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Sony Ericsson Introduces the W705 Walkman for Q1 2009
      #31787 - 11/06/08 03:21 PM

Sony Ericsson today introduced a new music phone, the W705 Walkman phone, with Wi-Fi, support for YouTube and 3.2 megapixel camera. and Wireless Home Audio System MBS-900 were unveiled today in conjunction with the MTV Europe Music Awards where Sony Ericsson is one of the main sponsors.

More info on the new W705 from today's release:

* Award-winning clear audio experience ? listen to music as it was meant to be heard
* Desktop direct search to online music ? Go online for the best songs and most popular videos on YouTube
* Wi-Fi and DLNA certified ? connect the way you want
* PlayNow arena - a complete range of mobile entertainment
* Shake control ? switch tracks and control the volume with the flick of a wrist
* SensMe - create playlists based on mood rather than artists or genres
* Large 2.4? screen ? view websites and emails with high clarity
* Automatic rotation ? switch from portrait to landscape with just a tilt of the phone
* Google Maps for Mobile ? never get lost again
* 3.2 megapixel camera ? snap and share your favourite images via Bluetooth
* FM radio with TrackID? - listen to the radio while on the move
* 4GB memory card ? store up to 3900 songs

The Sony Ericsson W705 Walkman phone at a glance


* 3.2 megapixel camera
* Up to 3.2x digital zoom
* Photo fix
* Photo light
* Video light
* Video recording
* Picture blogging
* PictBridge printing
* Video blogging


* Walkman player
* Clear Stereo
* Clear Bass
* Album art
* PlayNow
* TrackID
* Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
* Music tones (MP3/AAC)
* Shake control
* SensMe


* Access NetFront Web browser
* Web feeds
* Photo feeds


* Speakerphone
* Polyphonic ringtones
* Vibrating alert
* Video calling


* Email
* Picture messaging (MMS)
* Predictive text input
* Sound recorder
* Text messaging (SMS)
* Instant messaging
* Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
* Chat view


* Navigation key
* Auto rotate
* Picture wallpaper
* Wallpaper animation


* Media
* YouTube
* 3D games
* Motion gaming
* Java
* FM radio with RDS
* Video streaming
* Video viewing


* Bluetooth technology
* Modem
* Synchronisation
* USB mass storage
* USB support
* Wi-Fi
* DLNA Certified


* Alarm clock
* Calculator
* Calendar
* Flight mode
* Notes
* Phone book
* Stopwatch
* Tasks
* Timer

Location-based service

* Geo tagging of photos
* Google Maps


* W705
* Battery
* Battery charger
* 4GB Memory Stick Micro (M2)
* USB cable
* Stereo PHF
* Sony Ericsson PC Suite
* Media Manager
* User guide


* Wireless Home Audio System MBS-900
* Stereo Bluetooth Headset HBH-DS205
* Noise Cancelling Headphones HPM-88

Facts and Figures

* Size: 95 x 47.5 x 14.3 mm
* Weight: 98 grams
* Colours:
* Luxury Silver
* Passionate Red
* Screen: 262,144 colour TFT
* Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
* Size: 2.4 inches
* Phone memory: Up to 120MB
* Memory Stick Micro (M2) support
* Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 10 hrs
* Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 400 hrs
* Talk time UMTS: Up to 4 hours
* Standby time UMTS: Up to 350 hours
* Video talk time: Up to 3 hours
* Music listening time: Up to 20 hours

Availability and versions

* W705 and W705u:
* GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
* UMTS/HSPA 900/2100
* Available in selected markets from early Q1 2009.

Also announced today is the W705u Walkman. UMA enables users to seamlessly roam between the mobile network and local area networks thanks to GSM/Wi-Fi dual capabilities. The W705u is exclusive to the operator Orange in markets where Orange is present.

The W705 and W705u (exclusive to Orange) support GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSPA 900/2100. W705 will be available in selected markets from Q1 2009 in the colours Luxury Silver and Passionate Red. W705u (exclusive to Orange) will be available from Q1 2009 in the colour.


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