Sony Ericsson W580 Walkman announced

27 March 2007 by
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From the forum:
Sony Ericsson has announced the quad band W580 Walkman slider phone with EDGE and a 2 mega pixel camera.Sony Ericsson’s new W580 WALKMAN® phone announced today is the music phone that’s pure street style. This slim slider phone speaks volumes in urban cool while delivering the full-on Walkman® phone music experience. It will store up to 470 full-length tracks, has a 2.0 megapixel camera tucked discretely within the slider itself, plus stacks of gaming, fun sports and entertainment features.

"The W580 Walkman® phone is designed to match your lifestyle, whether you are in the car, at a party or busy at the gym," explains Steve Walker, Head of Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson. "As well as letting you have your latest music with you at all times, the W580 steps in as your portable photo album and pocket gaming device. It will even serve as your training partner thanks to built-in sports applications that track running speed and distance."

This latest Walkman® phone pushes the boundaries of urban style. When the slider is closed the design, either in Style White or Urban Grey, is ice-cool, understated. Flick open the slider and the phone becomes a real attention grabber, revealing hot orange colour accents and stunning light effects along the sides.

At only 14mm thin, you wonder where the W580 finds room for all of that music, the camera and the fun applications. But it does, effortlessly, and there is no compromise on the full Walkman phone experience. As well as storing up to 470 full-length music tracks *, it is incredibly easy to get music from your computer into the phone, since the Disc2Phone music management software and USB cable all come in the box. You can even use TrackID™ to identify music tracks you don't recognise, regardless of whether they are playing out loud or via the phone's RDS FM Radio. With all this going on, make sure you take time to notice the light effects on the W580. Navigate to the Walkman player and they automatically change to a glowing orange colour.

With the W580 Walkman phone you can even take your favourite tracks to the track. It will count your steps, your calories and monitor your running speed/distance/time. Add to that your best tunes for motivation and whether you’re on a run, in the gym or just out for a stroll, the W580 is the perfect fitness partner.

Urban cool really does meet mobile entertainment with the W580. The 2.0 megapixel camera and fast connectivity make picture blogging and instant messaging second nature. 3D Gaming is fast action too with hit titles preloaded. The slider action also allows for a large 2.0" colour screen, ideal not just for gaming but also web browsing and viewing your camera photos.

As if the W580 did not already scream of street style, you can also add music accessories to your Walkman phone to make even more of an impression. Two sets of cool, optional speakers – the Portable Speakers MPS-70 and Snap-on Speakers MPS-75 – instantly transform the W580 into the heart and soul of any party. If you want to turn up the volume still further, then the Bluetooth™ Music Receiver MBR-100 lets you play your phone music directly through a home stereo, using your W580 as the remote control to skip through tracks and adjust the volume. So the W580 Walkman® phone looks and sounds stylish, whether you are at a party or just hitting the street.

The W580 Walkman phone is a 2.5G, Quad Band EDGE device (850/900/1800/1900) and will be available in selected markets from Q3 2007.

* W580 Walkman® phone capable of storing up to 470 tracks in eAAC+ codec.

The W580 Walkman phone at a glance:


Walkman® player 2.0
512 MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) (expandable)
12MB user free memory
Music playback up to 20 hours
FM Radio with RDS
TrackID™ music recognition software
Disc2Phone Music Management Software
Multiple Music Format Support (MP3/AAC/AAC+/e-AAC+)
A2DP (Bluetooth™ streaming sound)
Music Illumination Effects
Stereo Headset


Design & Lifestyle

14mm slim
Compact slider design
Flash theme
Active Applications
Weight 94 grams
Size 99 x 47 x 14 mm



2.0 megapixel camera
2.0” QVGA 262K TFT screen
Picture Blogging


Connectivity & Messaging

Bluetooth™ 2.0
Java MIDP 2.0
Full HTML Browser with RSS
Instant messaging
USB Mass storage
POP3/IMAP4 email
Enabled for Java push mail


Stereo Headset HPM-70
USB Cable DCU-60
512MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™)
Disc2Phone Music Management Software
Aftermarket Accessories – including:
Stereo Portable Handsfree HPM-85

