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Sony Ericsson Elm

So, what’s the best way to celebrate Earth Day? Buy a green mobile phone like the Sony Ericsson Elm. The Sony Ericsson Elm is part of Sony Ericsson’s Greenheart line. What’s Greenheart? Greenheart is Sony Ericsson’s mobile phone line which aims to be more environmentally friendly. Most of the Greenheart line is made up of recycled materials and environmentally friendly materials for the packaging. There’s no manual included to save on paper.

But unlike most eco-friendly mobile phones which have no features, the Sony Ericsson Elm has most of the features found on some high end phones such as GPS, 5 megapixel camera, 3G, WiFi, etc. Like what you’re reading? Read some of the Sony Ericsson Elm Review found on the Internet and I’m sure you’ll like it even more.


April 20, 2010 Posted by | Sony Ericsson | , , , , | Leave a comment

Sony Ericsson Jalou

The Sony Ericsson Jalou has recently been announced by Sony Ericsson. It’s another fashion phone from the Swedish-Japanese mobile phone company and the height of the Sony Ericsson Jalou when closed (it’s a flip phone), is smaller than your average lipstick which some women would probably find convenient.

The Sony Ericsson Jalou has a a beveled design with a monochromatic LCD in front. The Jalou sports a 3.2 megapixel camera and a 2 inch screen inside. Availability of the Sony Ericsson Jalou is around the 4th Quarter of this year.

August 23, 2009 Posted by | Sony Ericsson | , , , , | Leave a comment

New CD Receivers from Sony

Sony just introduced four new CD Receivers: CDX-GT640UI, CDX-GT540, CDX-GT340 and CDX-GT240. The Sony CDX-GT640UI and CDX-GT540 already has front aux-in and USB 1-wire input for your iPods and Walkman players while the latter two only has aux-in though you can connect your iPods using a separate accessory.

All of the new Sony Receivers features RDS technology and the first three are already Satellite and HD radio ready. Retail prices are: $160, $140, $100, and $80, respectively but the CDX-GT340 and CDX-GT240 won’t be available until next month.


August 23, 2009 Posted by | Other Sony Products | , , | Leave a comment

Sony Ericsson G705 or W705

I don’t get why Sony has to rebrand some of their mobile phones into their other series. First, there’s the Sony Ericsson F305 which was turned into an S305 series, then there’s the Sony Ericsson G705 which was made into a Sony Ericsson W705 mobile phone (or is it the other way around)? Anyways, Sony has to stop recycling their mobile phones this way.

Anyways, I first bought the Sony Ericsson G705 and I must admit, it’s a really cool phone, I love the WiFi on this thing and it has GPS and the price? Well, it’s a midrange phone so I wasn’t really expecting WiFi and GPS. My only gripe is that it’s not really a good music player. I then found out that there’s a Walkman version called the W705. I must admit, I was pissed and I like the style of the W705 more.

I’m currently scouring the forums to see if I could get a W705 firmware on my G705. Hopefully, my search would turn out fruitful.

July 27, 2009 Posted by | Sony Ericsson | , , , | Leave a comment

Sony VAIO Mini W-Series

Well, here’s Sony’s stab at the netbook market: the Sony VAIO Mini W-Series. I thought their P Series was their introduction to the netbook market but since they vehemently denies that the P series is a netbook, I guess the Sony VAIO Mini W Series is their “official” netbook.

Specifications of the Sony VAIO Mini W-Series include: 10.1 inch LCD, Intel Atom 1.66GHz processor, 160GB hard disk drive, WiFi, Bluetooth, and webcam.

Price is expected to be around £450, at least, in the UK.


July 17, 2009 Posted by | VAIO | , , , | Leave a comment

Sony introduces entry level Walkman players

Sony has recently introduced two new entry-level MP3 players on their Walkman line: The E-series and the B Series.

The Sony Walkman E-series MP3 players features a 2 inch colour LCD, MPEG 4 video playback (videos need to be converted), and up to 30 hours battery life/6 hours for video playback.

The Sony Walkman B Series on the other hand has ZAPPIN, up to 18 hours music playback, and FM radio tuner with recording capability.

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July 16, 2009 Posted by | Walkman | , , , , | Leave a comment

Sony Ericsson Ringtones

I know that the most common ringtones nowadays are MP3 ringtones from your favorite artists but I still find it cute whenever I hear a custom ringtone. Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and other mobile phone manufacturers have custom mobile ringtones preinstalled on their devices so when you hear a particular message tone, you’ll automatically associate it with Nokia, Samsung, etc.

