Sony Ericsson W910i
|Compatible networks||-GSM (850/900/1800/1900)|
-Quad band EDGE
|Availability by region||October 2007|
|Predecessor||Sony Ericsson W900i|
|Successor||Sony Ericsson W705|
|Related||Sony Ericsson W580|
Sony Ericsson W595
Sony Ericsson S810
Sony Ericsson S510
Sony Ericsson S500
|Dimensions||3.9 x 2.0 x 0.5 in.|
99 x 50 x 12 mm
|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|
-Ambient light sensor
|Display||2.4" 262,144 TFT LCD|
|Rear camera||2.0 megapixel|
|Front camera||Video calling camera|
-USB (2.0 proprietary)
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 The phone has had its camera interface revamped and resembles the one seen on K850; however the BestPic feature has been replaced by Burst Mode.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.
This article needs to be updated.(January 2010)
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.
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.
- 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
- Maximum resolution (still image): 1600x1200 pixels
- 2.5x digital zoom
- Video recording format: .MP4 (AAC audio)
- Video recording resolution: 320x240@15fps
- No flash
- Video calling resolution: 176x144 or 128x96
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.
- Sony Ericsson W910 announced GSMArena
- http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/sony-ericsson-w910i.htm Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine
- Sony Ericsson W910 Walkman honored with GSM Association's Best Handset 2008
- Sony Ericsson W910 First Shipment, Recalled
- "Sony Ericsson W910 First Shipment, Recalled". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2009-10-26.
- Morton, Ella (2007-11-02). "Sony Ericsson W910i Review". CNET. Retrieved 2008-04-16.