Throwback Review 3 – T610, Car-100, Phone Flash MPF-10

by XB on 1st March 2014

in Featured Content, Reviews, Videos

Sony Ericsson T610In 2003, “Finding Nemo” was shown in cinemas across the globe, Arnold Schwarzenegger became the Governor of California, New York City was without power for 29 hours – and Sony Ericsson brought the T610 to the market. Its industrial design, the ease of use and sheer number of features (including an integrated camera – one of the first in the world) made the Sony Ericsson T610 a huge success for the still young Joint Venture.

There were 3 colour variations available: Aluminum Haze, Abyss Blue and Volcanic Red – this must also have been the time when Sony Ericsson started to let marketing people define names for colours :) . The surface of the phone was half plastic (with a piano finish) and half aluminium which gave the phone great haptics.

Sony Ericsson T610

Here are the key features of the Sony Ericsson T610:

  • Dimensions: 102 x 44 x 19 mm (4.02 x 1.73 x 0.75 in)
  • Weight: 95 g (3.35 oz)
  • Display: STN, 128×160 pixels, 16-bit color (65536 colors)
  • Digital camera, image size: 288 x 352 pixels (=CIF) or 120 x 160 pixels (=QQVGA), 24-bit colour depth (16 million colours)

Now onto the Throwback Review video. Besides the Sony Ericsson T610, we also take a look at the Bluetooth Car-100, and the mobile flash light MPF-10. We hope you enjoy the ride!

Episode 4 of the Throwback Review series will cover the Sony Ericsson Z1010. Stay tuned!

  • vik

    my dad first phone:)

  • heh

    My sisters first phone! My first was the W300

  • Marius Dumitru

    A K750 review would be nice. That one will always be my favourite SE phone. I still own one..

  • Rog

    Will come up in episode nr. 5 :-)

  • vrnmdn

    K790i, i still have that phone. also the first Smartphone in the world P990i, including both touch, stylus and the first phone to have a physical QWERTY keypad, long before Blackberry was born. It was amalgamation of all three. Smartphone, Note (PHABLET) of today and Blackberry.

  • Doubleyoupee

    My 2nd phone, after the Nokia 3310!
    Such a great phone!! And yes.. one of the first camera’s in which you could make portraits.
    Unfortunately, both the joystick and the USB connector port went bad after ~2 years.. just like on the k750i :(.

  • Christian Alfonso Sanchez Mazu

    My first phone the T610, then the W810, then the Xperia ion, Xperia Z then and now the Xperia Z1.

  • josesl16

    Somehow I seem to be familliar with its center navigation button. My mother’s second phone? My “second” phone? Not very sure XD

  • Ercisson’s was R380 world, then P800..

  • Norio24

    My first phone was Sony Ericsson K510i.

  • Giannikosmo

    I LOVE throwback reviews!!! Every video is better than the previous one!

  • Sanket Utekar

    Omg…. Look at those bezels….:-P

  • Richard

    My first sony ericsson was T310, then T610 aluminium haze color. Awsome phone at that time. Samsung not detected.

  • Jumbo

    The Android KitKat has to come to this!! XD

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  • Tomislav Mati?

    This was my first phone. Then others: T630, W800, W810, W850, W910, W980, W995, X10, Arc, Arc S, S, T, Z and now Z1.
    T610 had one flaw. It was too slow. They fixed that in T630. Besides that this was great phone for that time.

  • Brad Williams

    My first SE. It was a great phone. :)

  • Mac

    My first phone was a Samsung (sgh – x450 I think it was called), but it was very bad, having no nothing and the battery was very weak..
    Then I saw the w810i and fell in love instantly. Man I loved that phone..
    Then 3 different w760i, xperia neo, xperia acro s and now xperia z1 compact.
    All still running and pretty good condition.

  • [A]dri[A]n

    My first Sony Ericsson phone :) Those were the days :’)

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  • costunga

    I remember my dad got this phone long time ago. That was the first time I was interested in a phone and the reason for buying a T630 few months later. Since that day I am Sony (Ericsson) fan :) Great device.

  • Rizky Maulana

    K750i, K550i, now Xperia mini :)

  • kh1

    That’s my first phone.

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  • Saifuddin Adnan

    my first phone sony ericsson k800i then xperia ray then xperia s then xperia z and now will buy z1!!

  • Xadiq

    T610. It was love at first sight. The one that started it all for me. The source of envy from many of my peers who were at the time engrossed with the Nokias, the Samsungs, and even the Motorolas. Then came W800, S500, W205, G705, Xperia arc S and now Xperia Z1. :)

  • johnylim

    One of the smallest and stylish phone with built in camera at that time.
    (compare it to bulk Nokia 6600 and 3650) :D

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    T230i, K300i, K550i, W850i, P1i, X10i, Xperia S, Xperia Tipo, Xperia Neo, Xperia Z. and will be Xperia Z2

  • SonyMac

    Ditto here!

