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Sony Ericsson announce the W900 Walkman UMTS phone

17 October 2005 by
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Sony Ericsson today adds its first UMTS handset to the Walkman range of music phones. It follows the highly successful global market launch of the W800

As a music player, the W900 makes it easy to import, transfer, manage and play music from operators’ over-the-air (OTA) music download services, allowing tracks to be downloaded directly to the phone while on the move and, from a PC when tracks have been copied from the owner’s CD collection.

"The W900, along with the rest of the Walkman phone family, will establish a new life-style habit of enjoying superb quality music and video and a full internet web experience on the move from a single mobile device," says Rikko Sakaguchi, Senior Vice President, Product and Application Planning of Sony Ericsson. "In our first UMTS Walkman phone we have combined fast download speeds with superb sound quality and crystal clear 30 frames a second video recording and play-back in a really simple and easy to use device. The W900 will not only appeal as a music phone. The superb communications, multimedia and imaging functionality will appeal to all those wanting a true multi-media capable device."Sony Ericsson W900 Walkman

Music transfer and download
One of the most appealing features of the W900 is how easy it is to import, transfer, play and manage music files. Tracks can be imported from a variety of sources, either over-the-air direct to the phone if it supports an available operator music download service, or via a PC.

Transferring digital music files from a PC to the phone is a simple ‘drag and drop’ and the W900 is also fully compatible with user-copied content from all leading music management software packages. This is particularly useful for consumers already owning another type of digital music player who want to transfer tracks that originate from their CD collection on to the W900.

The supplied Disc2Phone PC software allows the user to easily transfer music to the phone from audio CDs and a PC music collection. Disc2Phone can transfer music based on playlists and has a fun and easy-to-use shuffle functionality. The W900’s large internal 470MB user free memory provides space for between 120 and 240 songs. The storage capacity is easily increased however by inserting a Memory Stick PRO Duo, currently available in retail outlets at up to 2GB, giving space for up to 1,000 tracks. Music files can be stored in all the key formats: MP3, AAC or AAC+, MIDI, WAV and XMF.

Functionality and design
The versatile swivel design makes it easy to multitask between the W900’s many functions, a feature which gives the phone an advantage over dedicated music players. The direct music buttons get the user swiftly into the Walkman player where it is possible to scroll through play lists, artists or individual songs. Users fed up with missing calls because they are listening to music will love the fact that the phone’s ringtone cuts into the audio and pauses the track while the user takes the call.

The phone swivels open automatically with the lightest of touches, revealing a large keypad. Virtually all functions can be performed with the phone closed, and users can read messages or search through their music library without opening the phone.

Imaging and multimedia
More than a fully featured music player, the W900 is a highly advanced imaging and multimedia device with broadband-fast download speeds, smooth, responsive browse capabilities and a large, 2.2 inch QVGA 262K TFT screen, one of the brightest ever seen on a mobile phone.

The 2 Megapixel, autofocus camera with LED flash- or picture-light is perfect for capturing priceless moments and, thanks to the Sony Ericsson dual fronted design, is operated with both hands in a horizontal position for maximum stability. The camera also shoots video at up to 30fps (frames per second), double the speed of most conventional imaging phones and the playback quality threshold for television.

With the supplied Adobe PC software, pictures and videos can be easily imported to a PC as soon as the phone is connected using the fast USB connection. They can then be edited, printed and shared using the easy-to-use and powerful Adobe software, and videos can be played back using Apple QuickTime Player.

As an entertainment device the W900 exploits the UMTS-delivered capabilities to the full, delivering fast and smooth download and browsing of video, games, sound and graphics. The high performance 3D Java gaming engine is put to the test with the embedded Asphalt Urban GT 3D from Gameloft, where users can experience the thrills of extreme racing at the wheel of the ultimate sports cars.

Accessories
The W900 is the first Sony Ericsson phone to be supplied with a Stereo Portable Handsfree HPM-80 with remote control, that allows the user to operate the Walkman player without removing it from their pocket. A USB cable and Disc2Phone PC software for transfer and management of music files are also included in the box.

W900 Availability
The W900 UMTS Walkman phone is available in black or white and will be commercially available end Q4 2005. The variants will be:

W900i - Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) - GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa
  • W900i - Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) - GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa
  • W900c - Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) - GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Mainland China. Launch for mainland China dependant on availability of 3G services.

