W980: Handphone Walkman® Terbaru dari Sony Ericsson

Posted: 15 February 2008 in News, Sony Ericsson
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Pada tanggal 10 Februari 2008, bersamaan dengan pengumuman handphone-handphone dalam jajaran seri baru (seri X, G, dan C), Sony Ericsson juga mengumumkan handphone Walkman® terbarunya: W980 yang berdesain clamshell dengan memory internal sebesar 8GB dan memiliki built-in FM Transmitter.

Berikut adalah Press Release yang dilansir oleh Sony Ericsson mengenai pengenalan W980:

10 February 2008

The Sony Ericsson W980 brings an unrivalled music experience that gives you every excuse to lose yourself in acoustic bliss

Barcelona, Spain – 10th February 2008 – Sony Ericsson today revealed the W980, a Walkman® phone that promises to get the most out of your music. Its unique audio enhancing technology, together with the Walkman® on Top design, sees the W980 cement Sony Ericsson’s position as a true market leader in the world of music on your mobile.

“The W980 Walkman® phone really sets a new standard for music on your phone,” said Ben Padley, Head of Music Marketing, at Sony Ericsson. “We wanted to design a leading music player that we could combine with a feature-packed phone, all the while pioneering an audio experience that always left you wanting more. The W980 will surpass all expectations.”

W980 Walkman® phone Created with music in mind

Clear audio experience
Superior sound quality lets you enjoy your music as it was meant to be heard
Walkman® on Top
Intuitive music access and control,
Storage solutions
8GB internal memory lets you store up to 8,000 songs*

Be true to the original recording

The W980 Walkman® phone is designed to allow you to listen to music as it should be heard. Clear stereo enables the music to sound like the original recording. Clear bass delivers distortion free sound even at higher volumes. These features combine with the premium headphones, the Stereo Portable Handsfree HPM-77, to deliver an incredible clear audio experience and music that sounds as true as possible to the original recording

Share your music with friends
The W980 Walkman® phone has a built-in FM transmitter, which allows you to send whatever’s playing on your phone to other devices with a built-in FM radio receiver. This gives you the ability to share your music with all those around you, whether through a friend’s hi-fi or your car stereo.

Quality music is made for sharing with the W980. Unplug your headset, sit back and let the music flow through the integrated stereo speakers for all to enjoy. Select a track from the extensive music library – the W980 lets you store up to 8000 songs* – or tune in to your favourite radio station and listen out loud. No need to plug in an FM Receiver, since this is on-board with the W980.

Build your collection every day

With the recent evolution of PlayNow™ arena, Sony Ericsson’s popular over-the-air (OTA) and web download service being launched this May, you will be able to access up to 5 million tracks to maximise your music collection. The W980’s TrackID™ feature, which can identify any track that you just can’t put a name to, will be fully integrated into PlayNow™ arena. This makes the W980 a genuine gateway to great music, as you can download the track instantly once it has been identified.

Customise your sound

You can tailor the W980’s Walkman® player to the music that you’re listening to. This latest Walkman® phone provides a choice of eight equaliser presets, each of which contains a distinct profile that is suitable to a range of music. So whether you’re listening to jazz, pop or heavy metal, you’ve can always choose the best sound for the song.

Control your music at your fingertips

The Walkman® on Top feature on the W980 gives you the full functionality of a Walkman® player without even having to open your phone. The entire Walkman® player that would normally be displayed on the inside of your clamshell is also replicated on the outside of the phone, so navigation through your music library is effortless.

Balance and beat

Every music enthusiast knows that a great audio experience requires great quality speakers or headphones. The W980 Walkman® phone comes with the new Stereo Portable Handsfree HPM-77; a headset that lets you enjoy music in powerful stereo sound. The HPM-77 also allows users to take their calls handsfree, and its sleek design and in-ear wearing-style mean that it’s both comfortable and reduces background noise to the bare minimum.

Whether listening via the headphones or the stereo speakers, the W980 Walkman® phone is a must-have for those who want an unrivalled music experience, which they carry with them every minute of the day. It is a UMTS/HSDPA 2100 GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 phone that will be available in selected markets from Q3 2008.

The Stereo Portable Handsfree HPM-77 will be available in selected markets from June 2008.

Sony Ericsson W980 – At a Glance

Music and Entertainment

  • Walkman® player
  • Clear stereo
  • Clear bass
  • Album art
  • FM transmitter
  • Shake control
  • SensMe™
  • PlayNow™
  • TrackID™
  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • 3D games
  • Java™
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing


  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • 3.2x digital zoom
  • Picture blogging
  • Video blogging
  • Video recording with 4x digital zoom
  • Photo fix
  • Auto rotate
  • X-Pict Story™
  • PictBridge printing


  • Access NetFront™ Web browser
  • Web feeds
  • Photo feeds

Communication & Messaging

  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Speakerphone
  • Vibrating alert
  • Video calling
  • Email
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)


  • Navigation key
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Wallpaper animation


  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • Modem
  • Synchronization
  • Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
  • USB mass storage
  • USB support


  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Flight mode
  • Notes
  • Phone book
  • Stopwatch
  • Task
  • Timer



  • Battery (BST-38)
  • Charger (CST-70)
  • USB Cable (DCU-60)
  • Stereo Portable Handsfree (HPM-77)
  • Sony Ericsson PC Suite
  • Media Manager
  • User guide


  • Active Speaker MAS-100

Protective case with built-in speaker and FM radio antenna: Bring and share your music outdoors.

