Sony CMD-Z5

Type: Z5

Evaluation in my collection: Great – 9/10

Life timer: N/A  |  Boxed: YES

Release Year: 2000  |  Release Price: N/A

About: ake the cute-as-a-button Sony CMD-Z5, for example. Released in 2000 at a time when the idea of a phone having a colour screen was the stuff of a madman?s dreams, this sleek and pocket-sized blower looked truly amazing; it was a desirable piece of tech which could fit snugly in the palm of your hand.

Sure, the 96?72 pixel monochrome screen looks crude by modern standards, but at the time it was pin-sharp compared to the competition, and was even capable of hosting some decent games thanks to the inclusion of Sony?s unique ?Jog-Dial? wheel on the side of the phone; we spent many a happy bus trip playing the bundled fishing and clay pigeon shooting games. The Jog-Dial could also be used to navigate the phone?s carousel-style menu system.

Released just before Sony joined forces with communications giant Ericsson to create the Sony Ericsson brand, the CMD-Z5 ? and its successor, the Z7 ? have all the hallmarks of phones designed to fulfil a singular purpose, rather than cater for a wide range of functions.

Reviews when released: Know Your Mobile

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Box, Books, Charger and Dock, 2 batteries