Japan to Get 1st Sony Walkman Mobile Phone

Sony Ericsson has teamed up with KDDI – Japan’s #2 mobile phone carrier – to offer consumers a Walkman-branded mobile phone.  Users will have the ability to download music directly to the phone, without the need for a PC.

Walkman mobile phones are presently available in other countries through a number of other partnerships, however, this marks the first time that a Walkman mobile phone will be available in Japan.

The phone features 1GB of memory, or enough space to store approximately 630 songs.  It also links to KDDI’s music store – Listen Mobile Service – for direct music downloads. Pricing for this model has not yet been announced.

With upwards of 90% of downloaded music in Japan going directly to cell phones, it is about time that Sony got into the game with the Walkman phone.

2 Comments

  1. FerreFerre05-28-2006

    PDA’s do that too, I can download and listen/read anything I want directly from the net with mine, including pdf files, videos and mp3’s. I think that pda’s have more future because of their multy functionality.

  2. JamieJamie06-02-2006

    I don’t understand? I have had a Sony Ericsson w800i Walkman branded phone since last November.

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