updated 02:50 pm EDT, Wed October 3, 2007
W580i headed to AT&T
Following a North American debut through Canada, Sony Ericsson's W580i (reviewed here) is at last coming to the United States through AT&T. As a Walkman phone, the 580i focuses heavily on music, featuring special playback software, an FM tuner and higher-quality earbuds; the battery can provide up to 20 hours of music playback, or nine hours of call-time.
On its new network, the phone can identify songs through either Sony Ericsson's TrackID or AT&T's own Music ID service, and it will come preloaded with an AT&T music folder and a MEdiaNet web browser. The phone is expected to be available across the US this month, at a cost of $270 list or as low as $80 after a rebate and two-year contract.