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Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview

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Interface and Functionality:

The Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm are feature phones utilizing the same interface that powers all non-smart latest handsets of the manufacturer. It looks pretty cool, is quite motley and can be easily personalized with various themes. Sony Ericsson promises that both devices will feature dedicated application for social networking that will be available directly from the home screen, but our prototypes didn’t come with it. You´ve got, however, Walk Mate that shows how many steps you´ve made on a given day. Unlike the similar program preloaded on the Samsung Blue Earth S7550, Walk Mate doesn’t provide insight on how many trees you´ve helped to save.

Home screen - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
Walk mate - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
Main menu - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview

Home screen

Walk mate

Main menu



It is a cool thing that both devices support Wi-Fi and fast 3G connectivity. Their browser is developed by Access and really capable. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sport built-in Flash support, but still, you can watch YouTube videos via preinstalled application.


Browsing the web - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
Browsing the web - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview

Browsing the web



The navigational software Wisepilot that uses NAVTEQ maps and both devices will come with free trial version.

 Both devices will come with the navigational software Wisepilot - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
 Both devices will come with the navigational software Wisepilot - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview

Both devices will come with the navigational software Wisepilot



The Sony Ericsson Hazel and Sony Ericsson Elm are equipped with 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. Its interface offers ample amount of options like face and smile recognition, macro mode, various shooting presets, white balance etc. You can capture videos at VGA resolution.

The camera interface ofthe Sony Ericsson Hazel and Sony Ericsson Elm - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
The camera interface ofthe Sony Ericsson Hazel and Sony Ericsson Elm - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
The camera interface ofthe Sony Ericsson Hazel and Sony Ericsson Elm - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview

The camera interface of
the Sony Ericsson Hazel and Sony Ericsson Elm


Sony Ericsson Hazel - Outdoor pictures - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
Sony Ericsson Hazel - Outdoor pictures - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
Sony Ericsson Hazel - Outdoor pictures - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
Sony Ericsson Hazel - Outdoor pictures - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview

Sony Ericsson Hazel

Sony Ericsson Elm - Outdoor pictures - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
Sony Ericsson Elm - Outdoor pictures - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
Sony Ericsson Elm - Outdoor pictures - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
Sony Ericsson Elm - Outdoor pictures - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview

Sony Ericsson Elm

Outdoor pictures


Strong light - Sony Ericsson Hazel - Indoor pictures with flash set to auto - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
Medium light - Sony Ericsson Hazel - Indoor pictures with flash set to auto - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
Low light - Sony Ericsson Hazel - Indoor pictures with flash set to auto - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
Darkness - Sony Ericsson Hazel - Indoor pictures with flash set to auto - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview

Strong light

Medium light

Low light

Darkness

Sony Ericsson Hazel

Strong light - Sony Ericsson Elm - Indoor pictures with flash set to auto - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
Medium light - Sony Ericsson Elm - Indoor pictures with flash set to auto - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
Low light - Sony Ericsson Elm - Indoor pictures with flash set to auto - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
Darkness - Sony Ericsson Elm - Indoor pictures with flash set to auto - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview

Strong light

Medium light

Low light

Darkness

Sony Ericsson Elm

Indoor pictures with flash set to auto



Multimedia files are managed via the well known Media menu. Sony Ericsson´s audio player has really pleasing interface with equalizer functionality and can be modified with various themes, but sadly, neither device is equipped with 3.5mm jack. We can´t say we expect much in terms of video playback capabilities either.

Media menu - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
Media menu - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
Music player - Media menu - Sony Ericsson Hazel and Elm Preview
  

Music player

Media menu




Expectations:

There is still some time until the Hazel and Elm get released on the market, but it seems their retail versions will be properly equipped, mainstream feature phones. We just hope they don’t roll out with premium price tags due to the eco-friendly functionality and that they both are competitive. Frankly, we would have liked to see the environmentally friendly concept developed further and in this case, handsets equipped with alternative power source like solar panels. Unfortunately, as we have already had the chance to say in our article on eco-technologies and their application throughout the cell phone industry, Sony Ericsson doesn’t intend to provide solutions based on such types of progressive ideas, since the company doesn’t really consider them advanced enough to be of whatever practical benefit. 


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. rocker123 (unregistered)


i also baught this phone but i am facing someline problems in picturs....as i can see in these picturs also why did you ignore this major problem.

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