Sony presents W600 Walkman Phone

Posted on Monday, June 13 2005 @ 19:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sony Ericsson today launched five new phones and one of them is the second Walkman branded phone, the W600. The phone is optimized to play music and also supports video recording and playback, FM radio, 256MB memory, advanced audio features, 3.5mm jack for headphones, etc. Unfortunately it only features a 1.3 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom but it also features support for 3D games and access to Internet and e-mail. The phone supports up to 30hours of audio playback, with the phone in audio mode.

Imaging and messaging

  • QuickShare
  • 1.3 MegaPixel camera
  • Digital Still Camera user interface
  • 4 x digital zoom
  • Picture light
  • 176 x 220 pixel TFT display
  • 1.8” 262K color display
  • Video recording and full screen playback
  • SMS and MMS
  • Instant Messaging
  • Adobe picture PC software
  • Apple QuickTime PC player
  • Entertainment

  • 2 Stereo speakers
  • Style-Up covers
  • PlayNow ringtones and games
  • Horizontal full screen games
  • RDS FM radio
  • Walkman player (MP3/AAC)
  • 256 MB user memory
  • Stereo headset with 3.5 mm jack
  • 40 polyphonic tones
  • Java MIDP 2.0
  • 3D Java games
  • MusicDJ and VideoDJ
  • MegaBass
  • Stereo Widening
  • Connectivity

  • Triple-band 850/1800/1900 MHz
  • EDGE/GPRS class 10
  • Access NetFront HTML browser
  • Bluetooth and Infrared
  • PC software
  • External antenna connector
  • USB system connector and cable
  • The W600 handles multiple file formats including MP3 and AAC. Using PC software from Sony CONNECT, downloaded songs and songs copied from CD’s can be transferred to the W600.

    Keeping a music collection up to date is easy. Consumers can browse, sort, find, transfer and delete music files. The W600 can store up to ten full length CDs or between 80 and 120 songs depending on bit rate.

    With a unique music / flight mode setting that turns off the mobile phone transmitter and the high quality headphones, consumers can listen to music anywhere at anytime. The W600 will play music for up to 15 hours with the phone on, or 30 hours with the phone in music mode

    With the W600, games can be played in both vertical and horizontal mode enhancing the widescreen details which gives the feel of a console gaming experience. The W600 offers an enhanced gaming experience via a 3D graphic engine making game play fast and smooth. A unique five-way navigation key and dedicated A/B gaming buttons provides the feel of traditional gaming.

    The W600 will be available in the American Market at beginning of the fourth quarter 2005.

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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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