Sony Ericsson Churns Out Another Walkman Phone, The W705

The W705 Walkman phone is Sony Ericsson's latest attempt to install the Walkman range as a serious contender to the crown of coolest multimedia smartphone around.

This slider smartphone comes with a 2.4-inch LCD monitor capable of displaying 320x240 pixels and supports only M2 memory cards (although apparently there's a 4GB card bundled with it).

It supports both Wi-Fi and HSUPA Turbo 3G and as you would expect from Sony, comes with a pair of "premium headphones" that sports a proprietary jack.

Good thing there's a 3.2 MP camera with a LED flash (and God knows that Sony makes excellent camera phones) and integrated GPS.

You will also find other standard Walkman features like TrackID, Shake Control and SensMe.

Aiming at the lifestyle generation (or whatever name they call the fashionistas), the W705 will come in Red and Silver colour as well, all encased in a very stylish metallic brushed casing.

The Walkman phone will be available on Orange in Q1 2009 although by that time, it will almost surely be obsolete.

So basically, it is a phone with features you'd expect in 2007 (e.g. K800i) but which will be available only in 2009.