Sony Ericsson Unveils 8.1 Megapixel Walkman Phone, The W995
Mobile World Congress is here and I’m stuck in rainy LA. And since I was traveling back from Chicago last night, I missed the press release on Sony Ericsson’s latest phone, the W995 Walkman (amongst other press releases). Sitting center stage on the W995 is the 8.1 megapixel camera and 2.6-inch display. The camera includes face detect, flash, video recording, image stabilization and an assortment of features you’d find on standalone point and shoots. Other features include 3G connectivity, WiFi, A-GPS (geo-tagging enabled), Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, quad-band (GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900) and a piece of software that is debuting on the W995: Media Go. Sony Ericsson says it will let “you effortlessly and automatically transfer any audio, photos and videos between your phone and computer” and remove the “need to worry about format, resolution and frame per second”. In short, they’re claiming that Media Go will simplify managing and transferring your digital media library to your handset. We’ve all seen Sony software in the past and it was a frustration and disappointment to say the least.