Sony Ericsson W960 king of the hill

Sony Ericsson’s W960 is about to assume its rightful place at the top of the heap, featuring 8GB of internal memory (more than enough to store approximately 8,000 songs), 3G and WiFi connectivity, and a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus. Sony Ericsson will use UIQ 3 on Symbian as the operating system of choice, and aims to marry the functionalities of a cellphone, digital camera, and MP3 player into a single device. Too bad it’s missing GPS to provide the Nokia N95 with some competition. The W960 weighs 119 grams and measures 109mm x 55mm x 16mm. More specifications are available after the jump. Each purchase comes with a stereo Bluetooth headset already inside, so that’s good news for any buyer.

• Tri-band GSM (900, 1800, 1900) and UMTS 2100
• 2.6″ TFT touchscreen with 282,144 colours and 240 x 320 (QVGA) resolution
• The ability to navigate through media stored on the phone using a stylus or your finger on the touch screen
• The ability to transfer music from a PC at the rate 1Gb every 3 minutes thanks to USB 2.0 PC connectivity
• Video playback at 30 frame per second full screen is al supported
• FM Radio with RDS
• Media Manager PRO, a PC program for organising media and optimising music, video and photos for use on the W960. Media Manger will replace the existing Disc2Phone software. Media Manager features include:
-SenseMe – automatically detects the mood of music when you import it into the phone allowing you to take better advantage of the Sense filtering / playback on the phone.-Transfer of music with automatic re-encoding if necessary and the ability to create play lists
– Imaging helps you move images both from and to the phone. It allows you to store images captured with the camera on the phone and to send images to the phone (including resizing to optimum size for wallpapers)
– Media feed allow you to enjoy video and audio podcast on your phone
• Support for TrackID music recognition software allowing you to record a clip of a song and instantly find out the track title, artist and the album. Furthermore TrackID has been enhanced on the W950 to provide more detailed information about the song being identified and there now support for extra searching options (e.g. a text search just giving the bands name)
• A stereo Bluetooth headset (HBH-DS220) will be included in the retail box in addition to the usual wired headset
• A redesigned look compared to the W950 with rounder edges and more defined keypad keys. The back key has moved from the side of the device to the keypad
• The usual range of UIQ and Sony Ericsson applications including the usual Document Viewers, Blogger, Opera Web Browser and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync email support

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