Sony Ericsson today announced the W760, the first truly global Walkman phone with tri-band HSDPA and Quad-band EDGE, enabling broadband speed downloads of the latest music and content wherever in the world it is used. Offering music on your mobile and much more, the phone delivers built-in GPS to help you find that secret gig, built-in Stereo Speakers for sharing your music and the latest hit games, including Need for Speed ProStreet.
Find your way with GPS Looking for the location of a gig or a new club? Even a new city poses no challenge for the W760. The phone?s built-in GPS with Wayfinder Navigator lets you search over 20 million points of interest around the globe and talks you to your destination every turn of the way. There?s also a GPS-supported fitness application called Tracker that can tell you how fast, for how long and how far you ran (or walked!).
Share your music with your friends Become the focal point of a spontaneous party or gaming experience with the W760?s powerful built-in stereo speakers. If outdoors, use the phone with the Active Speaker MAS-100 ? a revolutionary case that not only looks fantastic, but also protects your Walkman phone at the same time as being a built-in speaker and FM radio antenna for enjoying music with friends.
Set the mood with the right music The W760 helps select the right music for the occasion. Store up to 950 tracks on your phone, and uses SensMe to pick the music and tracks that match your mood in an instant. Navigate through a playlist with Shake Control ? shuffle and skip through tracks, or adjust the volume, with just a shake of the phone.
The TrackID functionality allows you to identify any song you are listening to on the FM Radio or at a club. And with TrackID Charts, you can also review the most searched tracks in your country or anywhere in the world.
The intuitive Media User Interface rotates depending on how you?re holding the phone, so you can see everything you need at a glance. Auto rotate works for photos, videos and games too. Just twist the phone to change the view.
Get a piece of the gaming action With the W760, gaming is more fun than ever. The phone allows you to play in landscape mode, with sound from stereo speakers and use of dedicated gaming buttons like a game console. It is preloaded with the latest games, including Need for Speed ProStreet ? where high speed and utter adrenaline collide. The W760 is built for fast-paced action with a large 2.2? screen for great gameplay and Motion Sensor Gaming that allows you to play top games on your phone in 3D quality, using the motion of the phone to control the game.
Capture the moment A quality 3.2 megapixel camera is built in to the phone. Just slide open the phone, press the camera button and capture the moment! Pictures can be stored on the 1GB Memory Stick or transferred to a PC using Media Manager.
The W760 is a UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900/2100 and GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 phone that will be available in selected markets from Q2 2008.
Camera 3.2 megapixel camera Digital zoom, 2.5x BestPic Photo fix Picture blogging Video blogging Video recording Auto rotate PictBridge printing
Communication Polyphonic ringtones Speakerphone Vibrating alert Video calling
Messaging Email Instant messaging Picture messaging (MMS) Predictive text input Sound recorder Text messaging (SMS)
Connectivity Bluetooth technology Modem Synchronization USB mass storage USB support
Entertainment 3D games including Need for Speed ProStreet Java Motion-sensitive gaming A & B gaming buttons FM radio with RDS Video streaming Video viewing
Internet RSS feeds Access NetFront Web browser
In-Box: ? Battery ? Charger ? USB cable ? 1GB Memory Stick Micro (M2) ? Stereo Portable Hands Free ? Sony Ericsson PC Suite ? Media Manager content transfer software
Facts and Figures Size: 103 x 48 x 15 mm Weight: 103 grams
Colors: Rocky Silver, Fancy Red and Intense Black
Screen: 262,144 color TFT Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels Size: 2.2 inches
Phone memory: Up to 40 MB Memory card support: Memory Stick Micro (M2)
Talk time GSM: Up to 9 hrs Standby time GSM: Up to 400 hrs
Talk time UMTS: Up to 4 hrs Standby time UMTS: Up to 350 hrs
Video call time: Up to 3 hrs
Music listening time: Up to 20 hrs
Availability and versions W760 will be available in selected markets from Q2 2008. Networks: UMTS/HSDPA 850/900/2100 GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview