Excerpt: Say you’re in the R&D labs at Sony Ericsson and you want your latest handset to stick out amid an ocean of fierce Darwinian competition. You have three possible routes: A.) Overhaul the UI. B.) Slap a touchscreen on the device and dub it an “iPhone killer.” C.
Pros: Offers a capable “everything but the kitchen sink” feature list. Photo and video tweaking toys a-plenty. PictBridge compatible. Automatically resizes huge hi-res photos before sending as MMS. Supports video calling (with compatible phones).
Cons: Dull appearance more boring than watching C-Span with the sound off. Virtually flat keypad makes blind texting a nightmare. 8-MP images + 160 MB of memory = non-negotiable memory-stick purchase. Large, side-staged charging port is awkward. 16x digital zoom is close, but no optical cigar. Web brow...
Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson C905 packs a powerful 8 megapixel punch, and has the distinction of being the first camera phone to do so. While some manufacturers deliver a sub-standard camera experience Sony Ericsson seems to pride itself in delivering a usable camera phone that produces good pictures.