Sony Ericsson has teamed up with KDDI – Japan’s #2 mobile phone carrier – to offer consumers a Walkman-branded mobile phone.Â 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.Â It alsoÂ 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.