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Two new Walkman phones announced. The W910 and W960

14 June 2007 by
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As the Walkman phone approaches its second birthday, Sony Ericsson today announces two new Walkman phones that redefine 'music on your mobile'
  • The W910 is an HSDPA Walkman® phone that is designed for entertainment; whether music, 3D games, video, or high-speed Web access.  It's also geared to let you choose your music, your way. Select Shake control and just flick the phone to control games or skip and shuffle between tracks. Or opt for SensMe(TM) and discover music to match your mood and tempo.
  • A potent combination of slim UMTS phone and high performance media player, the W960 Walkman® phone packs enough punch for up to 8,000 songs* and includes a Walkman(TM) player for finger-touch navigation around playlists on the large screen. The 2.6" display serves as an excellent viewfinder for a 3.2 megapixel camera and as a widescreen for watching video in TV quality.

"Market enthusiasm for the Walkman® phone range has far outshone even our own expectations," says Miles Flint, Sony Ericsson President.  "With lifetime global sales standing at over 26.5 million Walkman® phones and users really understanding the benefits of 'music on your mobile', the time is right to release the next album! This means Walkman® phones that make it quicker and easier to transfer or download music, plus innovative ways of searching through all of those tracks. It's also about thinking beyond music, to games, videos and the Web." Sony Ericsson W910 Walkman® phone

Sony Ericsson W910 Walkman® phone

  • Feel the Music
    Discover and create a playlist that suits your mood. Move through your music collection with the flick of the phone
  • Take the Controls
    Hold the phone just like a portable gaming console. Move it to steer the 3D action.
  • Make it Quick
    Use the new Media Manager provided to transfer videos, music, photos and more to and from your phone.

Shake it up
With Shake control you can skip your music forward one track if it's flicked one way and back if it's flicked another.  Shake the W910 back and forth and it shuffles your playlist.   It also adds a new dimension to mobile gaming. If you tire of using the dedicated gaming buttons, just steer the W910 from left to right to make your move.
 
Bring it down
The W910 Walkman® phone will feature the latest version of the PlayNow(TM) mobile download service (PlayNow(TM)4.0). This gives the user instant access to an extensive catalogue of games, mastertones and music, including thousands of tracks from Sony BMG.  Preview, select and pay for tracks, all in just a few clicks, and download them on demand directly to your phone. 
 
Match your mood
Choose your music to suit your mood with SensMe(TM), a completely new way to browse music on your Walkman® phone.  Search your collection and create playlists based on tempo and style rather than on artist or album.  The unique visual shows each of your tracks as dots in a matrix, placed along a horizontal and vertical axis according to their attributes.  This way you can circle a group of tracks that match your mood to create a playlist, or simply select individual tunes as you wish.  An alternative to the phone's more conventional music catalogue, SensMe(TM) is the perfect way to create a soundtrack to your life.
 
Manage your media
The new media browser on the W910 Walkman® phone places all of your media in one central area, making it easy to access music, video or podcasts from one single icon on your phone menu.
 
The W910 Walkman® phone helps you sort out your various media files, even before they reach the phone. The new Media Manager PC programme lets you organise your music, photos and podcasts on your PC and transfer them via USB to your phone.  An incredibly simple tool to use, you can for example search and select music on your computer or audio CDs and convert the tracks to mobile-compatible formats before the transfer takes place, thus saving time as well as your phone's resources. 
 
Get more
With room for over 900 songs on the W910 (1GB Memory Stick Micro(TM) provided), you will want to enjoy your music to the full. So why not team it up with the Stereo Bluetooth(TM) Headset HBH-DS220 and stream rich, crystal clear audio direct from your phone.  Or turn the W910 into a mini stereo system by plugging it into the new Music Desk Stand MDS-65.
 
Tomotaka Tsutsushio, Product Manager for the W910 Walkman® phone, Sony Ericsson, concludes:  "With its large screen and powerful new Walkman® player, the W910 lets you watch, play or listen. It's an all-round entertainer. "
 
The Sony Ericsson W910 Walkman® phone will be available in either Hearty Red or Noble Black from Q4 2007. It will ship in the following network versions:
W908c: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
W910i: UMTS/HSDPA 2100-GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

The Sony Ericsson W960 Walkman® Phone

  • Store more
    Up to 700* albums and PC-to-phone transfer of 1GB in less than 3 minutes
  • Touch and play
    Navigate the latest Walkman® player with touch of a finger or stylus
  • Explore more
    Surf the Web via Wi-Fi(TM) or at 3G speed and watch videos in TV quality

Music marathon
Up to 700 albums - around 8000 songs* - can be stored on the 8GB memory of the W960 Walkman® phone.  Managing tracks is easy and it can transfer up to 1GB of data, including music tracks, from your PC to the phone in less than three minutes. With two stylish headsets supplied in the box (one of these the new Stereo Bluetooth(TM) Headset HBH-DS220) and a music listening time of up to 27 hours, you're free to dance much more than the night away.
 
