updated 08:30 am EST, Thu February 1, 2007
S-E W880 Due Next Week
Sony Ericsson's much-anticipated W880 Walkman phone may be slated to arrive as soon as next week, according to news from Swedish site mobil. The slim designer handset should be available as of February 6th in its Swedish home territory, timed to reach stores just under a week before Barcelona's 3GSM World Congress cellphone event on the 12th of this month. Sony-Ericsson had originally promised a launch only in mid-2007, but appears to have confirmed an earlier source which claimed a February launch.
The news site has also posted new photos of the device's interface that verify its localization for the country as well as show new elements of the Cross Media Bar (XMB) interface, including what appears to be a music visualizer. Te phone has already been shown using English lanugage interfaces and is likely to be release in the US within a few months of its Swedish unveiling given recent FCC approval. Click through for a gallery.