Sony Ericsson W300i Walkman phone

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Lots of new product activity from Sony Ericsson today. After the excitement of the new Cyber-shot phones, the quad band W300i clamshell Walkman phone seems to have lost a bit of thunder – which is a shame, because it’s quite a looker.

The W300i plays both MP3 and AAC music files, with up to 30 hours of listening on a single charge. As a music player, it has direct music keys, shuffle function, as well as an in-built FM radio with RDS. It’s also shipped with a removable 256MB Memory Stick Micro (M2) expandable to 1GB, as well as a stereo headset, USB cable and music management software.

In addition to the music features, the W300 has a 128 x 160 262K color TFT main display with a second 1-inch 101 x 80 display for track info and caller display, a VGA camera with 4x digital zoom, 3D gaming and Bluetooth.

It’s not the most feature-packed phone you’ll ever see, but as a small and stylish music phone at the lower end of the price spectrum, it will definitely have mass market appeal

Expect to see it in the stores in the second quarter of this year, at a price of less than £200.

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Dave Walker