Visual feast
Album arts, TV shows and games. You can navigate the W960 and browse media files with the touch of a finger (or stylus). Just press the touch controls to find your way to whatever type of entertainment you need. If video is your choice, the phone supports video playback at 30 frames per second, which is the same as TV quality
 
Go Wireless
The 2.6" touch-sensitive display is great for Web browsing. Hook up to the Web using the 3G network or a Wi-Fi(TM) access point. Visit your favourite pages, buy music online, and download new programmes to make the W960 truly yours.
 
Performance photos
To catch the fun, the W960 Walkman® phone boasts a 3.2 megapixel camera within its 16mm frame. Auto focus makes your photos sharper, and with picture messaging or email you can share them instantly. Another way to spread the word - or photos - is to post them on your own blog site.

Sort it out
As with the W910 Walkman® phone, you can organize all of your content for the W960 using Media Manager PRO, a PC programme for optimizing music, photos and videos to be used on your phone.
 
Wise up
As with earlier Walkman® phones, the W960 incorporates TrackID(TM) music recognition software. This lets you record a clip of a song on your phone and find out instantly the name of the artist, track and album. Handy for those moments when you hear a song you like, but do not know who sings it.
 
On the W960 (and W910) this feature has been taken to the next level. You can now receive detailed information about the song identified - the background of the artists and the album. New ways to search have been added in, other than just by capturing an audio clip. If you know a bands name and not much else, for example, you can text search to find out more. Search by artist, title, album or lyrics.
 
Listen up
The W960 Walkman® phone really is the centrepiece of your music listening life, which is why both a stereo portable handsfree and a Stereo Bluetooth(TM) headset for music streaming are included with the phone. When you want more, the new Street-style Portable Handsfree HPM-83 adds urban style to the W960.  Its flexible neckband gives a secure fit and wraps behind the head, so as not to get in the way if you're running or at the gym.  If you want to share your music library with friends, the Bluetooth(TM) Music Receiver MBR-100 plugs into your home stereo and lets you stream tracks directly from the phone to your stereo's speakers. Why keep it to yourself?
 
Nicklas Sivander, Product Manager for the W960 Walkman® phone, Sony Ericsson, sums it up: "You couldn't ask for a better music mix of high performance media player and intuitive phone.  The touchscreen is complemented by a regular keyboard and the phone itself is amplified by the Media Manager programme and the many music accessories. The days of taking an MP3 player, a camera and a phone with you when you leave the house are definitely over."
 
The Sony Ericsson W960 Walkman® phone is UMTS 2100-GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 and will be available in Vinyl Black from Q4 2007.

 

Features W910W960

Walkman® player
Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
Mega Bass™
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow™
TrackID™
RSS feeds
Polyphonic ringtones
FM radio with RDS
Camera
Digital zoom
Picture blogging
Video blogging
Video recording
WLAN
Web browser
Speakerphone
Vibrating alert
Video calling
Email
Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
Document editors
Document readers
Handwriting recognition
Operating System
Touchscreen
Bluetooth™ technology
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Navigation key
Picture wallpaper
Wallpaper animation
3D games
Java
Video streaming
Video viewing
Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Flight mode
Notes
Stopwatch

Walkman® player 3.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
PlayNow™ 4.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2 megapixel camera
2.5x
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Access NetFront™
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
OSE
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Walkman® Touch player
Yes
Yes
Yes
PlayNow™ 3.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
3.2 megapixel camera
3x
No
No
Yes
Yes
Opera™ Web browser
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Symbian™ OS
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Jog dial and Touch screen
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

 

Facts and figures:

Facts and Figures

W910W960

Size: 99 x 50 x 12.5 mm
Weight: 86 grams

Colour(s):
Hearty Red and Noble Black

Screen: 262,144 colour TFT
Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
Size: 2.4 inches

Phone memory: Up to 40MB
Memory card support: Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™)

Talk time GSM/UMTS: Up to 9 hours/3 hours 30 minutes
Standby time GSM/UMTS: Up to 400 hours/350 hours
Video call time: up to 3 hours 20 minutes
Music listening time: up to 20 hours

Neworks:
W918c: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
W910i: UMTS/HSDPA 2100-GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

