W890i PREVIEW – too good on paper

W890i on angadsodhi dot com

The W890i, yet to be launched, is Sony Ericsson’s latest addition to it’s repertoire of ‘walkman phones’. What makes the phone so hyped-up even before it’s release anywhere in the world is a really impressive spec sheet released by SE on their site.

Let’s take a look at what the phone has to offer:

  • Size: 104 x 47 x 10 mm
  • Weight: 78gm
  • Screen: 240X320 px, 262,144-colour TFT
  • Memory: 26MB internal memory, 2GB Memory Stick Micro (M2) bundled!!

Other Features:

  • A 3.2 MegaPixel camera!
  • 4X digital zoom
  • RSS feeds
  • A2DP – Music from phone to headset over a wireless connection
  • MegaBass – enhance Bass frequencies
  • PictBridge – print straight from your phone
  • SensMe – Listen to, and create, playlists of songs sorted according to the mood of the music.
  • TrackID – Record a few seconds of a song and get track details sent to your phone in seconds.
  • FM radio also supports TrackID feature!!
  • Mobile Blogging
  • Video Blogging
  • 3G
  • Video Conferencing
  • Subscribe to Podcasts

Available Colours: Sparkling Silver, Mocha Brown.

I on angadsodhi.com would like to have a small competition here. We have taken a look at the phone, now it’s time to predict the price! Please leave your price estimate, either in INR or Dollars, below as a comment along with your name. The competition is active only until SE hints at it’s price. (duh!!)

The person with the closest bid gets . . . . . . . . just a special mention on this blog. (Obviously you don’t expect an undergrad Engg student to be giving out prizes, do you??)

Sparkling Silver W890i on AngadSodhi Dot ComMocha Brown W890i on AngadSodhi Dot Com
Mocha Brown W890i on AngadSodhi Dot Com


13 thoughts on “W890i PREVIEW – too good on paper

  1. A walkman phone with a 3.2MP camera!

    Sony Ericsson are really commin out with great phones. Plus it's a 3G phone. So you could access broadband internet on it! Streaming live videos, video calls, video conferencing and other stuff will follow!

    Suddenly my 15K estimate is beginning to look petite!!! 😉

    But what I really miss on SE phones is the Symbian which Nokia provides even on their low-end phones.

  2. Well, I can come very close to the pricing.

    This phone will be priced at Rs 18500 – 19500, as the package comes with a 2 GB memory card.

    Mostly, I will buy this phone.

  3. The phone sells ~$300-350USD.

    Most people are complaining about the included 2G memory card.

    Well, buy the 8G memory card which is currently the largest capacity card available on a familiar online auction for ~$50USD (it retails for $100)!

    The keypad isn't bad but not quite good either. The middle control dial is STILL TOO SMALL to properly access the media player controls.

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