The Sony Ericsson Cedar is not exactly a new phone but I think it deserves a bit of time in the spotlight. On the outside, the Cedar looks just like your ordinary entry-level feature phone. It has an ordinary alphanumeric keypad, an ordinary shape and size and a small screen you would see on a low-end phone. Underneath the Cedar’s exterior though is something that might be of use to a handful of people, HSDPA speed and the ability to tether it to your PC and use it as a 3G modem.
The SE Cedar won’t try to do much but we all know how important Facebook and Twitter is to our lives these days. Cedar will take care of that for you with its built-in Facebook and Twitter client. There’s also a YouTube app if you wish to take advantage of your high-speed internet, that is if you want to watch videos on a small screen.
It’s basically an entry-level phone with a peculiar 3G capability in a stylish package. Sadly no WiFi on this phone. We’re seeing the Cedar being sold for about Php4,000 so that’s not bad at all. Now if only it can share its mobile internet via WiFi then that would make it a steal with its price. Mmmm.
Sony Ericsson J108oi Cedar Specs:
- 2.2 inches screen, 240 x 320 pixels, 256k colors
- 280 MB internal storage, microSD support up to 16GB
- HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps
- No WiFi
- Bluetooth 2.1
- 2 megapixel camera
- Java MIDP 2.0
- Stereo FM radio with RDS
- MP3 player
- YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter apps
- Colors: Black/Silver , Black/Red
- 84 grams