Summary: Sony Ericsson's m600i will not become a best seller in the United States, and that's too bad because it's a powerful and unique mobile phone. The primary hurdle it faces in the US is SE's own doing - it's a European phone that lacks support for any high speed data services available in North America. There's no WiFi, and no EDGE, HSDPA, or EV-DO band. There's also no camera, and cameraphones are big right now.
Review: Sony Ericsson's Compact M600i QWERTY Phone
9 August 2006
Excerpt: While it didn't win us over right away, the somewhat quirky Sony Ericsson M600 eventually managed to soften our stone hearts. This pretty little device has a lot of functionality in a design barely larger than a Motorola RAZR V3.
Conclusion: At last push email that doesn't require a pocket calculator sized blackberry or speaking into your Ipaq. Sony Ericsson give is the M600i a wafer thin smartphone that is not only a joy to use but has that all important killer application. Is this the end for pocket calculator wielding executives?
Excerpt: The success of BlackBerry’s solutions has become a guiding line for many manufacturers, which have already taken a note of such solutions. Against the background of the growing popularity of these devices, the success has accompanied not the original BlackBerry, but smartphones armed with QWERTY-keypad, since they provided a completely new level of functionality and handling aspects.
Excerpt: Sony Ericsson M600i have all the functionality of a personal digital assistance and a sleek, stylish look to match. The 2.55″ QVGA screen means the SE M600i is incredibly easy to use, and perfect for reading emails and websites. Speaking of easy to use, you’ll love the choice of a stylus-operated touch screen and a dual function QWERTY keyboard.