Introducing the W850i Walkmann phone, Sony Ericssonns first 3G sliding form handset, letting you have the music you want at your fingertips, wherever you are. Bringing together vibrant looks and fabulous sound, the W850i also acts as a portable music encyclopaedia giving you the freedom to download music on the go. The unique TrackIDD feature is a song recognition service powered by Gracenotee Mobile MusicID. TrackIDD allows you to record a few seconds of a song using the microphone or built-in FM radio and, with just one click, send it to the Gracenotee worldwide music database for identification. The track information is then quickly relayed back to the phone.

The W850i is configured for operator over the air (OTA) music download services, which means that you can rapidly download your freshly discovered tunes to the handset, wherever you are. The W850i also accepts many popular music file formats including eAAC+, greatly reducing the download time and storage space required. Combine this with the supplied 1GB Memory Stickk PRO Duo and you have enough storage for around 1,000 songs in eAAC+, which can be easily expanded to 4GB if you decide to carry your whole back catalogue in your pocket.

Improved graphics in the Walkmann player 2.0 user interface makes the W850i intuitive and easy to navigate. The user experience is more visual, with music metadata and album art provided, so it is simple to search through music genres, playlists, albums or individual songs.

The download service is integrated in the W850i so there is no need to enter the web browser to visit online music stores.  You can download the latest tracks or live streams without having to exit the music player. The W850i also has an attention grabbing heartbeat illuminationn feature that lights-up the control keys in rhythm with your music.

The W850i comes equipped with a high performance 2.0 megapixel camera for perfect shooting on the go, and fast internet access for easy web browsing.

Priced at $899 the W850i is currently available through 3 in Golden White, and all major mobile phone retailers in Precious Black.

Source: Sony Ericsson