The Sony Ericsson W800 Walkman Phone ships with a 512 megabyte Memory Stick PRO Duo, allowing it to hold approximately 125 music tracks, or 10-12 full length CDs, from an existing music collection. The device is compatible with MP3 and AAC music file formats.
The W800 also comes with Disk2Phone software, which enables quick transfer of music CDs onto the phone via a PC. And, the software makes updating the music collection simple, allowing people to browse, sort, find, transfer and delete music files.
The W800's intuitive interface makes moving between the functionality of phone, camera and music player very easy. The device includes a direct music button that plays, pauses and stops tracks. And, people won't miss calls when listening to music, as the phone ring is played through the stereo headphones. If the person chooses to take the call, the music is paused for the call's duration and resumed after the call is ended. You can also tune into FM radio on the device.
The W800 is equipped with a two-megapixel auto-focus camera with an active lens cover and digital still camera interface. The device's Bluetooth wireless technology enables wireless connectivity with a Bluetooth headset or car kit. And, the W800 comes with embedded games and the ability to download additional games.
Sony Ericsson is also running the Walkman Phones 100 campaign, designed to create a soundtrack of the world's favorite songs of all time. People can vote on the campaign's website. The Web site will be live for six weeks, and the global and North American chart results will be released on 26 September 2005.
The new Sony Ericsson model will be available in late August 2005 at Sony Style stores in the USA and on-line.