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Sony Ericsson W700 Walkman Phone is Shipping

Sony Ericsson W700, an addition to Walkman phone family, will appeal to lovers of classic and discreet design. Available in subtle Titanium Gold the W700 is the 8th Walkman phone from Sony Ericsson, and it broadens the appeal of the category to new groups of music listeners. Great listening and easy to operate, it combines a top quality music player with a 2 Megapixel camera plus lots of features for fun and work. The Walkman music player even works with the phone turned-off great for use on flights.

There's also greater potential to expand the storage capacity. As with all Walkman phones a Memory Stick PRO Duo is included in the box. The W700 comes with 256MB - enough to hold 6 CDs for occasional music listening. But with up to 2GB versions on the market, enough to hold 47 CDs, there is enough music storage available to entertain on even the longest of journeys.

W700 comes supplied with high quality headset that plugs into a standard connector, so you can connect a favourite headset of your own if you wish. There are also a full range of plug-in music accessories from small portable speakers to car systems available.

Music management couldn't be simpler. All the software and cables you need to rip CDs to your PC and transfer them to the phone is included the box. The W700 will ship globally during Q2 2006 and be available in Titanium Gold. A Smooth White colour variant will be available in some markets.

W700 complete feature list:

- Music & entertainment
* Walkman player
* Supports MP3, AAC
* Music mode transmitter off but you can still play your music
* 256MB Memory Stick PRO Duo (in the box)
* Up to 30 hours music playing time
* Graphical equalizer and Mega Bass
* Disc2Phone music management software allows easy ripping of CDs to PC and PC-to-phone transfer
* Stereo headphones in the box
* FM radio with RDS
* Music DJ
* PlayNow
* Speakerphone
* Streaming video
* Java MIDP 2.0
* 2D and 3D gaming
* OMA DRM phase 1

- Imaging
* 2 Megapixel camera
* 4x digital zoom
* 1.8", 176x220, TFT
* 262K colour display
* Horizontal user interface
* LED picture light
* Video Recording/Playback
* Supports 3GPP and MPEG-4

- Messaging
* E-mail
* SMS and MMS
* Instant messaging
* Predictive text input

- Connectivity
* Tri-band GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 Mhz
* WAP 2.0 XHTML
* Bluetooth 2.0
* USB 2.0 mass storage
* USB cable in box
* Expandable Memory Stick Duo slot
* Infrared port
* Modem
* PC synchronization

- Accessories
* Full range of speakers:
o Home Audio System MDS-70,
o Music Desk Stand MDS-60 and
o Portable Speakers MPS-60
* Bluetooth Headsets and Car accessories

- Availability and versions
* Q2 2006
* W700i Tri-Band GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 MHz for Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa
* W700c Tri-Band GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Mainland China.



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