Sony Ericsson's new phone, the W890i is here and it is being called the predecessor to the popular Walkman phone. However at 9.6mm, this phone is thicker than its predecessor and comes with the new Walkman 3.0 software. 2″ (5.2 cm) screen which comes with a sharp contrast. It has an advanced mp3 player and can detect TV stations with proper network support. For music lovers, the music playback quality with MegaBass is very good on the W890i. Take a look at the pictures.
The Sony Ericsson W890i is a Walkman® music phone which comes in a stunning slim casing. The casing is available in mocha brown & sparkling silver which give the handset a modern & sleek look. The phone has curved edges & comes with a fashionable metal finish casing. The handset is a music focused phone which comes with easy to access features. The W890i is a lightweight phone which weighs 78 grams & has an ultra slim casing which measures 9.9mm in depth, 46.5mm in width & 104mm in length. The phone comes with a large colour screen which displays up to 262k colours & the screen resolution is 240 x 320 pixels. The keypad is small & neat which comes with small discrete keys. The W890i comes with a navigation keys along with shortcut & call keys situated either side of the navigation key. The W890i is a member of the Walkman® range designed by Sony Ericsson which includes other 3G Technology phones including the Sony Ericsson W660i, Sony Ericsson W880i, Sony Ericsson W910i, Sony Ericsson W950i & the Sony Ericsson W960i.
The user of the W890i will have to be a true music lover, as the Sony Ericsson W890i is packed full of many easy to use music features which are waiting to be enjoyed. The phone has a built in FM radio which can be activated by the user simply plugging in the headphones. The radio comes complete with a RDS feature which allows the user to see the name of the station they are tuned into & the radio station can even provide information on the song which is being played by the radio station. The built in Walkman® music player comes with easy to access music controls which provides the user with a real feel music player in their hand. The user can enjoy listening to their music using a Bluetooth® stereo A2DP wireless connection between their headset & phone. The phone comes with a SensMe™ music feature which allows the user to create playlists based on type & mood of music. The user can always find out the name of a song they like the sound of by using the built in TrackID™ feature which can name a song, the artist & the album from a short recording of the track. The user simply records a few seconds of the song they like the sound of & within a few seconds TrackID™ will advise the user of the song name, artist or band performing the song & the album name from what the song is from. TrackID™ is a popular music feature which is enjoyed by many music lovers & it is powered by Gracenote mobile MusicID™. The Sony Ericsson W890i also supports a Mega Bass™ which allows the user to enhance the bass frequencies & add depth to their sound. The PlayNow™ feature allows the user to download ringtones with three clicks which is the fastest way to download ringtones on to this new stylish music phone. The phone supports polyphonic & MP3 ringtones. The user can transfer songs straight from a music CD to their W890i by using the Disc2Phone software to simply drag & drop music files between devices.
The phones battery provides the user with approximately nine & a half hours of talk time but this is dependent on the features used. The battery will provide up to three hundred & sixty hours of standby battery time from a fully charged battery. The W890i comes with 26 Mbytes of built in memory & supports Micro™ M2™ memory cards which allows the user to add memory card to suit their storage needs. The Sony Ericsson W890i comes with turbo 3G capabilities which allow the user to enjoy broadband speed Internet access, high speed data transfers, always online connection to the Internet, multitasking & video calling. The W890i is a highly capable 3G mobile phone which comes with the latest high speed technologies. The user can enjoy fast data transfers which are up to three hundred & eighty four Kbytes per second. The phone supports Bluetooth® technology & comes with a USB connection point which allows the user to connect to other devices either wirelessly using Bluetooth® or by using a USB cabled connection.
The W890i comes with good quality imaging features which include an integrated 3.2 megapixel camera complete with photo & video capabilities. The user can enjoy taking still photos or moving video footage on their integrated camera feature. The camera comes with a digital zoom & with camera setting to ensure the perfect photo is captured each time the user presses the capture button. The video features allow the user to play, record, stream & blog video on their Sony Ericsson W890i. The user can share their photos with other contacts by using the direct interaction to the messaging services. The user can add their photo to a multimedia message complete with sound & text to make a lively MMS message. The phone supports email, text messaging & instant messaging. The user can use the predictive text feature to assist them when typing a long message which will save time & effort as the word is predicted for the user as the user begins to type.
The phone supports Java™ games which provide the user with an exciting 3D gaming experience for them to enjoy. The user can access certain features on their phone whilst in mobile phone restricted areas such as on a plane or in a hospital by using the flight mode feature. The flight mode disables the phones radio transmitters & receivers which allows the user to use their phone safely when in these areas. The phone comes with a phone book feature which allows the user to add, delete & edit their contacts details. The user can talk to others without holding the handset as the user can hear their contact over the phones speakers using the handsfree speaker phone feature. The Sony Ericsson W890i supports PictBridge printing which allows the user to print directly from their handset to a printer. The W890i is a beautifully designed 3G music phone which comes with music focused featured & in a high quality handset.
Sony Ericsson W890i Specifications & Features
2 Inch 262k Touch Screen (240 x 320 Pixels)
3.2 Megapixel Camera
SMS (Text Messaging)
MMS (Multimedia Messaging)
Predictive Text Input
Walkman® Music Player
FM Radio RDS
Bluetooth® Stereo (A2DP)
Quad Band Technology (GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900)
NetFront™ Web Browser
Memory & Talk Time
26 Mbytes Memory plus Micro™ M2™ Memory Support
9.5 Hours Talk Time
360 Hours Standby
Weight & Size
104 x 46.5 x 9.9 mm