updated 09:10 am EDT, Wed March 14, 2007
Sony-Ericsson on Wednesday provided an early start to CeBIT by unveiling the W660i. In contrast to most Walkman music phones, the emphasis is on style: the gold-lined finish and colors (Record Black or Rose Red) encourage you to touch the phone, according to the cellphone designer. Nonetheless, the phone is said to be every part a true music player with a dedicated Walkman button, a music jukebox with album art support, and a bundled 512MB Memory Stick Micro with storage for more through a card slot. Photography is handled through a 2-megapixel camera in the back with a VGA camera at the front for 3G video calls.
The tri-band GSM and UMTS phone should be available in the spring in Europe and other key areas for an unspecified price. Click through for a full profile shot of the phone in its distinctive Rose Red shade.