By Michell Bak, 18th of December 2007
Sony Ericsson W960 is Sony Ericsson’s top notch music offering featuring a massive 8 gigabyte flash memory, Walkman 3.0 Touch player, QVGA resolution touch screen, WLAN & Symbian OS with UIQ 3.0. Don’t start shaking in your pants because you just saw UIQ 3.0 being used in the phone – it’s running absolutely flawless on W960 due to the 128 megabytes of RAM memory. Multitasking is superb and it’s nearly impossible to dry out this baby!
- 3G connection & WLAN
- Bluetooth 2.0 (with A2DP support)
- Large 2.6 inch QVGA resolution touch screen
- UIQ 3.0 – enhanced compared to earlier products
- Walkman 3.0 Touch player – best music player on a phone EVER
- 8 gigabytes of internal memory
- Nice design, size and weight
- Bundled accessories
- No EDGE and HSDPA
- Booting the device is a bit slow
- No memory card slot
- Somewhat strange T9 word input – many normal words missing, too
W960 is probably one of the best phones from Sony Ericsson – also when it comes to build quality. It feels extremely sturdy and the materials used are nice. The back is rubberised, which gives you a good grip of the phone. The front is glossy and looks good, but needs a good clean a few times a day. The stylus, however, isn’t that great and feels a bit cheap. It’s good for the touch screen, though, because soft plastic has been used in the end.
The W960 is a black glossy box with a CD print on top of it. The Walkman logo on the side is golden and even before opening the box you get the feeling that it contains something very exclusive. So what’s in this holy box? The W960 – of course – a charger, USB cable, great Walkman headset, MMC-70 (3.5 mm jack output cable), a Walkman-branded pouch fitted for the phone and of course the usual amount of manuals in different languages, warranty papers and a CD with standard software on it.
You can find pictures of my w960 unboxing here and a video of it below.