Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson W705 is more than your standard Walkman device that we’ve seen in the past. Yes it does come with a wicked speaker and also a great set of earphones. Yes it does have a great music player and comes loaded with a 4GB M2 Memory card (can take up to 8GB).
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.
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.
Summary: Impressions Sony Ericsson W705 has a catchy look and a low price that will probably boost the Swedish-Japanese joint venture revenues on the short run. Nokia, the rival, comes with its XpressMusic series, but I still think the Walkman series has the upper hand, although not for long. I recommend W705 for those looking for a cheap music phone and for fans of the slider form factor.
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.
Conclusion: The Sony Ericsson W705 is one hot piece musical equipment but the with the added bonus of high speed broadband internet access as well as many many more amazing features and functions to match. We believe this stylish and very funky mobile phone will be very hard to put down and that is the only problem we have about this handset. It will keep any user amused, occupied and certainly entertained endlessly with which ever feature is chosen to be used.
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
19 August 2009
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