the N96. The autorotation on the C905 looks better too.

Check it out

Updated C905 review

Elder over at Mobile Review has updated the review of the C905. Follow the link to read it


C905 advertisement making of.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Twiggy and Hikaru

Latest info on some 2009 handsets. Twiggy is the W350 successor with QVGA screen, 3.2MP camera, Walkman 3.0 with release date in Q2 2009. Hikaru is what Paris was going to be. 8.1 MP camera with 8GB of internal memory. With UIQ being dead from SE, we will have to see what Hikaru will be running if it does in fact come out.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

SE 2009

Here is some info about SE 2009

Here is list of new phones from Sony Ericsson for 2009 year:
  • Walkman branded phone named W305
  • Entry slider phone
  • Walkman-version of F305
  • Release date: the end of Q1
  • Cyber-shot branded
  • Compact stick phone
  • 3.2-Mp camera
  • One of the K550’s successors
  • Release date: the end of Q1


  • Cyber-shot branded
  • Slider design
  • GPS (!)
  • Active lens cover
  • PhotoFix, Face Detection, Smile Shutter
  • Looks very pretty


  • Snapshot branded
  • Mid-range stick phone
  • Can be successor of S302
  • Release date: Q1, 2009


  • Cyber-shot branded stick phone
  • 140 Mb of memory
  • SnapFish
  • BestPic, PhotoFix, Face Detection, Smile Shutter
  • Colours: Noble Black, Precious Peach, Sincere Silver
  • Cyber-shot branded stick phone
  • Active lens cover
  • 3.2-Mp camera with AF
  • EDGE 900/1800/1900 and HSDPA 2100
  • 120 Mb of memory
  • PhotoFix, Face Detection, Smile Shutter, SnapFish
  • Available in 2 different colours


  • Named W705
  • Walkman-version of G705
  • Wi-Fi with GPS (!)
  • In the box: 4 Gb M2 and HPM-77
  • Available in 3 colours (!)
Thanks to! Some info by Maximys.


Also here is some info from Santa_Claus from Esato
What to expect in 2009

1. UIQ X labeled touch screen; 8MP; H2 2009
2. W900 like form factor; 8MP or more; H2 2009
3. Xperia X?; Google Android; 5MP; Q3 2009
4. Xperia X?; WinMob 7; Q4 2009
5. W9XX, Walkman 4; Q2 2009

According to my info next Xperia will have 5mp. However, that touchscreen UIQX labeled smartphone is very interesting. Also Walkman 4 is coming very soon. In addition, I am glad that W900 form factor will come back. And yes, there will be no P series anymore, acording to my sources. Xperia will represent SE smartphone line: UIQ,WinMob,Android. Maybe there will be 3 or 4 Xperia’s released 2009. I know for sure about 2 of them.

Hikaru project is in status quo. Although they have tasted on TI, and Qualcomm processors but it is not sure if the new UIQ mobile will be Hicaru. Next UIQ is in testing phase and it is showing very good results. Even the interface is very responsive and eye candy they are struggling to put something innovative. Fingerprint lock is not big deal and time will show how effective will be if they agree to implement it. The Xperia device that is testing the new WinMob 7 is running on Qualcomm QSD8250 processor. UIQX device is running on TI OMAP3430. Android testing device has the same processor as G1, well for now.

It is very interesting to see all touchscreen walkman coming. But don't expect it too soon.

Friday, October 17, 2008

C902 Bond Titanium Edition Unboxing

The limited edition Titanium Silver C902 Bond Edition has been unboxed. Here are some pics. Thanks to SEMania. Follow the link for more pics.


Q3 2008 financial results

Q3 results were posted today. Still not very good. They sold more phones then Q2, but less then Q3 2007. Also income was -33 million € compared to -2 million € last quarter. Q4 will likely be a great Quarter with the C905, XPERIA X1, W902, and lot of mid to low end phones.


AU KDDI W64s pics

The Sony Ericsson W64s is set to be announced in November for Japan's AU KDDI. This is a very slick looking, glamorous phone that is more about fashion then technology. As a Japan phone though, it will obviously have a large, hi-res screen.

Copper Gold C905 preview

New preview video of the Copper Gold C905. I really like this color.

XPERIA X1 unboxing and walkthrough videos



Thursday, October 16, 2008

New C905 Copper Gold Review

ePrice has put up a review of the Copper Gold C905 with sample pics. I am liking this color best. Looks very sexy and has the nice color.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tender Rose C905

Tender Rose is the new color for the C905. Should be coming out soon. The C905 will be released Monday the 20 of October along with the F305. Thanks to SE4M for the new color pic.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

C905 passes FCC

The upcoming C905 has passed the FCC testing. The release of the phone is very soon. Below is also the link to the user manual. Everyone can read that in anticipation.

User Guide PDF

Monday, October 13, 2008

New 3.2MP Kate information

New information on the new Cybershot codenamed Kate. It will have a 3.2MP Autofocus camera with Duel LED light, Active lens cover, Smile Shutter, Face detection, Photo fix, Auto rotate, and more. Basically it is a lower megapixel version of Filippa. Look for it soon. Thanks to BST-38 over at SE4M forums


W760a officially out on AT&T

The USA Carrier, AT&T has officially released the Sony Ericsson W760a. It is the Walkman slider with 3.2MP fixed focus, GPS, 3G, and 2.2" screen. It will be available in Fancy Red and Intense Black at most retailers, while Radioshack will have those colors plus the exclusive Rocky Silver color. More SE phones for USA martket is always good.


New XPERIA X1 unboxing video, comparison to HTC Touch Pro

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Filippa Colors plus more specs

As its announcement gets closer, more information is coming out about Sony Ericsson's next Cybershot phone, Filippa. First it is going to be available in 3 colors, Noble Black, Precious Peach, and Sincere Silver. It includes a 5MP Autofocus camera with Xenon flash, TV Out, Active lens cover, 2.2" Mineral glass display, Face Detection, Best Pic, Photo Fix, 140MB internal memory, and QVGA recording. Look for the announcement very soon with it popping in store shelves soon afterward.


Saturday, October 11, 2008

XPERIA X1 unboxing has put up some unboxing pics of the XPERIA X1


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

SO907i rendering

Pictures have come out of the upcoming Japanese SO907i. It looks to be in a form factor of the P990i with number pad on front that flips down, but there is no QWERTY like the P990i. It unveils a massive touch screen interface. Looking for announcement in November.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

New XPERIA X1 Demo

Sam Oakley from Xperiancers has put up a walkthrough video of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1. This is not the final version, but it is very close. Final version should hit shops next week.

Monday, October 6, 2008

New Cybershot phone leaked

A new Cybershot phone has leaked out. This phone is the 5MP previously mentioned here as Kate. Kate is actually a 3.2MP K770i update while this phone is codenamed Filippa. Basically this is an updated C902. Hopefully SE packs in at least a few new features so we are not buying the same phone in a different shell. One difference already is the inclusion of a Xenon Flash. So this is basically an updated K850i in my opinion. GPS is not confirmed, but SE should be smart about that. Thanks to CellPhoneSail for the pics. It is a very nice looking mobile.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Sony Ericsson!!!

Today, October 3, Sony Ericsson celebrated its 7th birthday. As a company they have grown and I am sure that the future holds many great devices. The next announcement should be later this month and we should finally see some higher end phones.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sony Ericsson - C902 Bond Quantum of Solace Advertisement

The C902 got a special commercial incorporating the upcoming Sony movie, Quantum of Solace. In this latest James Bond film, Mr. Bond's phone of choice is the Titanium Silver C902. Below is the commercial.

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