Sony Ericsson today at CTIA
announced its new W580 Walkman phone, a slim slider music phone that delivers the full Walkman phone experience along with gaming, imaging and fitness applications.
At just 14mm thin, the W580 is offered in two colors -- Style White or Urban Grey. Inside are hot orange accents. Light effects along the side change
as you navigate the Walkman(R) music player.
The W580 also features a 2.0 megapixel camera and functions as a portable photo album and pocket gaming device. Given increasing interest in healthy lifestyles, the W580 also offers helpful fitness features including a built-in sports application that tracks running speed and distance.
The Walkman 2.0 music player makes it simple to organize and play your favorite music allowing you to easily create custom Playlists. The Disc2Phone music management software and USB cable included in the box make it easy to
transfer music from a PC on to the phone. Additionally you can listen to favorite radio programming as the W580 offers an RDS-FM radio.
The W580 ships with a 512 MB Memory Stick Micro (M2) allowing you to store about 470 full-length music tracks. As with all Sony Ericsson Walkman phones, you can upgrade memory to add even more of your favorite content.
The TrackID feature available on most Walkman phones makes it easy to identify music tracks you don't recognize. TrackID links into database of music powered by Gracenote.
The W580 sports a 2.0 megapixel camera and connectivity which makes picture blogging and instant messaging easy. Numerous 3D games are already preloaded on the W580. A 2 inch color screen is ideal for gaming as well as web browsing and viewing your camera photos.
The W580 Walkman phone is a Quad Band EDGE device
(850/900/1800/1900) and will be available in selected markets from Q3 2007.