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The Great Entertainer - Sony Ericsson Unveils Latest Walkman(R) Phone

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  1. Ironwalt

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    The Great Entertainer - Sony Ericsson Unveils Latest Walkman(R) Phone: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

    The Great Entertainer - Sony Ericsson Unveils Latest Walkman(R) Phone
    Tuesday November 6, 2:30 pm ET
    W380 Walkman(R) Phone Set to Delight Music Lovers on the Go


    RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sony Ericsson today unveiled the latest addition to its Walkman® phone portfolio, along with new accessories. The W380 Walkman® phone is a stylish new offering packed with features sure to set music lovers’ pulses racing.
    For the music fan on the move, the W380 Walkman® phone combines a unique clamshell design with all the music credibility users expect from Sony Ericsson’s Walkman® phones. The phone packs in innovative features, including Gesture Control, that allow users to mute calls with a wave of their hand. There is also an external display that comes to life only when you need it, to show the name of a music track or to let you know who is calling.

    “With the W380, we address the needs of young, fashion-conscious music lovers,” said Ben Padley, Head of Music Marketing at Sony Ericsson. “The W380 combines Sony Ericsson’s undeniable expertise in mobile communications and mobile music to stunning effect.”

    Sony Ericsson W380 Walkman® phone


    Walkman® controls on top – see what’s playing and manage your music without even opening the phone
    Gesture Control – mute calls or silence the alarm with a wave of your hand
    TrackID™ – record a clip from the radio and identify the song, singer and album instantly.
    Hear it, Name it, Play it, Get it

    The W380 Walkman® phone comes complete with Media Manager PC software that lets you easily transfer your music, photos and videos between your computer and phone. Simply point, click and drag your music files from your computer to your phone – the software automatically converts your music to the right format.

    Store hours of your favorite music (up to 271 songs*) on the W380’s 512 MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) or tune in to your favorite FM radio station.

    Hear a song on the radio you don’t recognize but really like? Use the W380’s TrackID™ feature to tag a clip from the phone’s radio (or any external source) and find out instantly who sings it, what it’s called and which album it’s from. The TrackID™ functionality is one of the phone’s most popular features. Latest figures show that every second, someone, somewhere, is using TrackID™ to identify a song they love.

    Take it to the top

    The W380 Walkman® phone brings your music to the surface of the phone, allowing you to control what you’re listening to without needing to open the phone. Skip forward or backwards between tracks or pause the music effortlessly. One-touch buttons on the top of the phone light up when the Walkman® player is switched on and a hidden display comes to life, providing track information at a glance.

    When not in use, the W380 Walkman® phone looks discreet and laid-back from the outside. But as soon as you receive a call or play music, it comes alive. Choose different light effects for different callers, and see your music ‘dance’ when the phone’s lights match the beat of your favorite song.

    Keep your hands off!

    Mute your phone with a wave of your hand. Or snooze the alarm if you’re lying in bed. The W380’s Gesture Control feature allows true ‘handsfree’ handling of your calls for the first time – show it off to your friends!

    The W380 is a GSM/EDGE/GPRS 850/1800/1900 clamshell phone and will be available in Q1 2008.

    Sony Ericsson Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-PV703

    You can also make the most of the W380’s Bluetooth™ technology with the compact new Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-PV703.


    With a talk time of up to 10 hours, a standby time of up to 350 hours the HBH-PV703 can keep going for as long as you can talk!
    The HBH-PV703 has features such as last number redial, letting you easily handle calls whenever you need
    The powerful HBH-PV703 offers up to a remarkable 10 hours talk time and up to 350 hours standby time.

    The HBH-PV703 automatically connects via Bluetooth™ to select phones using Sony Ericsson's Auto Pairing feature. All you need to do after charging it is activate Bluetooth™ in your phone. No need to try and recall pin codes – and with Bluetooth™ 2.0 + EDR – no compromise on security.

    Weighing a mere 14 g/ 0.49 oz., the HBH-PV703 is light enough to wear comfortably all day. Manage your calls from your headset with its built-in answer / end call, last number redial, and volume buttons.

    The Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-PV703 will come in grey or black and will be available in selected markets from Q1 2008.

    Music without wires

    Need to provide the music for a party on the spur of the moment? No problem. As well as their own internal stereo speakers, the W380 is also fully compatible with a range of the latest Sony Ericsson music accessories, including the Portable Bluetooth™ Speaker MBS-100. Plus you can enjoy your music discretely when in public by choosing the Stereo Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-DS200 or Stereo Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-DS220 to wirelessly stream music from your phone, both available now.

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    W380 at a glance:

    Music and Entertainment 512 MB M2™ memory stick
    Walkman® player

    FM radio with RDS

    TrackID™



    Media Manager Software

    Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)


    Stereo headset

    MP3/AAC/AAC+

    3D games

    Mega Bass™
    Music tones (MP3/AAC)
    Polyphonic ringtones
    Java
    Video streaming
    Video viewing

    Camera 1.3 megapixel camera
    4x digital zoom
    Communication & Messaging RSS feeds

    WAP 2.0 XHTML
    Speakerphone
    Vibrating alert
    Email
    Picture messaging (MMS)
    Predictive text input
    Sound recorder
    Text messaging (SMS)

    Connectivity Bluetooth™ technology
    Modem
    Synchronization
    USB mass storage
    USB support
    Organizer Flight mode
    Alarm clock
    Calculator
    Calendar
    Notes
    Phone book
    Stopwatch
    Tasks
    Timer

    Accessories In-Box:

    Battery
    Charger
    USB cable
    Stereo Portable Handsfree
    512MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™)
    Sony Ericsson PC Suite
    Media Manager content transfer software


    Optional:



    Stereo Portable Handsfree HPM-83
    Street-style neck band headset with superior audio performance.



    Portable Speakers
    MPS-70

    Small yet powerful speakers that fit in your pocket.

    Facts and Figures Size: 92 x 49 x 16 mm
    Weight: 100 grams

    Colors:

    Electric Purple

    Magnetic Grey

    Screen: 262,144 color TFT

    Resolution: 176 x 220 pixels

    Size: 1.9 inches

    External screen: OLED

    Resolution: 36 x 128

    Phone memory: Up to 14 MB

    Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) support



    Talk time: Up to 7 hrs

    Standby time: Up to 300 hrs

    Availability and versions Networks:
    W380a: GSM/GPRS/EDGE

    850/1800/1900



    Available in Q1 2008.





    Contact:
    Sony Ericsson North America Corporate Communications & PR
    GolinHarris for Sony Ericsson
    Drew Crowell, 972-341-2581
    DCrowell@golinharris.com
    or
    Mari Hancock, 713-513-9574
    MHancock@golinharris.com
    or
    General Press Telephone, 919-472-1400
    press.america@sonyericsson.com

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    Source: Sony Ericsson
     
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  2. josephd

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    That's all well and good, first the W580i and now the W380, why don't they step it up a notch and get the 3G K850 here.
     
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    Sounds nice.
     

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