Posted on 14-Jun-2005 08:47
Filed under: News
Sony Ericsson has announced a second Walkman mobile phone, the Sony Ericsson W600. With the W600 consumers can handle phone calls while listening to digital music, capture 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 (see #content.asp?contentid=4140'>Sony Ericsson W800) that deliver an open-standard-based digital music player for the mass market combined with a wide variety of features.
It is a tri-band (850/1800/1900 MHz) GSM/GPRS phone (class 10), with support for EDGE networks. The Access NetFront HTML browser is already installed on the phone so users can view web pages the Internet with a full HTML browser.
The new mobile phone comes packaged with Disc2Phone PC software that enables 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, and the Sony Ericsson W600 comes with quality headphones and built-in stereo speakers.
The W600 handles multiple file formats including MP3 and AAC. Using PC software from Sony CONNECT, downloaded songs and songs copied from CDs can be transferred to the W600. Users 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 on 256MB RAM.
Sony Ericsson says the phone can play music for up to 15 hours with the phone on, or 30 hours with the phone in music mode, where the radio is not operating.
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.
It can also be used as a digital camera, with a 1.3 MegaPixel camera (4x digital zoom) for image stills and video recording, plus picture light. The screen is a 1.8" (176x220 pixels) 262K colour display.
Games can be played in both vertical and horizontal (portrait and landscape) mode. The phone offers an enhanced gaming experience via a 3D graphic engine making game play fast and smooth. A 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.
The W600 will be available in the American Market at beginning of the fourth quarter 2005.
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