Being picky, we’d complain about the unergonomic navigation pad, the lack of autofocus on the camera, and the ancient QCIF (176×144) resolution for video recording. But we’re really pleased with Sony Ericsson’s first attempt at slider: the W850 is a nice handset offering loud and clear music reproduction and a rich retail package.
Incidentally, we first saw the W850 in the DaVinci Code movie – used not as a music player but purely for its web browsing. Which probably says something about its versatility.
• The Don wasn’t so keen, but we think this could be the next massive Walkman.
TFT, 256K colours, 240×320 pixels, 30x40mm
2mp, 1600×1200 pixels, video (QCIF), flash; secondary video call camera
3G, triband GSM, Bluetooth, USB
Talk time 7h
Walkman 2.0 music player