Sony Ericsson has recently launched in India its new slider style Walkman range of mobilephone, the Sony-Ericsson W580i Mobilephone which features 2.4-inch 265K TFT display, 2.0 Megapixels auto-focus digital camera, Walkman v2.0 series media player, ultrafast HSCSD wireless connection and EDGE connectivity options.
The quad band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz and EDGE network along with HSCSD (High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data) network ready Sony Ericsson W580i mobilephone has 240 x 320 pixels, 2.4 inches, 262,144-colours TFT display. A five-way directional button on the front of the device controls most of the mobilephoneï¿½s menus and features.
The Sony W580i Walkman mobilephone comes with 12 MB shared internal memory and it supports Memory Stick Micro (M2) card with up to 4 GB maximum memory storage. The main internal storage memory allows storage of up to 1000 phone numbers and handset also offers 30 dialed, 30 received, 30 missed calls records.
Supporting Polyphonic 72 channels ringtones along with MP3 ringtones and AAC ringtones, the new Sony Ericsson W580i walkman mobilephone offers exhaustive options for data connection including GPRS Class 10 connection, EDGE Class 10 with upto 236.8 kbps speed connection, HSCSD wireless connection with upto 38.4 kbps speed and infrared wireless connection.
The EDGE Class 10 network connection offered by Sony Ericsson W580i mobilephone handset allows ultra fast data transmissions, and faster downloads and file transfers, while Bluetooth technology enables communication with other Bluetooth compatible devices and gadgets such as color printers, PDAs and laptops for instant sync-ups, data transfer and print jobs in a flash.
The Sony Ericsson W580i mobilephone also offers wireless Bluetooth v2.0 connection with A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) option. The highspeed Bluetooth v2.0 with Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) in Sony W580i walkman series mobilephone handset allows listening to music on bluetooth compatible headset absolutely wire-free and in full stereo.
Sony Ericsson W580i is equipped with standard fast USB v2.0 port (miniUSB port) which is used for both power recharging and PC connectivity for data exchange.
USB Mass storage Mode
The W580i Walkman mobilephone also supports a USB mass storage mode, allowing storage of important files like documents, images, and music files. The USB massstorage mode does not require any special setup or software installation on any PC the handset is being connected to. Simply connect the W580i handset to the PC running Windows XP or Vista using custom-supplied USB cord and press OK (yes) button to kick-start the USB mass storage session and drag-drop files between PC and handset.
2 MP Digital Camera
The Sony-Ericsson W580i Walkman mobilephone sports a top class 2.0 Megapixels digital camera that offers 2.5x digital zoom (30 steps) – for both still and video shooting – at maximum resolution of 1632 x 1224 pixels. The VideoDJ feature allows the user to add together several chunks of recorded or downloaded video clips to create a continuous video picture which can be further enhanced with music or sound clips.
The W580i’s digital camera is also equipped with autofocus technology (green ractangle display while shooting) and comes with a powerful integrated flash. The shooting mode supports various options for still and video recording under several adjustable shooting conditions.
Sony Ericsson W580i Walkman mobilephone allows shooting pictures in three different resolutions: 160 x 120, 640 x 480 and 1632 x 1224 pixels (2 MP), and they are saved in standard JPEG format. The phone is also captures videos in 3GP format with a resolution of 176 x 144 pixels. Recording length is only limited by the available free space on the memory card.
The W910i also sports a VGA resolution (640×480 pixels) digital camera for the purpose of videochat.
The Sony Ericsson W580i Walkman mobilephone is equipped with full featured Walkman Mediaplayer v2.0, which offers top-quality sound with hosts of media player features. The phone has integrated speakers and comes with high-quality Sony headphones. One can play, rewind, fast forward, equalise, shuffle tracks and create playlists – just like in any other digital music player.
An optional external dual stereo speakers can play music quite loud and clear. The Media Player supports MP3, AAC and MPEG4 files and file transfer is fairly fast using USB v2.0 interface. The handset also provides facility to gain access to an online music store directly for downloading music tracks straight into the handset.
