Sony's new W910 is the company's new high-end Walkman feature phone. This attractive little 86g (3oz) slider has a 2.4", 262k color QVGA display and works with Sony's new Media Manager application, which replaces the older Disc2Phone application used by earlier devices. The most interesting aspect of its music capabilities is perhaps the new shake control that lets users access the next or previous track with a quick flick of the wrist, so to speak. The playlist can even be shuffled with a back and forth shaking motion, which seems quite appropriate.
The Media Manager PC software that is included with the W910 is notable for a number of upgraded features, but none of them are more interesting than the new SenseMe system. SenseMe attempts to encode mood data into music tracks as they are ripped from CDs. This lets the W910 user create playlists based on tempo or music style, which should impress runners and commuters alike. The W910 stores its music files on a Memory Stick Micro (M2) memory card, and a 1GB card ships with the phone.
The W910 supports GSM/EDGE networks on all four major network bands and includes support for the 2100MHz UMTS/HSDPA band used in Europe and some other parts of the world. A variant for the Chinese market called the W908c will lack the UMTS/HSDPA support of the European version. The W910 will be available in red or black in Q4 of this year.
- Sony Ericsson W910 Red (unlocked)
- Standard battery
- AC travel charger
- USB data cable
- Sync software CD-ROM
- User manual
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