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Sony Ericsson introduces W205 Walkman phone

Not content with just one announcement today, Sony Ericsson introduced today the W205 entry-level Walkman slider phone with FM radio and other multimedia functions intended to bring more people into the phone-as-media-player fold.With catch phrases like "make it rock" and "chilling in the park," it's clear that the phone is intended to bring consumers who covet true smartphones such as Apple's iPhone but don't have the cash or the tech-savvy to spring for them.
Written by Andrew Nusca, Contributor on

Not content with just one announcement today, Sony Ericsson introduced today the W205 entry-level Walkman slider phone with FM radio and other multimedia functions intended to bring more people into the phone-as-media-player fold.

With catch phrases like "make it rock" and "chilling in the park," it's clear that the phone is intended to bring consumers who covet true smartphones such as Apple's iPhone but don't have the cash or the tech-savvy to spring for them. Still, with a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and interestingly, the Opera mobile browser, it's not a bad choice if you're looking to combine your MP3 player with your phone without springing for a data plan.

Full specs:

  • 1.3 megapixel camera (up to 2.2x digital zoom; video recording)
  • Walkman player
  • Opera Mini Web browser; WAP 2.0XHTML
  • Speakerphone
  • Polyphonic ringtones, vibrating alert
  • MMS, SMS
  • Flashlight functionality
  • Bluetooth
  • USB mass storage
  • Size: 92 x 47 x 16.4 mm
  • Weight: 96 grams
  • Main screen: 65,536 color TFT
  • Resolution: 128 x 160 pixels
  • Size: 1.8 inches
  • Phone memory: Up to 5MB
  • Memory card support: Memory Stick Micro up to 2GB
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 9 hrs
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 425 hrs
  • Music listening time: Up to 13hrs 30 min
  • W205: GSM/GPRS/900/1800
  • W205a: GSM/GPRS/850/1900

The phone will be available in Q3 2009.

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