Sony W580i Walkman phone’s media player offers another unique feature, viz the shake-control, which is the easy way to change music track, just by shaking the handset. With Shake control activated, press and hold the Walkman key and flick your wrist. A vibration lets you know that the track is changed and a new song from your current playlist is randomly selected and automatically played.
The MusicDJ feature in W580i phone allows the user to create their own polyphonic ringtone with the use of the built in instrumental sounds & rhythms.
FM Radio With RDS
The Sony Ericsson W580i also features an integrated FM Radio with RDS and 20 station memory. The radio can be played through the loud speaker as well. The radio is stereophonic reception and the phone is capable of receiving very clear and stable signal without any interferences in the broadcast.
The RDS feature of FM Radion technology in Sony Ericsson W580i enables display of the radio station name or even additional information – like artistsï¿½ names or songsï¿½ titles and duration etc. The FM Radio offers 20 stations memory and allows frequency scale of 87.5 up to 108.0 MHz.
Slightly heavier than Sony-Ericsson W910i, at 96 grams The W580i also sports a unique in Flight mode, once engaged/activated the radio function is turned off so it doesn’t disturb sensitive aircraft communication and control equipments. One can’t make or take calls while in-flight-mode is turned on, but it still allows most other functions in the phone including music player and digital camera.
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The Sony-Ericsson W580i also supports MMS (Multimedia Message Service) for Multimedia text messaging allowing sounds, pictures, animations and formatted text in SMS message and its integrated image blog features allows sharing photos instantly by directly posting them onto any blog site.
Available in Style White, Urban Grey, Boulevard Black, and Metro Pink colors, the Sony Ericsson W580i walkman mobilephone’s some other features includes; built-in Image viewer and Picture editor software, voice memo recording, built-in handsfree Speakerphone, WAP 2.0/xHTML Browser, Java MIDP 2.0 support, picture caller ID, applications such as calendar, currency converter, alarm clock, auto keypad lock, stop watch, Pedometer, calories counter and preloaded polyphonic ringtones with ringtone composing application.
Equipped with 900mAh Li-Pol Battery, the Sony Ericsson W580i walkman mobilephone offers upto 400 hrs of standby and 9 hrs of talk time.
Sony Ericsson W580i Walkman Mobilephone Features
- Quad band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz, HSCSD, EDGE
- 240 x 320 pixels, 2.4 inches, 262,144-colours TFT display
- 12 MB shared internal memory
- Memory Stick Micro (M2) support (up to 4 GB)
- 1000 contacts phonebook, Photo ID call, 30 received, dialed and missed call
- GPRS Class 10, 32 – 48 kbps
- HSCSD, 38.4 kbps wireless connection
- EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
- Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
- Infrared Port
- USB v2.0 port, USB Mass storage
- 2.0 Megapixels digital camera, 2.5x digital zoom, 1632 x 1224 pixels resolution, autofocus, integrated flash
- Video Recroding in QCIF, 320 x 240 pixels resolution, 15 fps
- Secondary VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels) camera for videocalling
- Walkman v2.0 Media Player, Supprts MP3, AAC,AAC+, e-AAC+, WMA and MPEG4 file formats
- Integrated FM radio with RDS and 20 station memory
- Ringtones – Polyphonic 72 channels, MP3, and AAC
- Image viewer and Picture editor software
- Voice memo recording
- Built-in handsfree Speakerphone
- WAP 2.0/xHTML Browser, RSS reader Application
- Colors – Style White, Urban Grey, Boulevard Black, and Metro Pink
- Pedometer, calories counter
- Li-Ion Standard battery
Stand-by Up to 350 hrs
Talk time Up to 8 hrs
- Li-Po 930 mAh (BST-39) Standard battery
Stand-by: 400 hrs
Talk time: 9 hrs
- Dimension: 99 x 47 x 14 mm
- Weight – 94 gms
The new Sony Ericsson W580i Walkman Mobilephone with 1-GB memory card is available in India for the price of Rs. 12,395 (inclusive of all taxes) with one year warranty. Visit www.sonyEricsson.com for more details.