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Sony Ericsson W580i Unlocked Cell Phone with 2 MP Camera, MP3/Video Player, Memory Stick Micro--U.S. Version with Warranty (Urban Gray)
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Product Description

The slim form factor of the W580 hides the Walkman 2.0 music player to make it simple to organize and play your favorite music. Easily create custom playlists. The Disc2Phone music management software and included USB cable make it easy to transfer music from a PC on to the phone. Additionally you can listen to favorite radio programming as the W580 offers an RDS-FM radio. The W580 comes with a 512 MB Memory Stick Micro (M2) allowing you to store up to 470 full-length music tracks. The TrackID feature powered by Gracenote makes it easy to identify music tracks you don't recognize. The W580 also features a 2.0 Megapixel camera and functions as a portable photo album and pocket gaming device. A large 2-inch color screen is ideal for gaming as well as web browsing and viewing your camera photos. TrackID music recognition software Disc2Phone Music Management Software Multiple Music Format Support (MP3/AAC/AAC+/e-AAC+/WMA) A2DP (Bluetooth streaming sound) Music Illumination Effects Stereo Headset Speakerphone Connectivity & Messaging - Bluetooth 2.0, Java MIDP 2.0, Full HTML Browser with RSS, Instant messaging & USB Mass storage Dimensions - 99 x 47 x 14 mm Weight - 94 grams

Sony Ericsson shakes things up with its new quad-band W580i Walkman phone, introducing an innovative "shake to shuffle" feature that randomly chooses another song stored on your phone with just a flick of the wrist. This thin, slider-style phone also features a 2-megapixel camera/camcorder, fast Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR connectivity with music streaming, Memory Stick Micro expansion, Web browser for viewing full Internet sites, email access, an FM radio with RDS, and EDGE data support.

Unlocked Phone
This unlocked cell phone can be used with a GSM network service provider and it provides quad-band connectivity (850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz). It does not come with a SIM card, and it requires that you provide a SIM card for usage with your selected service provider. This phone comes with a one-year warranty from a third party provider.



The slim slider W580i measures just 0.55 inches thin and includes a brightly colorful QVGA screen and dedicated music controls.
Phone Features
The W580i Walkman phone offers a full-function digital audio player that's compatible with MP3 and AAC files. The front of this slider phone includes dedicated music control buttons, and it includes Sony Ericsson's innovative "shake to shuffle" feature. With Shake control activated, press and hold the Walkman key and flick your wrist. A vibration lets you know that the track has been changed--a new song from your current playlist is randomly selected and automatically played.

With the TrackID service, you can identify any song that you can hear by just recording a snippet of sound using the microphone. After sending the file for recognition, you'll have the name, artist and album sent to your phone. Other Walkman features include MegaBass enhancement for added depth of sound, a flight mode that lets you keep listening to tunes with the phone's network connectivity turned off, and Disc2Phone software for easy transfer of song files between phone and PC. It also includes a built-in FM radio with RDS, which displays the name of the currently playing song (when tuned to compatible radio stations).

This phone provides Bluetooth version 2.0 wireless connectivity with EDR (enhanced data rate), and includes profiles for communication headset, handsfree car kits, and audio/video remote control. With the A2DP Bluetooth profile, you can stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones. You can connect your laptop (either via Bluetooth or wired USB) and enjoy dial-up networking--surf the Internet, send email, and access files from a server.



The keypad slides smoothly open for dialing and texting.
The built-in 2.0 megapixel camera captures stills and video--and playback of video or still pictures is only limited to the memory card size. Picture effects and custom screensavers, backgrounds, and themes can be setup to fit your personality. It provides support for PictBridge technology so you can print your photos without the need of a PC (either using USB or Bluetooth). And the W580i makes it easy to send snapped photos directly to a blog or an online photo, complete with text. This phone is also compatible with RTSP/3GPP streaming video playback

You can even take your favorite tracks to the track with the W580i, which will count your steps, your calories and monitor your running speed/distance/time with the integrated motion sensor. Your workout results are stored in your phone so you can monitor your progress.

The phone also ships with a built-in email client with support for POP3 and IMAP4 protocols, while the included Access NetFront Web Browser allows you to surf full HTML web sites. It also supports RSS feeds, allowing you to use your phone to view up-to-the-minute news and other content from selected Web sites and blogs. Just subscribe to the feed and let it come to you. Support is built in for sending and receiving text, video, graphics and sound via messages.

The phone also supports the SyncML PC synchronization standard. This means the phone can be used with the included Sony Ericsson Sync Station software, which lets you synchronize your Microsoft Outlook calendar, contacts, notes and tasks on your PC with the phone.

Other features include:

  • 2-inch LCD with a 240 x 320-pixel resolution and support for 262K colors
  • Up to 1000 contact entries, each with five number fields
  • Java support for online and offline 3D games
  • USB 2.0 wired connectivity with mass storage capability
  • PIM functions including calendar, tasks, notes, alarm, calculator, stopwatch, and timer
  • T9 text entry technology
  • 72-chord polyphonic ringtones and MP3 ringtones
  • Digital audio file formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+

Vital Statistics
The W580i weighs 3.32 ounces and measures 3.9 x 1.85 x 0.55 inches. Its 930 mAh lithium-polymer battery is rated at up to 9 hours of talk time, and up to 370 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies.