Size: 109 x 55 x 16 mm
Weight: 119 grams

Colour(s):
Vinyl Black

Screen: 262,144 colour TFT touchscreen
Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
Size: 2.6 inches

Phone memory: Up to 8 GB
Memory card support: No

Talk time GSM/UMTS: Up to 9 hours /3 hours
Standby time GSM/UMTS: Up to 370 hours/300 hours
Video call time: Up to 2 hours
Music listening time: Up to 25 hours


Networks:
W960i: UMTS 2100-GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900

 

Sony Ericsson W910 Walkman

 

Sony Ericsson W960

Sony Ericsson W960





Comments
On 20 Jun 14:33 xikid wrote
great phone from se. fixing almost all the gaps in the w series. wifi, a new 3.2 mp cam, auto focus, 8 gb of internal storage. don't care about the infrared thing, don't think anyone is using it anymore. i would also say that the mms isn't important to me, but no long sms, come on se... i wish they will fix that b4 its in the market, cause i'm really looking forward to this 1. what is also weird is that se didnt mantion on their site that it has a photo light, they even say that it doesn't when comparing phones, cause i think it does. one other thing, will the hbh-ds200 bluetooth stereo headset be included in the box?
On 19 Jun 18:39 AhmedHaji wrote
W960i is extremely perfect !
I really love this phone ..
I hoped that the new ShakeControl was available in it .. But is really strange ..
The K850i that is a "Camera Phone" got it but this Walkman not ..!

But it is really great !
K800 Camera , Symbian System , Walkman , TouchScreen and with se brand , what i need more ?
On 18 Jun 18:29 Ibrahim wrote
The W910 does not have AF (no mention of it ANYWHERE) and no LED lights, either.

~Ibrahim~
On 18 Jun 15:49 jeffz wrote
i like SE W960, my dream phone!
but why still use 262,144 colour TFT n doesn't have HSDPA network?
Mr. Miles Flint (Sony Ericsson President) & Nicklas Sivander (Product Manager for the W960 Walkman® phone) can u add: 16,7 million colour TFT, GPS, HSDPA network & stereo speaker like SE W550i in the SE W960 phone plzzzzz?
On 18 Jun 11:30 rajazwitterion wrote
gr8 mobile phone 3.2 megapixel in a walkman coooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On 17 Jun 19:05 JOJJJO wrote
WALKMAN IS BETTER THAN IPOD I ALLWAYS SAY IT, WALKMAN IS THE FIRST MUSIC DIVICE BEFORE IPOD AND SONYERICCSSON WALKMAN GET BETTER IN TIME NOKIA SUKS I HAVE MANY PROBLEMS WITH THEM I WILL PROBE THIS PHONES
On 17 Jun 05:12 globe wrote
oh my..
w960 has all the specs i've been expecting for sooooo long...
viva SE!
On 16 Jun 11:11 paula wrote
personally i love the W960... but until its release, i still have doubts whether i will be fast to operate or the OS lags like the N-Series. Its sexy though especially if it will come in white.
On 16 Jun 10:48 paula wrote
personally i love the W960... but until its release, i still have doubts whether i will be fast to operate or the OS lags like the N-Series. Its sexy though especially if it will come in white.
On 16 Jun 09:25 FromSierraLeone wrote
Wel na dis man dae tok bot! Wae bomber pul somtin, e pul am 4 real! SE try ya; u na kaiba pan d game!
On 16 Jun 08:22 jacctek wrote
This is a beautiful phone. Finally a Walkman phone that has it all!
With the K859 and W960 - now thats NIRVANA at least for a few months
On 16 Jun 07:43 pekos22 wrote
W960......the one phone to rule them all.
On 16 Jun 07:23 roberto wrote
w960 will the best phone of all time. perfect phone!
On 15 Jun 20:35 Nesta wrote
Haaahahaha, ladies and gent, this is da......................., gwess wht am talking, best phone of all. Huh, i don't have much 2 chew 'bout it
On 15 Jun 20:19 Ayotunde wrote
TOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOD, I REALLY LOVE IT ...................... B'COS THATS IS WHAT AM USING PRESENTLY.

I AM FROM NIGERIA.......................... WE REALLY LOVE SONY ERICSSON PHONE ( NICE EQUALIZER )
On 15 Jun 19:02 kifla wrote
cpu mhz?
HOW FAST IS THE CPU
On 15 Jun 17:51 RaTaToSk wrote
My mommy will buy me a phone like that. Yehey!
On 15 Jun 17:10 Kenneth wrote
i think the equivalent for N95 is still underwork. P1 is not yet a full competitor for n95. We'll just wait. (W960 for W950, P1 for M600i, ? for P990)
On 15 Jun 15:25 charlotte wrote
i really want this phone i must say it is the tripple darn!!!
On 15 Jun 14:47 Mohannad wrote
Now That's What i'm waiting from Sony Ericsson >>> The new W960 with touchscreen & Symbian !!! and the best thing is that the flash is not Xenon !

