Sony Ericsson W710

by Dhiram Shah

Sony Ericsson takes on the recently announced Nokia 5500 with the W710. Designed to support an active, sporty lifestyle, the W710 includes a motion sensor plus new fitness applications that measure your running speed, distance and time, or simply count your steps when walking. The phone comes with a 2 Megapixel camera with digital zoom and comes supplied with 512MB Memory Stick Micro (M2) – enough to keep you going through the longest walk or fitness session, although this can be expanded to 1GB if you’re left wanting more. SE the Portable Handsfree HPM-65 which stays on even during a heavy cardio session. The Quad band GSM phones supports high speed EDGE connectivity.

The Sony Ericsson W710 will be commercially available in Performance Graphite and Hatha Violet and starts shipping during Q3 2006. The phone will be available in two varaints.
W710i Quad Band EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Americas
W710c Quad Band EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 for Mainland China
w710_2.jpgSony Ericsson W710 features
Imaging and messaging
262k colors display
176×220 pixels TFT display
2.0 mega pixel camera
digital zoom
Video recording / playback
10 MB user memory
Bundled with 512MB Memory Stick Micro (M2)
Instant Messaging
Adobe picture/video PC SW
Walkman Media player (MP3, AAC and AAC+, eAAC+)
512MB Memory Stick Micro (M2) – enough to hold 470 tracks in eAAC+ format
Support for m4a
Active Stereo headset in the box
FM radio with RDS
Sturdy Sports armband and belt clip in the box
Fitness Application – Pedometer
1.5” 128×128 4-level orange on black external LCD for quick access to music
PlayNow Ring tones
PlayNow Games
Streaming Audio/Video
Java MIDP 2.0
3D games
Music and Video DJ
OMA DRM phase 2
EDGE Quad-band 850,900,1800,1900
GPRS class 10
EDGE class 10
512 MB Memory Stick Micro (M2) provided in the box (can store up to 470 songs with eAAC+)
USB 2.0 support with USB cable provided in the box
PC Tools & Software
WAP 2.0
Full HTML Browser
RSS Feed
Portable Speakers MPS-60
Music Cable MMC-60
Stereo Portable Handsfree HPM-82
FM Music Transmitter MMR-60 (where legal to sell)
Sony Memory Stick Micro (M2) Up to 1 GB

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