Recently Rogers introduced the Sony Ericsson W200 to pay as you go. After rebate the phone should sell for $109.99. The phone is a very basic phone, but comes with some neat accessories in the package. Aside from the normal battery and charger, it comes with a stereo handsfree, USB cable, software, a 128mb memory stick. That is neat. Most phones just come with the basic charger and battery.
The phone itself is very basic. This is one of the few phones out there these days not to have Bluetooth ability. It does have an infrared port for basic data transfer but to not have Bluetooth is unusual. Almost archaic. The phone tri-band working on 850/1800 and 1900 with no 3g but not being a high end phone this is no surprise. It has a central joystick to navigate but the joystick has been known to break down and stick over time which could make playing games hard on it after time.
-General GSM 850 / 1800 / 1900 – W200a
-Size Dimensions 101 x 44 x 18 mm 85g
-Display Type UBC, 65K colors
-Size 128 x 160 pixels, 1.8 inches
-13 Wallpapers, 5 themes
-Ringtones Type Polyphonic (40 channels), 10 embedded ringtones
-Memory Phonebook Yes, Photo call
-Card slot Memory Stick Micro (M2) 27 MB internal memory
-Software Adobe Photo Shop, Sony Ericcson file manager, Mobile Network wizard,photo dj and others
-Camera VGA, 640×480 pixels 4x zoom
– FM radio with RDS
– Walkman Media Player 1.0 mp3/aac/wav
-Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion
-Stand-by Up to 300 h
-Talk time Up to 7 h
The biggest selling point of this phone is the fact it is considered a walkman phone. Considering Sony started the whole walkman thing they know what they are doing. the sound quality is good for the price and having the stereo headphones is a nice touch. The sound quality has gotten good reviews. But the lack of Bluetooth and the camera are the biggest drawbacks of the phone.