Monday, October 17, 2005
Sony Ericsson Launches 3G Walkman Mobile
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Sony Ericsson today unveiled the W900 Walkman 3G (UMTS), a new third generation technology mobile phone handset which includes a digital music player and a camera.
The joint venture between Japan's Sony and Sweden's Ericsson is the
world's fifth-largest handset maker. It focuses on more expensive models and
has about a 6.2 percent share of the market.
The new W900 is Sony Ericsson's first Walkman phone for 3G networks.
The W900?s internal 470MB user free memory provides space for between 120 and
240 songs. The storage capacity can be increased by inserting a Memory Stick
PRO Duo. Music files can be stored in formats: MP3, AAC or AAC+, MIDI, WAV and
The swivel design Walkman phone features a 2.2 inch QVGA 262K TFT screen, 2MP
digital camera, LED Flash, 30fps video recording, USB interface and FM radio.
The W900 UMTS Walkman phone is available in black or white and will be
commercially available end Q4 2005.
The company has announced the W900i - Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) - GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and the
W900c - Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) - GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Mainland China.
The latest model is the fourth Sony Ericsson Walkman phone. Sony Ericsson's
W800 Walkman phone was the first phone to use Sony's revived Walkman brand,
first launched in 1979.
The joint venture has been unable to meet demand in Europe for some of its
latest models, such as the Walkman phone, because of popular demand, analysts
said last month.
Sony Ericsson W900i Features:
2.0 MegaPixel camera with Autofocus
Video call camera
Digital Still Camera user interface
8 x digital zoom
LED photo light
240 x 320 pixel QVGA TFT display
2.2? 262K color display
Video recording and full screen playback
Adobe Photoshop Starter Edition 2.0
Apple QuickTime Player for PC
SMS and MMS
PlayNow ringtones and games
Walkman player (MP3/AAC/AAC+)
Stereo Portable Handsfree with remote control (3.5mm jack)
40 polyphonic tones
Java J2ME and hardware Accelerator
Embedded Java games: Asphalt Urban GT 3d from Gameloft, Power Ball Arcade in
3D, QuadraPop in 2D
Macromedia Flash Lite
VideoDJ, PhotoDJ, MusicDJ
Disc2Phone PC Software
PlayNow? ringtones and games
Horizontal full screen games
BluetoothTM and Infrared
USB cable in the box
USB mass storage
Memory Stick PRO Duo slot
External antenna connector