 

Imaging and messaging

  • 2.0 MegaPixel camera with Autofocus
  • Video call camera
  • Digital Still Camera user interface
  • 8 x digital zoom
  • LED photo light
  • 240 x 320 pixel QVGA TFT display
  • 2.2" 262K color display
  • Video recording and full screen playback
  • Adobe Photoshop Starter Edition 2.0
  • Apple QuickTime Player for PC
  • SMS and MMS
  • Instant Messaging
  • Push e-mail

Entertainment

  • Video Call
  • PlayNow™ ringtones and games
  • Walkman® player (MP3/AAC/AAC+)
  • Stereo Portable Handsfree with remote control (3.5mm jack)
  • 40 polyphonic tones
  • Java J2ME™ and hardware Accelerator
  • Embedded Java games: Asphalt Urban GT 3d from Gameloft, Power Ball Arcade in 3D, QuadraPop in 2D
  • MegaBass™
  • Macromedia® Flash Lite™
  • VideoDJ™, PhotoDJ™, MusicDJ™
  • Disc2Phone PC Software
  • PlayNow™ ringtones and games
  • Horizontal full screen games
  • FM Radio

Connectivity

  • Sync ML.
  • HTML browser
  • BluetoothTM and Infrared
  • PC Suite
  • USB cable in the box
  • USB mass storage
  • Memory Stick™ PRO Duo slot
  • External antenna connector

Sony Ericsson W900 with headset

Sony Ericsson W900Sony Ericsson W900 white

Sony Ericsson W900 camera





Comments
On 16 Aug 11:41 romyo wrote
i just wanna know for how much it coast ?
On 28 Jul 14:45 rio wrote
wow gile bener nih hp ni udah suaranya jernih pol nyesl klo pada gak pake sumpeh dehhhhhhh................
On 28 Jul 13:35 Asharprince wrote
it iz simply superb ,
what a mob i have now.
m very glad 2 have w900i.
On 21 Jul 16:07 Farnaz wrote
It is perfect i think.
how do you think?
I have it
I love it
On 7 Jul 06:57 crywolf wrote
hey anyone whos selling this mobile juz sell it to me cuz im gonna buy this only in uae ok?
my email..........
crywolf_10@yahoo.com
juz email me if u wanna sell this ok!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On 19 Jun 14:32 yazid wrote
Just bought this phone, just now. It is really cool
On 13 Jun 09:47 john wrote
but mwa lasa ba fcala!
On 2 Jun 08:47 HerrySSuritnoe wrote
Its mobile phone make me more satisfy .
On 1 Jun 22:56 desesperada wrote
concuerdo totalmente con daniela q escribio ahi arriba, quiero saber donde compro y cuanto cuesta el fuching celu
On 31 May 14:07 irudhayarajantony wrote
i got this mobile a month back and the camera is too good, one cant imagine an output the mobile gives
On 29 May 03:03 doug wrote
El w900 es muy caro, pero no se cuanto cuesta. Puede comprar el a ebay. Son nuevos.
On 19 May 08:04 wrote
love of my life you hurt me broken my heart and now you leave me love of my life can't you see bring it back bring it back don't take it away from me because youdon't know what it means to me!!!!!!!!!

(W900 i mean)
On 19 May 07:59 KiFiN45 wrote
this phone is awesome, i love from yhe moment i catch it in my hands.the number one phone in the market at this moment.

W900 the BEST
On 10 May 18:42 KIRANKUMARK wrote
Tell me the rt. place in PUNE...I want 2 buy rt. now
On 7 May 16:11 jai wrote
i am going to buy it soon i love it so much
On 25 Apr 14:52 Jay wrote
This phone rocks i love it its cool hot and usefull
On 25 Apr 14:50 Jay wrote
The w900 is the best phone ever it stylish coll and usefull
On 21 Apr 17:18 christopher wrote
another name for sexy and functional?
...thats right...sony ericsson w900!
On 19 Apr 15:55 athershabbir wrote
the sonyericsson w900 mobile is great looking good i really want this mobile
On 18 Apr 23:12 daniela wrote
quiero saber cuanto cuesta ? y saber si lo puedo conseguir en algun digitel o en donde ?
On 17 Apr 14:00 unknownsender wrote
it's a sexy cell phone..........!!!
On 17 Apr 13:58 seyan wrote
WOW!!! it's a merical........!!!
On 10 Apr 12:57 apostolis wrote
I think thas this cellphone is the worst i have ever seen! The best cellphone is sharp V903! Bye!!!!
On 10 Apr 12:55 mary wrote
i think that this is the best cellphone i have ever seen.....i will buy it in a few days...
On 8 Apr 16:36 EricJon wrote
ITS IPERCOOL IS BETTER THAN NOKIA AND MOTOROLA CELS BUT I THINK THAT THE NEW WALKMANS WILL BE MUCH BETTER
On 31 Mar 15:33 Tony wrote
What is that plastic white thing to the right of the speaker?
On 28 Mar 19:59 swarup wrote
it's really a cool phone. i just love it.
On 28 Mar 11:09 Graeme wrote
This is a cool phone it's much better than the nokia 6680 or any nokia in that matter. I really wish i had one. P.S i live with Nazis
On 22 Mar 18:42 joao wrote
is really nice can i have please
On 20 Mar 19:30 isabeldeway wrote
i love that celphone and i will have in a few days
On 17 Mar 09:25 soroosh wrote
goooddddddd w900 number 1
On 11 Mar 23:29 Allison wrote
Còmo cuanto cuesta ?
Y en donde lo puedo conseguir porque solamente e conseguido el w600 pero no el w900

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