Before there were MP3 ringtones, Nokia had this application on their mobile phones that allow you to compose ringtones on your phone. The application is like piano player and all you have to do is know a particular piano piece and you can convert that to a ringtone on Nokia’s phones. Sony Ericsson has a similar application called Music DJ but instead of just one instrument, Music DJ makes use of a variety of instruments so your ringtone is not just a monophonic ringtone but a polyphonic one at that.

It’s a pretty cool application though I have yet to create my masterpiece. If you’re music-centered, you might want to give MusicDJ a try. Who knows, your composition might just become the next Sony Ericsson ringtone.

June 10, 2009 Posted by | Sony Ericsson | , , , | Leave a comment

Make your time Fruitful

Have you ever had a day gone by and you thought to yourself: jeez, what did I do all day? This kind of scenario usually happens when we don’t know how to manage our time. But thanks to all kinds of software these days, there are task softwares available that would help you manage your time wisely.

The first obvious choice is Outlook’s To-Do list but the To-Do list has a very limited capabilities not to mention you have to spend a lot of dough just to get Outlook on your PC. There are stand alone task software like Outlook’s ToDo list that offers much features. You can try some over at I got to try out FruitfulTime since it has a full trial version.

The software is very easy on your resources and sits quietly on the background. It alerts you of important tasks and separates mini-tasks if you want to break down your most important tasks into little ones. You can also password protect it in case you don’t want anyone seeing what you’re about to do in the course of the day.

All in all, I’m pretty impressed with FruitfulTime. I’m going to check out other task software and see how they compare before settling down on anything.

June 3, 2009 Posted by | Others | , , , | Leave a comment

Go for a Green Host or Ordinary Hosting?

I’ve been toying with the idea of transferring this wordpress blog of mine on my own dedicated server. WordPress’ free hosting is okay, I mean, for beginners, you get everything you need except for a few customization options which you have to pay for. You have to pay WordPress if you want to tie-up your blog with your own domain, you have to pay them for editing CSS, you have to pay them for every little changes that might be beneficial for your blog. So rather than spend a lot on those “little” changes, it’s probably wise to opt for a dedicated webhost since it’s cheaper.

Anyways, there are a lot of web hosts on the Internet and I’ve been over to web hosting geek’s list of best webhosts. I’m actually choosing between a regular web host or try one of those green hosting sites. I know what you’re thinking, how can a web host become green and how can they impact the environment?

Well, a web host’s servers are on 24/7, thus they use a lot of energy. Some web hosts go green by powering their servers with reusable energy such as wind or solar power. Others go green by being carbon neutral (zero carbon emissions by offsetting carbon release).

Going green is all the rage these days. Even big corporations such as Sony and Toshiba are doing their own little thing to save the environment. On our part, using products or services by companies that do their part in helping the environment means we are also doing our own little thing to save Mother Earth.

Besides, from webhosting geek’s ratings, it looks like green hosting is cheaper if not comparable with normal dedicated web hosts.

Anyways, if you’re also looking for green web hosts, webhosting geek’s list of top 10 green host is a good place to start.

May 7, 2009 Posted by | Other news and gadgets | , , | Leave a comment

Limitations of Mobile Office

If you own the Xperia X1, chances are, you probably love the fact that you have Microsoft Mobile Office on your mobile phone. You can edit and make Word and Excel Documents on the go. However, since the Xperia X1 is not a PC, there are limitations to what MS Mobile Office can do. For one, Mobile Excel cannot save excel files with file extension csv. Unlike the desktop version of Excel wherein you can save as file types to different version of excel and even csv files, Mobile Excel cannot.

If you want to create database files, you need third party applications which you can install on your Xperia. Pockert Database Viewer is one such application which can view and edit CSV files. As for Pocket Word, opening VERY large doc files will take a LONG time. Also, when you transfer the documents you made on your Pocket Word to your PC, you’ll notice that these documents will have the file extension docx. Now if you have Microsoft Office lower than the 2007 version, you need to install some sort of extended application for your MS Word to view these type of files. Don’t worry, it’s free but the application will take up a lot of space from your hard disk drive.

So even though Xperia X1 is cool to carry around on a business trip, I wouldn’t really leave my laptop if I were you.

April 28, 2009 Posted by | Sony Ericsson | , , , | Leave a comment