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Sony Ericsson Announces the W715 Walkman Phone with GPS for Vodafone
      #32332 - 01/08/09 08:17 PM

Sony Ericsson today announced that soon Vodafone customers will be able to use the GPS enabled W715 Walkman phone to make the most of location-based services. Here is more info on this Sony Ericsson Walkman phone:

The W715 Walkman phone features the same superior sound quality as the W980 Walkman phone, which was rated ?best audio experience' in independent tests. On the top of premium music experience with crystal clear sound, the W715 includes popular Walkman features such as the music recognition application TrackID, SensMe for matching your mood to the music, and Shake Control to change tracks with the flick of a wrist. All this provides for a premium Music experience, fully integrated with Vodafone Music, allowing easy access to single and album downloads.



The W715 Walkman phone is much more than a music phone. Its metal finish combines with a large screen in an elegant and compact slider for a professional feel. The inclusion of a 3.2 Megapixel camera and Wi-Fi connectivity allows users to snap photos of friends, and quickly upload them to social networking sites for all to see.

The Vodafone exclusive Sony Ericsson W715 Walkman phone will be available in Galactic Black, and Luxury Silver. Country availability will be announced in due course.



The new W715 Walkman phone

* Award-winning clear audio experience ? listen to music as it was meant to be heard
* aGPS increases the precision of location-based services (LBS)
* Vodafone Find&Go navigation service ? a complete mobile navigation experience
* 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
* 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-inch screen ? view websites and emails with high clarity
* Auto rotate ? switch from portrait to landscape with just a tilt of the phone
* Google Maps for Mobile
* 3.2 Megapixel camera ? snap and share your favourite images via Bluetooth
* FM radio with TrackID? ? listen to the radio while on the move
* Option for 4GB memory card ? store up to 3,900 songs

The W715 supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSPA 900/2100. The W715 will be available in selected markets, in the colours Galactic Black, and Luxury Silver - countries and details of specific music and navigation applications, to be announced locally during Q1 (January-March) 2009.

The Sony Ericsson W715 Walkman phone at a glance

Camera

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

Location-based service

* Vodafone Find&Go
* Geotagging of photos
* Google Maps

Music

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

Web

* Access NetFront web browser
* Web feeds
* Photo feeds

Communication

* Speakerphone
* Polyphonic ring tones
* Vibrating alert
* Video calling

Messaging

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

Design

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

Entertainment

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

Connectivity

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

Organiser

* Alarm clock

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

Accessories
In-box:

* W715
* Battery
* Battery charger
* Memory Stick Micro (M2)
* USB cable
* Stereo PHF
* Sony Ericsson PC Suite
* Media Manager
* User guide

Optional:

* 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 14.3mm
* Weight: 98 grams
* Colours: Garnet Black and Luxury Silver
* Screen: 262,144 colour TFT
* Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
* Size: 2.4 inches
* Phone memory: up to 120MB
* 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
Networks:

* W715
* GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
* UMTS/HSPA 900/2100

* Available in selected markets from Q1 2009




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