updated 11:20 am EDT, Mon October 17, 2005
W900 3G Walkman phone
Sony today , the W900 UMTS, which will compete with the ROKR iTunes phone from Motorola. The W900 UMTS will feature 3G connectivity, focus on music, and offer a two-megapixel 8x digital zoom camera with a screen the same size as the new iPod video. The new phone will support transfers via cable and Bluetooth, as well as over-the-air music download services. Other features include video recording at 30 frames per second, video play-back, an internal storage capacity of 470MB (120 to 240 songs), support for additional storage using Memory Stick PRO Duo, dedicated music buttons, and a supplied stereo portable HPM-80 with remote control to operate the Walkman player without removing it. The W900 UMTS ships with a USB cable and Disc2Phone PC software fro transfer and management of music files. The W900 UMTS is expected to be available in black or white by the end of the year (pricing was unavailable).