Sony Ericsson T600

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Sony Ericsson T600

The Sony Ericsson T600 (codenamed Indigo) is a tri-band GSM candybar phone announced in October 2002 after the creation of the Sony Ericsson joint venture.[1] It was developed under an ODM contract by the Finnish company MicroCell.

Similar to its original base model, the Ericsson T66, the T600 is known as one of the smallest and lightest phones to date. As it's based on an older model, it uses a monochrome display and monophonic ringtones, at a time when color screens and polyphonic melodies were starting to become popular.

The display uses a white backlight, unlike its predecessor which had a standard green backlight. Blue LEDs are used to light up the keypad.

The left side of the phone has a scroll key, which can be slid up and down to work as a up and down command, in addition to the left and right keys on the keypad. Both can be used to navigate the menus, but the scroll key has some unique functionality, for example in the Car Race game it is used to accelerate and decelerate the car.

The T600 was available in Moonlight silver, Marine Blue, and Sand Gold colors.

Variants

  • T602: Chinese version.

Related phones

  • Ericsson T66: Predecessor and the original Ericsson phone that the T600 is based on.
  • Sony Ericsson T100: Low end phone with a similar design to the T600.

Specs

Basics

T600
HW Platform/ChipsetCR16 at 13 MHz
SW Platform/OSEricsson T28 platform
Display 101 x 65 LCD, monochrome
Sub-displayNo
LED IndicatorOne green LED on top
SensorsNo
Flash memory4 MB (ST Microelectronics M28W320CT)
Memory card slotNo
Phonebook capacity250
Charging and data connectorEricsson T28 connector
Regulatory infoFCC ID: PY71130402 (approved 2002-07-29)
Retail price~300 EUR

Connectivity

T600
Operating modesGSM 900/1800/1900
DataCSD
Push-to-talkNo
WLANNo
SIM sizeMini SIM
IrDANo
BluetoothNo

Input

T600
Input methodsT9, predictive text
Touch screenNo
Soft keysYes, no, left, right, context menu, clear
Side keysLeft: Scroll key

Media

T600
Rear cameraNo
Front cameraNo
Supported image formatsWBMP, picture messages
Supported sound formatsEMY
Supported video formatsNo
Speaker configurationEar speaker, buzzer
Line outEricsson T28 connector
SynthesizerNo
FM radioNo
ExtrasGraphics editor, ringtone composer

Messaging

T600
SMSYes, with 10 templates
EMSYes
MMSNo
IMMobile chat
EmailNo

Software

T600
JavaNo
BREWNo
MophunNo
Flash LiteNo
MediaTek MRENo

Pre-loaded content

Ringtones

  • Low pitch
  • Medium pitch
  • High pitch
  • Mixed
  • Melody 1-10
  • SonyEricsson

Games

  • CarRace
  • MindPuzzle
  • Triango
  • BrickSmash
  • Under Attack

Disassembly

Prerequisites

  • A "TORX T6H" screwdriver

Tutorial

  1. Remove the back cover by pushing it downwards and sliding it away. Remove the battery and SIM card.
  2. Remove the two screws on the bottom of the phone.
  3. Right above the battery terminals, there is a small gap between the antenna and the rest of the phone. Use for example a fingernail to disconnect the clips holding the antenna.
  4. Two screws are revealed, remove them.
  5. The back comes off, disassembly is complete.

Accessories

Batteries

Chargers

  • Ericsson CST-12 (5.0 V DC, 400mA)
  • Sony Ericsson CST-13 (4.9 V DC, 450mA)

Gallery

Phone

Screenshots

UI

Games

References