Monday, November 16, 2009

When You Call My Equinox I See Purple

I’ve not only got your number, I’ve got your color. That’s what you’ll be telling people when you start carrying the new Sony Ericsson Equinox Carbon cell phone for T-Mobile. This phone goes beyond Caller ID. It’s got pulsating caller colors.

Sony Ericsson Equinox Carbon shown closedAnxiously awaiting a call from that special someone? No need to keep the ringer turned up and embarrass yourself in the movies or at dinner with friends. No need to squint at the caller ID hoping to see that magical number appear. Just set your phone on the table and glance at it inconspicuously from time to time. You know how to be nonchalant, right? You won’t miss a thing, because when the call comes through you’ll see a pulsating colored light, perhaps purple, that’s you’ve assigned to that special number. You actually get 5 different colors that include amber, sapphire, beryl, diamond and amethyst. That’s five friends you have color coded. Or, four friends and one person you’re trying to avoid. When that color comes up, just pretend you’ve seen nothing at all.

The Sony Ericsson Equinox has other special features beyond the color coded call alert. The smooth black case of this flip-phone has a disappearing external display. It’s there when you want it, with battery power, signal strength or caller ID. Then it disappears into the background where it won’t distract from the sleek appearance of the outside cover.

You’ll also notice the lens of a digital camera near the top of the case. This is a high resolution 3.2 Megapixel camera that also functions as a camcorder. Sony Ericsson knows that you like to upload your photos and videos to social networking and photo sharing sites. So they’ve made it easy to get your videos on YouTube and other popular sites. Print the pix you want hard copies of using Bluetooth wireless printing. Geotagging is also available so you can identify where your pictures were taken much later on.

The GPS services support for picture geotagging is also used for the TeleNav Navigator navigation service for turn by turn driving directions. This phone also works with Google Maps. Yes, it’s a 3G phone with download speeds up to 3.6 Mbps where available. That means mobile Web browsing and email, along with text messaging, IM, and multimedia messaging.

What else does this sleek and clever cell phone offer? Why, an MP3 player of course. This one includes an FM Radio so you’ll have music or the latest news wherever you go. You can expand memory by adding a Memory Stick Micro (M2) memory card up to 8 GB so ensure that you’ll have plenty of storage for your tune, pix and videos.

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