Unboxing and hands-on: SE's ultra-slim W890i walkman phone

Noah Kravitz
 from  Oakland, CA
| Published: April 20, 2008

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.

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