Sony Ericsson W710 Walkman Phone launched

Posted on Thursday, May 18 2006 @ 14:49 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Listening to music while exercising takes a new turn today as Sony Ericsson introduces the W710 Walkman phone. Designed to support an active, sporty lifestyle, the W710 includes a motion sensor plus new fitness applications that measure your running speed, distance and time, or simply count your steps when walking. Sporty good looks, a high performance Walkman player and easy-to-use interface all combine to make the W710 the perfect sporting partner, whether you’re running for fun or keeping a check on how much you walk each day.

Available in Performance Graphite and Hatha Violet the phone also features a 2 Megapixel camera with digital zoom and comes supplied with 512MB Memory Stick Micro (M2) - enough to keep you going through the longest walk or fitness session, although this can be expanded to 1GB if you’re left wanting more.

Fitness applications included as standard help you take your Walkman phone into new territory. The jogging application can be accessed easily from both the sub display and main display to measure both speed and distance covered while out running. There’s also a daily step counter that resets automatically at midnight and your progress is displayed even when the phone is on standby.

The user interface is easy to use while on the move. The fitness application, Walkman player and FM radio can all be controlled using the external display and the quick access keys next to it - so you don’t have to open the phone and find yourself losing concentration.

To add even more dimensions to your active life, the W710 comes with the very latest Sony Ericsson accessories. The Active Clip IAC-60 is specially designed to make the W710 accessible and comfortable to wear. Clipped to your bag, waist or arm by way of a highly adaptable strap, it makes using all the features on the W710 easy when working out.

We all know the frustration of earphones falling out when we’re on the move. With the Stereo Portable Handsfree HPM-65 that is eliminated, making it the perfect handsfree for the W710. A light design with ear hooks give a stable fit, while a standard 3.5 mm plug means you can change the earphones if you wish. As with all Walkman® phones, the music mutes when the phone rings, so you need never miss a call.

The Sony Ericsson W710 is a Quad-band EDGE/GPRS Walkman® phone commercially available in Performance Graphite and Hatha Violet and starts shipping during Q3 2006.

  • Imaging and messaging
    • 262k colors display
    • 176x220 pixels TFT display
    • 2.0 mega pixel camera
    • digital zoom
    • Video recording / playback
    • 10 MB user memory
    • Bundled with 512MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™)
    • SMS, EMS and MMS
    • QuickShare™
    • Instant Messaging
    • Push-To-Talk
    • Adobe picture/video PC SW

  • Music & Active
    • Walkman® Media player (MP3, AAC and AAC+, eAAC+)
    • 512MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) – enough to hold 470 tracks in eAAC+ format
    • Support for m4a
    • Active Stereo headset in the box
    • FM radio with RDS
    • Sturdy Sports armband and belt clip in the box
    • Fitness Application - Pedometer
    • 1.5” 128x128 4-level orange on black external LCD for quick access to music
    • PlayNow™ Ring tones
    • PlayNow™ Games
    • Streaming Audio/Video
    • Java MIDP 2.0
    • 3D games
    • Music and Video DJ
    • OMA DRM phase 2

  • Connectivity
    • EDGE Quad-band 850,900,1800,1900
    • GPRS class 10
    • EDGE class 10
    • Bluetooth™
    • 512 MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) provided in the box (can store up to 470 songs with eAAC+)
    • USB 2.0 support with USB cable provided in the box
    • PC Tools & Software
    • Infrared
    • WAP 2.0
    • Full HTML Browser
    • RSS Feed

  • Accessories
    • Portable Speakers MPS-60
    • Music Cable MMC-60
    • Stereo Portable Handsfree HPM-82
    • FM Music Transmitter MMR-60 (where legal to sell)
    • Sony Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) Up to 1 GB

About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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