The w890i is the best phone in the whole wide world!!!!
It is so perfect!!!!
i really love it!!!
Hello friend i read this forum for the last few days.Especially about this w890i.If some one is using this phone can u please tell me. How far its good to buy.Because this is my first phone i am going to buy. So please i need ur help. Can i buy this.....
Please tell me the result as soon as possible.
IS W890i will be my best phone. If i brought it.
the silver colour dont scratch off.. the black and brown versions when you scratch it, it reveals the silver underneath... soo overall silver seems make more sense ???????
ps im about to buy the brown one
nick, 31 May 2008the nokia n81 has a longer music battery life than the w960.
and has better quality
so er...I think thats right. why is that SE uses adapter in their walkman phone. it sucks you should always bring it with you.
but still good phone
the nokia n81 has a longer music battery life than the w960.
and has better quality
Best phone according to rankwise
Rank 1 w890
Rank 2 k530
Rank 3 k550
hey you all... whats a good colour to buy ???
forgot silver... either black or brown......
black or brown ????????????
Nokia worst took 4 wks to repair a n80. just only know how say sry to me. bad service
Released in February 2008, the W890i is an upgraded version of the superslim W880i Walkman phone. The W880i faced some criticism because it lacked an FM radio and had a horrible keypad, but Sony have been listening hard, because these issues have been fixed in the W890i.
The W890i looks very similar to its predecessor - it's a classic design superslim phone with a user-friendly keypad and a nice 5-way navigation key, plus dedicated music keys. At 10mm it's one of the thinnest phones around and is super-lightweight at 78g. Available in a choice of colours - Sparkling Silver or Mocha Brown, it's a smart and good-looking phone. The metallic finish gives a feeling of quality missing from the cheaper Walkman phones.
Musically speaking, this Walkman phone delivers everything that we could want. The latest Walkman player software is the best in the business, and the sound quality is high, especially if you plug in a stereo headset or use an optional Bluetooth wireless stereo headset. Managing playlists is easy, transferring music from PC to phone is quick using either USB or Bluetooth, and with a 2 Gbyte memory stick included in the sales package, there's room for up to 500 songs. We're really pleased to see the addition of an FM radio too - a must for any serious music phone. Additional music features include TrackID™ which lets you identify a song (name, artist and album) from a few seconds recording, and the PlayNow™ download service which lets you buy and download MP3 ringtones from your phone.
The camera has been upgraded too to 3.2 megapixels, but lacks autofocus. Video calling is supported, as the W890i is a 3G phone. You can record video clips too, and even edit them with the VideoDJ software supplied. The display is a high quality TFT screen with 262,000 colours and 240 x 320 pixels.
A new feature for the W890i is HSDPA (nicknamed 3.5G) - a faster implementation of 3G that enables downloads at up to 3.6Mbps - that's 12 times faster than normal 3G. The W890i is quadband GSM too, so it can operate on any continent in either 2G or 3G mode.
Other features worth a mention include 3D Java games, a web browser plus support for RSS web feeds, and flight mode.
We really like the W890i. It fixes all of the problems that were present in the W880i, and is a sign that Sony Ericsson may have turned the corner after a disappointing year in 2007. This is a classic Walkman phone with great music features and a quality superslim design. It doesn't have the best camera, but it does have the benefit of fast 3G and a host of other features. No phone does everything, but if your focus is music, this is definitely in our shortlist of best phones to choose from in 2008.
