Sony Ericsson Jalou Preview
Introduction and design:
Sony Ericsson Jalou and its golden, twin version Jalou by Dolce&Gabbana got in the spotlight. With its compact size, eye-riveting overall look and built-in mirror the tiny jewel seems aimed for ladies. Well, we have just got our anxious hands on one of these gems and of course, we want to share our first impression.
The first thing about the phone that gripped our attention was its overall size. The device is extremely compact and will certainly not take up much of what´s usually considered quite precious in a ladies´ handbag, i.e. space. Its design reminds of a lapidary gem with beautifully polished, shiny surfaces. The 1.3-inch outer display is located right in the middle of the concave upper panel and notifies you of incoming calls, received messages or you can just take a look and what time it is. In addition, it shows information about the song that´s being played. The 3.2-megapixel camera that features the same overall design as the rest of the phone is located right below the display.
You will be greeted by even more elements with gem-like design on opening the shell of the Jalou (in our case its color is Deep Amethyst, but it also comes in Onyx black and Aquamarine blue versions). Despite the size of the miniature keypad buttons, they feel easy and handy to press and we didn’t encounter any issues with the navigational keys below the screen either.
You can compare the Sony Ericsson Jalou with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.
The main 2-inch screen is on the upper part of the phone. It perfectly goes with the overall size of the phone and there is something quite interesting about it. The display is transformed into a mirror at the touch of single button, but unfortunately, the option doesn’t seem to be functioning on our prototype, so we couldn’t give it a go.
It seems the interface of the Sony Ericsson Jalou won´t be much different from the one that other feature phones by the same manufacturer feature.
The Sony Ericsson Jalou might turn out to be the best present for your other half. It looks elegant and definitely different, plus women will just fall in love with its compact size. The option to use the phone as a mirror is an extra function that will probably appeal to the fairer part of humanity. As a whole, the handset looks promising indeed and we hope Sony Ericsson manages to roll it out by Christmas.
Sony Ericsson Jalou Video Preview:
1. MrMojo (Posts: 19; Member since: 10 Jul 2009)
The phone is targeted toward females as presented by SE's news releases. IMHO, it's too small and U-G-L-Y! Don't know why any females would want this phone! Seriously, don't know why SE wastes such resources in building these types of phones instead of concentrating on quality control and consolidating their phone models! The company is not doing well financially and may not survive if it keeps releasing phone models like this!
2. shgam2 (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Sep 2009)
The phone looks ridiculous. Same thoughts as the above comment when I saw the phone first. It looks like some baby toy cellphone or something. Or some device to summon those japanese robots... LG makes nice looking phones for girls I believe. Very sleek looking phones.
3. vmatikov (Posts: 55; Member since: 28 Jan 2009)
Lol.. I love how that iPhone is jailbroken...
4. ItWasAGift (unregistered)
I got my Jalou as a gift, but i hate flip phones, if it was this size and slid, it'd be great. My beef is that i have a smart phone data plan that i've been paying for ever since i got this phone, but i still can't access the internet. Even connect the phone via data-cable via laptop isn't working. I'm from Canada btw, and also on the rogers network, any suggestions?
5. missis dtrtftyhhhfxdasjwdeyrft (unregistered)
me japanese. me likey pone. it tine + smal.me tink it gud pone.it preety.it qut.it nic.get pone know.me likey riting inglis
6. Ajinkya Punyarthi (unregistered)
Mujhe ye cell puchases karna hai blue colour pls reply me