MWC 2008: Sony Ericsson adds to Walkman phone range with W980

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Sony Ericsson promises ‘an unrivalled music experience’ with its new W980 Walkman phone.

That’s down to the handset’s audio enhancing technology, which ‘clear stereo’, closer than ever to the original recording and a ‘clear bass’ for distortion free sound even at higher volumes. And to make the most of it, a pair of premium HPM-77 headphones are thrown in.

Other features include a built-in FM transmitter (handy for the car), storage for up to 8000 tunes, access to Sony Ericsson’s PlayNow web download service, eight equaliser presets, the ability to use as a music player without opening the clamshell, A2DP Bluetooth and a host of non-music features include 3.2 megapixel camera, video recording and HSDPA connectivity.

Expect it in the third quarter of 2008 in black only.

Sony Ericsson

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Dave Walker