Sony Ericsson W880i 3G Phone Overview

sony_ericsson_w880i_1.jpgKey Features
3G Technology
Walkman® 2.0 Music Player
2.0 Megapixel Camera with 2.5 x Digital Zoom
Video Streaming
103 x 46.5 x 9.4 mm
Push Email

Sony Ericsson W880i 3G Phone Review

The Sony Ericsson W880i is a show stopping Walkman® music phone which comes in a beautifully designed casing. The casing comes in a choice of two colours which include an eye catching steel silver metallic casing & a super stylish flame black coloured casing. The Walkman® W880i music phone oozes style, sophistication a will get the attention it deserves. The W880i is also known as the Sony Ericsson W880 & the Sony Ericsson W880c. The Sony Ericsson Walkman® collection provides music focused phones for the music loving user & the collection includes the Sony Ericsson W200i, Sony Ericsson W300i, Sony Ericsson W550i, Sony Ericsson W700i, Sony Ericsson W710i, Sony Ericsson W800i, Sony Ericsson W810i, Sony Ericsson W850i, Sony Ericsson W900i & the Sony Ericsson W950i. The Sony Ericsson W880i comes in a non 3G version which has been designed to suit the China market where 3G services are not available & the handset is known as the Sony Ericsson W888.

The phone comes with 16 Mbytes of internal memory & with a Memory Stick Micro™ M2™ memory card expandable option. The phone comes with a good start up kit which includes a stereo handsfree kit, software for the users PC & a 1GB Memory Stick Micro™ M2™ card. The handset measures only 9.4mm in depth which provides a super slim sized casing for the user to enjoy. The handset is 103mm in height & 46.5mm in width which feels good to hold in the users hand & is easy for the user to slip into their pocket. The phone comes with a large colourful screen which provides up to 262,000 colours on a high resolution display. The keypad is situated below the screen & comes with user friendly keys & easy to use navigation control. The Sony Ericsson W880i is a 3G mobile phone which allows the user to experience video calling & the video call camera is situated above the screen. The 3G phone allows the user to enjoy a face to face video call with all compatible video calling contacts. The user can see who is talking on the large 262,000 colour screen & the contact & see the user talking back to them.

The W880i Walkman® phone comes with a built in camera feature which allows the user to capture, store & save their memories as photos easily. The built in digital camera comes with a 2.5 x digital zoom & with photo setting which allows the user to take the perfect photo. The user can use their phone to record, play & stream video footage. The user can experience a full video experience on their W880i which allows the user to send & receive video footage via their MMS multimedia messaging service. The video & photo features are easily accessible from the phones user friendly main menu. The Sony Ericsson W880i comes with a picture blogging facility which provides the user with a quick & easy way to share their pictures. The user can simply select a photo or image then add some text & publish it for all to see.

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The user can share their photos & video via the MMS message service which allows the user to create a message complete with a photo or video with text & sound. The user can send a MMS message to any MMS compatible contact & enjoy the sharing experience. The phone supports SMS text messaging & an email messaging service. The Sony Ericsson W880i comes with push email which provides the user with instant emails on their phone. The push email service works just like the users inbox on their PC with an instant service.

The highly music focused Sony Ericsson W880i comes with a built in music player which supports all popular music formats & provides high quality sound. The phone comes with music focused features including MusicDJ™ melody composer, PlayNow™ quick select ringtone feature, Mega Bass™ bass feature & TrackID™ music identification feature. The TrackID™ feature allows the user to record a few seconds of a track then TrackID™ will provide the user with the name of the song, artist & album. The Mega Bass™ feature allows the user to enhanced bass frequencies which provides the perfect sound & bass for the style of music being played.

The phone supports colourful picture or animated wallpapers & screensavers which brings an element of fun to any mobile device. The user can download games, ringtones & themes to create a personal feeling to their phone. The W880i comes with a 3D gaming experience, waiting to entertain the user during those leisurely breaks.

The Sony Ericsson W880i Walkman® music phone works on a tri band network which will automatically switch between network bands & provides the best network coverage for the region or country. The W880i is a 3G capable phone which provides the user with a mobile broadband Internet experience. The user can enjoy video calling, video streaming, mobile Internet & a high speed experience on their phone. The user can use the USB connection to transfer data between USB compatible devises. The phone comes with Bluetooth® technology which allows the user to connect to other devices with Bluetooth® to share, send & synchronise data. The phone comes with an Internet browser which allows the user to access Internet site from their mobile phone. The user can subscribe to RSS feeds which will provide the user with all the latest news & reports from selected websites & blog sites.

The flight mode feature is useful when the user is in a restricted mobile phone area such as on a plane or in a hospital as the feature will deactivate radio transmitters & receivers so that the user can only use a selection of functions. The user can take part in a conference calls with more than one contact, which works like a meeting style call. The phone comes with a speaker phone feature which allows the user to have a call over the phones speakers which leaves the user handsfree to continue with other tasks. The Sony Ericsson W880i comes with a selection of day to day feature which includes an alarm clock, stopwatch, timer, calendar & calculator.

Sony Ericsson W880i Specifications & Features

262k TFT Colour Screen (240 x 320 Pixels)

2.0 Megapixel Camera
2.5 x Digital Zoom
Macromedia Flash Lite™
SVG Tiny 1.1
Video Record
Video Player
Video Clip
Video Streaming
Video Call
Picture Blogging
Picture Wallpaper
Wallpaper Animation

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

Walkman® 2.0 Music Player
Polyphonic Sound
Music Tones
Mega Bass™
Melody Composer
Bluetooth® stereo (A2DP)

3D Games
Java™ Games

Phone Book
Alarm Clock
Business Card Exchange
File Manager
Flight Mode
Conference Calls
Vibrating Alert

Fast Port

Tri Band Technology (GMS 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900)
UMTS 2100

Web Browser
RSS Feeds

Memory & Talk Time
16 Mbytes Memory Plus Memory Stick Micro™
6.5 Hours Talk Time
400 Hours Standby

Weight & Size
71 g
103 x 46.5 x 9.4 mm