Sony Ericsson W710i announced

May 18 2006 - 11:26 AM ET | Sony Ericsson

sony ericsson w710iAs part of a European phone launch, Sony Ericsson announced the W710i. The sport-themed Walkman branded handset reminds of Nokia's new athletic themed 5500. It features a motion sensor to track speed, distance and time. Several fitness applications come standard on the handset. But besides athletics, the W710i is a full-featured handset with music playback functions.

Features of the Sony Ericsson W710i include:

  • Quad Band EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • Main display: 176×220 pixel screen with 262k colors
  • Outer-display: 128×128 pixels, 4-level orange on black
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Memory Stick Micro (M2) slot, 512mb card included

Sony Ericsson expects to begin shipping the W710i in the third quarter. It will come in either Performance Graphite or Hatha Violet. Several more photos of the handset are available below.