If you’ve seen the European Z610, the new Z750 is almost exactly identical to it in appearance, dimensions and weight. Its front is extremely glossy with mirror like finish. The hidden OLED display under it is very hard to read no matter under what angle you look at it.
For all those you need push-email, the Z750 is the first SE device to support it straight out of the box. The Z750 is Exchange ActiveSync enabled and supports wireless synchronization and Direct Push of email, calendar and contacts.
The rest of the feature-set is overall standard and includes 2-mega pixel camera, music player, M2 memory expansion slot, and full HTML browser with RSS reader.
The scheduled availability is set to be in late September or early October. Even though no specific carrier was announced, it should be available through AT&T Wireless.
W580 Walkman phone, which is a mid-tier slider device targeting mainly the very young crowd. With its 0.6” (14mm) thickness, it can not be called exactly thin, but is better than the 0.9” (22.5mm) of the W550 brother. It will be available in Style White (Pearl White in our opinion) and Urban Grey. Holding the device in hand left us with “cheap” sensation, mainly because of the type of plastic used.
The phone’s keypad is barely usable. The keys are very cramped one to another, their size is very small and the tactile feedback is almost missing.
The phone is a standard Walkman device with the same user interface we know from previous models. The Walkman software of course is the new version 2.0 which does not offer a lot of new features compared with the original one. We are happy to see the TrackID software here again. It, in a nutshell, recognizes the author and the song name and album after recording a short 10 second sample. During our review of the W880, we thoroughly tested it were very impressed with its results.
The feature set is excellent for such device. The W580 offers its consumers 2.0 mega pixel camera (no autofocus), 2.0” display with 240x320 pixels resolution, Bluetooth 2.0 with Stereo A2DP broadcasting. For Internet browsing, the device offers full HTML browser with RSS feeds support. For the fitness fanatics, the phone offers application which tracks running speed, distance and burned calories.
The W580 is quad-band GSM phone (no 3G), allowing it to be used World-wide. Sony Ericsson, like the rest of the manufacturers, always try to increase the battery life, and this new handset offers 370 hours of stand-by (164 is the average for the phones from the past one year), and 9 hours of talk (4h is the average).
The W580 is scheduled to be available in Q3 with price of about $100 to $150 (subsidized). Even though no official carrier name is announced, we expect it to be available from AT&T Wireless.