Sony Ericsson W880 successor leaked

24 Sep, 2007

Another Walkman branded phone by Sony Ericsson seems to be under way, unofficial information has leaked in the internet. To get to the point, a 3.2 megapixel Sony Ericsson Walkman is being sold on a Polish site. It does look real and not just another dummy. Only a quick glance at it is enough to convince us that this phone can be nothing other than a successor of the highly popular Sony Ericsson W880.

Unknown 3.2 megapixel Sony Ericsson Walkman leaked

The new phone boosts a secondary video call camera along with the already mentioned 3.2 megapixel camera. There is no information whether it will sport autofocus but, considering Sony Ericsson's usual practice, the absence of one will be considered a surprise. The device will be only 12mm thick, which is more than W880 but still a decent girth. Although the currently available information is quite sparse, we can confirm that the successor, like the original W880, will be tri-band GSM and UMTS enabled, with Bluetooth and USB support also on board. The end-user phone memory is 25 MB, expandable through a Memory Stick Micro (M2) card slot. It is certainly worth mentioning that Sony Ericsson has abandoned the outlandish keypad used in W880, choosing a more conventional one this time.

An interesting detail, disclosed by the seller, is that the menu interface of the new Sony Ericsson Walkman is just the same as the one in Sony Ericsson's best cameraphone K850. Judging by the interface screenshots we obtained, this is very probable. Despite their not-so-great quality, it is clearly visible that the phone has the same Media Center, as seen in K850. A slight difference is noticed in the camera menu. The BestPic shooting mode is replaced by a burst mode, which has similar but still not the same performance. A sample photo from the phone’s camera is also available and we hope it helps get better first impressions of the handset.

The interface is most probably the same as in Sony Ericsson K850 • Sample photo made with the phone's camera

At this stage no information regarding its availability and pricing is available.


Reader comments

  • brent

yeah this is W890i,the worse is,It looks like a K500i. damn. SE,what's wrong with you guys? I hope this is just a prototype,not the final version. just dont forget to put autofocus and an LED flash. =) and pls,go back to your drawing board. redesign ...

  • Przemek

Hi, this is preview w890 :) in polish language:

  • blue-tech

I think this is only a test model and there will be changes. I personally hope that there will be a black and blue one like Nokia N81.

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