The Sony Ericsson W508 is an internet enabled flip phone

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The Sony Ericsson W508 is an impressively stylish flip phone, with a raft of useful and endearing functions and features. As you would expect with a flip phone it is compact and lightweight, weighing only 98 g in weight as well as measuring only 93 mm x 50 mm wide and 14 mm thick. The handset provides the means to access websites with ease as well as offering media player capabilities.

The Sony Ericsson W508 Grey comes with an internal display screen which is a 2.2 inch TFT display screen, which offers expressive and colourful rendition of images due to its ability to display up to 256,000 colours within the confines of a 240 x 320 pixel screen size. The handset also comes with an external monochrome display screen which is 1.1 inches size and operates at a pixel screen size of 36 x 120 pixels and provides limited call and time information. The display screen offers scratch resistance, by virtue of a scratch resistant surface which is provided on both display screens, whilst the internal screen comes with an accelerometer sensor which automatically rotates imagery dependent on the orientation of viewing.

Internet access is provided by the HSPDA connection, with the added benefit of class 10 versions of GPRS and EDGE being included within the unit. In addition USB and Bluetooth connections are also provided. The Bluetooth connection is version 2.0 comes with A2DP. The handset comes with 100 MB of internal memory, however most packages include a 1 GB card which can be utilised within the memory stick micro card slot. For further expansion up to 16 GB, further cards can be utilised within the card slot.

QVGA quality video recording at 15 frames per second is provided by the 3.15 mega pixel camera. The camera operates at 2048 x 1536 pixels and provides effective snapshot style imagery. In addition a secondary camera is also included within the package. The phone comes with a Walkman media player, which provides the usual accoutrements, expected of a Sony phone, which include shake and gesture control as well as TrackID music recognition. An FM stereo radio with RDS capabilities is provided as well as a variety of games, with the option of downloading further games if required.

The Sony W508 Grey is one of the colour variants available, with the other being poetic white. Both offer refined simplicity and an expressive styling that is synonymous with a Sony handset. The included functionality is both impressive and functional and as such ensures this handsets success.

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