Sony Ericsson today announces the W660 - a Walkman phone which places an emphasis on style and feel. With a tactile finish that just begs to be touched, it's a classic-design 3G phone available in two distinctive colours, Record Black and Rose Red. Also introduced is a compact new music accessory, the Snap-on Speakers MPS-75, which let you play the tracks stored on your Walkman phone out loud.
Like several of the latest Walkman phones, the W660 features TrackID. If you ever need to identify a piece of music that you don?t recognise, simply record a few seconds of the track, either via the microphone or by tagging a clip straight from the phone?s FM Radio, and TrackID will send the clip to the Gracenote Mobile MusicID database. This quickly identifies the track, the artist and album and relays the information back to your Walkman phone.
The W660 Walkman phone can store up to 470 full-length songs (in eAAC+ format) on the 512MB Memory Stick Micro (M2) supplied. As your collection grows you can expand the memory as you need and, by way of example, a 1GB Memory Stick Micro (M2) will hold up to 1,000 tracks.
As well as high speed music download and web surfing, the W660 can deliver RSS feeds straight to the phone?s desktop to keep you up-to-date on the latest news and gossip. It also packs a 2.0 megapixel camera and Picture Blogging capability, allowing you to capture that picture and upload it instantly to your personal blog site - all at 3G speed.
Sony Ericsson also announces the Snap-On Speakers, MPS-75, today. This is a small plug-in speaker unit with excellent sound quality that is powered from the phone - perfect for that party moment. The W660 Walkman phone also offers Bluetooth Audio Streaming, which allows you to send music wirelessly from the phone to other compatible devices, such as the Music Bluetooth Receiver MBR-100 or the Stereo Bluetooth Headset HBH-DS970.
The W660 Walkman phone is a UMTS 2100 and GPRS 900/1800/1900 device and will be available in selected markets from Q2 2007. The Snap-On Speakers, MPS-75, will be available globally from Q2 2007.
The W660 at a glance:
Music- Walkman player 2.0 with support for Album Art 512MB Memory Stick Micro (M2) PlayNow TrackID Disc2Phone Bluetooth Audio streaming FM radio support Up to 25 hours music listening
Design- Slim stick form factor (14.5mm) Premium design and material Embellished/raised finish on camera side Flash theme
Size: 102 x 46 x 14.5 mm Weight: 93 grams
Imaging- 2.0 megapixel camera Digital zoom 2.5x 2.0 inch 262k colour TFT display Video Telephony Video recording / playback Picture blogging
Connectivity- Full HTML Web browsing RSS feeds Bluetooth 2.0 USB 2.0 Java MIDP 2.0
Accessories- In-Box: Battery and charger Stereo Handsfree Headset HPM-70 512MB Memory Stick Micro? (M2?) USB Cable DCU-60 Disc2Phone music management software
Aftermarket - including: Snap-On Portable Speakers MPS-75 Music Bluetooth? Receiver MBR-100 Stereo Bluetooth? Headset HBH-DS970 Portable Speakers MPS-70 Music Desk Stand MDS-60
Availability and versions Colour options: Record Black and Rose Red Networks: UMTS 2100 and GPRS 900/1800/1900
Talk time GSM: Up to 6 hours Talk time (3G): Up to 2.5 hours Standby time: Up to 360 hours
The MPS-75 at a glance:
Snap-on Speakers MPS-75:
Great stereo sound quality with neodymium speakers