Sony Ericsson announces that soon Vodafone customers will be able to use the GPS enabled W715 Walkman™ phone to make the most of location-based services.
Aside from turn-by-turn pedestrian or driving navigation available using Vodafone Find&Go, customers will be able to find their nearest restaurants, hotels or shopping centres all within a few clicks on their new mobile phone.
‘"The W715 is another exciting exclusive for Vodafone customers. The seamless integration with Vodafone’s Music services, such as single or full album download, provides for a great overall experience on our fast and reliable network. With fully integrated GPS and Vodafone Find&Go, this phone is offering a very attractive feature set in a combination we know customers are asking for more and more", said Patrick Chomet, Global Director of Terminals at Vodafone.
‘We are continuing to progress the music capability on our phones’, added Peter Marsden, Head of GCU Vodafone at Sony Ericsson, ‘and the W715 Walkman™ phone is a great way to support Vodafone Music, plus its dedicated key to location-based services simply highlights its ease of use – all making for a great user experience.’
The Vodafone exclusive Sony Ericsson W715 Walkman™ phone will be available in Galactic Black, and Luxury Silver. Country availability will be announced in due course.
The new W715 Walkman™ phone
- Award-winning clear audio experience – listen to music as it was meant to be heard
- aGPS increases the precision of location-based services (LBS)
- Vodafone Find&Go navigation service – a complete mobile navigation experience
- Desktop direct search to online music – go online for the best songs and most popular videos on YouTube™
- Wi-Fi and DLNA certified – connect the way you want
- Shake Control – switch tracks and control the volume with the flick of a wrist
- SensMe™ – create playlists based on mood, rather than artists or genres
- Large 2.4-inch screen – view websites and emails with high clarity
- Auto rotate – switch from portrait to landscape with just a tilt of the phone
- Google Maps™ for Mobile
- 3.2 Megapixel camera – snap and share your favourite images via Bluetooth™
- FM radio with TrackID™ – listen to the radio while on the move
- Option for 4GB memory card – store up to 3,900 songs**
The W715 supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSPA 900/2100. The W715 will be available in selected markets, in the colours Galactic Black, and Luxury Silver - countries and details of specific music and navigation applications, to be announced locally during Q1 (January-March) 2009.
Source: Sony Ericsson Press Release