In an age where the wireless world is dominated by talk of touchscreens and smartphones, Sony Ericsson dared to be different. The Sony Ericsson Equinox is a stylish throwback to the golden age of flip phones, sporting unique lighting effects and a feature set that won’t disappoint the fashion-minded cell phone shopper looking for a phone that even tennis star and fashionista Maria Sharapova would apparently approve of.
Launching today amid marketing fanfare including a Maria Sharapova look-alike contest in Los Angeles, the Equinox is equipped with a 3.2-megapixel camera, 3G, FM radio, and stereo Bluetooth. The camera supports video capture, with the ability to upload recorded videos to YouTube.
The Equinox is an attractive device with a slim and sleek profile. When not active, the external screen blends seamlessly into the phone’s external shell. When receiving a call or text message, a semi-circle surrounding the external screen pulses white, and an area in the bottom right glows in one of five colors depending on who’s calling. Sure, such lighting effects are little more than frill, but we think they’re cool — particularly if you happen to be out ‘in da club’ with Sharapova look-alikes to impress.