Features:
  • This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported. It will not work with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint.
  • Quad-band GSM cell phone compatible with 850/900/1800/1900 frequencies and GPRS/EDGE capabilities
  • Walkman 2.0 Media Player with one-touch music shuffle and dedicated music control keys on the front; integrated FM radio
  • 2-megapixel camera/camcorder; Memory Stick Micro expansion (up to 2 GB); Bluetooth stereo music streaming; access to personal email; web browser
  • Up to 9 hours of talk time, up to 370 hours (15.4 days) of standby time

Customer Reviews:

  • Works great... except as a phone
    This is my second W580i and my third and last Sony phone I will ever own.

    Pros

    -Awesome design. It really looks smooth and sophisticated. I really dislike flip phones so this was a big selling point for me.

    -The battery lasts forever for its size.

    -Has a decent camera (albeit no flash)

    -Comes with lots of accessories like headphones, USB cable etc. I hate when you have to go buy all the extra stuff so it was nice that it is included. The memory card is not included, however.

    Cons

    -HORRIBLE reception. I've never had such a problem with reception in any phone. Ever. It doesn't work inside pretty much any building. It doesn't work at school. It doesn't work at the mall. It will even drop calls if I walk under a pedestrian bridge. My service is the same as with my old phone which worked flawlessly. I even sent the phone back and got a new one and spent an hour on the phone with ATT trying to figure out the problem to no avail. The phone simply has a terrible antenna. Unacceptable.

    -The card reader uses xD which is annoying as they cost twice as much as normal SD cards.

    -If you bump the phone or drop it a short distance the memory card will get dislodged and you will need to take the card out and reinsert it to get it to recognize. Sometimes that doesn't even work and randomly hitting the phone gets it to work again.

    -Keypad is flimsy. The numbers have all worn off after only 2 months of very light use. They feel like they are going to break off at any moment. It's also very easy to press the wrong key when texting or even dialing. Texting is almost useless which is sad since it is AIM equipped.

    -People complain that even when I have good reception (which is rare) they can barely hear me. I usually make a conscious effort to speak louder than usual to help this.


    I will be discarding this phone in the dumpster soon and buying a different brand.

    ...more info
  • DO NOT PURCHASE!!
    I bought this cell phone from an authorized retailer. I usually do not write reviews (this is my first), but I feel like I should let people know this is not a quality product. In the first couple of months, the keys cracked on the phone. When I called they told me I would have to pay for the warr. service. I was told that this was a "known issue" with the phone. I got the new phone, and the keys are cracking AGAIN. It does random things like turn off by itself. This was not a referb. and I would recommend staying away from this phone. I am stuck in my service contract until 6/2009 and will have to baby this fragile phone until then!...more info
  • Cool features, poor phone
    I like all the extra features on this phone...great MP3 player, love the pedometer feature for running, great screen.

    However, in its main role as a phone it is sub-par. The speaker developed an anoying buzz after about a year of use. The keyboard is tiny if you have to type in a lot of phone numbers. Finally, the internet button is on the front so I accidentally connected several times per week. It got so bad that I bought a $4.99 data plan because I was wasting several dollars per month on accidental connections anyway!

    Also, the charging/headset port fails a lot. I have to jiggle the cord to get it to charge and it often doesn't recognize when I plug in the headset. I usually have to un-plug and re-plug a few times before the headset works.

    Finally, the phone locks up a lot and sometimes won't turn on. I often have to pop it open and re-seat the battery to get it to recover.

    Overall, cool phone but quirky....more info
  • Great phone, but poor quality
    I have had the w580i for 1 year, 2 months now and I have enjoyed using the phone and most of its features. However, during that time I have experienced several quality issues. One of them (the ear speaker died) was probably isolated to my unit. But I also had my keypad crack twice. The cracked keypad seems to be a common issue with this model, just search online about it. I had to send in the phone twice for warranty repairs. Now, the left soft keys (select/back) have stopped working. Another search revealed this to also be a common flaw also. My warranty has run out, so Sony Ericsson will not fix this. Fortunately, there is a workaround by pushing hard on the area between the navigation keys and the LCD screen (where there is either the 'W' logo or the at&t logo), then the keys will work.

