Sony W760i Walkman Mobile Phone UK - Sony Ericsson W760i

By: susan hargreaves

The Walkman range of mobile phones has recently swelled to include a new sliding design handset with a difference, the Sony Ericsson W760i is the latest music focussed handset from the range and incorporates some new technology aswell as upgraded Walkman software and features.

The Sony W760i has been initially released?in the UK on O2 contract tariffs, consumers are able to sign up to a 12 month or 18 month contract agreement and receive a W760i Walkman phone free of charge.

Walkman phones are a real alternative to carrying both an MP3 player and mobile phone, as technology has advanced it is now possible with the help of MicroSD cards to carry over 4000 individual songs on memory negating the need for both devices.

The Sony Ericsson W760i is a Global Walkman Phone and the first of its kind that really can be labelled as such. A Quad Band GSM handset with GPRS support, the Sony Ericsson W760 is HSDPA enabled, offering 3G Services, USB connectivity, EDGE Technology and Bluetooth Wireless with A2DP Stereo Support.


Messaging solutions include email and the browser comes with RSS Reader, the internal memory is 40MB with a 1GB memory stick included in the package for optional expansion and a phonebook capable of storing contact details for 1000 entries.

Mutlimedia features include a 3.2 mega pixel camera with video capture & playback features, an MP3 Player which will support AAC audio file formats and a built-in FM Radio with RDS.

The camera is complimented with Picture Editing software and an image viewer and the Music Player with built-in Stereo Speakers.


With enough space to store up to 950 of music tracks on the phone and a whole lot more on removeable MicroSD memory cards, bonus features such as TrackID recognition, Shake Control, Sensme and TrackID charts, the Sony Ericsson W760i will no doubt keep users more than just entertained.

And to help get them to?their destination, the Sony Ericsson W760i comes equipped with its own built-in GPS Receiver with Wayfinder Navigation software and Google Maps as found in many new models but not so much the Walkman range.


For those?planning to lose a few pounds the GPS supported Tracker Application can calculate distance, speed and time in order to help them monitor their progress.

Available in a choice of either Rocky Silver, Fancy Red or a more traditional Intense Black, the Sony Ericsson W760i carries further interesting features such as Push to Talk, built-in Handsfree, preloaded games with the option to download more, plus a motion sensor for 3D gaming and the ability to customize ringtones.

Although initially launched on O2 in the UK, the Sony W760i will be picked up by further networks in the coming weeks, this is not a network exclusive mobile phone. The first edition to be released is the Intense Black model, the red edition is to be a network exclusive with Vodafone once UK stocks arrive.

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