AT&T to offer Sony Ericsson W760a Walkman phone


If you are in the US and thinking of getting a new cell phone, then maybe you could consider the Sony Ericsson W760a from AT&T. This will also be the first 3G Walkman handset to hit the US over AT&T’s network, offering a mature platform for on-the-go entertainment along with a host of other features to keep you occupied during those idle moments littered throughout the day. One interesting aspect of the W760a is the built-in accelerometer that enables customers to shake or tilt the handset in order to manipulate the playlist – going forward to the next song, skipping a track or even simulate motion while you’re busy playing games on it. I’m not too optimistic of the accelerometer when playing games on a cell phone, since you won’t be able to see anything on the display while you’re busy shaking the W760a – I guess it will be more of Wario Ware-type titles for this gaming model to be effective.

Some of the other features found on the Sony Ericsson W760a include Mobile Email, an instant messenger to stay connected with friends and family at all times, full HTML Web browsing (although the limited screen size is still a damper), a 3.2 megapixel camera for picture perfect shots and AT&T Navigator for turn-by-turn directions and mapping functions. Those who are new W760a customers will be able to treat themselves to a demonstration of the AT&T Navigator with a free 30-day trial.

Those who are interested in picking up the Sony Ericsson W760a can do so by forking out $129.99 with a two-year agreement and the hassle of a mail-in-rebate. You will be able to choose from red, black and silver colors, with silver remaining an exclusive handset to RadioShack for a limited time only.

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