Music phones truly are the hot commodity these days, and Sony Ericsson has embraced this market with their line of Walkman phones. The eighth unit to this series is the W700i announced earlier today, which sports a form factor and feature set that makes it hard to distinguish from the W800 other than its titanium gold exterior. This music phone will also present itself in “smooth white.”
The triband GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz) candybar comes equipped with Bluetooth 2.0, an FM radio tuner, and a 2 megapixel camera complete with 4x digi-zoom. Of course, the big selling point of this phone – as well as every other Walkman handset that has been and will be released – is it music playback. It will come with a 256MB MS Pro Duo card instead of the 512MB that came packaged with the W800i.
The W700i is destined for most markets, but the slightly altered W700c is heading to mainland China. Expect both to become available some time in the second quarter of this year at a yet to be disclosed price.