Yours truly unboxes a locked Sony Ericsson feature phone… WTF?!1!

It’s true! About a week before Christmas the holiday spirit got the better of me and I grabbed not one but two of the handsets featured in this Qik video:

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Four things immediately won me over:

  1. The big, clickety numberpad;
  2. The high-res (for a feature phone) 3.2-megapixel camera;
  3. A microSD slot in place of the usual Sony Memory Stick bullshit;
  4. An eyelet for phone charms!

If you’re a Fido customer in Canada and have a whack of FidoDollars burning a hole in your pocket like I did, the Sony Ericsson T715 is a fine choice — and folks on the Howard Forums will back me up on this.

I wouldn’t hand over any actual cash to Fido for it, though, and I certainly wouldn’t subject myself to a multi-year contract to snag one on the cheap. Why do that when you can buy it fully unlocked for about the same price as the unsubsidized, locked-to-Fido version?

Shiny New Thing

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The wait for Handspring’s new Treo is killing me. It may be killing some of Handspring’s business too, as more of their faithful fans are starting to second-guess whether it’s worth upgrading to another all-in-one PDA and phone if it too will constantly freeze up on them.

Enter the good folks at Fido, who have siezed the opportunity and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse on their new Sony Ericsson camera phone. Not only was it discounted by a hundred and twenty five bucks, but I found out from another website that the first 1400 suckers — er, buyers — also get a coupon for a free wireless headset!

How do I sync up my calendar and address book? Why, with PhoneAgent, of course! And I wouldn’t even consider giving up my Treo unless its replacement had a built-in expense tracker. But waddaya know? I found one, made by Canadians, no less!