Sony-Ericsson W700i revealed

W700IThe latest addition to Sony Ericsson’s Walkman® phone family, the W700, will appeal to lovers of classic and discreet design. Available in subtle Titanium Gold the W700 is the 8th Walkman® phone from Sony Ericsson, and it broadens the appeal of the category to new groups of music listeners. Great listening and easy to operate, it combines a top quality music player with a 2 Megapixel camera plus lots of features for fun and work. The Walkman® music player even works with the phone turned-off - great for use on flights.

“The W700 builds on the legacy of the first Walkman® phone, the W800. This phone will appeal to anyone who wants a quality music player in their phone for occasional listening,” said Jan Wäreby, Corporate Executive Vice President, Head of Sale and Marketing, Sony Ericsson.

There’s also greater potential to expand the storage capacity. As with all Walkman® phones a Memory Stick PRO Duo is included in the box. The W700 comes with 256MB - enough to hold 6 CDs for occasional music listening. But with up to 2GB versions on the market, enough to hold 47 CDs, there is enough music storage available to entertain on even the longest of journeys.
W700 comes supplied with high quality headset that plugs into a standard connector, so you can connect a favourite headset of your own if you wish. There are also a full range of plug-in music accessories from small portable speakers to car systems available.

Music management couldn’t be simpler. All the software and cables you need to rip CDs to your PC and transfer them to the phone is included the box.

The W700 will ship globally during Q2 2006 and be available in Titanium Gold. A Smooth White colour variant will be available in some markets.

W700I 2W700 - complete feature list:
Music & entertainment
Walkman® player
Supports MP3, AAC
Music mode - transmitter off but you can still play your music
256MB Memory Stick PRO Duo (in the box)
Up to 30 hours music playing time
Graphical equalizer and Mega Bass
Disc2Phone music management software allows easy ripping of CDs to PC and PC-to-phone transfer
Stereo headphones in the box
FM radio with RDS
Music DJ
Streaming video
Java MIDP 2.0
2D and 3D gaming
OMA DRM phase 1

2 Megapixel camera
4x digital zoom
1.8″, 176×220, TFT
262K colour display
Horizontal user interface
LED picture light
Video Recording/Playback
Supports 3GPP and MPEG-4

Instant messaging
Predictive text input

Tri-band GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 Mhz
Bluetooth 2.0
USB 2.0 mass storage
USB cable in box
Expandable Memory Stick Duo slot
Infrared port
PC synchronization

Full range of speakers:
Home Audio System MDS-70,
Music Desk Stand MDS-60 and
Portable Speakers MPS-60
Bluetooth Headsets and Car accessories

Availability and versions
Q2 2006
W700i - Tri-Band GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 MHz for Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa
W700c - Tri-Band GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Mainland China.

W700I 1Reviews

Said to appeal to "lovers of classic and discreet design," the W700i throws-down tri-band GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900, Bluetooth 2.0, FM radio, a 2 megapixel cam, and ships with 256MB of Memory Stick Pro Duo'in storage. Expect these to ship in Q2 nought-six in both "titanium gold" and "smooth white." Hey, wait a second, other than being gold and shipping with a 256MB (not 512) MS Pro Duo card, there's nothing to distinguish this Walkman from the W800i released last year.

Via Engadget

My one slight criticism of the Walkman phones so far is that they have been a little on the dowdy side. Sony Ericsson is however trying to put that right with the debut of the latest addition to the music mobile range the W700i. It sports the traditional fairly understated design of previous Walkman handsets yet comes in not unattractive shade of titanium. I suspect SE might be targeting the ladies with this one.

Via TechDigest

The tr-band gsm phone which is the spiritual successor to the w800 (although going back with the model number) features a 2MP camera, MP3 support, an expandable Memory Stick PRO slot and weighs in at 99g which is very light for a device of this class.

Via MobileScraper

If Goldilocks had a phone, this would've been the one, folks. Sony Ericsson unveiled the new Sony W700 in Titanium Gold design with Sony's trademark audio quality padded with a sweet 2 megapixel camera. The Sony Ericsson W700's flight mode allows you to use it as a music player even with the phone turned off.

Via MobileWhack

The W700 comes with 2 megapixel camera, and can store up to 2GB (or 47 CD’s worth) of tunes using a Memory Stick PRO Duo. It seems to be a very well-specified phone, with a good range of features, each of which will doubtless be up to Sony Ericsson’s very high standard. It’s difficult to see what this phone offers over the old W800i though.

Via MobileMentalism

The W700i is almost identical to the W800i, except that it only comes with a 256MB Memory Stick Pro Duo instead of a 512MB one and can support up to 4GB, instead of just 1GB. This means that although you won't be able to stuff lots of music on it the second you take it out of the box, you will be able to upgrade it to four times the expandable memory capacity of the W800i. It will also be cheaper than its predecessor and of course it will be, er, gold.

Via Crave

The W700i is being marketed as ‘Your daily life Walkman phone’ which is rather ironic since being a W800i it is probably your current daily life Walkman phone. “But surely there must be some differences,” I hear you all cry in perfect unison creating a single great harmonious voice that makes me feel ever more egotistical. The answer is nope, uh uh, not a jot, zero. Unless you count colour that is, since the W700i is Titanium Gold which, for my money, looks more like dirty silver.

Via TrustedReviews


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