  • Arturo Pastrana

    You skip the t226 :(

  • Silverwagon

    I had a red one :)
    But I dropped @ school ;(

  • Angello

    My first color-display phone! I loved its keyboard and MIDI melodies! :D Then i owned a K700, S700, W800, Z610,… Now an Xperia SP.

  • jafar

    My first was W200, then C510, then Xperia X8, then Xperia neo V, and now Xperia P. Planned to buy new soon:)

  • notass

    My SE first phone,And with the one I started my SE collection. So I still got it.
    T610,K700,K750,K800,K850,W880,C902,C905,Aino,Satio,Vivaz,Xperia sola,Xperia U…

  • Chris

    I guess I was using Nokia7650 or SE P900 at that time. Just can’t remember.

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  • mpolo

    me too

  • Magnum

    When this phone was released i was at school. Jump 10 years ahead & now i work for a retail store that sales Sony.How time has passed, but I still love this phone especially its minigolf game.

  • Zayed Kotayba

    I love SONY phone’s so much all the phones I had since my first mobile phone was from SONY/Ericsson
    1-Sony Ericsson W300i
    2-Sony Ericsson K800i
    3-Sony Ericsson W995
    4-Sony Ericsson Xperia arc
    5-SONY Xperia T

  • Takashi Fujiwara

    My first Sony Ericsson phone,
    then K610, W660, G502, Vivaz, W8, Live with Walkman, Xperia Go and now Xperia V

  • Madsham

    I loved my T610i too fantastic fone ahead of its time, I got a Bluetooth car to go with it, which I still have unopened in original packaging.

  • Ray Chu

    T28, T39, T610, K700i, K850i, Xperia X10i, Xperia S, Xperia Z1

  • Lakshit

    My First Phone…Sony Ericsson T610. The most amazing features were Themes and JoyStick.
    T610 > Cyber-shot K750i > Walkman W700i > Cyber-shot C610 > Xperia X10 Mini Pro > HTC Desire HD > Xperia Z (Present)

  • Cmmdr Keen

    you guys all seem young, mine was z5, t68i, t610, k750i, t650, htc desire, xperia s

    a few nokias, motorolas, lg flip phones sprinkled along the way

    still havent decided on replacement for xperia s… z1 compact or z2…

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  • xperialovers

    My first sony phone was xperia mini,then Xperia S, Xperia C and now the Xperia SP

  • Cmmdr Keen

    thanks z2 is the best after all

  • Ramesh Chodavaram

    Same with me… The T610 i was my first phone, then the W810, then the Xperia S, and now the Xperia Z ….

  • Killian Khoo
  • JHMBB2

    I always wanted this phone…

  • Denislav Popov

    There are two things ill always remember for these phones, the infrared (it was so much fun to send a wallpaper via infrared back then) and the themes, customisation that was nowhere to be found except in SE phones.

  • Nawi

    My first phone was the SE K300a, then the SE W580i, then the SE Xperia x8, then the Sony-STE Xperia U and now the Sony Xperia ZL =)

  • Michael Lopez

    My path with SONY starts with Ericsson: A1228, PF768 or GF768; SonyEricsson: T68, T200, T230, T290, W350, Z525, W810i, Xperia X1i, X10i, Xperia Mini Proi: SONY Ion att, currently with Xperia Za. Next might be Z2…

  • P Aleksandr

    Great phone! I had T610, Z550, K610, S500, K660 and now I have Xperia TX. Love them all :)

  • sisore

    Man, I was dreaming for this phone like for the whole year that time.
    In the end of 2003, I can not set my sight other than this phone, not even T630.

    Aww, I think I missed DAT joystick so much =3=

  • Zeph_syk

    I was always a Sony fan.. here is my phone list.

    T105->T230->T610->K700->K750i->W830i->p1i :) The i jumped ship but will be back to Xperia Z3 :)

  • goldenblls

    Loved this phone. I still have mine, in good conditions too. One of SE’s most iconic handsets.

  • Alisson Gularte

    I have car-100, its nice

  • sony and nokia are the best when it comes to innovation

  • always happy to use sony phones.. btw i jumped from arc s to xperia v :)

  • David Martin

    I don’t agree with you as Z2 comes loaded with better mobile technologies that cannot easily be found in ordinary handsets. I went through an article and got detailed information about the phone.

  • Divya Bharathi

    Very interesting thing I just come across at – I could choose any number of pants and shirts (from the list) at very heavy discount rates (up to 75% off online) – more we buy more discount – I never seen this before.

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