It’s a big day today for Sony Ercisson for as from midnight you will be able to rush down to Carphone Warehouse, or at least a couple of its central London branches, and buy the company’s first Walkman branded phone the W800i.
I have had a quick play with one – you can read the full review at The Guardian here – and I am not entirely sure what all the fuss is about.
The handset, which is basically a revamp for the rather good K750i, has loads going for it including a cracking two mega pixel camera and Bluetooth, Its music features are good too especially battery life that lets you play music with the phone off for around 20 hours – though when playing MP3s we reckon it was more like 20.
Storage at 512Mb is pretty generous too. But bizarrely for a company with such a heritage in the audio industry there are issuea with the performance of both the speakers (too soft) and the earphones (too fiddly and not great quality).