Sony Ericsson Announces W850 UMTS Walkman Phone
Sony Ericsson announced the UMTS-enabled W850, which is company's first GSM/UMTS slider combined with a full horizontal mode camera and the latest Walkman player 2.0.
Available in "Precious Black" or "Golden White", the phone has "heartbeat illumination" feature to light-up the control keys in rhythm with your music. The phone is configured for operator over the air (OTA) music download services and accepts many popular music file formats including e-AAC+. Supplied is a 1GB Memory Stick Pro Duo card enough for around 1,000 songs in e-AAC+ (can be expanded to 4GB through a slot).
The Walkman player 2.0 simplifies navigation through music genres, playlists, individual songs or music albums and there's also a TrackID feature powered by Gracenote Mobile MusicID. This is a new service which means you can record a few seconds of a song, either via the microphone or the in built FM radio, and then with one click send that clip to the Gracenote worldwide music database, which will identify the track and relay the information back to the phone.
Other features include 2" QVGA TFT 260K color display, 2-megapixel camera, Macromedia Flash support, FM radio, audio out via system connector, USB 2.0 mass storage functionality, RSS feeds support.
The Sony Ericsson W850i is an UMTS 2100 and Tri-band GPRS 900/1800/1900 Walkman phone for Europe, Middle East, Africa. It is commercially available and starts shipping during Q3 2006.
Source: Sony Ericsson
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