Sony Ericsson W300 Walkman Phone Knows How to Accessorize
By Dan Moren, MacworldMAY 12, 2006 5:00 pm PDT
The last phone I saw on Tuesday was the
W300, which is being targeted to those students that are budget-conscious and have a penchant for music. (That is to say, pretty much all of them.)
With its clamshell design and VGA camera, the quad-band EDGE W300 isn’t quite as gosh-wow as the
W810, but it’s still a Walkman phone with a Memory Stick Micro slot and support for USB Mass Storage, making it easy to get MP3 or AAC music onto it. But the most interesting feature is in the add-ons: the Sony Ericsson reps showed off the
MPS-60 portable speakers — small enough that I could carry them both in one hand, but with surprisingly rich sound. Instant party!
Dan’s Thoughts: USB Mass Storage support sounds pretty fly. I wish more phones would integrate that, let you drop music or pictures on there just like a flash drive. Or providers should uncripple Bluetooth’s OBEX profile. That would be nice too. Verizon, I’m looking at you.