Electronista: Sony Ericsson launched a major upgrade to its Walkman series.
The W902 promises to improve on other music phones with an enhanced stereo field and bass response; the bar phone also comes with premium earphones and an 8GB Memory Stick Micro that lets it hold as much as many portable media players.
It also touts a 5-megapixel camera unusually sharp for the class with 16X digital zoom and basic on-phone image editing.
The W902 supports 3G data in Europe and similar areas; the phone should launch in black, green, and red sometime during the fall.
A slight step down, the W595 slider goes without the sound field enhancement, 2GB of bundled memory, and carries a 3.2-megapixel camera; unique to the W595 is a “share jack” that lets two users listen to the same music over earphones.