Sony Ericsson W715 and C510 preview: First look
Sony Ericsson announced several new phones yesterday and we managed to snatch the Sony Ericsson C510 Cyber-shot and Sony Ericsson W715 Walkman for quick and dirty hands-on session. Now those two are certainly not final retail versions, so we won't be putting them through our full reviewing routine. Just remember - this is a short preview, not a full-blown review article.
The Sony Ericsson W715 Walkman is a Wi-Fi/GPS-enabled slider made exclusively for Vodafone. It's is practically identical to the Sony Ericsson G705 that we already reviewed.
Wi-Fi (with DLNA), GPS receiver, a 3 megapixel snapper with geotagging and an accelerometer that allows for auto screen rotation and motion gaming are its main selling points.
Additionally, the W715 is loaded with Walkman goodies such as the latest Walkman music player, TrackID, SenseMe and Shake control.
The Sony Ericsson W715 has quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support plus dual-band UMTS/HSPA 9100/1200 connectivity and will be available in Galactic Black and Luxury Silver color combos. For our preview we received the Luxury Silver one.
The Sony Ericsson C510 Cyber-shot has a 2.2-inch QVGA scratch-resistant display, quad-band GSM support plus tri-band UMTS/HSPA connectivity. On board there's an accelerometer for auto screen rotation and motion gaming plus an M2 memory card slot and stereo Bluetooth.
Meant as an affordable cameraphone, the Sony Ericsson C510 has a 3 megapixel auto focus camera with Face detection and Smile shutter. There's no xenon flash as you might have guessed it (only a LED one) and you can get geotagging but only by cell triangulation, as there's no actual GPS receiver in there.
The Sony Ericsson C510 Cyber-shot will be available Q1 2009 in Future Black and Radiation Silver. We got the Radiation Silver variety for our article.
If that's enough to get you started, hit the jump for real life photos and our first impressions.