updated 01:45 pm EDT, Fri October 6, 2006
W810i Phone at Cingular
Those who prefer Sony-Ericsson's interpretation of music phone functionality in the US have generally either turned to the expensive market for unlocked phones or settled for the middling phones that are sold through service providers. Help has come on Friday with word that Cingular is now offering the W810i to subscribers. The Walkman variant has been in shops for several months but still has features that are considered high-end today, such as a 2-megapixel camera, FM radio, and EDGE broadband. Like most phones in the Sony-Ericsson music line, it has a dedicated button to switch to music controls and comes with a Memory Stick (128MB) so that it can be used for listening right away. Cingular is offering the normally costly phone for $150 with a two-year contract.