A small candy-bar phone with a basic digicam that exudes contemporary style, and boasts a large, bright color display. The T616 also incorporates a generous list of advanced data-sharing features, making it a good choice for the discriminating technophile as well as the style-conscious user.
The T616 supports POP and IMAP email, wireless Web browsing, Bluetooth, IR port data transfers, and MMS messaging. Data sync works smoothly for the most part, as does operating the built-in camera and adding simple photo effects. The camera is slow to cature images in Night Mode, but the benefits of having this special setting outweigh this minor drawback.
Not so simple to operate is the calendar function, which is difficult to navigate and won't sync all-day entries properly with your laptop's or desktop's calendar. Similarly tricky are the programmable hot keys, which users new to Sony-Ericsson phones may struggle with at first. Personalizing ringtones, screen savers and phone book entries is easy to accomplish and offers countless options, although the ringtones on the model we tested had the odd quality of starting off quietly and finishing quite loud, a quirk we couldn't find any way of adjusting.
A final complaint is that finish of the case, which adds so much to the handset's sleek style, smudges too easily. Users who are FUSSY ABOUT their phone's appearance may want to keep a soft cloth handy, and may find themselves frustrated by the effort required to keep the handset looking clean.
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Sony released the Ericsson T616 on July 31, 2003.
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Sony backs up the Ericsson T616 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Ericsson T616 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Sony support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Sony's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.