Portable Speakers MPS-70
Snap-On Speakers MPS-75

Bluetooth™ Music Receiver MBR-100
Bluetooth™ Car Speakerphone HCB-120


Availability and versionsEDGE 850/900/1800/1900

Colours: Style White / Urban Grey

Standby time: up to 370 hours
Talktime: up to 9 hours


Sony Ericsson W580 Walkman

Sony Ericsson W580 Walkman

Tags: walkman W580

On 24 Apr 11:16 irfan wrote
who!!!!! i like that sony ericsson w580 this is a well desing phone but sony i request you rates of mobile is tooo much high in pakistan its ok but i buy sony w700i walkman phone its is agood phone yeh i like that
On 6 Apr 19:34 javedw810i wrote
Deadly phone. probably my next one ,
On 2 Apr 19:52 FAZ wrote
not bad,but it shul've had a 3 megapixel cam
On 2 Apr 17:48 oskar wrote
design - nice but dont have flash light :(
On 1 Apr 09:15 Mike070 wrote
my next phone definitely...the slim design is divine and absolute cracker
On 31 Mar 07:09 globe wrote
i like it!
On 30 Mar 19:07 REO wrote
Should have had a 3.2 MP cam at least.... and AF
On 30 Mar 04:40 llama wrote
who is talking about the brand 'downgrading'? the market needs mid-range products, and this is one of them..
On 29 Mar 14:18 esatosck wrote
On 29 Mar 07:19 yashu wrote
nice...attractive i like that
but i want with stereo speskers & flash light phone
On 28 Mar 11:14 dsvfd wrote
I like this it!!!!It's SUPERRRR!!!!!!!!
On 28 Mar 01:46 Ronnel wrote
2 mega pixel? please add more pixel on your new phone i'll like to get a new one of this phone when it will be available in the market?
On 28 Mar 01:44 NICK wrote
I could stare at this all day.

BLue and grey/blacl looks stunning.
On 27 Mar 23:01 RADENMASBAGAZ wrote
Sayange Gak punya AutoFocus + Photo Light, tp Lumayan Baguz Sliding Tackle Dab!
On 27 Mar 19:27 SloopJohnB wrote
No annoucement from SE since k750/w800 has made me excited.
On 27 Mar 17:42 STARW850i wrote
i think it is not so nice like the w850i in whiteand this phone have not a light for the cam.i say it to all.BUY THE W850I WHITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On 27 Mar 16:52 Geezay wrote
Delightful! I want one. Oh I so so want one you guys have no idea. Hope it's available very soon! This is what the W850i should have been! Fantastic
On 27 Mar 16:25 Spike wrote
I want this now! It's even sexier than my w880i
On 27 Mar 15:55 Littleman wrote
Oh yeah baby keep em' comming!
On 27 Mar 15:51 DoctorMantis wrote
Very, very nice. Glad they've gotten away from tiny, hard buttons (W880, K810). Nice features for a "5" series phone. (Get it, KaVz? It's only a "5," not an "8," so how is this a downgrade?)
On 27 Mar 15:21 ToneyEricsson wrote
2 mega pixel is so 2006.
On 27 Mar 15:16 KaVz wrote
Yeah! Nice design! But the features? Really... Beauty is only skin deep! Hehehe... Why does SE is keep on downgrading? Except the name, what is "walkman" on the so-called "walkman" phones? Nokia or any other music phone brand sounds almost the same if not superior to SE's walkman. Nokia's music phone sounds louder than SE, SE has a very weak speakers! Although it sounds better, yet too weak! SE must listen to consumers, if they will continue releasing such phones, they'll lost fame! Nokia's xpress music is not so far behind walkman on its race! And soon it will reach the top! Mind you SE... Music must be heard! Play it better! Play it louder! Let them hear it! Its not a fashion phone! Who cares about the looks? IF it sounds louder and far better!
On 27 Mar 14:36 Ranjith wrote
but no stereo speakers!

On 27 Mar 13:51 thedudesays wrote
Yawn...we came to know about it yesterday...
No not even thinking about it as my next buy.Why is the connector on the side??
speaker behind the d-pad is cool!!
and why is there a bend at the bottom??
On 27 Mar 13:25 no3GipreferW850iinst wrote
On 27 Mar 12:18 skylineR35 wrote
why IR? i think all function from IR is nowadays replaced by Bluetooth including remote control mode.

Nice design, speaker in the middle of button, and key separator look like a small diamond wannabe. i think should be correct W580, just release us a W910 SE...
On 27 Mar 11:57 Abi wrote
No IR?? I won't buy any phone without IR...
On 27 Mar 11:45 MightyElf wrote
Don't get me wrong this is a very nice looking phone, but why are you going backwards Sony Ericsson? I know there is a low-mid end market of phones to cater for but the amount of downgrades we're seeing coming out really is just annoying to be honest. Don't become Nokia... please!
On 27 Mar 11:45 daremo wrote
looks hott !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On 27 Mar 11:39 SirGrullin wrote
mucho tu bueno este cel slider, ya era hora de otro, disponible para latinoamerica ¬¬.
On 27 Mar 11:33 Tien wrote
It's your dream...Wonderful
On 27 Mar 11:22 Kulorex wrote
YEAH! I'm begining to feel afresh! Way to Go SE! Keep em' coming!
On 27 Mar 11:06 manfran wrote
Nice design. I LIKE IT!!!
On 27 Mar 10:58 Patrick wrote
Wow!!! That's the shit SonyErisson!!! :-)

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