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SonyEricsson W980i

SonyEricsson W980i

August 10, 2008

sonyericsson.com/w980

This is a phone but it's designed to be an touch-sensitive music player. The W980i holds 8,000 tracks. You can drag and drop them onto the phone. Its inbuilt transmitter means you can listen to your music on any FM radio. You don't have to queue to get this phone and you don't have to sign an over-the-top contract to get one from O2-Ireland today.

I like its 3.2 megapixel camera with 3.2x digital zoom. I've seen the W980i used for both photo blogging and video blogging. If you have a Blogger account, it's very simple to record and post. I have a Flickr account and really like the easy on-board photo editing. The phone has several unique special photo features: Auto rotate, x-Pict Story™, and PictBridge printing. Independent labs have given the phone a 5-star audio rating. If music is in your bag, a Walkman phone should be powering your earbuds.

I wrote more about the phone while looking inside Irish Sunday papers.