Cellphone manufacturer Sony Ericsson have launced their latest Walkman phone, the W850i which is said to be the first 3G Slider phone. I myself own a Sony Ericsson K300i and regularly keep track of their new releases. The W850 was released to the media only yesterday though its leaked pics were doing the rounds of the net since fall-2005! The W850 is GSM & UMTS compatible, has an integrated 2 MegaPixel camera and has the version 2.0 of the Walkman player. It is available in two colours, 'Golden White' and 'Precious Black' ; though the leaked pics had the white version and also the buttons layout was much different from what it is now! Changes for the better? Maybe !
Set to ship in iPod-like white and black versions, the tri-band GSM and 3G UMTS W850 sports a 2in, 240 x 320, 262,144-colour display and a two-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom.The handset will ship with the latest version of Sony Ericsson's Walkman Player software, which adds support for the E-AAC+ format, which compresses an average track down to around 1MB in size. It ships with a 1GB MemoryStick Pro Duo to put them on. The phone's ready for over-the-air, DRM-protected downloads, the company said.