Sony Ericsson phone (J132?) with standard 3.5 mm headphone jack?

One of the things I and many others hate about Sony Ericsson phones, especially Walkmans – is the lack of the standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

C’mon, already, SE. It’s the second half 2008 out there. And your biggest rivals have been offering this feature for years!

Why the f#%#$% am I stuck with your supplied crappy headset or that ugly adapter, when I just dropped $500 on those luxurious noise canceling Bose Headphones?

Well, it looks like things may be about to change, at least in some  Sony Ericsson phones:

And if  Sony Ericsson is starting to put in standard 3.5mm headphone jacks into at least some of it’s phones, like low end J132, it may eventually do that in higher end models too.

When will it happen? I have no idea. It might be as early as next Tuesday. Or later this year. Or next…

But I’d say that everyday that passes with SE sticking to it’s proprietary connector policy, is a one day too many.

Photocredit: Kraj

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • L

    Looks like the ultra-low-end J132 to me, which indeed has a 3.5mm jack. I doubt that even SE themselves could come up with a reasonable explanation why a low-end generic handset has what the highest-end of their Walkmans still lack…

    http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/products/mobile

  • http://www.unwiredview.com David Gonzales

    The only way it can ever be described it “mind-boggling”.

  • http://www.staska.net Staska

    Yeah, it looks pretty much like J132. Though if SE started putting standard jacks into it's low end phones, I hope they eventually get to the higher models too.

    Thank's for the tip. I updated the post to reflect the model number

  • Ken

    The SE continued refusal to put a 3.5 mm jack and use of the cheaper microSD card, is I think the height of snobbery and selfishness, refusing to accommodate the needs of the customer is whats causing them to continue to sink to 5th place in the world. And they just refuse to listen. Hello Sony Ericsson bright boys!!

  • Ken

    The SE continued refusal to put a 3.5 mm jack and use of the cheaper microSD card, is I think the height of snobbery and selfishness, refusing to accommodate the needs of the customer is whats causing them to continue to sink to 5th place in the world. And they just refuse to listen. Hello Sony Ericsson bright boys!!