Sony Ericsson today announced a second Walkman mobile phone, the Sony Ericsson W600 in New York, a unique all-in-one compact device. With the W600 consumers can, handle phone calls while listening to digital music on the move, capture great quality mega pixel images and video, experience 3D game play as well as access the Internet and e-mail.
The W600 is the second in a series of Walkman phones that deliver an open-standard-based digital music player for the mass market combined with a wide variety of key features such as:
* easy-to-use software to copy music to the device
* ample music storage capacity & long battery life
* great sound quality w/ superior headphones and built-in stereo speakers
* cutting-edge designs
* easy connection to other devices via Bluetooth
Walkman Phone - Music On-The-Go Anytime Anywhere
W600 Walkman phone comes packaged with Disc2Phone(R) PC software that enables quick, convenient transfer of music onto the phone via a PC. Accessing music on the handset is quick and easy via a direct music buttons that control the media player or play, pause and stop music tracks.
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
The W600 supports Bluetooth wireless functionality to easily connect other Bluetooth enabled devices such as photo printers and headsets or for peer-to-peer gaming. USB plug and play allows consumers to move images, music, and video easily between a PC and the W600.
The W600 has a 1.3 MegaPixel camera, video recorder, picture light, and is as simple to use as a traditional digital camera.
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 MMC-60 Music Cable can connect the W600 to a stereo Hi-Fi, and the HCA-60 Advanced Car hands-free kit allows music to be played through a car's speakers. Other accessories are available on Sony Ericsson's E-shop.
The W600 will be available in the American Market at beginning of the fourth quarter 2005.
W600 Features at a glance:
Imaging and messaging
* 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
* 2 Stereo speakers
* Style-Up(tm) covers
* PlayNow(tm) ringtones and games
* Horizontal full screen games
* RDS FM radio
* Walkman(R) 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(tm) and VideoDJ(tm)
* Stereo Widening
* Triple-band 850/1800/1900 MHz
* EDGE/GPRS class 10
* Access NetFront HTML browser
* Bluetooth(tm) and Infrared
* PC software
* External antenna connector
* USB system connector and cable