New Sony Ericsson 'builds on its predecessor'

23 March 2009 — 5:00 PM

The Sony Ericsson W595 replaces another popular device

A new sliding handset from Sony Ericsson has been put under the microscope in a new review.

The Link looks at the latest phone to emerge from the manufacturer's Walkman range - the W595 - and notes it is intended to replace the popular W580i - which offered a range of fitness options.

Sony Ericsson's new slider-style handset will be equipped with the same personal training features such as an integrated pedometer, but adds HSDPA connectivity, a better camera and revised design.

"Compare vital stats and the compact W595 is identical to its younger Walkman bro but its front curved bonnet gives it a far funkier edge," the review states, adding that the addition of an aluminium trim provides an extra level of "quality".

It is concluded that YouTube users will welcome the handset's dedicated uploading application and overall the W595 has "enough trimmings and tricks to entice".

The Walkman range takes its name from the series of personal music players that Sony launched in the late 1970s.

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