In my Sony Ericsson W810i Impressions post, I gave the phone very high marks except that I couldn’t send SMS messages from Address Book as I was accustomed to with my T637. Reader Jools has just chimed in with a link to mobile.feisar.com where you can find a simple workaround that takes just minutes to implement. All you have to do is add your phone name to the
ABDeviceModelStrings list using the Property List Editor. I did it, and now I can text away via Address Book on my Mac. Thanks for the pointer Jools.
There are many other interesting comments on the W810i post, especially if this is a phone you’re considering. It’s been my communications companion during recent road trips, and I wouldn’t part with it for anything.
When I went to work in Iceland for the Adobe Lightroom Adventure, I stopped in Duty Free at the Reykjavik airport and bought a $25 SIM card. I had great phone coverage during my entire visit in Iceland, and a local number to boot.
The FM radio and MP3 player are proving very handy during workouts and while waiting for people and buses — or whenever I have time on my hands and want to listen to music or a podcast. BTW: the W810i has quite decent speakers so you don’t have to attach headphones to listen to podcasts. The Edge network here in the States provides rapid access to the Internet, and in my case, speedy checking of Gmail on the phone. And as I stated earlier, the 2 megapixel camera and video capture are the best I’ve used on this type of device. I’m sending the images directly to my Canon i80 printer via Bluetooth and getting crisp 4″x6″ prints.
The other big plus is the removable memory card from a easy-to-access slot on the side of the phone. I pull it out, put it in my card reader, add podcasts, download pictures, and am back in business in minutes.
Finally, the sound quality of the phone itself is quite good. Conversations from all over the world sound crisp and clear. I guess you could say these are my follow up impressions…