Sony Ericsson W950i

The Sony Ericsson W950i is an ultra-slim, ultra-stylish, UMTS-enabled mobile music phone with a 4GB hard drive complete with touch screen for simple navigation through music types, playlists, individual tracks or complete albums.

More than a music phone, broadband-fast email and Web browsing plus a suite of high performance entertainment applications add to its capabilities, making the Sony Ericsson W950i one of the most highly specified phones in the Sony Ericsson portfolio.

The Sony Ericsson W950i’s head turning style will impress the most zealous style devotees. The mobile phones slender, sleek and compact design is finished in Mystic Purple, fingerprint-proof matt with touches of orange. The pureness of its design is strengthened by the keypad being flush with the surface, and orange backlighting that brings the music keys to life in a stunning, practical way.

The audio player within the Sony Ericsson W950i has the functionality and sound quality of an equivalent standalone device. The phones 4GB storage can take up to 4,000 songs and the sound quality, delivered on high quality headphones, makes listening to music a real pleasure. A new graphic-rich interface on the Walkman player makes it easy to navigate around the music library by song, artist or playlist and now it’s possible to search visually by browsing through album covers using the stylus and touch screen. The Sony Ericsson W950i has all the benefits of a compounded phone and music player, enabling multitasking between listening to music, SMS texting, emailing and browsing the Internet.

Getting music into the Sony Ericsson W950i is quick and simple and can be done in a number of ways. The supplied Disc2Phone music management software is an intuitive package that handles transfer to the phone of music stored in the user’s PC. UMTS capability also makes the Sony Ericsson W950i ready for fast direct-to-phone transfers from available operators’ download services.

Beyond music, the Sony Ericsson W950i is a complete mobile entertainment centre that delivers great speed and exceptional quality sound and vision. Users can now enjoy the complete spectrum of mobile multimedia applications, from web browsing, push email and video streaming to 3D gaming and store-and-share of media files. Besides music, 4GB is enough storage for a wealth of photos, video’s or email attachments in the phone.

Stereo sound through wireless headphones is now possible as the Sony Ericsson W950i support Bluetooth streaming in stereo. The Bluetooth Stereo Headset HBH-DS970 also announced today and available as an accessory delivers high quality stereo sound through stylish, comfortable headphones.

Sony Ericsson W950i is our sixth Walkman phone to be introduced since that announcement and listening to music on mobile phones is now an established and growing consumer behaviour.

Said Miles Flint, President, Sony Ericsson.

Sony Ericsson W950i is the third Sony Ericsson phone based on the new Symbian v9.1 and UIQ 3.0 platform, benefiting from a growing multitude of third party applications. All of these applications are available to download from the Sony Ericsson Application Shop, an online catalogue that is stocked directly by third party developers.

The Sony Ericsson W950i is a Dual Mode UMTS Walkman phone and should be available during the third quarter of 2006.

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