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Sony Ericsson Launch New Walkman Phone, the W350

Sony Ericsson has announced the launch of the W350, its new Walkman phone. Featuring for the first time from Sony Ericsson, a flip phone that allows you to control your music at your fingertips, it offers a winning combination of ease of use, style and convenience. This latest addition to the Walkman phone family can be used with the new Bluetooth Headset HBH-DS205 for the ultimate hands-free music experience.

W350 Walkman phone features:
- Unique style 10mm slim Walkman phone with a unique flip design;
- Walkman on Top navigate your music collection from simple keys on the phone's front;
- Fun music features name a song with TrackID;
- Bluetooth Stereo Streaming for wirefree music listening.

You'll draw admiring glances when you take the W350 out of your pocket or bag. At just 10 mm thin, it is sleek enough to fit comfortably with no bulges into your pocket or purse. Its unique flip covers the keypad for a minimalist look. Available in trendy colors including Electric Black with orange accents, the phone is a classy yet modern statement that is never out of place whether at a music gig or sporting event.

The W350's Walkman player can easily be accessed and operated even without opening its flip cover. With Walkman on Top, key MP3 functions including Play, Pause and Scroll are outside the phone's flip cover so you can use it just like you would a standalone MP3 player.

The W350 makes it straightforward to transfer music onto your phone. Whether your favorite tracks are on a CD or on your computer, all you need to do with the phone's intuitive Media Manager software is drag your tracks from your computer onto your phone via a USB cable. You can store up to 470 tracks or 40 entire albums and, once your music is onto your phone, it's also easy to navigate around it with the Walkman player.

You're at the bar and a song plays that you used to love... but you just can't place it! Sounds familiar? We've all experienced this, and thanks to TrackID, it need never happen again. Just record a few seconds of the song into the phone's microphone (or tag it from the built-in radio) and use TrackID to identify it. The phone provides you with the name of the song, the artist, and even the album so that you can download it and enjoy it again and again.

You don't need to hold the phone in your hand to get the best out of the W350. With the Bluetooth Headset HBH-DS205, you can stream the music on your phone wirelessly to your ears! Your phone can be in your bag and you can still listen to the music, see which song is playing and take calls.

The W350i is an EDGE 900/1800/1900 phone that will be available in selected markets from Q2 2008. The W350a is an EDGE 850/1800/1900 phone for the Americas that will also be available from Q2 2008.

The Bluetooth Headset HBH-DS205 will come in grey and will be available in selected markets from Q2 2008.



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