Feeds
80%

Sony Ericsson Walkman W595 music phone

Versatile slider that hits the right notes

Security for virtualized datacentres

Browsing is fairly rapid and functional too, thanks to HSDPA - there's no Wi-Fi. The W595 uses the NetFront web browser, which displays mobile optimised Smart-Fit views of pages or full rendering, plus pan and zoom options for navigating pages.

Sony Ericsson W595

The control system is typical Sony Ericsson mid-tier affair

The W595 isn’t geared up for GPS satellite navigation, but it does have Google Maps software pre-loaded for network-based location finding. Using automatic cell mast triangulation, you can find maps with your approximate position marked to within several hundred metres, and you can search for places of interest, locations, services and addresses – and find step-by-step directions from A to B. It’s not satnav, but it’s a very useful extra application to have in-phone.

Another web-based service likely to find favour is YouTube, tucked away in the phone’s video menu. Again, it’s one of those apps which could rack up data bills if you don’t have an inclusive deal. You can also upload your own content directly from the phone.

Video capture quality is averagely ordinary for a phone, however, recording at maximum 320 x 240 resolution, so don’t expect prize-winning footage from the phone’s camera.

Stills imaging is reasonable, with the 3.2-megapixel camera capable of popping off some pleasant shots. It’s not the most versatile of Sony Ericsson’s shooters, though, with the absence of autofocus and flash restricting the precision of shot composition and the quality of low-light snapping.

Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL

Next page: Verdict

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Monitors monitor's monitoring finds touch screens have 0.4% market share
Not four. Point four. Count yer booty again, Microsoft
Getting to the BOTTOM of the great office seating debate
Belay that toil, me hearty, and park your scurvy backside
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
In a spin: Samsung accuses LG exec of washing machine SABOTAGE
Rival electronic giant tries to iron out allegations
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.