Sony Ericsson says its W960 Walkman phone will start to ship this month, making it available in selected markets across the globe in time for the Christmas season. The W960, which was unveiled in June 2007, combines a slim UMTS and Wi-Fi-enabled phone with media player.
The W960 has room for up to 8,000 songs (in eAAC+ format) and – a bit like the iPhone – finger-touch navigation on its large touch screen.
“The days of taking an MP3 player and a phone with you are definitely over,” a Sony Ericsson statement predicted.
Ben Padley, head of the Music Product Group at Sony Ericsson, said the 2.6-inch display also serves as an excellent viewfinder for a 3.2-megapixel camera and as a widescreen for watching video in TV quality.
“As the next instalment in our hugely popular Walkman phone series, we are confident that this music mix of 3G phone, Walkman player and quality camera will prove to be a hit, and a great complement to the rest of the range,” he said.
The Sony Ericsson W960 Walkman phone is UMTS 2100-GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 and will be available in Vinyl Black.