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Sony Ericsson W980 preview: First look

Sony Ericsson W980 preview: First look - read the full textSony Ericsson W980 is among those gadgets with enough class and guts to hope for a long run in the spotlight. A Walkman-series phone, armed with 8GB of internal memory, 3 megapixel camera and a built-in accelerometer simply cannot go unnoticed. Now...


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In Portugal the Sony Ericsson W980 with vodafone software menu is bad for vodafone. Many images vodafone in the phone. Original software menu in sony ericsson w980 is good.
Click to see picture sony ericsson w980 by vodafone

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  • 2011-06-02 11:04
  • L9mh

dis fon is vary fine.....but when to update.,all data will lost....bcoz no backup memory card...n...transfering is slow

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  • 2009-05-11 18:57
  • uC02

> In reply to Jimbo @ 2008-06-24 16:45 from jLBr - click to readif ur more into photography u should go fr the cybershot phones
the walkman phones r fr music lovers

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  • 2008-12-27 11:48
  • 2@X1

> In reply to liza @ 2008-12-18 03:24 from w0QQ - click to readyes ,its really good
which one do u have rght now??

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  • 2008-12-27 11:45
  • 2@X1

I want to have it,,is it worthed?

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  • 2008-12-18 03:24
  • w0QQ

nope... clamshell phones are not outdated. they are so elegant. it is whether you know how to appreciate it. the buttons are nice and evenly apart. they are very nice to press. i love how the phone can be "shaked", even when playing games. the mp3 player is superb.

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  • 2008-08-22 06:24
  • TIEh

Im wondering y did SE ditch the fm radio w/o headphone? R they saving it for the "touch screen walkman fone"??? This yr is not a good yr 4 SE. Hope they'll do better in future.

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  • 2008-08-10 18:18
  • M@Ti

i dont like this hp..ugly..

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  • 2008-07-17 09:02
  • ib7Z

Dont like it, bit disappointing really! No flash or autofocus? Clamshell design-so outdated! Some nice features yes but come on SE ,u can do better than this!

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  • 2008-06-24 16:45
  • jLBr

To Nakx as far as I know you can't. I know it is impossible to accept Bluetooth files using the external screen/keys, a bit disappointing

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  • 2008-05-23 17:17
  • mc3t

Do you think we'll be able to access phone functions using only the external display and buttons? Like reading messages, or viewing missed calls directly from the external screen without opening the phone? I know N76 has this function.

Also, that phone looks long when it's fully opened. Looks like around 15-20cm full length.

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  • 2008-05-21 14:10
  • Nakx

w980 is a clamshell phone but i need it in bar and camera quality need to improve just like k790i.

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  • 2008-05-18 14:45
  • PWYY

What a beautiful looking phone, pure elegance, like a fancy evening dress. I wish it had VoIP WiFi though. My current phone does, and the ability to make free calls and surf the net for free is unbeatable.

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  • 2008-05-17 22:03
  • m7ma

ugly keypad!!

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  • 2008-05-17 11:01
  • PFwr

Audio Quality Rewview please. we are all waiting for that.

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  • 2008-05-16 23:47
  • mXUv

Why doesn't any preview/review on this site analyse sound quality is a mystery to me. I have seen 3-4 reviews of music phones and there is no mention on music quality here.

I mean, this is a music phone, and most potential buyers of W980 care MOSTLY for the sound reproduction quality (clarity, volume, bass, earphones, distortion levels, competition with Nokia, Samsung). I hope that there is such a section in the full review.

Thank you.

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  • 2008-05-16 17:10
  • MnPK

Uzor: You're quite right. I think that the claim that this was the first was made by somebody not so knowledgeable. It certainly wasn't a claim made by SE. LG also made at least one phone with this feature. The one I know of was a CDMA phone though.

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  • 2008-05-15 10:35
  • TSBJ

I really dont think that this phone (the Sony Ericsson W980) is the first to feature the FM transmitter. The BenQ-Siemens EF71 has that feature.

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  • 2008-05-15 09:27
  • iGRV

gsm is supporting nokia now for a long time.u can understand that,they says camera is not good.but if u look at the sample is sharp and colours are is great evn if it doesnt have auto focus

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  • 2008-05-15 02:19
  • wucQ

all i want to know is when is the phone out
i real like the phone

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  • 2008-05-15 01:18
  • q2xw

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