|Top of the end handset look great on screen, they are even better to hold and try; however as more and more people are discovering; expensive gizmos that are hardly ever used for their features are simply not worth it. It makes more sense to buy a device which you are going to actually use in its entirety and save the extra money for something else. Manufacturers too are happy to serve customers with what they want - proof being the SonyEricsson J100.|
Unmistakably a Sony Ericsson, the J100’s good looks and ease of use will appeal to anyone looking for an uncomplicated phone that’s great for voice calls and text messages, with a large keypad, one click navigation and single icon menus.
“It is important to remember that the vast majority of mobile phone users simply want a reliable, well designed phone for voice calls and text,” says Jan Wäreby, Corporate Executive Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing, Sony Ericsson. “This is an important market for Sony Ericsson and our operator customers and we expect good demand for J100 globally, particularly in emerging markets.”
Sony Ericsson is known worldwide for its intuitive coupling of form and function to produce stylish phones with great performance and the J100 is no exception. Several features set it apart from its peers. For example it is the smallest phone in the whole Sony Ericsson range and its 65K colour display is outstanding for a phone in this segment.
All key functions can be reached with just one click and the navigation key with its icon markings makes for instant recognition of the various functions. Simply press ‘Up’ to set the sound, ‘Right’ to set the alarm, ‘Down’ to access the phonebook, ‘Left’ to start writing a message and ‘Centre’ to access the menu.
The core voice calls and text functions are supplemented by useful extras including alarm clock, calculator. Available accessories are the Car Holder HCH-60 and Portable Handsfree HPB-60 which when combined with J100 make for an affordable, all-round communications solution.
The Sony Ericsson J100 is a Dual Band GSM phone available in Polar White and Twilight Blue and will be commercially available during Q2 2006. The J100 will be available in the following variants:
J100i - Dual Band GSM 900/1800 MHz for Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific
J100c - Dual Band GSM 900/1800 MHz for Mainland China
J100a - Dual Band GSM 850/1900 MHz for Americas
65k Color display
96 x 64 pixel STN
SIM based phonebook with 250 entries
Predictive text input