We're not sure exactly what the deal is with this rather plain-looking candybar, but as far as we can tell, it's not something Sony Ericsson has announced -- and that
makes it interesting, even if its appearance leaves something to be desired. Our best guess is that it's a follow-on to either the V630i
or the K610i
, due both to the similarity in model numbers and in handset design. That doesn't totally jibe, though, because the V640i is coming in as part of Voda's holiday lineup
-- and it looks decidedly lower-end than the K610i -- so your guess is as good as ours. We think we can make out a "3.0 Megapixel" badge adorning the lens on the rear next to a positively gargantuan speaker (no complaints here!). Up front, the secondary cam suggests 3G, a hunch confirmed by the test report's listing of UMTS 2100 alongside GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. We're guessing we won't see an Americanized version of this one down the pike, and frankly, that's just fine by us.