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. 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.
- T602: Chinese version.
- 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.
|CR16 at 13 MHz
|Ericsson T28 platform
|101 x 65 LCD, monochrome
|One green LED on top
|4 MB (ST Microelectronics M28W320CT)
|Memory card slot
|Charging and data connector
|Ericsson T28 connector
|FCC ID: PY71130402 (approved 2002-07-29)
|T9, predictive text
|Yes, no, left, right, context menu, clear
|Left: Scroll key
|Supported image formats
|WBMP, picture messages
|Supported sound formats
|Supported video formats
|Ear speaker, buzzer
|Ericsson T28 connector
|Graphics editor, ringtone composer
|Yes, with 10 templates
- Low pitch
- Medium pitch
- High pitch
- Melody 1-10
- Under Attack
- A "TORX T6H" screwdriver
- Remove the back cover by pushing it downwards and sliding it away. Remove the battery and SIM card.
- Remove the two screws on the bottom of the phone.
- 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.
- Two screws are revealed, remove them.
- The back comes off, disassembly is complete.
Left side - scroll key
Bottom - T28 connector
Board - front
Board - back
Startup animation (last frame)
Main menu - Phone book
The T600 uses an updated, more advanced composer compared to earlier T28 platform phones.
Context menu. On the home screen, this menu shows a list of shortcuts, but in other menus the available options depend on the context.
Firmware version screen. This unit runs later firmware, but other pictures on this page were taken from a prototype unit running '22 R1A' firmware.
Under Attack gameplay