Sony Ericsson celebrates the third birthday of its Walkman phones by extending the very popular mobile phone series with the launch of three new music phones, called W902, W595 and W302.
According to Ben Padley, Head of the Music Category at Sony Ericsson, “With this latest range of phones and accessories, we are offering high quality sound and a rich feature set that cements our position as a leader in the music phone category. We are pushing the boundaries of what people think is possible and are offering best-in-class sound quality and our most exciting Walkman phones to date.”
There are many features that are exclusive to these three mobile phones, making them stand out from the rest. The common attributes include Photo fix, Picture blogging, PictBridge printing, video recording, Walkman player, PlayNow, TrackID, FM radio, 3D games, Java, video viewing, and Bluetooth technology. Some of the other functions are USB support, speakerphone, predictive text input, sound recorder, wallpaper animation, navigation key, modem and synchronization.
The new Walkman phones also support e-mail, and Bluetooth Stereo functionalities. All the phones are GSM/GPRS/EDGE enabled. However, the W902 and W595 handsets are UMTS/HSDPA 2100 compliant.
Both the W902 and W595 phones share a few common features that are not found in W302. These features include a 2.2-inch 262,144 colour TFT screen with 240×320 pixels resolution, BestPic, Photo feeds, x-Pict Story, Shake control, Album art, SensMe, Access NetFront Web browser, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, and Stereo Portable Handsfree, Media Manager.
Coming to the individual features of all the Walkman phones, the W302 handset that weighs 78 grams sports 2 megapixel camera with 2.5x digital zoom, 2-inch 262,144 colour TFT screen with a resolution of 176×220 pixels, up to 20MB on-board memory Stick Micro with 512 MB Memory Stick Micro.
At just 99.8 grams, the W902 phone is sports a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, up to 16x digital zoom, image and video stabilizer, Google Maps, Geo tagging of photos, up to 25MB internal Memory Stick Micro support with 8GB Memory Stick Micro.
In the W595 slider mobile phone (weighing 104 grams), users will find 3.2 megapixel camera, up to 2.5x digital zoom, up to 40MB internal Memory Stick Micro with 2 GB Memory Stick Micro.
Measuring 100 x 46 x 10.5 mm, the W302 Walkman phone delivers upto 7 hours of talktime, video call time of up to 2 hrs 30 min and music time of up to 25 hours. The W595 that measures 100 x 47 x 14 mm also provides similar working hours as that of the W905.
Expected to roll out by fourth quarter of 2008, all the three Sony Ericsson Walkman phones promise to redefine music entertainment. The W305 shines in midnight black and sparkling white colors, whereas the W902 comes in volcanic black, wine red and earth green finish; and the W595 is available in active blue, cosmopolitan white, jungle grey and lava black.
Price of the latest Walkman phones has not been disclosed yet.