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Sony Ericsson announces the Walkman W995

Phone has 8.1Mp camera and advanced music features

Sony Ericsson W995

Sony Ericsson W995

Sony Ericsson has announced the Walkman W995 mobile phone, featuring an 8.1Mp camera and advanced Sony Ericsson music and video.

The slider mobile phone was called the Sony Ericsson Hikaru throughout its development, but has now been named the W995. 

The phone features ‘Media Go’ software, which, according to Sony Ericsson, ‘transfers, plays and organises your entertainment to your mobile simply and effortlessly’. The technology is said to be able to recognise and play almost all file types without the need for conversion.

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The W995 features a 2.6-inch display, Wi-Fi and HSDPA connectivity (sometimes known as 3.5G). The device is GPS enabled and will be bundled with an 8GB memory card.

Jon Barrow, Which? mobile phone expert, said: ‘Sony Ericsson Walkman phones usually do very well in our tests, and they’re always popular with music lovers. While the W995 is still aimed at fans of music, the inclusion of a high spec camera will make the model appeal to an even wider audience.’

Although Sony Ericsson hasn’t yet confirmed a price, the W995 is scheduled for launch in the second half of 2009, when it will be available in black, silver and red.

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