Sony Ericsson has launched its new budget priced Walkman range of mobilephone, the Sony-Ericsson W205 Walkman music phone features 1.8-inch 65K colors TFT display, an integrated 1.3 MP auto-focus digital camera and integrated Mega Bass, Stereo Widening Speakers.
The dual band GSM 900 / 1800 MHz network ready Sony Ericsson W205 mobilephone sports a stylish slider up design and has 128 x 160 pixels, 1.8 inches, 65K-colours TFT display and it features a dedicated music and call-selection control buttons on the front of the phone. In addition, there is a large navigational pad that allows allowing access to all the features of the phone as well as changing tracks and volumes.
Measures just 92 x 47 x 16.4 mm and weighs 96 grams, the new Sony Ericsson W205 Walkman mobilephone comes with 5 MB shared internal memory and it supports Memory Stick Micro (M2) card with up to 2 GB maximum memory storage. A 128-MB M2 card that is included. 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 Sony Ericsson W205 walkman mobilephone offers GPRS Class 10 connection with upto 48 kbps speed, and ultra fast EDGE class 10 connection allowing upto 236.8 kbps data speed.
Sony Ericsson W205 is also 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 Sony Ericsson W205 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 Sony Ericsson W205 walkman 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.
The Sony-Ericsson W200i Walkman mobilephone sports integrated 1.3 Megapixels digital camera that offers 2X digital zoom for both still and video shooting at maximum still picture resolution of 1280 x 1024 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 Sony Ericsson W205’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.
The W205 walkman series 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 Sony Ericsson W205 Walkman mobilephone is equipped with full featured Walkman Mediaplayer v1.0, which offers top-quality sound with hosts of media player features. The phone has integrated speakers and comes with high-quality Sony headphones. In addition, it also offers 3.5 mm audio out port to allow users plugin their choice of 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.
The MusicDJ feature in Sony Ericsson W205 music phone allows the user to create their own polyphonic ringtone with the use of the built in instrumental sounds & rhythms. In addition, one can subscribe to music and video podcasts and transfer them to your phone via Sony Ericsson Media Manager software (included on CD in phone kit) and enjoy on the go.
Sony Ericsson W205 offers a new innovative music management app TrackID that can recognise a clip of music and provide the user with the name of the song along with the album title and the name of the group or solo artist singing the song.
FM Radio With RDS
The Sony Ericsson W205 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 W205 enables display of the radio station name or even additional information – like artists’ names or songs’ titles and duration etc. The FM Radio offers 20 stations memory and allows frequency scale of 87.5 up to 108.0 MHz.
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The Sony-Ericsson W205 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 choice of Windy Blue, Ambient Black, Sakura Pink colors, the Sony Ericsson W205 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, OperaMini Browser, Java MIDP 2.0 support, picture caller ID, applications such as calendar, currency converter, alarm clock, auto keypad lock, stop watch, and preloaded polyphonic ringtones with ringtone composing application.
Equipped with Li-Ion standard battery, the Sony Ericsson W205 walkman mobilephone offers upto 425 hrs of standby and 9 hrs of talk time (on GSM network) or a maximum of 13 hours of continuous music play.
Sony Ericsson W205 Walkman Mobilephone Features
- Dual band GSM 900 / 1800 MHz
- 128 x 160 pixels, 1.8 inches, 65K colours TFT display
- 5 MB shared internal memory
- Memory Stick Micro (M2) support (up to 2 GB)
- 1000 contacts phonebook, Photo ID call, 30 received, dialed and missed call
- GPRS Class 10, 32 – 48 kbps
- EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
- Bluetooth v2.0
- USB v2.0 port, USB Mass storage
- 1.3 Megapixels digital camera, 1280 x 1024 pixels resolution, 2x Digital Zoom, Autofocus, integrated flash
- Video Recroding in QVGA, 320 x 240 pixels resolution, 15 fps
- Walkman v1.0 Media Player, Supports 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
- Colors – Windy Blue, Ambient Black, Sakura Pink
- Integrated Mega Bass, Stereo Widening Speakers
- 3.5 mm audio out port
- HPM-64 bass reflex headphones
- WAP 2.0/xHTML Browser, NetFront v3.4 full HTML browser, RSS reader Application
- Li-Ion Standard battery
Stand-by Up to 425 hrs
Talk time Up to 9 hrs (13 hours music play)
- Dimension: 92 x 47 x 16.4 mm
- Weight – 96 gms
The new Sony Ericsson W205 Walkman Slider phone with HPM-64 bass reflex headphones is available in India for the price of Rs. 5,795 (inclusive of all taxes) with one year warranty. Visit www.sonyEricsson.com for more details.