Sony Ericsson W960i & Sony W910i - The Walkman War

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Sony Ericsson W960i and W910i are the two top current Walkman phones from the W-Series range of music orientated devices. Both handsets offer the latest Walkman software but each has different technology and design, the W960i is a touchscreen device whilst the Sony W910i is a sliding handset. Both Walkman phones are available in Black but the Sony W910i is also available in Havana Gold and Red. The Sony Ericsson W910i is far squarer in design to the W960i and has a central round scroll wheel for navigation whilst the touchscreen of the Sony W960i allows for quick access to its menu system. The Sony Ericsson W960i is the latest and most advanced Walkman phone to date. It has a 2.6 inch touchscreen display with advanced handwriting recognition. Its specification is comparable to Apple’s iPhone. The W960i is a 3G phone, which means fast web browsing and downloads. With Wi-fi the W960i can also connect to your wireless network at home or in the office. It has a 3 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash and video record. There’s also a VGA video call camera.
The Sony Ericsson W960i has one of the best music players seen in a mobile phone. It’s incredibly user friendly and makes use of the large touchscreen display. As with all Walkman phones, you can download, stream, store and play back music on your mobile. There’s 8 GB of storage space for MP3s and also an FM radio. The Sony Ericsson W910i is one of the most advanced phones in the Walkman range. It features the latest Walkman software with Shake Control. Shake the phone to the right to skip forward a track, or to the left to skip back. A double shake will reshuffle the current playlist. The W910i also features SenseMe, a technology that analyses the music stored on the phone and intelligently assigns a mood based on the tempo and style of the music. Afterwards you can create a new playlist according to your state of mind.

Gizmos aside, the Sony Ericsson W910i has much more to offer. It’s a 3G slider phone with a 2 megapixel camera, video calling, HSDPA and a large 2.4 inch display, yet is weighs just 86g and measures only 12.5mm thick. It’s good looking too. Other features worth noting are HSDPA (3.6 Mbits/sec) for high speed music downloads, web browser, FM radio with RDS, stereo Bluetooth and up to 9 hours talk time per battery charge.

Both of these Walkman phones offer the very latest in mobile technology, the W910i will be preferred by users of sliding handsets whilst the Sony W960i will be favoured for its touchscreen technology. However you look at it both of these Walkman mobile phones offer the best music listening experience available from the range.