With W508, Sony Ericsson made its latest addition in the walkman series, in India. With this review, know more about the features and technical specifications of this mobile phone.

Sony Ericsson W508 Walkman Phone

W508 is the newest entrant in the walkman series launched by Sony Ericsson. This clamshell flip-flap phone promises its user an interactive mobile experience with its latest features, which include Shake and Gesture control, TrackID and SenseMe technology. W508 also flaunts additional style up panels that are sure to impress its customers. Sony Ericsson W508 Walkman Phone would woo its customers with its stylish and chic design and advanced features. With its unique blend of style and sophistication, W508 flaunts all the features that should be present in a walkman phone.
Sony Ericsson W508 Walkman Phone
 
Design
Weighing a mere 98 grams, Sony Ericsson W508 sports a truly contemporary style, when it comes to designing. The phone has a clamshell design, which is a new style adopted by Walkman cell phones. W508 is 93.5 mm long, 50 mm wide and 14 mm thick. Featuring a 2.2-inch, 262,144-color TFT, scratch-resistant screen, which provides a 240 x 320 pixel resolution, W508 is complemented by a 1.1-inch monochromatic OLED, scratch-resistant external screen, which offers 128 x 36 pixel resolution.
 
The front panel of Sony Ericsson W508 features touch-music keysthat allow the users to switch tracks easily. While W508 comes in two base colors - metallic grey and poetic white, it is also accompanied by additional stylish panels, which can be used by the customers for beautifying the handset's exteriors. The white model comes with midnight summer, splashed art, radial blue or street hip-hop covers, while the grey handset comes with sunny orange, forest green, architectural purple and mysterious graffiti covers.
           
Features
With young music lovers as the target, W508 has been equipped with the exclusive shake control and gesture control feature that allows the user to control the music track and volume only with aflick of the wrist. Another exclusive feature is the SensMe technology, which allows the users to listen to their favorite songs to match the mood. Moreover, the alarm set can also be switched to snooze or mute by a sweep of the palm. As for the camera, the phone flaunts a 3.2 mega pixel digital camera, along with HSDPA and 16 GB external memory.
 
Apart from these features, W508 comes with stereo Bluetooth, a speakerphone, video calling, an FM radio, YouTube integration, PC syncing, USB mass storage, modem support, messaging and email, external music controls, a memory card slot, an audio recorder, instant messaging, video streaming, 3D games and a personal organizer. The PlayNow arena helps to customize the phone with unique ring tones and wallpapers. The internal memory of the phone rises up to 100MB. W508 promises 24 hours of music listening and a talk time which would last for about 10 hours.
 
Technical Specifications
 
General
 
2G Network
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
Design
Clamshell Design
Size
 
Dimensions
93.5 x 50 x 14 mm
Weight
98 g
Display
 
Type
TFT, 256K colors
Size
240 x 320 pixels, 2.2 inches
Ringtones
 
Type
Polyphonic, MP3
Customization
Downloadable
Vibration 
Yes
Memory
 
Phonebook
1000 x 24 fields, Photo call
Call Records
30 received, dialed and missed calls
Card Slot
Memory Stick Micro (M2),
Internal Memory
100 MB shared memory
Expandable Memory
Up to 16GB
Data
 
GPRS
Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
HSCSD
No
EDGE
Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G
Yes, 384 kbps
WLAN
No
Bluetooth
Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared Port
No
USB
Yes
Features
 
Messaging
SMS, EMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Browser
WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML (NetFront)
Games
Yes + downloadable
Colors
Metal Grey, Poetic White
Camera
3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels,
Video
Player
Walkman media player
Java
Java MIDP 2.0
FM Radio
FM radio with RDS
Battery
 
Type
Standard battery, Li-Ion
Stand-by
Up to 400 h
Talktime
Up to10 h
Other Features
 
TrackID Music Recognition
Yes
Image Viewer
Yes
Picture Editor
Yes
Organizer
Yes
Shake and Gesture Control
Yes
 

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