Sony Ericsson W760 Walkman phone announced

7 January 2008 by
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From the forum:
Sony Ericsson today announced the W760 Walkman as their first phone model with built in GPS receiver

Sony Ericsson W760 is a powerfull device where the W760i model support the networks GSM 900/850/1900/1800, EDGE, UMTS 850 and 2100 in addition to HSDPA and WLAN (1). Not much missing here. The camera has a resolution of 3.2 megapixels which is nothing out of the ordinary in the begining of 2008. The W760 is also the first device from Sony Ericsson with a built-in GPS receiver. W760 is a Walkman model and has a couple of built in music related functions like Mega Bass, PlayNow, TrackID, Walkman player, album art, built-in stereo speakers, Shake Control and SensMe (music mood mapping. Listen to, and create, playlists of songs sorted according to the mood of the music.)

Update Jan 8th: 
1) The claim of WLAN support has been removed from the Sony Ericsson web site since we published this articel.

Press release:

Sony Ericsson today announced the W760, the first truly global Walkman phone with tri-band HSDPA, enabling broadband speed downloads of the latest music and content wherever in the world it is used. Offering music on your mobile and much more, the phone delivers built-in GPS to help you find that secret gig, distinctive Stereo Speakers for sharing your music and the latest hit games, including Need for Speed ProStreet.

The W760 is a Walkman phone that you will want to take with you everywhere. This is where the added protection from the multipurpose Active Speaker MAS-100 comes in. Announced today, it acts as a good-looking protective case, a speaker to let you play your tunes even louder and an FM radio antenna.

"People today are always on the move so it's important that they can stay in touch and have their entertainment at their fingertips," said Ben Padley, Head of Music Marketing at Sony Ericsson. "The W760 fits perfectly into this lifestyle. It is bold, action-packed and takes the Walkman phone beyond just music."

W760 Walkman phone

  • Stay grounded – GPS and Wayfinder Navigator1) built-in, plus Google Maps for step-by-step directions to your destination
  • Share your music inside and out Twin speakers with Stereo Widening plus an optional Active Speaker for outdoor use
  • Match your mood – choose and match your music with SensMe
  • Score big – great gaming features, motion control and widescreen gameplay. Need for Speed ProStreet  preloaded

Find your way with GPS
Looking for the location of a gig or a new club? Even a new city poses no challenge for the W760. The phone's built-in GPS with Wayfinder Navigator1) lets you search over 20 million points of interest around the globe and talks you to your destination every turn of the way. There's also a GPS-supported fitness application called Tracker that can tell you how fast, for how long and how far you ran (or walked!).

Share your music with your friends
Become the focal point of a spontaneous party or gaming experience with the W760's powerful built-in stereo speakers. If outdoors, use the phone with the Active Speaker MAS-100 – a revolutionary case that not only looks fantastic but also protects your Walkman phone at the same time as being a built-in speaker and FM radio antenna for enjoying music with friends.

Set the mood with the right music
The W760 helps select the right music for the occasion. Store up to 950 tracks2) on your phone*, and use SensMe to pick the music and tracks that match your mood in an instant. Navigate through a playlist with Shake Control – shuffle and skip through tracks, or adjust the volume, with just a shake of the phone. 

The TrackID functionality allows you to identify any song you are listening to on the FM Radio or at a club. And with TrackID Charts, you can also review the most searched tracks in your country or anywhere in the world.

The intuitive Media User Interface rotates depending on how you're holding the phone, so you can see everything you need at a glance. Auto rotate works for photos, videos and games3) too. Just twist the phone to change the view.

Get a piece of the gaming action
With the W760, gaming is more fun than ever. The phone allows you to play in landscape mode, with sound from stereo speakers and use of dedicated
gaming buttons like a gaming console. It is preloaded with the latest games, including Need for Speed ProStreet – where high speed and utter adrenaline
collide. The W760 is built for fast-paced action with a large 2.2" screen for great gameplay and Motion Sensor Gaming that allows you to play top games on your phone in 3D quality, using the motion of the phone to control the game.

Capture the moment
A quality 3.2 megapixel camera is built in to the phone. Just slide open the phone, press the camera button and capture the moment! Pictures can be stored on the 1GB Memory Stick or transferred to a PC using Media Manager.

The W760 is a UMTS/HSDPA 850/19002100 and GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 phone that will be available in selected markets from Q2 2008.

The Active Speaker MAS-100 will be available in selected markets from Q2 2008.

