Sony Ericsson W850i
|Compatible networks||UMTS 2100 / GSM 900/1800/1900 (no 3G in the states)|
|Predecessor||Sony Ericsson W600|
|Successor||Sony Ericsson W580i (W830c)|
|Dimensions||98 mm × 47 mm × 21 mm (3.86 in × 1.85 in × 0.83 in)|
|Mass||116 g (4.1 oz)|
|Operating system||Sony Ericsson proprietary OS|
|Memory||16 MB Internal|
|Removable storage||Memory Stick PRO Duo|
|Battery||Removable 950 mAh Li-Ion battery|
|Display||240×320, TFT screen (~200 ppi)|
|Rear camera||2MP, LED flash|
|Connectivity||GPRS, Bluetooth v2.0, IrDA, USB|
The Sony Ericsson W850i is the first 3G sliding form factor mobile phone by Sony Ericsson, introduced in Q2 2006. It is a member of their Walkman line. The phone made its first public appearance in the 2006 movie The Da Vinci Code, months before its release. It is similar mechanically to the Sony Ericsson K800i, but differs in its form factor, memory card support of the Memory Stick PRO Duo instead of Memory Stick Micro, and the camera (2.0 megapixels instead of 3.2 for the K800i, and with some additional features removed)
The phone is available in Precious Black or Golden White and is configured for operator over the air (OTA) music download services and accepts popular music file formats including e-AAC+, and includes a 1 GB Memory Stick PRO Duo. The Golden White version has a gold Walkman logo on the back which the black version does not include.
The Walkman player contains Gracenote Mobile TrackID, which enables a user to record a few seconds of a song, either via the microphone or the in-built FM radio, and then with one click send that clip to the Gracenote worldwide music database which will identify the track and relay the information back to the phone.
There is a non-3G version of the W850i called W830c.
Hardware and Software
The Sony Ericsson W850, released in Q2 2006, has a TFT 240×320 display packed in a 116 gram slider body. It was released in two colours (Precious Black and Golden White) and is capable of showing eight lines of text on its two inch display. It also has a fixed internal antenna.
The software also comes equipped with basic utilities like a stop watch and calculator.