Phone Models: more>>
W890i for selected markets
W898c for mainland China
W890i UMTS/HSDPA 2100, GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
W898c GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
262K TFT, QVGA
Heap size: Dynamic depending on available memory
Internal memory for storage: 28MB user free memory
External memory: Up to 4GB with Memory Stick Micro (M2)
Max JAR size: Unlimited (but depending on available storage)
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Java 2, Micro Edition, Java MIDP 2.1
* PDA Optional Packages for J2ME Platform (JSR 75)
* Java API for Bluetooth (JSR 82)
* Wireless Messaging API (JSR 120/205)
* Mobile Media API (JSR 135)
* Web Services (JSR 172)
* Advanced Multimedia Supplements API (JSR 234)
* Java Technology for the Wireless Industry (JSR 185)
* MIDP 2.0 (JSR 118)
* CLDC 1.1 (JSR 139)
* Mobile Services Architecture (MSA) umbrella standard JSR 248:
+ Security & Trust Services API (JSR 177
+ Location API (JSR 179)
+ SIP API for Java ME (JSR 180)
+ Mobile 3D Graphics API (JSR 184 1.1)
+ Content Handler API (JSR 211)
+ Scalable 2D Vector Graphics API for Java ME (JSR 226)
+ Payment API (JSR 229)
+ Mobile Internationalization API (JSR 238)
+ Sony Ericsson additions; not mandated in MSA:
# Java Binding for the OpenGL ES API (JSR 239)
Java 3D 1.1
* Mascot Capsule Micro3D Version 3
* Mobile 3D Graphics API for Java ME (JSR 184 1.1)
Access NetFront 3.4
Email (POP3 and IMAP4)
Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
Digital Rights Mgmt.: more>>
OMA DRM v2.0
Multimedia Support: more>>
Video: 3GPP (H.263, H.264), MP4, RealVideo 8, WMV
Image: GIF, JPEG, BMP, WBMP, PNG, SVG Tiny 1.2
Sound: MP4 (AAC, AAC+, E-AAC+), MP3, M4A, 3GPP (AAC, AMR), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, G-MIDI 1, SP-MIDI, RealAudio 8, iMelody, XMF, WMA, Extension WMA
Animation: SVG Tiny 1.2, GIF, Adobe Flash Lite 2.0
Streaming: RTSP according to 3GPP
Local Connectivity: more>>
Bluetooth 2.0 (A2DP)
3.2 Megapixel camera with 3.2x digital zoom and fixed focus
Walkman player 3.0 with SensMe
Video recorder/player and video streaming
Photo and video blogging
RSS feed support with web feed ticker
Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
Chinese input methods and lunar calendar
FM radio with RDS
Man WALKMAN Phones beats the hell out of iPods!!!!!!!!
Cyber-Shot Phones beats the hell out of Nokia, Samsung and any other camera you that can compete with it!!!!!!!!!!!!
SONY Rules!!!!!!!!!!!! wohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
SE 4 LYF!!!!!!!!!!
Samsung is wicked
but SONY Ericsson is just the KING
yes you heard SE is the K.I.N.G!!!!!!!
SE 4 LYF
SE please make a single SIM phone !!! But a good one! :)
The one that nobody has to send in for software update etc.
You (SE) used to make good ones - do it again, and again because others already/still making those!
You may think there is no issues with this phone but others think differently!
Just look at some of the reports:
Recently reported problems with W890 on this forum and other forums - check around - call SE repair service or customer service!!!!!
- bad reception
- low speaker volume
- slow software (waiting for firmware updata)
- lousy camera performance
- unit turns off regularly without reason
- battery problems
- horrible customer service
W890 does NOT have:
- NO autofocus
- NO Flash
- very limited memory
- small buttons, adult (normal male) unable to use it comfortably even for dialing - forget text message sending!!!
- small screen (unusable for web)
- NO WIFI/WLAN
If this is the best SE phone ever than no wonder the market share is less than 8% and even the Korean companies passing SE with light speed - market share increase about 50% and outsell SE easily an anyday!
But SE rules for ever (we all hope!:)
Sony Ericsson please make a dual-sim phone... Please make one!!! A lot of people are gonna buy!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dani is utterly right because the Nokia Express music fones are cheap copies of the Walkman range fones. Also the Nokia 5600 xpress music phone's colour scheme is really saying something i thinks its saying something such as BIG TIME copy because Walkman fones mosly come in black. So in conclusion all Walkman phones are the best fones out for music and by the way im the Boss in this forum Dani!! hahaha onli messin