to single layer- thanks for yet another correction. about the reviews, no other place has a pre production review. most sites seem to say the same thing based on either the SE corporate speech or the techblog one. oh and the size is just right. hope you have seen those pictures of it next to k800 and w900. this phone has just the right size.
LuKe- it is for photo album and slideshow(if you press from standby mode). they are also used for the games, and probably serve a useful job in the wwalkman player as well as the camera. about the light it is about the same. white one will be easier to see during the day i gues, but at night they will be the same
i would've waited and bought it when it came out. but it doesn't feature EDGE and has only a 2 Mega Pixel camera. so i'll better buy a Nokia N80. too bad SE!!!
why the hell isn't there an option to turn the camera's 'shutter' sound off?!!!...damn it makes me angry >@
Does anyone know what the two buttons either side of the speaker/video call camera do? I've heard they can be used in some games that utilise a landscape mode and can also be used when viewing the photo album or slide show -is that all they're for? [Not complaining; just curious]
Also, does anyone know where there's a decent picture of the black version in the dark -I know on the white version the whole top keypad backlight glows white during normal use and orangy/pink in mp3 mode -the plastic becomes almost transparent, but is this the same for the black?
Thanks in advance...
dis pone relly looks cool wel am a musician so i perfer dis phone the real walkman phone get dis phone guys n rock the free world.
Do you have any other info/reviews or links on this model? -I've read the pre-production review at http://www.mobile-review.com/review/sonyericsson-w850-en.shtml which has some excellent live pictures, but I want more! The size of this beauty is what really wins me over -the N73 and (even more so...) the E70 are just too big for my pocket.
P.S. -The E70 is the only handset in Nokia's E-series to have a camera; a 1600x1200 pixels, 2MP one (although it lacks autofocus and even a basic flash)!
It's a very nice design phone with almost everything..
One thing important that missed out is the auto focus..
2 megapixel is ok but with no autop focus, quality drop..
Se good in making walkman & camera phone...
every one says it will be released sept. 5. i hope so.
to singlelayer- it is nice to see that you are interested in this kick ass phone. i will get it mid oct (delayed release here). i am here to help you in information access. oh and the E70 neeeeeds a camera and the n73 is not that bad
It's been a while since I've posted on GSM Arena and it's very rare I post re SE handsets, as I have never really been a big fan (apart from that one time I owned my only ever SE phone -the T68i...awesome). Anyways, I digress. I have been looking for a suitable upgrade for the aging Samsung I've been using and it was going to be a toss-up between the Nokia E70 or N73, but I've now changed my mind...THIS IS ONE HELL OF A PHONE!!! What an exceptional and 'fresh' looking bad boy, eh?! And with a feature set and sensible size/design to match. I really can't wait for this one and it's definitely gonna have to be in white, wouldn't you agree...?
I mean SE must integrate Flash(LED) for all walkman,K-series(3g ones),Z-series(all rounders) and also in cybershot series(including xenon ones if possible)
i miss all the old SE acessories such as the game pad, bluetooth car, and many more accesories... SE must bring the FUN by bringing those accessories.. the megabass option and thew autofocus are the ones i also miss too.. hope SE will bring them back in their next lineups...
Actually, I think that the W850 is going to be the last SE phone to utilize memory stick duos and pro duos. All other SE phones from now on are going to use Micro M2 sticks.
Hey Tarantula thanks for the correction
To smiley17- what do mean bring back flash. only some phones exclude flash. if they do you can get an accessory.
Also mem stick pro duo will stay for a while. Sony is first planning to flood the market with micro cards before intergrating it into their phones.
Oh and that bluetooth car was fun
is the battery life of this cell phone gud ???
is the sound quality comparabl to that of w550 ???
Hope that SE will Bring back the amazing features like:
-Autofocus/even macro(not only in Cybershot anymore)
-Video recording Size must now be increased. at least QVGA as Standard
-Radio for all standard SE phones
-Megabass Feature(not only in Walkman phones)
-Memory Stick Pro Duo Card(not the expensive Micro...
and SE please bring back the
-the Game PAD
-and add more and more accesories please,..
know SE could do this please everyone loves those features... that is where SE is being recognized by techno,sporty lovers since P800,K700,P910,K750,W800
GSMArena only makes reviews of released phones, M-R makes anticipated reviews, sometimes of pre-released phones (involves incomplete firmware and other issues)
Yes, SE uses netfront browser. Netfront plan to release a office documents reader aplication, maybe SE put the option to download it or the final version of W850 come with it inside, i dont know.
(no name) nYPi- it has a html viewer (through netfront encoding) and i think (not sure) it does support some document viewing( not like excel) if you want that but not a camera rather go for the w950
blah- yes it was in the Da Vinci code. it was originally due for the release of that movie but sony ericsson decided to hold it back and bring out the k800 which will be in a movie soon.(watch out)
Nukwase and all- for great review of this phone check out this site:
TO GSM ARENA- when will you review the phone
Hey. I am considering buying this phone but i would like to see the version in white. It looks like a good buy overall!!