It looks like Sony Ericsson hit a nerve when they revealed their new Walkman phone, W660i. This 3G phone is probably one of the most searched devices on the net since its announcement. So what’s so good about it that people are drooling over its impending release later this summer?

The Walkman phone’s sporty orange trim gets switched out for a classy attempt in gold on Sony Ericsson’s newest rendition. At a slim 0.57-inches, this tri-band (GPRS 900/1800/1900) phone with UMTS 2100 really packs in the goods with Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity, FM radio support, a 2 megapixel camera with auto-focus, web browsing, RSS feeds, and can store up to 470 full-length songs (in eAAC+ format) on its upgradeable 512 MB Memory Stick Micro (M2™). It has a 2-inch color TFT display with random extras like TrackID, a music identification service, and a Picture Blogging function that allows you to send snapshots directly to your personal blog.


To top off the lifestyle angle on this phone, Sony Ericsson has embellished the pants off this one, with the aforementioned gold trim on both glossy color options, Record Black and Rose Red. The Rose Red model jazzes it up a bit more with its floral-themed relief pattern on the backside, while the black model have a record groove design. For those of you who are more concerned with performance, you’ll get up to 6 hours of talk time on GSM, up to 2.5 hours with 3G, or a max of 25 hours of music listening.

Oh, did I mention that it makes phone calls too?

Source: Sony Ericsson