Sony Ericsson announces the W715 exclusive to Vodafone

8 January 2009 by
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The GPS enabled W715 Walkman phone owners will be able to find their nearest restaurants, hotels or shopping centres all within a few click. Shake Control, SensMe and TrackID are some of the music features included

The Sony Ericsson W715 is the twin brother of W705 but W715 has the usual Vodaphone sticker in front instead of the Walkman logo. It also has a dedicated key to Vodaphone's navigation services.

Sony Ericsson announces that soon Vodafone customers will be able to use the GPS enabled W715 Walkman  phone to make the most of location-based services.  Aside from turn-by-turn pedestrian or driving navigation available using Vodafone Find&Go, customers will be able to find their nearest restaurants, hotels or shopping centres all within a few clicks on their new mobile phone.

The W715 Walkman phone features the same superior sound quality as the W980 Walkman phone, which was rated best audio experience in independent a tests by TESTfactory. On the top of premium music experience with crystal clear sound, the W715 includes popular Walkman features such as the music recognition application TrackID, SensMe for matching your mood to the music, and Shake Control to change tracks with the flick of a wrist. All this provides for a premium Music experience, fully integrated with Vodafone Music, allowing easy access to single and album downloads.

"The W715 is another exciting exclusive for Vodafone customers. The seamless integration with Vodafone's Music services, such as single or full album download, provides for a great overall experience on our fast and reliable network. With fully integrated GPS and Vodafone Find&Go, this phone is offering a very attractive feature set in a combination we know customers are asking for more and more", said Patrick Chomet, Global Director of Terminals at Vodafone.

Sony Ericsson W715 Walkman

'We are continuing to progress the music capability on our phones', added Peter Marsden, Head of GCU Vodafone at Sony Ericsson, 'and the W715 Walkman phone is a great way to support Vodafone Music, plus its dedicated key to location-based services simply highlights its ease of use – all making for a great user experience.'

The W715 Walkman phone is much more than a music phone. Its metal finish combines with a large screen in an elegant and compact slider for a professional feel. The inclusion of a 3.2 Megapixel camera and Wi-Fi connectivity allows users to snap photos of friends, and quickly upload them to social networking sites for all to see.

The Vodafone exclusive Sony Ericsson W715 Walkman phone will be available in Galactic Black, and Luxury Silver. Country availability will be announced in due course.

The new W715 Walkman phone

  • Award-winning clear audio experience – listen to music as it was meant to be heard
  • aGPS increases the precision of location-based services (LBS)
  • Vodafone Find&Go navigation service – a complete mobile navigation experience
  • Desktop direct search to online music – go online for the best songs and most popular videos on YouTube
  • Wi-Fi and DLNA certified – connect the way you want
  • Shake Control – switch tracks and control the volume with the flick of a wrist
  • SensMe – create playlists based on mood, rather than artists or genres
  • Large 2.4-inch screen – view websites and emails with high clarity
  • Auto rotate – switch from portrait to landscape with just a tilt of the phone
  • Google Maps for Mobile
  • 3.2 Megapixel camera – snap and share your favourite images via Bluetooth
  • FM radio with TrackID – listen to the radio while on the move
  • Option for 4GB memory card – store up to 3,900 songs**

The W715 supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSPA 900/2100. The W715 will be available in selected markets, in the colours Galactic Black, and Luxury Silver - countries and details of specific music and navigation applications, to be announced locally during Q1 (January-March) 2009.

Sony Ericsson W715 Walkman Specifications


  • 3.2 Megapixel camera
  • Up to 3.2x digital zoom
  • Photo fix
  • Photo light
  • Video light
  • Video recording
  • Picture blogging
  • PictBridge printing
  • Video blogging

Location-based service

  • Vodafone Find&Go
  • Geotagging of photos
  • Google Maps

Sony Ericsson W715 WalkmanMusic

  • Walkman player
  • Vodafone Music
  • Clear Stereo
  • Clear Bass
  • Album art
  • TrackID
  • Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP)
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • Shake Control
  • SensMe


  • Access NetFront web browser
  • Web feeds
  • Photo feeds


  • Speakerphone
  • Polyphonic ring tones
  • Vibrating alert
  • Video calling


  • Email
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)
  • Instant messaging
  • Microsoft® Exchange
  • ActiveSync
  • Chat view


  • Navigation key
  • Auto rotate
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Wallpaper animation


  • Media
  • YouTube
  • 3D games
  • Motion gaming
  • Java
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing


  • Bluetooth technology
  • Modem
  • Synchronisation
  • USB mass storage
  • USB support
  • Wi-Fi
  • DLNA certified


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


  • W715
  • Battery
  • Battery charger
  • Memory Stick Micro (M2)
  • USB cable
  • Stereo PHF
  • Sony Ericsson PC Suite
  • Media Manager
  • User guide

Facts and Figures

  • Size: 95 x 47.5 x 14.3mm
  • Weight: 98 grams
  • Colours: Garnet Black and Luxury Silver
  • Screen: 262,144 colour TFT
  • Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
  • Size: 2.4 inches
  • Phone memory: up to 120MB
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: up to 10 hrs
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: up to 400 hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: up to 4 hours
  • Standby time UMTS: up to 350 hours
  • Video talk time: up to 3 hours
  • Music listening time: up to 20 hours

Availability and versions

  • W715
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS/HSPA 900/2100
  • Available in selected markets from Q1 2009

On 28 Jan 20:01 AAR wrote
Wow its really a nice phone
way to go sonyericsson
On 18 Jan 23:08 Tun wrote
Opppp!!!Really i wanna know ,what time Comming Soon!
On 13 Jan 09:43 GammaSharma wrote
Still no Flash?
On 9 Jan 20:14 ninofromgeorgia wrote
it is the best
On 9 Jan 19:37 doohan wrote
I think it looks super... love the colours!
On 9 Jan 15:03 Suckage wrote
Not v impressive

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