I am sure i will buy this phone !!!
On 15 Jun 14:19 Ad wrote
I want w910
On 15 Jun 11:57 Anonymous wrote
Now the W960 is what I'm talking about! WiFi check, 3.2MP Camera check, No goddamn Xenon flash - grrrr!!!
On 15 Jun 11:36 slk55 wrote
but is that CAM have cover?? if have, that is a perfect mobile.
On 15 Jun 11:08 slk55 wrote
but is that CAM have cover?? if have, that is a perfect mobile.
On 15 Jun 10:51 strizlow800 wrote
I HAVE TO GET the W960. This phone is PERFECT :D.
On 15 Jun 10:37 engulfing wrote
I think, I must start spend money to buy W960 :-(
On 15 Jun 10:33 wild wrote
SE RULZZZ , THE BEST COMPANY IN THE WORLD
On 15 Jun 10:20 petersky wrote
at last se came with something ravishing!!
On 15 Jun 07:33 skywalker wrote
wow.....amazing..... I like W960....
On 15 Jun 03:32 zar wrote
ohhhhhhh i love walkman
On 15 Jun 02:52 theSElover wrote
SE iz startin 2 wake up at last.Here r something dat nokia cn worry abt.W960 really iz attractive by its deign nd features.BUT i cannot find the info on www.sonyericsson.com at themiddle east.But no prob i knw esato for years and dey never send out wrong news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Iam a w900i carrier!!!
On 15 Jun 02:46 bluee wrote
Sorry
One of the 3 HSDPA phone i mean was W910 not W960
Wrong typing ^^;
On 15 Jun 02:36 Blue wrote
W960 had Auto Focus.. Nice !!
But only if this Phone had a GPS and HSDPA.
I think it will be a good competitor with Nokia N95.

That`s mean there`s 3 Sony Ericsson Phone with HSPDA Network
Z750 (cmiiw) , K850 , W960.

Come on SE.
Make All in one Phone like Nokia N95 and of course with TOUCH SCREEN.
I think that gonna be the best phone of the year. If SE gonna make it out.
On 15 Jun 00:38 suland wrote
W960i is a UIQ3.1 Phone, confirmed by SE.
On 14 Jun 23:17 dj106 wrote
Judging by those specs, the W960i looks like a Walkman version of the P1 so will look similar to that though with a numerical keypad rather than the QWERTY (just like the M600i vs W950i)
On 14 Jun 23:17 francis wrote
touchscreen!!!! so it's also a smartphone you can install apps with it? hopefully!!!
On 14 Jun 23:12 Evilchap wrote
Its so pretty I think I might cry.
On 14 Jun 22:40 prom1 wrote
I just found something in the press release.

http://www.sonyericsson.com/spg.jsp?cc=global&lc=en&ver=4001&template=pc3_1_1&zone=pc&lm=pc3_1&prid=8119

Near the bottom [QUOTE=sonyericsson]Sony Ericsson’s line up of Exchange ActiveSync® enabled phones includes Open OS smartphones such as the P990, M600, W950, the recently announced Sony Ericsson P1 and today’s Symbian-based W960 Walkman® phone. In the feature phone segment of the portfolio the line-up includes the Z750, the K850 Cyber-shot™ and the W750 Walkman® phones. All these models provide secure wireless and Direct Push synchronization of corporate email, calendar and contacts from Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003 SP2 and Exchange Server 2007.[/QUOTE]

What is the W750 ??!!!!
On 14 Jun 22:31 santo911 wrote
a pic of the w 960 plzzzzzzzzz
On 14 Jun 21:45 maguy wrote
does it also record at 30 frames per second?'cos they only mention its play back ability to do so...
On 14 Jun 21:34 SErulezzz wrote
Ohuitelnii telefon, HOCHU TAKOI !!!
On 14 Jun 21:33 XoXo wrote
w910 AF yes or no? is it time to upgrade my w900?
On 14 Jun 21:31 sleepingman wrote
W960 seems to be the best phone in the market.
Good music player, 3 mega pix camera with AF and lots of storage space.
I will definitely have fun with it
On 14 Jun 21:29 rehamer wrote
Hope it beats my n91's sound. but really looks great.

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