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Sony Ericsson to update old classic?

The two phones bridging the half-decade gap
The two phones bridging the half-decade gap

We were all there, back in the nascent days of the mobile phone. The days when evolution was linear: a phone, then phone with a colour screen, then a camera etc., etc.

But in today's finger-swipin', GPS totin' portable mobile terminal days, some out there might hanker after the old classics once in a while.

To that end, Sony Ericsson has decided to rehash one of the models that made it famous, the T610 (you probably had one, in all its brushed aluminium-y goodness.)

The chaps over at the Unofficial Sony Ericsson blog have showed comparisons with the new device, codenamed Remi, and the old workhorse from 2003.

Spec-up

The Remi, which is due to be coming soon (though no word on exact dates), features a 3.2MP camera, HSDPA 3.5G connection and uses the A2 software platform. The phone is also packed into a skin alarmingly similar to the current W890 walkman phone, though isn't branded as such.

It's hard to see the market this phone is being aimed at, especially given the recent profits warning SE has just delivered.


We might have expected either a lower-end device, for the emerging markets, or a more diverse handset that would capture the imagination of the phone market, a la the new C-Series.

Still, if you loved the T610 and have been weeping ever since you dropped it in a pile of ketchup, this could be the one for you.

Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.