Sony Ericsson launches W880/W888 and W610 Walkman phones

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A big day for Sony Ericsson today, with a glut of new phones and accessories being aired for the first time, kicking off with two additions to the Walkman phone range – the W880/W888 and W610 Walkman phones.

At just 9.4mm thin, the W880/W888 is the slimmest Sony Ericsson phone yet. Available in brushed steel, silver or black and with a 1.8-inch QVGA 262k TFT display, it has a 1GB Memory Stick Micro included, enough for around 900 full length tracks. Also featured is Bluetooth audio streaming, a 2 megapixel camera, video recording and playback, picture blogging, full HTML browsing with RSS feeds and a strong battery life – up to 18 hours music playback. It should be available in the coming weeks, pricing to be confirmed.

The W610 with 1.9-inch 262K TFT LCD display, stores up to 470 full-length music tracks on the 512MB Memory Stick Micro provided. It uses the TrackID music recognition application, which lets you record a clip of an unknown music track onto your phone and immediately receive a notification of the track name, artist and album. Like the W880/W888, there’s a 2 megapixel camera on-board, video recording/playback and picture blogging. Available in Plush Orange or Satin Black, it also includes an RDS FM radio, Bluetooth audio streaming, HTML browsing, Push Email and again, a long music playback of 25 hours or 7 hours of talk time.

Expect it in the second quarter of 2007.

Sony Ericsson website

Dave Walker