The slider form factor debuts in the company's S line and in fact, this is the first Sony Ericsson slider that's not a Walkman. Speaking of which, Sony Ericsson S500 is a W580 in disguise. And some disguise it is: with this slim slider almost everything is staked on design. Nature-inspired patterns, audacious paintjobs and light effects all make sure the S500 won't go unnoticed.
The Sony Ericsson S line was until now reserved for the not so usual swivel handsets. A typical representative was the once hugely successful Sony Ericsson S700. Back then it was one of the first mobile phones to offer a memory card slot, a 1.3-megapixel camera, and a QVGA display. It was only a couple of years ago that this phone was sold for approximately 700 Euros. Today, however, its high price topped with its huge size would have been a sure fiasco.