Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sony Ericsson Introduces Three Walkman Phones

Sony Ericsson is rolling out a trio of cell phones in its Walkman line to enable customers to take their music on the go.

All three of the phones are built to offer a pleasing music experience, and they deliver high-quality audio playback. The music phones also have features like the music recognition application TrackID, shake control to change tracks with a flick of the hand, and the SensMe application.

The W902 Walkman is the top-of-the-range device, and the candy-bar phone sports 2.2-inch screen with accelerometer sensors for auto-rotating.

The handset is also capable of using a carrier's 3G-network with a maximum downlink speed of 3.6 Mbps. Customers can use this to browse the Internet on the phone's HTML browser, and the music phone is also capable of receiving push e-mail.

The W902 has a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus capabilities and a flash. There is an image viewer and picture editor on board, and images can be geo-tagged using cellular tower locations. Users can also record video and there's a front-facing camera for video calling.

Along with the music player, the phone has a built-in FM radio, and it's capable of using stereo Bluetooth headphones. It will also come with an 8-GB Memory Stick Micro for storing tunes and pictures.

The W902 measures in at 4.3 by 1.9 by 0.5 inches, and it weighs 99.8 grams. The music phone will have four color options and will roll out to "select markets" in the fourth quarter.

The W595 Walkman is a slider that lacks a few features of the W902, but it still has 3G network capabilities, an HTML browser, and robust music capabilities. The W595 has a 3.2-megapixel camera and comes with 2 GB memory card.

The W595 measures in at 4.3 by 1.9 by 0.5 inches and it weighs 104 grams. It will come out in four colors in the fourth quarter.

The W302 Walkman is a lower-range phone that has a slim form factor. It shares the music and entertainment features of the other Walkman handsets, but it lacks 3G capabilities, and has a 2-megapixel camera. It measure in at 3.9 by 1.8 by 0.4 inches, and it will roll out with the other two music phones.