Walkman phone review

Danny Dumas reviews the new Sony Ericsson W350 Walkman phone for Wired.  While praising its style, his conclusion isn’t so glowing:

The keys and navpad are unfit for grown-up human use. The phone’s clunky headphone connector has all the charm of a tumor. The awkward flip panel makes for clumsy, fumbling answers.

Once again proving that form should always follow function (excepting Apple, usually).

Before the iPhone (and before that horrid little Blackberry Pearl I used for all of 6 months) I’d used three different Sony Ericsson candybar phones, and loved every one of them.  It’s sort of sad to see them missing the mark these days.

(via Gruber)

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