Sony Ericsson M600

Sony Ericsson M600
Manufacturer Sony Ericsson
Availability by country Q2 2006
Dimensions 105 x 54 x 15 (4.1 x 0.6 x 2.1 inches)
Weight 112 g (4 oz)
Operating system UIQ 3.0 / Symbian OS v9.1
CPU 32-bit ARM9 based @ 208 MHz
Memory 60 MB
Removable storage Memory Stick Micro ("M2")
Battery 900 mAh Li-Polymer 3.6 Volt
Data inputs Touchscreen
Display 240x320 (QVGA) illuminated TFT, 262,000 colors
Rear camera no

Sony Ericsson M600 (sold as M600i model in some markets and originally labelled M608c in other markets) is a 3G smartphone based upon the UIQ 3 platform (which is built upon Symbian OS 9.1). It was announced on February 6, 2006 and is the first and only product of the M series of handsets from Sony Ericsson.


The M600 is designed as a business tool and its features reflect this role. The M600 supports push email, document editing and PC synchronisation amongst other features. Notably the M600 does not have an integrated camera, which is a positive attribute for those working in environments where cameras are not permitted.

The phone uses the UIQ 3 software platform, which is based upon Symbian OS 9.1. The M600 has a new special type of full QWERTY keyboard below the display, on the phone itself.The touchscreen displays 262,144 colours (18-bit colour depth) with a resolution of 240x320 pixels at 2.6 inches long in diagonal.The M600 runs the Nexperia PNX4008 ARM9 208 MHz processor[1] from Philips and has 64MB RAM and 128MB Flash ROM.

It is notable that the Sony Ericsson P1 has its form factor based on this model.



Lack of long term commitment by Sony Ericsson

The M600 is marked "EOL" (End of Life) less than two years after introduction by Sony Ericsson and therefore is considered a finalized product and will not receive any further firmware updates despite numerous bugs being reported by M600i users.

Problems for Mac users

Connectivity has been an ongoing problem with the UIQ3 suite of phones from Sony Ericsson and the Mac OS X iSync utility that Mac users use to synchronise a mobile phone with the computer. As of February 2008 there are still widespread problems reported with these phones for Mac users.

See also


  1. What processor is inside my P990/M600/W950?
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