Sony Ericsson unveils Walkman W890 and W380 music mobiles

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sony-ericsson-w890.jpgIt’s been a busy night for Sony Ericsson. Besides announcing its plans for PlayNow arena, it’s also unveiled two new Walkman music phones: the W890 and W380.

The W890 (pictured) is a candybar handset that comes with a 2GB memory card, FM radio and a 3.2-megapixel camera. It’s an HSDPA phone for faster browsing and downloading, and comes in a choice of black, brown or silver. Sorry, Espresso Black, Mocha Brown, or Sparkling Silver.

Meanwhile, the W380 is a clamshell phone that comes with a 512MB memory card, FM radio and 1.3-megapixel camera, with the main selling point being the music controls on its exterior, letting you play tunes without opening the phone. It’s also got a feature called Gesture Control, which lets you mute calls and silence the alarm by waving your hand.

Both handsets will go on sale in the first quarter of 2008.

Sony Ericsson website

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Stuart Dredge