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Sony Ericsson unveils W705 Walkman phone with WiFi

Snapshot by Michael Oryl on Thursday November 06, 2008.

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Today Sony Ericsson announced the Q1 2009 availability of its new W705 Walkman music phone. Sporting the same high-quality audio as the company's W980, the W705 features high tech music features such as shake track control, Track ID song identification, SensMe mood playlists, and a built-in FM radio. And thanks to the built-in WiFi support, the W705 is able to download DRM-free music and other items from Sony Ericsson's PlayNow arena service over the air.

The W705 features a large 2.4" QVGA display that is capable of rendering 262k different color shades. The contents of the display will auto-rotate when used with features such as the NetFront web browser. The W705 supports RSS feeds, Microsoft Exchange synchronization, and features a 3.2 megapixel camera that can upload photos to the web using the phone's WiFi connection.

Other highlights from the W705's spec sheet include Bluetooth stereo support, a YouTube video client, and 3D Java gaming with motion sensing controls. The W705 comes equipped with 120MB of built-in storage space that is backed up by an included 4GB Memory Stick M2 card that comes in the box.

The Sony Ericsson W705 is a quad-band GSM/EDGE device that supports high speed HSPA 3G connections on the 900 and 2100MHz frequency bands used in Europe, Australia, and other parts of the world. It will be available in two color schemes: silver and red. No word yet on pricing or which particular markets will see the device on shelves first.

Specifications for the Sony Ericsson W705 Walkman
Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz UMTS 900/2100MHz
Size 95mm x 47.5mm x 14.3mm (3.7" x 1.9" x .6")
Weight 98g (3.5oz)
Battery Life Estimaed 16.5/14.5 days (GSM/UMTS) standby time
Estimated 10/4 hours (GSM/UMTS) talk time
Main Display 2.4" 262k color QVGA (240x320 pixels) TFT
Camera 3.2 megapixel
Video Record/Playback
Messaging SMS/MMS/IM
Email POP3/Web-based/Microsoft Exchange
Bluetooth Yes with A2DP
Memory 120MB internal, Memory Stick Micro (M2) card slot
Availability Planned Q1 2009
Other Speakerphone, Built-in GPS receiver, Built-in accelerometer


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