Besides SMS and MMS, the messaging menu also houses an e-mail client. Its presence makes it easier to send and receive large files not suitable for MMS, like full-sized pictures for example. Entering text is aided by T9, which increases the text input speed. The preloaded templates are also intended to help you save time, typing in frequently used phrases and sentences. The W890 lets you manage your messages, categorizing and saving them in the phone or SIM memory. Texting fans would definitely appreciate these options.

Similar to the K850, here we also have the RSS Reader in the messaging menu, which is quite strange, because RSS requires an Internet connection. This application is used to browse through web content, without having to fully load a given page. We opened PhoneArena’s news almost instantaneously, with no trouble.


Sony Ericsson W890 follows the trend in the high-class W-series and is also a quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), which makes it capable of global roaming. The single-band UMTS/HSDPA (2100 MHz) capability, gives you a high-speed 3G, but unfortunately, you will be able to take advantage of it in Europe and Asia.

For local connectivity, you have the option of the Bluetooth 2.0 wireless connection or via the USB cable, found in the set. The device comes with the standard for all Sony Ericsson phones PC Suite CD, but you can by-pass it and connect the phone as a mass storage device, in order to transfer files to and from its memory.


Similar to other new models of the company, the W890 is equipped with full HTML internet browser that loads pages, as you’d expect to see them on a PC. The heavy homepage loaded without any problems. While you are surfing, the following options are available: Full screen mode, Landscape or Portrait view, Text only, Zoom, Pan & zoom and Zoom to normal. There also are additional settings on the browser, such as clear cache or delete cookies.

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