    The bottom line though is that this phone has some serious quality flaws and therefore I do not recommend purchasing this model anymore. I give it 2-stars since the phone is still a very nice slider design with excellent software/interface....more info
  • Ok Phone
    its really cool with lots of fun features. i like the look a lot and it is really easy to use. there are some features i dont like, the side buttons which are normally used to adjust sound make a status of your phone pop up that includes battery life and memory status. it has music capability but my speaker does not work... and i have never used it but i found out it was blown after my first test of trying to listen to music. it slides decet but scrapes on itself and ruins the blue backing on the edges. Im probably just a little rough with my phone but i reccomend going to a store to get a closer look. ...more info
  • Not reliable even for a cellphone
    New Sony Ericsson W850i Precious Black GSM cell phone "No Locks"Sony Ericsson W580i Unlocked Quadband Phone (Black)

    Looks nice
    Good features
    Good sound...
    In another words - would be completely satisfactory - if it would work:
    1. Cannot stand any magnetic field: you cannot use holster with magnetic clip. Good luck finding another one.
    2. Don't get wet in rain. I don't mean don't drop in water. I mean that a light rain kills it. You can be still dry but the phone is dead already. On the second time it didn't recover at all.
    3. Reboot it time to time. Some times it just hangs up or refuse to connect with the handsfree unit. One will value this feature a lot once failing to answer an important call. ...more info
  • Deceiving
    I would not recommend this. Don't be fooled by some of the cool features.

    The phone looks cool, the music part is awesome. BUT - the phone is extremely fragile and prone to unexpectedly dying out - forever.

    Three weeks after the first one I owned, it did just that - completely die. busted. wouldn't turn back on.

    So I called ATT and had them send me a new one (for a fee of $20!). Okay, fine, maybe I had a faulty phone, right? The second one is worse. The buttons fell off and I can no longer see the top half of my screen. Trying to place a call in the daylight is a joke - can't see anything when the sun reflects off the screen.

    You may be thinking 'well, he's reckless with the phone.' I'm not. Never dropped it, never washed it accidentally, never gave it to a small animal. It's literally falling apart in my hands.

    I don't even know what to recommend, but it's not this. The Walkman part is cool, but you'll need a memory card if you want to make it like an iPod. You'll also need to pay for the internet connection to use most of the features anyway.

    Before I bought this phone, I read all the reviews on here. I really wanted it to be a good phone. I already had a phone, but I wanted to get something nice. Trust me, this was not worth it....more info
  • feature packed
    I am still finding out cool things this phone does 1 month after receiving it!...more info
  • Accessories are not mention clearly
    I bought this phone two days before, and when open the box, i was shocked that, The box dont have a headset (It usually come with walkman product).
    and in product description , they clearly mentioned 512 MB card is included), but it is not included.
    If supplier doesnt mention clear details. dont buy....more info
  • Walkman FM radio +++ but small keypad
    I bought this phone because it had Walkman FM radio, too. This phone is pretty (I got the PINK one), lightweight, has lots of whiz-bang menu selections, but doesn't wow or impress me as much as the Samsung A737 or Samsung A747 models which I bought for my children. I listen to the radio a lot, more than MP3s and really thought this feature would be cool. If you like effects, it has 16 settings for flashing light patterns customized for every caller. It takes a day to find out how to set the patterns in all the menus....

    The keypad is a bit on the small side, and feel like dry plastic. It's OK for me because I have small hands, but I don't think a man would enjoy using the small, non-descript keys. The letters on the keys are hard to see being so small. When I enter text, I still have to look--er, squint--at the keypad. I don't pay for texting service, so it's not a huge hassle, but if you text, I can't imagine it would be much fun.

    When I enter an phone number in the address book, it doesn't put hyphens between the area code, prefix, and last four digits. That's not fatal, but a pet peeve, and makes it difficult for me to figure out the numbers as they come up.

    The M2 Memory Stick is not common, but Sony Ericsson uses it. They supply a 512MB one. Buying one with more memory will not be cheap. The access slot is on the top. It took me a while to figure out how to open the little, flat plastic door. Which side to open? It doesn't have a flap, can't open with a fingernail, so I use an unfolded paper clip or other similar-sized object to pry it open.

    You need the wired earphones to have FM service. If you like radio, it's just one more thing to carry around. The sound quality is EXCELLENT on this wire unit and the ear buds very comfy. It also works as "handsfree" phone device if you don't want to do Bluetooth.

    The display, although narrow, is bright and sharp. The sound is good, and it interfaces well with my Bluetooth earpiece and Palm device. The phone is very lightweight and slim. I dropped it a few times but the case didn't scratch or crack. The pink IS pretty, and has little red "jewels" between the number keys (other color models have different color jewels). The speaker phone option works well and is clear to hear. The slider is a little unusual to work at first, but works very nicely. Sony Ericsson phone support is SUPER, too.
    ...more info
  • The worst Cellphone
    I bought this phone and it last just like 3 months it is very fragile, I was walking and i drop it taking it out of my pants pocket and it fell to the ground, that was the last time i saw it working.

    So I really dont recommend this phone to anyone, even when i am sony ericsson fan......more info
  • Dissatisfied
    Looks good, but does not work good. I have heard others rave about their phone, so maybe I just got a defective phone. This phone did not come with a headset. What use is a walkman phone without a headset? The battery does not remain charged, it has to be charged everyday. The phone just shuts down on its own, and it deleted everything that was stored on the memory card....more info