* Store up to 900 tracks on W760 with 1GB Memory Stick included

Facts and Figures
Size: 103 x 48 x 15 mm
Weight: 103 grams
Colours: Rocky Silver, Fancy Red and Intense Black
Screen: 262,144 color TFT
Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
Size: 2.2 inches
Phone memory: Up to 40 MB
Memory card support: Memory Stick Micro (M2)
Talk time GSM: Up to 9 hrs
Standby time GSM: Up to 400 hrs
Talk time UMTS: Up to 4 hrs
Standby time UMTS: Up to 350 hrs
Video call time: Up to 3 hrs
Music listening time: Up to 20 hrs

UMTS/HSDPA 850/900/2100
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900


  • Walkman player
  • Album art
  • Shake control
  • SensMe
  • Stereo speakers built-in
  • Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
  • Mega Bass
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • PlayNow
  • TrackID


  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • Digital zoom, 2.5x
  • BestPic
  • Photo fix
  • Picture blogging
  • Video blogging
  • Video recording
  • Auto rotate
  • PictBridge printing


  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Speakerphone
  • Vibrating alert
  • Video calling


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


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


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


  • 3D games including Need for Speed ProStreet
  • Java
  • Motion-sensitive gaming
  • A & B gaming buttons
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing


  • RSS feeds
  • Access NetFront Web browser
  • Google Maps Mobile


  • In-Box:
    • Battery
    • Charger
    • USB cable
    • 1GB 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


Sony Ericsson W760

Sony Ericsson W760

Sony Ericsson W760

On 25 Jan 22:57 Netrom77 wrote
This phone i so nice, has everything... Except a LED Light. I've had a K700I for almost 4 years, just cant seem to get a phone that size with Radio, Speakerphone, LED and Contact. Come on SE, put in a LED (When you dont have it anymore you'l need it)
On 19 Jan 07:41 duh wrote
nokia is better? give me a break.. even N95's screen quality is so lack of brightness, far below S500's, which is SE's mid-end only. and how many times S60 crashes during a day? hahaha..
i'm not gonna use nokia again
On 17 Jan 15:28 sevsnokia wrote
sony ericsson always good in design, size, weight etc though it lacks certain features. nokia phones are usually fully loaded but unfortunately they tend to be a lot more bulkier than sony ericssons.. try comparing the size of a nokia N95 with w890. I'd go for a pocket pc if i really need PC functions.
On 17 Jan 14:18 Malinda wrote
No vid call!!!!!!!!!!!
On 17 Jan 01:00 wwww760icouk wrote
Love it
On 16 Jan 12:47 RadenMasBagaz wrote
Koyone Apik Nda....... Ning Regane Pira ki????
ojo Larang2......Ne?
On 16 Jan 02:58 Residentevil wrote
On 14 Jan 19:05 George wrote
On 14 Jan 16:48 Geezay wrote
Finally, a classic from SE. This is why I fell in love with SE long back, now I'm falling in love again!
On 14 Jan 14:16 DAVE wrote
On 13 Jan 21:26 Lunion wrote
I can't wait for this to be released!
On 13 Jan 09:20 mahdi wrote
I love se phones,but nokia is high tecnology.SE is in progress.I hope.
On 10 Jan 19:23 HAJLAJ wrote
TheDoctor: hahaa :P

I think the designers could do better than this :\ Its a shame, i want a new phone know.
On 10 Jan 14:15 KJ wrote
Where is the front camera for video call????
On 10 Jan 13:19 gslick wrote
pls S.E do u have any more desings cause this is a same old slide that looks like the rest
On 9 Jan 22:33 Residentevil wrote
Wow really cool. Gotta have one.
On 9 Jan 22:28 HAMEDKIANFAR wrote
the w350 is better the face
On 9 Jan 08:07 rooney wrote
It's wonderful. harganya berapa juta ne???
On 8 Jan 16:13 TheDoctor wrote
It's like a W580i on steroids. I like it!
On 8 Jan 15:16 Alfaro wrote
this is not the first SE phone with gps
On 8 Jan 14:46 keight00i wrote
i have a question... if this phone does video call (as listed here and on the official SE page), where is the video call camera? i cant see it...
On 8 Jan 11:54 slead wrote
I hope it has wlan... but I read that its a typing error and they will remove it from the site...
On 8 Jan 11:34 majinbuu wrote
the phone has wlan according to se's site! definitely going to be a sales success.
On 8 Jan 09:09 anon wrote
true w series fone,just rocks
On 8 Jan 08:00 ManikandanK wrote
Classic style phone.
On 8 Jan 07:52 Jassi wrote
I 've se phones from past 3 years and i love se sound in earphones and se design but now i am going to buy a n95 8gb 'coz se is far behind 4m nokia
On 8 Jan 04:53 Prom1 wrote
* The TRUE successor of the W900 is FINALLY here!
* Tri-band 3G/HSDPA
* Slider design
* Return of the A+B buttons
* Motion-senso
* Built-in GPS
* I HOPE that typo above regarding WiFi is NOT a typo!

We got a winner here ppl.

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