Sony Ericsson M600i – First Impressions written on 18th July 2007.
Below is a piece of editorial I wrote 8 years ago, and it shows how times have changed or not so.
“Yesterday afternoon I collected the M600i in beautiful ipod white. In fact it looks like an ipod so much so that I was asked whether I had the new Apple Mobile 3 times whilst commuting home.
The first thing that struck me is how small the device is and how wonderful the screen looks. I first uninstalled all my activesync software which ironically I could not get my Mini S to sync for the last time. It knew it was being fired. Then I had to install the Sony PC Management Suite and Update Service. The most up to date software is from Sony’s website. Next I had to reflash the firmware with the latest software. Well that’s all I had time to do last night. This morning I was able to sync all my contacts, calendar, tasks and notes to my M600i in about 3 minutes.
I have started to play around with the features and functions of the phone which are extensive. 3D Gaming, the graphics are simply stunning. Opera web browser and more. I have not been able yet to get activesync on the M600i working. I am not too worried as I currently have an o2 sim card which today will be replaced with a T-Mobile. The web browsing is excellent using Opera. I have had trouble entering passwords where the letter p was not allowed to be entered. I will reboot phone and try again, but only once I have the internet settings for T-Mobile. There is a superb music and video player. Album art is also displayed. I now need a Memory Stick Micro 1gb card. I cannot believe how small these memory cards are. Today I will investigate some of the try and buy software on the memory card and the included RSS Reader.
And finally test input via the qwerty keyboard, whereby each key does 2 letters is simply marvellous. Less space is used and one handed use is excellent. It also has handwriting recognition and on-screen keyboard. My task for today will be to read the manual and try to get what I need working. More soon.”
So this was July 2007 when I wrote this. A 1gb micro sd card was a highlight as was the keyboard and handwriting recognition. Samsung did not invent the S-Pen/Stylus 🙂