Sony Ericsson yesterday unveiled their eighth Walkman phone which builds upon the successes of earlier models. The new W700, which will come in a â€œtitanium goldâ€ color in most markets, will be available in the second quarter of this year.
The W700, said Sony Ericsson, is a candy bar style phone which shares much the same feature set as previous Walkman phones. Beyond the ability to store and play MP3 and AAC music files off of a Memory Stick Pro DUO memory card, the W700 sports a two megapixel digital camera with 4x zoom and video recording, a music mode for playing tunes without the phone’s transmitter being on, FM radio support, Bluetooth functionality, a 1.8â€ color TFT display and tri-band GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 Mhz coverage.
â€œThe W700 builds on the legacy of the first Walkman phone, the W800,â€ said Jan WÃ¤reby, Corporate Executive Vice President, Head of Sale and Marketing, Sony Ericsson, in a statement. â€œThis phone will appeal to anyone who wants a quality music player in their phone for occasional listening.â€