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For a slide-opening Walkman-branded music phone that is feature-rich and stylish, the Sony Ericsson W580i ticks all the boxes and more. Compact at 99 x 47 x 14 mm it weighs a comfortable 94g.
For the music, there are external navigation and music controls - available even when the handset is closed - and its ergonomics favour opening and handling very easy, as well as producing a good-looking device (including a white coloured casing which comes with bright orange coloured keys).
The music player comes with several music-focused features, including a TrackID™ music recognition feature, PlayNow™ quick access ringtone feature, MusicDJ™ melody composer feature, Mega Bass™ bass equaliser and Bluetooth® stereo (A2DP) which transmits high quality stereo music from the W580i to the stereo headset.
It also comes with a FM radio feature complete with RDS, which allows you to see on-screen text information provided by the radio station.
The W580i comes complete with a stereo headset and all the paraphernalia for music download and transfer: EDGE technology, Bluetooth®, USB cable connection, fast port and.GPRS.
It also comes with a "personal trainer" feature aimed at sports focused and health conscious users. It allows you to keep track of your training progress, counting your steps during their day or recording running speeds and overall performance. The phone also comes with an alarm clock feature and other time-focused features, including a stopwatch and a timer.
You can use any of the connectivity options to connect the phone to a compatible PC, laptop or printer to transfer files between devices. The Bluetooth® technology provides a wireless connection between compatible Bluetooth® devices and enables you user to enjoy a fully wireless experience. The EDGE technology provides a fast and effective transfer speed to and from the phone. For fast wireless Internet connectivity there is GPRS, via the integrated Access NetFront™ Internet browser.
You can view the large 262,144 colour, 240 x 320 pixel colour screen in its slide open or slide closed positions. It is also the viewfinder for a 2 megapixel still or video camera.
The W580i offers 12 Mbytes internal memory, plus a Memory Stick Micro™ M2™ optional storage. It has an impressive nine hours talk time and 370 hours on standby.
* Walkman-enabled phone with an array of music-related functions
* 2 megapixel digital camera lets you take snap shots of your favourite images
* Personal trainer features for the sports minded
* 262K colour TFT screen
* FM Radio with automatic text information
* Send and receive pictures and videos via Bluetooth™ wireless connectivity.
- Built-in handsfree
- EDGE for high speed data access
- FM Radio
- Java compatible
- Memory expandable via MicroSD card
- MP3 Ringtone
- Multimedia Service MMS
- Pedometer/calorie counter
- Polyphonic ring tone
- Slide phone
- SMS - text messages
- T9 Predictive Text
- Vibra alert
- Video recorder
- Voice memo
- Walkman player
- WAP 2.0