Excerpt: March 13, 2005 By Olav Hellesø-Knutsen After playing around with the K750i and W800i Walkman for a couple of hours I believe Sony Ericsson has managed to created two new best selling phone models. At first glance, the K750i and W800i looks and feels like the popular Sony Ericsson K700i. They are all around the same size and the form factor looks similar. Very few new features have been added. The 700 to 750 upgrade is more like an evolution than a revolution.
Conclusion: Overall: For all intents and purposes as a mobile phone, the W800 passes with flying colors. And the Walkman brand does not disappoint. In conclusion, the W800 is not a great device for having many features, its making the features work beautifully that mattered, which the Sony Ericsson managed to do.
Summary: The w800i is not currently carried by T-Mobile , Cingular , or any other GSM carriers in the United States. However, the phone is widely available as an unlocked handset compatible with the above carrrier's networks.
Excerpt: The W index in the phone's name comes from the abbreviation of Walkman so we can figure out that music is the key in Sony Ericsson's first Walkman handset, the W800i. Outstanding audio quality combines with a user friendly interface to make for a compelling music experience fully capable of replacing lower-end MP3 players. The w800i weighing in at a mere 99 g and measuring 100 x 46 x 21 mm, the W800i is both slim and light considering its heavy feature set.
Conclusion: This is by far my favorite phone ever. The two main problems with it are slow-USB transfer rates and sometimes you are likely to get poor reception. These are overlooked by the tons of great features the w800i has to offer. If you’ve been looking for an all-in-one device with cell phone capability, this is it. Forget the PDA unless you’re the business-type, you need this phone.
Pros: Excellent music and audio playback; intuitive GUI; brilliant display
Excerpt: While it is 99% the same as the Sony Ericsson K750, the 1% that is different with the W800 is all good. The first of the Walkman branded phones, the W800 does just about everything superbly well.
Excerpt: Not every manufacturing company has such two advantages as Sony Ericsson, these are a technical experience and hardware solutions by Ericsson and design and marketing by Sony. This influence of the parent companies was not so obvious and clear till lately. And the launch of the W800 has changed it all at once. That is the first phone released under the brand of Walkman that became a common name for portable players in some countries.