My new Sony Ericsson w600i cellphone

Wed, 06/21/2006 - 17:38

I have been needing a new cellphone for about 3 months. Mine and my wife's was slowly dying. I had been with t-mobile for almost 4 years, without an upgrade. But I ended up switching to Cingular for 2 main reasons: 1) T-Mobile did not carry any exciting new tech mobiles. For being a European based company most of their phones more Motorolas and lack many advanced features. 2) They would not give me much of anything for a new mobile upgrade. It was cheaper to switch than to buy a new phone. I ended up with a great Sony Ericsson w600i. The features that interested me the most:

  • Multiple numbers per contact - Motorola has only one
  • POP3/IMAP support so I can read email on the go
  • Quad Band - world phone
  • Bluetooth for desktop PC sync
  • MP3 player - plays my audio books and podcasts
  • Video player - watch my shows on the go
  • 1.3 mp camera - I can take shots of text and read it later.

Like my usual self I researched everywhere on how to buy my new phones and service. Cingular's stores all offer the exact same price so I knew I would buy online. Amazon, Let's Talk and Tiger Direct offer the best deals and most reliable service at the time. I chose Tiger Direct because they offered 2 free phones with a family plan and two free bluetooth wireless headsets with my phones. I ported my old T-Mobile numbers over and about 5 days later the phones arrived at my door. The phones auto-activated just 2 days later and the numbers ported perfectly! I am surprised that when I called T-Mobile to cancel that they did not ask any questions regarding why I switched. I would believe that these questions would be key to building future relationships. Here is an example of my mobile's camera.

I am a bit disappointed that there is so much grainy texture to the image but I will just have to wait until I can afford one of Sony's new 2-3mp mobiles like the w850i.

Key features of my w600i phone

  • Phone memory 256MB - NO expansion slot
  • Walkman™ media player
    • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
    • Polyphonic Sound 40 voices
    • Mega Bass™ and stereo widening
  • Stereo headset, USB cable and Applications Suite supplied
  • 1.3 megapixel camera


  • 262.144 color TFT
  • 176x220 pixel

Networks EDGE

  • GSM 850
  • GSM 900
  • GSM 1800
  • GSM 1900


  • 93 x 46.5 x 22.5 mm
  • 3.6 x 1.8 x .9 inches


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