X

Sony Ericsson phones at CES (photos)

Sony Ericsson showed a gallery of recent cell phones at CES. CNET browses the company's booth on the show floor to bring you the highlights.

Kent_German.jpg
Kent_German.jpg

Kent German

See full bio
Picture_089.jpg
1 of 10 Kent German/CNET

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness

The Xperia Pureness is like few other phones we've seen before. Above its standard flush keypad, the candy bar handset has a transparent display. Here you can see the classic Sony Ericsson menu interface with white text and icons. It's certainly eye-catching, though we wonder how the display would function in bright sunlight.
Picture_114.jpg
2 of 10 Kent German/CNET

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness

Text appears backwards when you view the Pureness's clear display from behind. Features includes a Web browser (that should be interesting), Bluetooth, messaging and e-mail, USB mass storage, a personal organizer, and a speakerphone.
Picture_094.jpg
3 of 10 Kent German/CNET

Sony Ericsson Jalou

The Jalou by Dolce & Gabana has an eye-catching flip-phone design in sparkling rose. The glossy skin features 24-carat gold plating and is cut to resemble facets on a jewel. The reflective exterior can double as a mirror and the handset comes with a branded Dolce & Gabana headset and satin carrying bag.
Picture_095.jpg
4 of 10 Kent German/CNET

Sony Ericsson Jalou

Inside the Jalou is a 16.7-million color display. The buttons on the flush keyboard have a diamond shape. Features include Bluetooth, a media player, a 3.2-megapixel camera, an FM radio, USB mass storage, messaging and e-mail, a speakerphone, and a personal organizer. And in keeping with the designer theme, you can choose Dolce & Gabana photo, themes, and wallpapers.
Picture_097.jpg
5 of 10 Kent German/CNET

Sony Ericsson Jalou

At 0.7 inches deep, the Jalou is a bit thicker than most flip phones.
Picture_106.jpg
6 of 10 Kent German/CNET

Sony Ericsson Naite

The Naite is one of Sony Ericsson's "GreenHeart" phones. It's made from recycled plastic and it includes an e-manual and a power-saving charger. Features include a 2.0-megapixel camera, an FM radio, Bluetooth, USB mass storage, a personal organizer, and a speakerphone. You can get it in red (pictured here) or silver.
Picture_107.jpg
7 of 10 Kent German/CNET

Sony Ericsson Elm

Also a GreenHeart handset, the Elm is made from recycled plastics; it's free of hazardous materials; its box has minimal packaging; and it includes eco-friendly apps, like a pedometer. Other features include a 5-megapixel camera, an FM radio, a personal organizer, messaging and e-mail, a music player, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a speakerphone. It comes in two colors: metal black and pearly rose.
Picture_109.jpg
8 of 10 Kent German/CNET

Sony Ericsson Elm

The rear side of the Elm is curved. Sony Ericsson said it designed the handset that way for a more comfortable and ergonomic fit in your hand. We didn't notice much of a difference, but we were pleased to see that the Elm doesn't wobble excessively when you rest it on a surface.
Picture_110.jpg
9 of 10 Kent German/CNET

Sony Ericsson Hazel

The Hazel has a slider design, in passionate red. The display supports 16.7 million colors and the feature set is similar to the Elm's.
Picture_111.jpg
10 of 10 Kent German/CNET

Sony Ericsson Hazel

The Hazel also has a curved rear.

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More
John Cena attends Warner Bros. premiere of The Suicide Squad, in costume as Peacemaker.

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

95 Photos
Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More
thor4

Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

85 Photos
The Best Games on Nintendo Switch in 2022
zelda-cnet-2.jpg

The Best Games on Nintendo Switch in 2022

36 Photos
The 51 Best VR Games
astro-bot-rescue-mission-screen-02-ps4-us-18may18

The 51 Best VR Games

53 Photos
2023 Toyota Crown Is One Funky Hybrid Sedan
2023 Toyota Crown

2023 Toyota Crown Is One Funky Hybrid Sedan

48 Photos
24 things you should never, ever google
snape

24 things you should never, ever google

25 Photos
DIY scratched screen repair: Magic and myths
img9412.jpg

DIY scratched screen repair: Magic and myths

10 Photos