This September Sony Ericsson launched the T715, a stylish-looking sliding phone with emphasis on web interactivity. We’ve played with the T715 for a few months on the 3-mobile network as both a standard mobile phone and as a web browser.
I lent the T715 to my wife and suggested the following tasks to test the phone’s usability and features:
- Create a Twitter account
- Use the Twitter account on a regular basis
- Try out Sony’s TwentertainMe service on Twitter
- Browse the web
- Interact with friends
- Do as much as she usually does online from a computer but using the T715 if possible
Here are her comments:
I found theT715 quite attractive and easy to use although I had some initial frustration getting a reliable connection and download speed.
I was unable to set up a Twitter account so I did this from a computer and then was able to access it from the phone without any problems. The TwentertainMe service was great as it offers links to the best of the web and all the buzz that’s going on right now.
Twitter is probably the best use you can make of this phone (apart from making phone calls, of-course!)
The T715 also offers a good selection of messaging options:
And it also has some good games installed.
The Camera is 3.2 MP but doesn’t have auto-focus.
Overall there is nothing spectacular about the T715 but its a good phone to have if you have to social network on the move all day long.
- Main Display: 262,144 colour TFT
- Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA)
- Dimensions: 2.2 inches
- Phone Memory: 90 MB
- Memory Card Support: SanDisk microSD
- Charge times:
- Talk time GSM / GPRS: Up to 10 hours
- Standby time GSM / GPRS: Up to 400 hours
- Talk time UMTS: Up to 4 hours
- Standby time UMTS: Up to 350 hours
- Video Time: 3 hours
- 3.2 megapixel camera
- Digital zoom up to 3.2 x
- Photo fix
- Send to internet
- Video recording
- TrackID music recognition
- WebAccess NetFront Web browser
- Search with Google (from standby)
- Photo Feeds
- Messaging (Facebook, E-mail, Messanger, Twitter) free on 3 on top-up and price plan contracts