Sony Ericsson Summer 2005
Report from the launch of the new Sony Ericsson W600 and Z520. Hands-on report and photos from the launch event in New York City.
Today in New York and other cities around the world, Sony Ericsson introduced a handful of new phones. Most of the basic info was leaked a few weeks ago, although the rumor mills didn't quite nail the specs.
The new additions to the lineup include the company's second Walkman phone, and first quad-band phone, both for the U.S. market. Those hoping for the company's next smartphone or a 3G phone for the U.S. were disappointed, but overall, the new arrivals seem to be well-rounded models with extra features that will appeal to many.
The two new models for the U.S. are the W600 (left) and Z520 (right).
The W600 is a swivel-style model, and Sony Ericsson's first Walkman model for the U.S. In an unusual twist, those of us in the States get the better model, and Europe gets a trimmed-down version, in the form of the S600. (Although the lucky Europeans do have the snazzy W800.)
The Z520 is a solid update to the Z500 currently released with Cingular. The big news here is the addition of both quad-band GSM roaming and Bluetooth.
I WANT THEM!!!!
I want both of them...I wonder what the price will be for them.
wasnt happy with the z500
z500 issues/ z520 or Nokia 6101
My z500 and old T616 have had a problem of picking up a lot of background noise. When I'm using my phone on the highway, people say it sounds like I'm in a tornado b/c my phone picks up all the wind and stuff in the background. The T616 had the SAME problem. Nokias and Motos have not picked up this background noise in my car though.
The keys, as many have mentioned, are kinda hard to press. Also, the battery lasts a couple hours longer than nothing, and I don't take pics on it, I don't play games, all I do is use it for talking.
I hope SE fixes the background noise problem, the keys look a little more raised on the z520, and I hope the battery l...
I like my z500 with a few exceptions, one of which might be a SE issue in general.
My z500 and old T616 have had a problem of picking up a lot of background noise. When I'm using my phone on the highway, peop
i think the z520 is going...
Actual Size Specifications
The following are the actual size specs. for the z520:
3.2 x 1.8 x .9 inches
83 x 46 x 24 mm
The folowing are the size specs. for the z500 in comparison:
3.66 x 1.93 x .94 inches
93 x 49 x 24 mm
Hope this clears up anyboy's questions about size.
There are comparison shots, though. The Z520 next to the W600: