By September 22, 2008

Sony Ericsson W902 overview

It’s always a challenge for mobile phone manufacturers – getting the balance right between music, camera and, lets call it “business” functionality. It was with baited breath, then, that interested parties awaited the arrival of the Sony Ericsson W902.

Sony Ericsson W902

Sony Ericsson W902

 

With its scratch-resistant TFT mineral glass display (2.2-inch) and 8 GB memory stick Micro card for starters, it as great credentials for claiming to re-introduce the much vaunted, highly-prized but oh so rare “wow” factor.

Sony Ericsson rightly describes the W902 as having “outstanding musical sound”, while also providing a 5 megapixel camera with flash and autofocus…it looks good, sounds good and does not skimp on the essentials (including an excellent battery life).

Add Google Maps, and an accelerometer – known perhaps most widely as an iPhone feature – and a host of personal apps and we are getting close to raising the bar on what to expect from a workaday mobile phone.

Sony Ericsson W902 camera

Sony Ericsson W902

 

If it is unfamiliar to you, an accelerometer in a mobile phone context is a hidden technology that helps the wheels go round more smoothly. It detects and measures vibrations or acceleration due to gravity (inclination). It helps stabilise the music player in motion, in game playing and for step counters, user interface controls and switching between portrait and landscape modes.

The W902 offers quadband international GSM roaming and HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) – the 3G protocol that supports high-speed data transfer and Web interaction.

So well done Sony Ericsson for combing the cameraphone and audio-centric handset in a positive, no-compromise fashion.

 

Written by: Nicola Pringle for www.mobilesplease.co.uk

Posted in: Phones

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