Sony Ericsson W710i Overview

sony_ericsson_w710i_1.jpgKey Features
Dual Screens
2 Megapixel Camera with 2.5 x Zoom
Walkman® Music Player
Bluetooth® Technology
Quad Band Technology (GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900)
Fitness Applications

Sony Ericsson W710i Review

The Sony Ericsson W710i is a Walkman® phone designed for the more active user. The W710i comes with the outstanding Walkman® music feature & fitness applications for the healthy active users whom love their music on the go. The phone has a clamshell opening system & comes in a choice of either performance graphite or a striking hatha violet coloured casing. The phone weighs 101 grams & measures 88 x 48 x 24.5 mm which provides a beautifully compact & useable phone. The phone kit which comes with the W710i includes a Disc2Phone music management software, a 512 Mbytes Memory Stick Micro™ M2™, USB cable, active stereo headset & an arm band which holds the phone on the users arm when the user is taking part in a gentle run or other fitness activities. The W710i is a member of the Walkman™ range of phones which include the Sony Ericsson W300i, Sony Ericsson W550i, Sony Ericsson W700i & Sony Ericsson W850i.

The phone comes with dual screens which allows the user to see what music they are playing when the phone is in the open or closed position. The external screen is a STN type greyscale display which has a screen resolution of 128 x 128 pixels. The W710i has a clear & colourful internal TFT display which provides 262k colours & a screen resolution of 176 x 220 pixels. The Walkman™ music player is highly useable & provides the user with an extremely high quality performance & sound. The user can tune into their preferred radio station with the use of the built in FM radio with RDS. The FM radio RDS feature allows the user to enjoy having a text information service provided by the radio station. The radio station can provide information on the song that is being played, the current news & sporting headlines. The Sony Ericsson W710i comes with a MusicDJ™ feature which provides the user with all the instrumental sounds & rhythms for the user to create their own ringing tone. The user can use the PlayNow™ feature which allows the user to download their choice of music quickly & use the Mega Bass™ feature to enhance the bass frequency. The user can select ringing tones in either polyphonic, MP3 or ACC format.

The W710i comes with some useful fitness applications which include a calorie counter, step counter, distance measure & speed measure. The phone is not just a Walkman™ phone but it is the fitness enthusiastic best companion. The Sony Ericsson W710i comes with a efficient phone book complete with all the contacts details. The user can access all the useful features easily which includes an alarm clock, timer, stopwatch, tasks, calendar, calculator & notes.

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The user can create a personal look to their new phone by simply changing the phones wallpapers & screensavers. The phone comes with a 2 megapixel camera complete with an easy to operate 2.5 x digital zoom. The user can use the camera feature to save photos, send photos to others or use the photos to create a picture phone book. The picture phone book feature allows the user to take a photo & add it to any contact in the users phone book. The W710i comes with a video option which allows the user to record video clips, record video, stream video & play video. The VideoDJ™ option allows the user to merge together video clips to makes a smooth video sequence which can be enhanced with sound.

The phone comes with messaging services which include text messaging, multimedia messaging & email. The user can create, send & receive text or multimedia messages on the phone very easily & both services come with an inbox & sent message option. The user can save, delete, edit & forward messages on the Sony Ericsson W710i. The services come with a predictive text input option which allows the user to input text quickly as the text is predictive for the user automatically which saves the user typing every letter out themselves.

The phone comes with a sound recorder feature & the user can have hours of fun playing the 3D Java™ games which are already embedded or the user can download more games to suit the users gaming taste. The user can have a conference call with other contacts which is a great way to have a call with more than one contact at a time. The handsfree speaker phone allows the user to have a full conversation without holding the handset so therefore the user can work & talk at the same time. The W710i comes with a flight mode feature which allows the user to operate certain features on their phone whilst on a flight or other mobile phone restricted areas.

The Sony Ericsson W710i comes with 10 Mbytes of memory & the user can extend the phones memory by inserting a Memory Stick PRO Duo™ M2™ memory card which can be easily swapped for another card when the memory card is full. The phone provides 10 hours of talk time & the phone has a standby time of 350 hours. The user can enjoy the Bluetooth® wireless connectivity, USB connectivity & infra red connectivity to other compatible devices. The W710i comes with quad band technology which will automatically switch between GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900 bands to ensure the user gains the best connection over different continents. The user can surf the Internet with the built in Access NetFront™ Internet browser & receive RSS feeds.

Sony Ericsson W710i Specifications & Features

Internal 262k TFT Colour Screen (176 x 220 Pixels)
External STN 4 Greyscale Screen (128 x 128 Pixels)

2 Megapixel Camera
2.5 x Digital Zoom
Video Clip
Video Record
Video Streaming
Digital Camera Menu
Macromedia Flash Lite™
Picture Editor
Picture Effects
Picture Phone Book
Picture Wallpaper
SVG Tiny 1.1
Image Blogging
Themes Display
Viewfinder Display
Wallpaper Animation

SMS (Text Messaging)
MMS (Multimedia Messaging)
SMS Long
MMS Video
Push Email
Predictive Text
Sound Recorder

Walkman® Music Player
Media Player
FM Radio RDS
Music Tones (MP3 & AAC)
Polyphonic Ringtones (16 Voice)
Polyphonic Sound (72 Voice)
Mega Bass™
Music Mode

3D Games
Java™ Games
Embedded Games
Downloadable Games

Phone Book
File Manager
PIM Sync
Alarm Clock
Business Card Exchange
Calorie Counter
Step Counter
Fitness Applications
Flight Mode
Vibrating Alert
Conference Calls
Handsfree Speakerphone

Infra Red
Fast Port
Synchronisation PC

Quad Band Technology (GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900)

Access NetFront™ Web Browser
RSS Feeds

Memory & Talk Time
10 Mbytes Memory Plus Memory Stick PRO Duo™ M2™
10 Hours Talk Time
350 Hours Standby

Weight & Size
101 g
88 x 48 x 24.5 mm