updated 03:35 pm EDT, Wed June 3, 2009
Sony Ericsson W995a in US
Sony Ericsson today said it has brought the W995a Walkman phone to Americans as an unlocked device. The slider is Sony Ericsson's most advanced non-touch media phone and has 3G, an 8.1-megapixel camera and Wi-Fi to complement its signature music jukebox app. In US form, it comes with both native AT&T 3G as well as Sony's just-launched Media Go software for loading tracks.
An 8GB Memory Stick Micro card is also bundled with the newly converted phone, which isn't attached to a carrier and for now has to sell at an unsubsidized $600. Sony Ericsson hasn't given any indication that its plans might change, though it also hasn't said whether this practice will also extend to Canada.