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CTIA 2006 on-site report

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CTIA 2006 on-site report

 

W700 is the number eight phone from Sony Ericsson's line of Walkman branded handsets. Although it is the latest, it is almost identical to the first ever Walkman. The W700 is a clear copy of the W800, which was announced more then a year ago. The most significant change (one of three) is that the W700 replaces the cheap (or kiddy) looking white housing with stylish gold-colored one, which is supposed to attract more mature audience.

The W700 keeps the exact same dimensions of its predecessor and the same-old-small keypad and tiny joystick (they didn't replace it with the one from W810, which works way better). The latest addition to the Walkman line also uses proprietary charging/peripherals connector, so you can not just plug your own hi-end headphones to listen your favorite music but you have to use an adaptor instead. To reduce the price, Sony Ericsson has cut the sales package memory card size in half - it is now only 256Mb.

The 2.0 mega pixel camera of W800 was kept, but the auto-focus feature was stripped away, and the W700 has only fixed-focus, which will definitely deteriorate the image quality of the shots taken with it.
Overall, the new W700 is still a solid-built tri-band GSM phone with decent business and multimedia features, and will probably ship at a decent price also. Since the phone lacks 850Mhz band, do not expect it to be released by any of the major US carriers. It is expected to be launched officially in Q2.

CTIA 2006 on-site report
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CTIA 2006 on-site report

Sony Ericsson W700

 

Sony Ericsson W700 short video


Z525a is another new phone that Sony Ericsson showcased at the show. It is a mid-level clamshell GSM and features exactly what its predecessor (the Z520a) did, adding Push-to-Talk (PTT) functionality. Given this new feature, the dedicated camera key on the side of the phone now plays the role of a Push-to-Talk key.
SE continues to use the square bracket shaped unique antenna which was originally developed for the Z200 European phone and serves as well as a strap-holder.
The main features of the Z525a include quad-band GSM/GPRS with two color displays, VGA camera, POP/IMAP email and polyphonic ring tones. The handset is expected to be released in Q2.

CTIA 2006 on-site report
CTIA 2006 on-site report
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CTIA 2006 on-site report
CTIA 2006 on-site report

Sony Ericsson Z525

 

 

Sony Ericsson Z525 short video

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