Sony Ericsson W980
|Compatible networks||-GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
-Quad band EDGE
|First released||11 February 2008|
|Dimensions||92 x 46 x 17 mm|
|Operating system||Sony Ericsson proprietary OS|
|Memory||8 GB internal|
|Display||2.4" 262,144 TFT LCD
|Rear camera||3.2 megapixel|
-USB (2.0 proprietary)
The Sony Ericsson W980 is a clamshell model phone that was released on 10 February 2008. Its main features are the state of the art Walkman player integrated into the phone - which can be used when the phone is either open or closed. Another is the 3.2MP camera which allows the user to take high quality photos. Picture DJ allows one to edit the photo's light settings, colour and other visuals without needing to connect to a computer. The phone will also rotate a portrait photograph if it is taken in landscape mode with the photo fix feature. This will also automatically adjust the lighting of the photo - if it is too dark it will make it lighter. 3G video calling is also made possible with a forward-facing camera built into the screen of the phone.
With the clamshell closed the user can use the Walkman with an external touch screen illuminated with orange lights which will flash to the rhythm of the music being played for a few moments. This feature runs while the phone is being used but turns off after a few moments when the phone becomes idle. One of the highlights of the phone is the built in FM transmitter which allows the music to be shared with friends through a car radio, hi-fi system or any other radio.