O’Reilly online editorial director Derrick Story has just posted a detailed review of his new Sony Ericsson W810i multi-function handset. His overall impression is very positive, noting that the W810i does a good job of combining the functions of a normal cell phone, PIM, camera, MP3 player and FM radio in a small and attractive package. Being a Mac aficionado, Derrick is also pleased with how the W810i “just works” with iSync to keep track of his OS X contacts and calendar. Derrick does find a couple of minor irritations like not being able to send SMS via his OS X Address book and wishing the handset had a stereo mini-jack, but overall he seems very happy with the purchase.
It’s a feat of engineering to squeeze all of these features into a phone that is essentially the same size as the one it replaces. Sound quality is great on all fronts, screen is bright and saturated, design and construction are top notch.