So here it is – Sony Ericsson’s Walkman phone take 2 (take 1 is here) and let’s just say that it eats the Motorola ROKR iTunes phone for breakfast. Not that the W900 is the ultimate music phone though. Sony Ericsson hasn’t still solved the thorny issue of storage, but it has improved things a little in that area. The phone packs 470MB of internal memory which of course can be supplemented by a Memory Stick Pro Duo card. There’s no news on whether one will be bundled with the one, but if SE is generous you could have nearly an Gig storage. Or more if you are feeling rich.
It has also added 3G connectivity to its list of features which is good news for networks who want to use the phone to offer over the air downloads. They almost certainly will too as the phone is compatible with the AAC+ format as well as AAC, WMA and MP3 ones. There’s still no sign of support for Sony’s own ATRAC format, which makes us believe that Sony isn’t exactly pushing the format.
Other features include a two mega pixel camera, a 2.2 inch QVGA 262K TFT screen, video capture at 30 frames per second and of course dedicated music playing buttons. It will be available in black or white and should be in the stores before the end of 2005.
Our top music phone? Well it is still this one…