Sony Ericsson W705 – a new music phone

Sony Ericsson W705 – a new music phone
The rumor last month, about a new Walkman phone, code-named Rika, is now proved. The only difference is the announcement date, but this is a thing of the past, as today, Sony Ericsson introduced the latest addition to its music series, the W705.

The first thing that grabs our attention is the presence of Wi-Fi, which makes the slider the first non-smart Walkman with such function and the second in the series, after the W960. W705 is made out of metal, has an accelerometer and a 3.2-megapixel camera. Doesn’t sound bad, does it? Oh, and let’s not forget, it supports fast 3G (HSPA) network, so Internet browsing should always be great. The manufacturer touts it for the sound quality, which should be as good as the high-class W980, which performed excellent in our tests (expect a full review, soon). With these functions, W705 easily slips in the higher part of the music series.

In addition to the new Walkman, Sony Ericsson announced the MBS-900, 2.1 Bluetooth audio system with unique design and built-in FM Radio. It was also heavily praised by Sony Ericsson for its sound quality, which should be Hi-Fi.

Both the W705 and MBS-900 are expected to hit the markets in Q1 2009.

Sony Ericsson W705 Specfications

source: Sony Ericsson


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8 Comments

1. NightBlade unregistered

Fantastic design!

2. unregistered

Another brick from SE, nothing new. They need some new design members...

5. unregistered

i remember t610 (made of aluminum) which makes sweaty hands

3. Jyakotu unregistered

Looks so smexy! And not to meniton, Sony Ericsson phones usually have long as battery life!

4. nico_bomber unregistered

how much?!?

7. tflex

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 24, 2008

well i paid $127 for the 580i with a contract renewal a year after it came out, so your guess is as good as mine.

6. tflex

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 24, 2008

this phone looks nice, but too similar to every other sony phone out there. i have a 580i and enjoy it....but how bout a touch screen sony phone comparable to the iphone? Something different?

8. 101 unregistered

Why are you guys complaining about Sony Ericsson phones looking the same? Are you going to have 3 SE's at the same time with you? Just look at the phone- it looks exquisite, so slim even for a slider. Have a look at the nifty details implemented which is the forte of this phone manufacturer and which I doubt is possessed by any other. I'm just awestruck at the design and being a huge Walkman phone I would certainly love to have it. Who wouldn't want to flaunt such a beautiful phone! Then again, I don't think it needs flaunting, it would certainly grab eyeballs.

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