Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson W705 was released earlier this morning and will be available at Rogers locations across Canada by the end of the week. As we said earlier we believe this is one of their better Walkman devices, has quick access to Facebook and YouTube. Plus a decent 3.2 MP camera, 2.4 inch QVGA display (resolution of 320×240 pixels) and has capacity to expand the memory to 8GB. The dimensions: 3.7 x 1.9 x 0.6 inches and weighs 98 grams.
Excerpt: Primarily a media phone, the W705 is for those that don't ask too much in terms of the camera or email functionality. It'll impress people, thanks to its shiny good looks. Just don't offer to show them the iPlayer on it. What we like There is one thing that will immediately make you gasp when you get this phone out of the box. The screen clarity? The range of buttons? No. The brave decision to go with both silver and gold for the front of the phone. But do you know what?
Excerpt: As usual Sony Ericsson is out with another smashing looking handset in the W705 Walkman Series handset. But all that glitters is not gold, at least not necessarily. So without further ado, here’s the W705 and my opinion on the same. Form Factor It’s a well crafted handset, that’s the first thing I thought when I laid eyes on it. The 2.4-inch display sports a 240 x 320 pixel resolution with 256k colors. It’s bright and clear enough to view in all lighting conditions.
Excerpt: Sony Ericsson keeps adding more phones to its Walkman series portfolio so that anyone can choose their favorite form factor. This time, we had the chance to test a promising Walkman slider – Sony Ericsson W705. I wasn't expecting less performance and quality from the device, but I was pleasantly surprised by its stylish design.
Pros: One of the best looking sliders belonging to the Walkman series portfolio, Sony Ericsson W705 promises to attract fans of the brand and form factor. The excellent multimedia features, together with top notch data transfer technologies (HSDPA, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP) and low price, make the handset a good choice for those looking for a music phone.
Cons: There are two main problems that I couldn't bear: the low quality of the voice sound during some calls and the mediocre camera, which misses so many capabilities. Probably adding a GPS receiver would've raised its desirability, but this is only a minor problem. Sales package Sony Ericsson W705 Handset 4GB M2 memory card 1000 mAh Li-Polymer Battery Data Cable Stereo HPM-77 headset Travel Charger CD-Rom User Manual.
Excerpt: Offering the same basic design as the W705 is the Sony Ericsson W705a , commonly known as the Telstra-version that provides a completely new dimension within the usability of the interface. This slider handset is certainly not lacking in an appealing design with black-brushed steel finish, rear case of matte black, and shiny chrome edging. Although wiggling is felt in the upper-half of the slider, the phone feels durable.
Excerpt: Offering the same basic design as the W705 is the Sony Ericsson W705a, commonly known as the Telstra-version that provides a completely new dimension within the usability of the interface. This slider handset is certainly not lacking in an appealing design with black-brushed steel finish, rear case of matte black, and shiny chrome edging. Although wiggling is felt in the upper-half of the slider, the phone feels durable.
Excerpt: In all my years of reviewing mobile phones, surprisingly enough I had never reviewed or even used a Sony Ericsson handset until the W705 arrived on my desk. I have friends who have a love/hate relationship with the brand. One friend has had nothing but hardware problems with them and has had numerous replacement phones over the years – yet he still updates to the latest Sony Ericsson model when it’s released.
The Sony Ericsson W705 may not offer any innovative features, but it is a stylish and easy-to-use handset. It's also the first Walkman mobile phone to include Wi-Fi.
Good Gear Guide.au
12 April 2010
Summary: Sony Ericsson's latest Walkman mobile phone is a fine combination of design and features. It's the first Walkman phone to include Wi-Fi, and at this price it represents very good value for money.
Pros: Design, well-implemented controls and keypad, smooth slider, HSDPA capable, Wi-Fi, 4GB M2 card included
Cons: Slider does wiggle slightly when pressed, back cover creaks, incoming audio could be louder, no GPS