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SE C905: First Impressions

The Sony Ericsson C905 is the first of the Project Capuchin phones, which is an API to bridge Java ME and Flash Lite - you can use FL as the presentation layer and JME for the application logic, or access device APIs previously inaccessible from within Flash Lite (GPS, calender and contact data, and so on).

The phone itself is very nice - it’s a slider form factor, and overall very much like my other SE phone, the W910i, since the UI seems to be essentially unchanged (which is fine; I like the SE UI). The C905 is a little bit thicker than the 910, but not enough to be an encumbrance. I guess this isn’t surprising seeing how the C905 has Wi-Fi, GPS, and an 8.1 megapixel camera with flash. All in all, I’ve been sufficiently pleased with the C905 to make it my primary phone (goodbye iPhone! You and your crappy little camera had your two months in the sun).

I’ll have some follow-up posts shortly on my first thoughts on the Flash Lite implementation on the C905 and my initial experiments with Project Capuchin.