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Sony Ericsson announces the W350 Walkman phone

7 January 2008 by
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The new Sony Ericsson W350 puts music on top with a combination of favourite Walkman features and a unique flip design

Sony Ericsson today announced the launch of the W350, a Walkman phone that offers the perfect blend of style and function. 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, also announced today, for the ultimate hands-free music experience.

"The W350 Walkman phone offers a combination of key easy-to-use music and phone functions in a stylish, compact form," said Ben Padley, Head of Music Marketing at Sony Ericsson. "It is designed to appeal to men and women on-the-go who want a stylish, compact phone that offers a complete MP3 experience at an affordable price."

 W350 Walkman phone – Simple to use, stylish to carry

  • 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 TrackIDTM
  • Bluetooth™ Stereo Streaming – for wirefree music listening

A style statement
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 colours 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 a football match.

True Walkman player experience
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 favourite 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 1)* or 40 entire albums1)* and, once your music is onto your phone, it's also easy to navigate around it with the Walkman player.

Never miss a beat
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 TM, 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 TrackIDTM 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.

Stay tuned without wires
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 EGDE 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.

* Store up to 470 tracks or 40 entire albums on W350 with 512 MB Memory Stick included

Sony Ericsson W350 Facts and Figures

  • Size: 104 x 43 x 10.5 mm
  • Weight: 80 grams
  • Colours: Electric black, Ice blue, Hypnotic black, Graphic white
  • Screen: 262,144 colour TFT
  • Resolution: 128 x 160 pixels
  • Size: 1.9 inches
  • Phone memory: Up to 14 MB
  • Memory card support: 512MB Memory Stick Micro (M2)
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 7 hrs
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 300 hrs
  • Music listening time: Up to 15 hrs

Music

  • Walkman player
  • Album art
  • Media player
  • Mega Bass
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • PlayNow
  • TrackID
  • 512MB Memory Stick Micro (M2)

Camera

  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • Digital zoom, 4x
  • Picture blogging
     

Internet

  • RSS feeds
  • Access NetFront Web browser
  • WAP 1.2.1
  • WAP 2.0 XHTML 

Communication

  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Speakerphone
  • Vibrating alert

Messaging

  • Email
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS) 

Entertainment

  • FM radio
  • Java
  • Video viewing 

Organiser

  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Flight mode
  • Notes
  • Phone book
  • Stopwatch
  • Tasks
  • Timer 

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth technology
  • Modem
  • Synchronization
  • USB mass storage
  • USB support 

Accessories

  • In-Box:
    • Battery
    • Charger
    • USB cable
    • 512 MB Memory Stick Micro (M2)
    • Stereo Portable Hands Free
    • Sony Ericsson PC Suite
    • Media Manager content transfer software
       
  • Optional accessories:
    • Bluetooth Stereo Headset HBH-DS205
    • Active speaker MAS-100 

Availability and versions
W350 will be available in selected markets from Q2 2008.

Networks

W350i GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900
W350a GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1800/1900
W350c GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900

Sony Ericsson W350

Sony Ericsson W350





Comments
On 16 Jan 02:33 AmBesten wrote
This a very good budget phone SE always thinks on third class country, I LOVE SE.
On 15 Jan 21:20 Khan wrote
i would just say it looks much like a ipod when slipper is closed. Sony ericsson should give some concentration to the music player.
On 15 Jan 09:22 SonyEricssonMan wrote
it reminds me with an old samsung phone with an antenna.... does it ring any bill?
On 15 Jan 05:23 M wrote
128 x 160, who cares?? its a low end phone, people who buy these phones don't buy them for their screen resoloution.
On 12 Jan 02:09 MissUK wrote
WoW a Retro phone back from the Grave,
it reminds me of those old Sony Flippers back inda day :-)
On 11 Jan 03:10 hellowww wrote
men you should aware of that......512GB eeeehhhhhhhh big mistake
On 10 Jan 14:10 what wrote
acceptable for a budget phone. should remove the camera though. 1.3 mp is practically useless.
On 10 Jan 10:00 snmnet wrote
is a little bit long vertically
On 10 Jan 08:08 Xolany wrote
Nice phone like 2 hav 1.bt limited memory onboard!
On 9 Jan 17:00 BKM wrote
nice phone
im gonna buy it
On 9 Jan 16:45 Lecsi wrote
Very, very, very, very, very UGLY. Look like a cheap, copied, old, made in china toy.
On 9 Jan 14:57 Sanchit wrote
The half flip was also used in old P series which would get loose after frequent use
Also 128 160? Puhhlease!
On 8 Jan 20:42 MartinHajn wrote
Hello, They have big mistake.
512 GB Memory Stick Micro (M2)

It is mistake or really?

Thanks

Martin Hajn
On 8 Jan 14:41 keight00i wrote
they're bringing the T-series flip back!
On 8 Jan 14:01 skylineR35 wrote
i just realised that too...
shud be MB, not GB....

i like this kind of flip phone, reminds me of the old T28 ericsson....
On 8 Jan 12:43 WOW wrote


In-Box:



512 GB Memory Stick Micro (M2)

WOW 512GB MAN!!!. wahahahahahaha.




On 8 Jan 06:03 Roofus76 wrote
Reminds me of the old school ericsson flips, cool but to low end
On 8 Jan 05:37 Vignesh wrote
128 x 160...what generation phone is this ??? Really disappointing !!

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