Sony Ericsson W960i 3G Phone Overview


sony_ericsson_w960i_1.jpgKey Features
Walkman® Music Player
8 Gbytes Memory
2.6 Inch 262k Touch Screen with Handwriting Recognition
3.2 Megapixel Camera with 3 x Digital Zoom
3G Technology
Bluetooth® Technology


Sony Ericsson W960i 3G Phone Review

The highly capable W960i Walkman® music phone comes in a super stylish vinyl black coloured casing which measures 109mm high by 55mm wide by 16mm deep. The music phone is a 3G capable handset which provides the user with high speed technology & the highest quality music features. The Sony Ericsson W range is a popular range which is adored by all music loving phone users & includes other 3G Walkman® music focused handsets including the Sony Ericsson W910i & the Sony Ericsson W950i. The Walkman® music phone comes with a massive 8 Gbytes of memory which allows the user to store up to eight thousand songs on their handset. The slender 3G music phone comes with a highly useable touch screen which allows the user to control their music & messaging features on the screen. The screen is large measuring 2.6 Inches & provides a screen resolution of 240 x 320 pixels which displays up to 262k colours for the user to enjoy a colourful viewing experience. The Walkman® touch player comes with a Symbian™ operating system which supports document readers & editors. The user can input text using the stylus provided on the touch screen which will be automatically transform handwritten characters into a letter from the keypad as the phone supports handwriting recognition.

The Sony Ericsson W960i offers its user the perfect music companion which comes with easy to use features. The phone comes with a built in Walkman® music player which comes with music playlists & supports album art which can be displayed on the phones large touch screen. The user can enjoy a truly portable & fun music experience on the W960i. The built in FM radio supports RDS which allows the user to enjoy listening to their favourite radio station whilst viewing information which is sent from the radio station & displayed on the large screen. The user can listen to their radio whilst reading information sent from the radio station. The music phone comes with some useful music features which include a music recognition feature known as TrackID™ which is powered by Gracenote mobile music. The TrackID™ feature is quick & easy to use which allows the user to record a few seconds worth of a song they like the sound of, which is then sent to TrackID™ which will provide the user with the name of the song , the artist or band name & the album name within a few seconds. The W960i comes with a music PlayNow™ feature which allows the user to buy or audition ringtones in three simple clicks of a key which is the fastest way for the user to download the latest ringtones onto their phone. The phone supports MP3, polyphonic & AAC ringtones which provides the user with a wide choice of sound on their handset. The user can enjoy a wireless music experience by using the Bluetooth® stereo A2DP connectivity which is available on this stylish music phone. The user can use the Mega Bass™ feature allows the user to enjoy high quality bass frequencies through the phones speakers or when using the headphones. The Sony Ericsson W960i comes complete with Disc2Phone software which allows the user to enjoy a drag & drop music transfer from their CD’s to their handset.

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The 3G technology provides the user with 3G video calling & multitasking on their feature packed music phone. The user can enjoy a face to face 3G video call with any 3G video calling compatible user, which is a realistic way to converse with others. The user can see who they are talking to on their 2.6 Inch screen & the other user can see the user on their screen which all works over a live video stream & using small built in cameras which record reactions & expressions. The phone comes with Bluetooth® technology, WLAN & USB which provides the user with a selection of connectivity options on their phone. The user can connect to compatible devices to transfer & download files using either a wireless connection using Bluetooth® technology or a cabled connection using a USB cable. The user can use WLAN to enjoy a wireless connection to the Internet using Wi-Fi™ hotspots which are situated in a selection of locations Worldwide. The Sony Ericsson W960i works over GSM 900, 1800, 1900 & UMTS 2100 which provides the user with network coverage which is dependant on the service provider. The battery will provide up to 400 hours of standby time from a fully charged battery & approximately 9 hours of talk time depending on the technologies used.

The W960i comes with a variety of messaging service which include a mobile email service, instant messaging service, multimedia messaging service & text messaging service. The user can experience mobile email on their Sony Ericsson W960i which allows the user to send & receive emails when they are away from their PC. The instant messaging service allows the user to have an online chat with other contacts that are online, which works like the users PC instant messaging service apart from this service is mobile. The multimedia messaging service is known as MMS & allows the user to share photos or video footage with other MMS users quickly & easily. The user can enjoy sending a quick text message to any mobile phone user which can be as long as the user requires, as the phone supports long text messaging which will separate long messages into several messages when it is sent. The W960i Walkman® phone comes with a mobile Opera™ Internet browser which allows the user to enjoy surfing the Internet at the user’s convenience. The user can take a phone call over the phones speakers which provide a handsfree call & allows the user to talk without holding the W960i to their ear throughout the duration of the call. The flight mode feature allows the user to access a selection of non transmitted features whilst on a plane or in other restricted areas, as the transmitters are turned off when the phone is set to flight mode for safety purposes. The fun camera feature allows the user to capture either photos or video footage using the 3.2 megapixel camera, which allows the user to use their large screen as a viewfinder. The camera comes with high quality camera features which ensure the user captures the perfect still or moving footage. The camera comes with a zoom features which is a 3 x digital zoom. The user can record, store, share, play & stream video footage on their W960i. The Walkman® phone provides the user with TV quality video playback on their 3G mobile music phone. The user can enjoy connecting their phone to their PC to enjoy podcasts on their handset. The user can use the CD provided with the W960i to manage their video footage & transfer video files between devices.

Sony Ericsson W960i Specifications & Features

Screen
2.6 Inch 262k Touch Screen (240 x 320 Pixels)

Imaging
3.2 Megapixel Camera
3 x Digital Zoom
Camera Settings
Video Player
Video Record
Video Clip
Video Streaming
Video Calling
Picture Wallpaper
Wallpaper Animation

Messaging
SMS (Text Messaging)
MMS (Multimedia Messaging)
Instant Messaging
Email
Predictive Text Input
Sound Recorder

Sound
Walkman® Music Player
Album Art
FM Radio RDS
Polyphonic Ringtones
MP3 & AAC Tones
Mega Bass™
TrackID™
PlayNow™
Bluetooth® Stereo (A2DP)

Entertainment
Java™ Games
3D Games
Embedded Games
Downloadable Games

Organiser
Phone Book
Alarm Clock
Calculator
Calendar
Tasks
Timer
Stopwatch
Notes
Flight Mode
Symbian™ OS
Document Editors
Document Readers
Handwriting Recognition
Speakerphone
Vibrating Alert

Connectivity
3G
Bluetooth®
USB
WLAN

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

Internet
Opera™ Web Browser
RSS Feeds

Memory & Talk Time
8 Gbytes Memory
9 Hours Talk Time
370 Hours Standby

Weight & Size
119 g
109 x 55 x 16 mm

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