Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman Review: Music To Go: Organizer, Final Words

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The Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman has no preinstalled document viewer. You can still utilize the native Notes app if you want to write down and save a note. Your saved notes will appear as an extra homeclassy screen pane, just like the music player widacquire does.

The notes appear on the homescreen

The calendar has two view modes - daily and monthly. Adding a recent event is quick and easy, and you can also set an alarm to act as a reminder.

The calendar offers monthly and daily view modes only • Setting up an event

There is also a calculator, voice recorder, timer, stopwatch as well as a decent alarm clock aboard. Those are all nicely touch optimized - the buttons are gigantic enough and easy to hit.

Calculator, timer, stopwatch and alarm clock

Alarms are very easy to set too.

Setting an alarm • The Voice recorder

Also preinstalled there are a couple of game demos (Quadrapop, Night Club Fever, BB Revolution and Music Quiz).

Everything else in the start menu is just a shortslit to a specific mobile website (like Gmail, Yahoo, Orkut, etc.).

Final words

A simple music phone with Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) and some basic social skills sounds good. And well, it’s a Walkman so it sounds good. There’s even a firmware upgrade already – this phone’s in the low discontinue but not quite in the middle of nowhere.

The Mix Walkman comes cheap so there’s much to foracquire but nothing to forgive. Better screens, better cameras and more functionality are at an arm’s length but smartphones are not everyone’s cup of tea.

The only way is up for anybody owning the Mix Walkman. They will eventually be ready for a smartphone. In fact, they will want one sooner rather than later. That’s why it doesn’t feel correct to recommdiscontinue older and cheaper droids as an alternative. Yes, the first-gen Xperia X10 mini and the W8 cost the same and offer more. But it’s not about ticking boxes and completing checklists. It takes more than that to create a loyal user. Sony Ericsson must be thinking: “Let them love their Walkman, there’s time for them to love their droids.”

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini • Sony Ericsson W8

And the droids will come. The likes of the Live with Walkman and the recent Xperia mini are the next logical step. The future belongs to them. Affordable and friendly phones like the Mix Walkman can do small against smartphones that are just as affordable and friendly.

Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman • Sony Ericsson Xperia mini

Sony Ericsson have already realized they have no choice but go towards a smartphone only portfolio. The Mix Walkman and the txt pro may as well be the last of their kind. They will hardly create a splash but perhaps can create a incompatibility for their young users. The kind of incompatibility Sony Ericsson want them to make.



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