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FCC Approves 3G Sony Ericsson Walkman Flip for AT&T

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Apr 30, 2009, 10:49 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Apr 30, 2009, 11:10 AM

The FCC has recently approved the Sony Ericsson W518a, a clamshell Walkman phone similar in most respects to the W508a bound for AT&T's network. Confirmed specs include quad-band GSM/EDGE, dual-band 850/1900 HSDPA, GPS and Bluetooth radios. It also has two displays, a camera and external music controls. The draft user manual mentions a number of AT&T specific services, such as Video Share and MEdiaNet. It also notes that the W518a includes an FM radio, M2 memory card support and Sony Ericsson's Walkman features, such as SensMe. Neither Sony Ericsson nor AT&T have officially announced this phone. Pricing and availability is unknown.

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Apr 30, 2009, 11:13 AM

Ho hum- another flip phone

AT&T needs a new Sony candybar phone. When is one ever going to be released?
Actually think at&t just needs more SE phones in general but some candybar ones would be nice.
Maybe flips sell better than candy bars here.
I just wish they'd carry more non-Smart phones... i know that's the trend and what a lot of people want, but it seems 90% of their new phones are smart phones...
SE flips are not good; bad hinge, white screen, too complex for the "normal" user to get. Same thing with nokia's latest flip phones.

I agree on the flip phone level there needs to be a return to our roots. Give the special eds jitterbugs and let t...
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