Sony Ericsson W910i

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Sony Ericsson W910i
SonyEricssonW910.jpg
Manufacturer Sony Ericsson
Compatible networks -GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
-GPRS
-Quad band EDGE
-UMTS 2100
-HSDPA 2100
Availability by country UK October, 2007
Predecessor W900i
Successor W980i
Related Sony Ericsson W580
Sony Ericsson W595
Form factor Slider
Dimensions 3.9 x 2.0 x 0.5 in.
99 x 50 x 12 mm
Weight 3.0 oz
86 g
Operating system Sony Ericsson proprietary OS
Memory 40 MB internal
Removable storage Memory Stick Micro (M2) (up to 8 GB) supported
Battery 930 mAh Li-Ion battery
Data inputs -Keypad
-Accelerometer
-Motion sensor
-Ambient light sensor
Display 2.4" 262,144 TFT LCD
240x320 pixels
Rear camera 2.0 megapixel
Front camera Video calling camera
Connectivity -Bluetooth (2.0)
-USB (2.0 proprietary)
The red W910i, shown in collapsed and extended mode

The Sony Ericsson W910i is a slider model music phone. The W910i was announced on June 14, 2007, as a branded "Walkman phone" and uses version 3 of the 'Walkman Player'. The phone also features the shake control feature found on the W580 that enables music track switching by shaking the phone and also for Java ME based video games and applications using the JP-8.

The phone, alongside the K850 Cybershot and the more expensive W960 Walkman, was one of the first phones from the company to use the Sony Ericsson Media Manager which replaces the now-defunct File Manager seen on older models. The Walkman music software also uses the 'SensMe' feature which designates the mood depending on the genre and the speed of the track the user is playing. The phone has had its camera interface revamped and resembles the one seen on K850; however the BestPic feature has been replaced by Burst Mode.

The W910i is available in six different colors which have been advertised as "Hearty Red", "Noble Black", "Havana Bronze", "Prime Silver", "Lipstick Pink" and "Silky White". Included in certain retail configurations are a 1 GB or 2 GB capacity memory card. As well as the Walkman digital music player, the W910i can also play FM radio with features using RDS and GraceNote TrackID service.

On February 14, 2008, the W910 was given the GSM Association's "Best Handset 2008" award.[1]

Stability issues[edit]

The Sony Ericsson W910i is known to crash and switch itself off intermittently. As of November 2009, firmware has yet to be released to fully resolve these issues, though some users have reported that later firmware versions have dramatically reduced the frequency of these issues occurring.[2]v

The phone itself has received much criticism for its instability, which include complaints about screen and system freezing, restarting and button input failures. Many reviews and user forums consistently note this as a major problem for the Sony Ericsson phone.[3]

Technical specifications[edit]

  • Walkman 3.0 Player (MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV), SensMe
  • Java MIDP 2.0 with OpenGL ES and Motion Sensor support
  • Video player with progressive fast forward and slow motion
  • New 3 softkey interface layout with Call/End keys (A200 Platform), a software feature of Java Platform 8

Advertised battery life

  • 400hr standby time
  • 9hr talk time

Rear camera

  • 2-megapixel
  • Maximum resolution (still image): 1600x1200 pixels
  • 2.5x digital zoom
  • Video recording format: .MP4 (AAC audio)
  • Video recording resolution: 320x240@15fps
  • No flash

Front camera

  • Video calling resolution: 176x144 or 128x96

Critical reception[edit]

CNET hardware reviewer Ella Morton wrote that there are some compatibility issues with Windows Media Player for the Walkman functions and criticized the shake and motion sensing function of the W910i but she concluded that "there is much to like beyond the quirky bits" giving it a rating of 8.2/10.[4]

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