Sony Ericsson W960 Walkman phone with 8GB storage

Posted on Thursday, Jun 14 2007 @ 21:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sony Ericsson's new W960 Walkman phone has lots of interesting features. It has a 2.6" touchscreen and features a stunning storage capacity of 8GB! This should be enough to carry hundreds of music albums with you in your pocket.

The phone also has a 3.2 megapixel digital camera with auto focus, 30 frames per second video playback and recording, WiFi support, Opera web browser and FM radio.
Visual feast
Album arts, TV shows and games. You can navigate the W960 and browse media files with the touch of a finger (or stylus). Just press the touch controls to find your way to whatever type of entertainment you need. If video is your choice, the phone supports video playback at 30 frames per second, which is the same as TV quality

Go Wireless
The 2.6” touch-sensitive display is great for Web browsing. Hook up to the Web using the 3G network or a Wi-Fi access point. Visit your favourite pages, buy music online, and download new programmes to make the W960 truly yours.

Performance photos
To catch the fun, the W960 Walkman phone boasts a 3.2 megapixel camera within its 16mm frame. Auto focus makes your photos sharper, and with picture messaging or email you can share them instantly. Another way to spread the word – or photos – is to post them on your own blog site.

Sort it out
As with the W910 Walkman phone, you can organize all of your content for the W960 using Media Manager PRO, a PC programme for optimizing music, photos and videos to be used on your phone.

Wise up
As with earlier Walkman phones, the W960 incorporates TrackID music recognition software. This lets you record a clip of a song on your phone and find out instantly the name of the artist, track and album. Handy for those moments when you hear a song you like, but do not know who sings it.

On the W960 (and W910) this feature has been taken to the next level. You can now receive detailed information about the song identified – the background of the artists and the album. New ways to search have been added in, other than just by capturing an audio clip. If you know a bands name and not much else, for example, you can text search to find out more. Search by artist, title, album or lyrics.
The phone measures 109 x 55 x 16mm and weighs 119g. It has a talk time of 9 hours (3 hours with UMTS), standby time of 370 hours (300 with UMTS), video calling time of 2 hours and a music listening time of up to 25 hours.

The Sony Ericsson W960 Walkman phone will be available in the fourth quarter of this year.

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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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