Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson W995 looks like the Walkman phone we've all been waiting for. Packed with features and a 3.5mm headphone jack, it looks like it could be a winner. Read our review to find out if Sony Ericsson has cracked the Walkman code or if it's just another rehash of an old phone. What we like When you fist take the W995 out of the box you'll be surprised by its size -- it's a lot smaller than it looks in pictures.
Excerpt: The latest from Sony Ericsson’s Walkman branded mobile handsets is the uber-cool slider, the W995 that’s also loaded with an 8MP shooter. So from music to pictures, how does the W995 fare? Allow me to give you my opinion. Form Factor I won’t say it’s sexy because I think that would feminize the handset just a little bit and although I have seen a girl use it, I’m of the strong opinion, and I say this without a hint of a sexist syllable, that this looks and feels like a...
Summary: Sony Ericsson made some impressive waves at the 2009 GSMA Mobile World Congress recently by announcing the new and impressive Ericsson W995 Walkman phone. Headlining Sony’s new Media Go service, the Ericsson W995 Walkman phone is built to be a serious multimedia powerhouse, which delivers heavy on both music and video without skimping on basic call features.
Conclusion: It's difficult not to like the W995 from Sony Ericsson. As an entertainment handset it is comprehensive, providing access to content and the means to get it for free through Wi-Fi. There is even a clip-on speaker bundled in the box that, whilst tinny, boosts the on-board speaker offering and will be great for sharing content with friends.
Pros: Great specs, build quality, BBC iPlayer and YouTube
Cons: Volume/zoom controls too small, camera and video not great