CES 2008: Sony Ericsson's W760 GPS Walkman phone

CES 2008, Mobile phones, Top stories

sony-ericsson-w760.jpgFor those of you getting weary of big TVs, some comfort: Sony Ericsson has unleashed some new mobile phones at CES this afternoon. Pick of the bunch is the W760, a Walkman handset with HSDPA, motion-controlled gaming, and GPS.

It’s a slider phone, and the GPS is twinned with Wayfinder Navigator software and Google Maps, which sounds like a pretty powerful combination. There’s also a GPS-enabled fitness app called Tracker that records how far and fast you’ve run or walked.

Naturally for a Walkman phone, music is a big focus – the W760 has twin speakers with ‘stereo widening’, plus an optional Active Speaker accessory that acts as speakers, FM tuner and protective casing.

The W760’s gaming features are pretty powerful too, with a landscape mode for widescreen play, and dedicated gaming buttons. It’s also packing Wiimote-like motion sensing, complete with built-in Need For Speed ProStreet game that lets you tilt the phone to steer your car.

Other stuff? The W760 has a 3.2-megapixel camera, comes with a 1GB Memory Stick, and has Bluetooth and FM radio. It weighs in at 103 grams, has a 2.2-inch screen, and promises up to nine hours of talktime, and up to 20 hours of music playback. Watch out for it going on sale before July.

Sony Ericsson website

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Stuart Dredge
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