The theme of this problem is: Where do you want to go today? Too bad.
The just-launched Sony Ericsson S710a has a major issue: you cannot enter a URL into the browser directly. The ‘Go To URL’ that is standard on all SEMC phones (and basically every WAP phone ever released), is missing from the S710a.
Cingular actually appears to have ordered Sony Ericsson to remove it. A Cingular employee has stated: “The ability to manually enter a URL was removed due to problems SE had with certain sites crashing the mobile. It may be corrected in a maintenance release.”
A web browser without URL entry? Priceless, and not in a good way.
The only current workaround is to enter the URL into the S710a’s Bookmarks menu, and then accessing the bookmark from there.