We got a treat late last Friday. It didn't involve naked midgets, knives or blindfolds as we'd hoped, but instead it was something far, far more enjoyable: a Sony Ericsson W760i.
And how welcome it was too. After having just checked out the Motorola Rokr E8 and Sony Ericsson W350i, we were ready for something that went up to 11, something that had guts, something that could be used to beat Amy Winehouse to death. Oh, what? You like her again because she actually made it to Glastonbury? Damn, you lot are soft.
Anyway, we've spent our first weekend with this mobile and after just a few days we love it. This is one of the smartest Sony Ericssons we've used in a while, and is bordering on being as lovable as the W890i -- something of a favourite around these parts.
It's a pretty high-end Walkman camera phone, featuring a 3.2-megapixel camera, quad-band compatibility, 3G and HSDPA data connectivity, stereo Bluetooth, GPS navigation, integrated RSS feed reader, a super-crisp 240x320-pixel screen and a 40MB internal memory, which is expandable with Memory Stick Micro (M2) cards.
We've loved using this handset -- the keypad is extremely pleasant to use, the slick menus make browsing and using music, photos and video a delight, and the camera takes terrific pictures, though we would have liked a xenon flash.
We would also have liked an integrated 3.5mm headphone socket but -- what a surprise -- Sony Ericsson has used its typical proprietary nonsense, meaning you'll have to use the bundled adaptor if you want to use your own headphones.
Sound quality is fairly good, though we'll be testing this to breaking point during our review, which you can expect very soon.
For now, browse through our extensive gallery of photos for massive close-ups, screenshots, examples of the camera's capabilities and physical comparisons to other handsets. It's out now with contracts from Orange and O2. -Nate Lanxon
Update: Read our full Sony Ericsson W760i review.