  • Bluetooth™ Car Speakerphone HCB-150

A portable handsfree solution for use in the car.

  • Music Portable Bluetooth™ Speaker MBS-100

Designed for rich sound.

  • Music Desk Stand CDS-75

The smart and convenient way to charge your phone.

Facts and Figures

Size: 92 x 46 x 16.9 mm
Weight: 100 grams

Colour: Piano Black

Main screen: 262,144 colour TFT
Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
Size: 2.2 inches

External screen: 262,144 colour TFT
Resolution: 176 x 176 pixels

Phone memory: Up to 8 GB
Talk time GSM: 9h
Standby time GSM: TBD300h

Talk time UMTS: 3.5h
Standby time UMTS: 300h
Music listening time: 16h

Availability and versions

GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900

Available in selected markets from Q3 2008.

Dari Sony Ericsson W980 Product Page :

Storage Space

With 8GB internal memory, the W980i stores up to 8000 songs (eAAC+ format). When you want new music, download straight from the Web to your phone.

Music Shared
Share your favourite tracks – channel your music through the stereo speakers. Or use the built-in FM transmitter to send the music to other FM receivers.

What’s in it?

Walkman® Phone
Have your favourite sounds with you – always, whenever, wherever you go. Your W980i is not only a mobile phone. It’s a portable music device, too.

Walkman® Player
With the clear and intuitive Walkman® player interface, navigating your music is a breeze.

Shake Control
The easy way to change your tune: just shake your phone. With Shake control activated, press and hold the Walkman key, then flick your wrist. A vibration lets you know that the track has been changed – a new song from your current playlist is selected randomly then played automatically.

Video Call
See who’s talking with your 3G phone. During a video call, you see a live video stream of the person you’re talking to – and they can see you.

HSDPA – Serious Download Speed
Enjoy the mobile Internet at broadband-like speed in your phone. Download large files and email attachments in a snap. Get Web sites and news feeds to your screen in seconds. HSDPA takes 3G a step further.

Capture the Action
Video clips are ideal for those unexpected great moments that happen when you’re out there, enjoying life.

Blog Your Life
The easy way to share your life in pictures. Take or choose a photo, add a little text and publish it for friends and family to enjoy

Links You Like
Forget cables – wireless is the way forward. Connect to other devices with Bluetooth™ to sync, share and send.

Flight Mode
Function that inactivates radio transmitters and receivers so that some functions can be used in places such as planes and hospitals.

Music Recognition
What’s that sound? Just record a few seconds of music and TrackID™ (powered by Gracenote Mobile MusicID) returns the song name, artist and album to your phone within seconds.

Broadcast Your Music
The built-in FM transmitter lets you share your music the easy way. Just tune in your phone to an FM frequency and send the music to other FM receiver devices.

Integrated Camera
Built-in digital camera with screen viewfinder, dedicated menus and direct interaction with in-phone imaging and messaging features.

Web Wherever
Truly mobile Internet lets you enjoy browsing the Web and manage your email effectively with the convenience of your phone, wherever you are.

X-Pict Story
Create impressive slideshows – complete with sound and transitions – in your phone.

Sony Ericsson W980 Specifications :


  • 92 x 46 x 17 mm
  • 3.6 x 1.8 x 0.7 inches


  • 100 g
  • 3.5 oz

Available colours

  • Piano Black


  • 240×320 pixel
  • 262,144-colour TFT


  • Phone memory 8 GB


  • GSM 850
  • GSM 900
  • GSM 1800
  • GSM 1900
  • EDGE


  • Camera – 3.2 megapixel
  • Digital zoom – 3.2x
  • Photo fix
  • Picture blogging
  • Video record


  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Music tones – MP3, AAC
  • PlayNow™
  • SensMe™
  • Shake control
  • TrackID™
  • Walkman® player


  • Access NetFront™ Web Browser
  • WAP 1.2.1
  • WAP 2.0 XHTML


  • 3D games
  • Java
  • Media
  • Radio – FM radio RDS
  • Video Clip
  • Video streaming


  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • Modem
  • PictBridge
  • Synchronisation PC
  • USB mass storage
  • USB support


  • Email
  • Instant messaging
  • MMS (Multimedia Messaging)
  • Predictive text input
  • SMS long (Text Messaging)
  • Sound recorder


  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Speakerphone
  • Vibrating Alert
  • Video call


  • Auto rotate


  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Flight mode
  • Notes
  • Phone book
  • Stopwatch
  • Tasks
  • Timer
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  3. NeztA says:


  4. annisa nurul huda says:

    how much this phone cost?

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