What if one phone could play your tunes, browse the mobile Internet at high speed, take high-resolution pictures, and allow you to play games till your thumbs were numb? What if it came in a stylish, swiveling package? Well, that's what you get with the feature-packed Sony Ericsson W600 Walkman phone. With 256 MB of internal memory, Bluetooth, an FM radio, and much more, the quad-band W600 might be the affordable do-it-all device you've been looking for.
Learn more about the W600.
Jam to your favorite tunes with the included stereo headset.
The W600's swiveling design means that the keypad is only revealed when you need it. The phone's large 176 x 220 display supports a whopping 262,000 colors--great for displaying color-rich photos taken on the W600's 1.3-megapixel camera, which is housed on the rear of the device. Most of the phone's functions can be controlled via a five-way control pad just below the display, but there are also extra buttons provided above the screen for landscape-mode gaming. Shortcut buttons are provided for Walkman and mobile Web functions as well. The phone's antenna is contained in a loop-style housing on top of the phone. There's also a port for the phone's included stereo headset. USB and infrared data ports are provided, and the phone supports USB mass storage so you can simply plug the phone into your computer and drag and drop files into the phone's memory. To top it all off, you can swap faceplates to make the W600 suit your style.
The W600's phone book can hold up to 1,000 contacts with multiple entries per contact. A call list remembers your most recent missed, received, and dialed calls. The phone's voice activated dialing makes calling up to 30 of your contacts as easy as saying their names, while the built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear. Polyphonic ringtones are included and there's even a bundled application that lets you mix your own ringtones. Picture caller ID lets you assign a photo to specific callers, and a ringer ID lets you assign ringtones to callers. For those times you want to keep things discreet, there's a vibrate ringer mode. And because the W600 is Bluetooth-enabled, you can use a variety of headsets and hands-free kits for total wireless freedom when you're on the go.
Messaging, Internet, and Tools
If you're looking for a mobile productivity partner, the W600 has you covered. Support is built in for sending and receiving pictures, text, graphics, sound and video via SMS or MMS messages. When used in combination with the phone's built-in still and video camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging possibilities. Instant messaging is also supported, and the phone ships with a built-in e-mail client with support for POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP protocols (Cingular messaging charges apply). There's also a built-in Web browser for MEdia downloads and mobile Web browsing. Cingular's MEdia service lets you receive and send e-mails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. T9 text entry, a technology that makes it easier to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit--a plus for mobile e-mail and text messaging users.
Getting on the Internet is easy with the W600, as it supports the GPRS protocol, as well as the new, high-speed EDGE data protocol. When used with a Cingular data plan and the phone's Bluetooth or USB data capability, the phone can be used as a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs. Enjoy broadband speeds in EDGE-enabled service areas.
A number of handy software tools are bundled with the W600, including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a calendar, and an alarm clock. Use the W600's Bluetooth capability to set up a wireless link with a Bluetooth accessory or connect to a computer or handheld device to exchange and synchronize data. The phone also supports the SyncML PC synchronization standard. This means the phone can be used with the included Sony Ericsson Sync Station software, which lets you synchronize your Microsoft Outlook calendar, contacts, notes and tasks with your W600.
Imaging and Entertainment
Enjoy your games in widescreen mode.
The W600 is a Walkman phone, and that means it offers a great mobile music experience. The phone's 256 MB of built-in flash memory can hold your favorite tunes in MP3 or AAC format. An included stereo headset combines with Digital Mega Bass and stereo widening to enhance your listening experience. There's even an FM radio for catching the big game or your favorite stations.
And what about gaming? This phone is definitely geared for the mobile fun fanatic, as it supports widescreen and 3-D games. The W600 comes preloaded with several games, and more are downloadable from both Sony Ericsson and Cingular's MEdia service.
As mentioned, the W600 also features a powerful 1.3-megapixel camera and an LED flash. The camera also supports up to one minute of video capture.
The Sony Ericsson W600 weighs 4.2 ounces and measures 3.66 by 1.83 by .89 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 8.5 hours of digital talk time and up to 400 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one-year limited warranty.
What's in the Box
W600 handset, stereo headset, USB cable, lithium-ion battery, travel charger, user's manual, and application software.