I've been obsessed with features, touch screens, and Internet and media player features on phones lately. So I was surprised when I opened up the Sony Ericsson W890i Walkman phone last night and immediately thought, "It's sexy as hell and makes phone calls. I don't care what else it does, I want it."
Clad in an 9.9mm thin metal body, the W890i actually does a few nifty things beyond mere voice calling. SE packed a 3.2mp camera, Walkman player with stereo Bluetooth and 2GB memory card, and HTML Web browser into this tiny little package. But honestly, I almost don't care. The metal body, rounded edges, and impossibly slim profile are all that matter here - it's that tiny, that cool, and it makes phone calls. Sold.
Ask me again after I've played with it enough to bemoan the lack of auto-focus or flash on the camera, relatively small screen size, and lack of US-compatible 3G or WiFi data. But even then I think I'll be happy to take this handset for what it is - a super slim, super sexy little number that makes calls, plays music, and tucks away nicely in a jacket pocket. If only I had a jacket luxe enough to compliment it.