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Sony Ericsson W205 Walkman

Today, Sony Ericsson has also announced the W205 Walkman phone, featuring FM radio, walkman player with album art and TrackID and a 1.3 megapixel camera.

The W205 Walkman supports GSM/GPRS/900/1800 and W205a supports GSM/GPRS 850/1900. W205 Walkman will be available in selected markets from Q3 in the colour Ambient Black. 


Press release:

London – April 7, 2009 – Get the most out of your best music and favourite radio channels with Walkman™ player, FM radio and TrackID™ music recognition. The slider mobile phone comes with a complete package of entertainment features and the power to set up playlists to ensure you have the right music no matter the occasion. Share your tunes with friends via the speaker phone function – if you love your music they will too.

Need a change? Tune into the FM radio to listen to the latest news, music, sport commentary and talk shows. Heard something you like? Use TrackID™ to name that tune and artist, and you can even record a sample of a song from the radio to use as your new ringtone.

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“The W205 is perfect for those who love portable music but have never had the Walkman™ phone experience.” said Timo Maassmann, Marketing business manager at Sony Ericsson. “The W205 is a stylish slider phone allowing you to enjoy your music wherever you are – whether it’s on the bus, at college or chilling in the park. You can also share more than music with the 1.3 megapixel camera. Capture the action in stills or video and send them to friends via MMS or via Bluetooth™. The multiple phonebook function is an added bonus - share your phone with your family but keep your contacts separate from theirs.”

The W205 Walkman™
Fill it with pop and make it rock with the following features:

    * Enjoy your music with the Walkman™ experience
    * FM radio – catch up with the latest news and views
    * TrackID™ - name that tune at a press of a button
    * 1.3 megapixel camera – capture your favourite moments on film
    * Bluetooth™ - share your favourite songs, pictures  and video clips, or connect to a wireless headset
    * Multiple phone books – keep your contacts in order if someone needs to borrow your phone

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The Sony Ericsson W205 Walkman™ at a glance


  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • Up to 2.2x digital zoom
  • Video recording


  • Walkman™ player
  • Album art
  • Playlists
  • Shuffle mode
  • Loop mode
  • TrackID™
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)


  • Opera Mini Web browser
  • WAP 2.0XHTML


  • Speakerphone
  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Vibrating alert


  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)


  • Picture wallpaper
  • Wallpaper animation
  • Torch functionality


  • Games
  • Java
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Radio recording
  • Video viewing


  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Notes
  • Multiple phone books
  • Stopwatch
  • Tasks
  • Timer


  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • USB mass storage



  • W205
  • Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Stereo portable handsfree
  • User book

Facts and Figures

  • Size: 92 x 47 x 16.4 mm
  • Weight: 96 grams
  • Colours:
  • Ambient Black
  • Main screen: 65,536 colour TFT,
  • Resolution: 128 x 160 pixels
  • Size: 1.8 inches
  • Phone memory: Up to 5MB
  • Memory card support: Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) up to 2GB
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 9 hrs
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 425 hrs
  • Music listening time: Up to 13hrs 30 min

Availability and versions


  • GSM/GPRS/900/1800


  • GSM/GPRS/850/1900
  • Available in selected markets from Q3 2009.



The Stranger
#1 MeThe Stranger 2009-04-19 18:31
this looks like my next fone after my contract is gone. it looks great, i jus need to know the screen size and if it plays videos off youtube
#2 phonemanish 2009-08-31 16:45
its a great phone dude enjoy it :D
#3 AWESOMEEEEEEEEE EEEEVenky 2009-09-04 17:45
Its really awesome...I'm enjoying it... :zzz
#4 amazingprem 2009-09-10 14:55
its a sizzling phone , this is the phone which has filled all my requirements ,ok i ts a great phone
#5 having a probMohan 2009-09-24 12:36
It's a very good fone but can anyone tell me how to install games on the memory card slot
#6 Good BadRohit 2009-10-03 06:15
yup... goood phonne but the problem is with phone memory .. games and apps are going directly into phone memory... can anybody help me out how to store them in mem. card 8):cry::-?
#7 lotus MohanS.Mohan 2009-10-20 08:39
It's a very good fone but can anyone tell me how to install games on the memory card slot
#8 What about battery backup?walkman 2009-10-21 18:46
I am getting battery backup
2 hours - Listen songs
4 hours - Talk time
20 hours - Standby
Is there any problem with my battery?
#9 tsunil 2009-10-31 13:33
little bit slow
#10 missing featuresahil 2010-02-12 09:08
can any body tell how to install games and app on memory card
gowtham G
#11 i have this modelgowtham G 2010-02-17 14:16
ya I have this phone w205 but in mine there is no problems .all are clear and i like it so much 8)
#12 Help pleez.Sarah 2010-02-23 01:31
:sigh:the memory card/stick one of my 'grrrrr's' too, & the freezing/sticki ng that i hav to remove batt b4 works again..... & * whiny voice * 'Why cant i download opera-mini 4.2?!
#13 fairBEAM BOY 2010-03-16 11:26
ya, it's a gud phone but the sliding easily fails.........i f anybody knows why when sometimes I click the * key, only 2222 will come...........
#14 awsommerihanna 2010-03-23 03:32
this is a very very very awesome fone dude, enjoy it :-):Dnd i hve da pink 1 it's cute as....... 8)
#15 about picture quality W 205piyush 2010-03-25 08:26
26 March 2010 the phone is k but the camera is not good at all. The pictures taken by this phone are blurred and not like the same taken by Nokia phones who have 1.3 megapixel camera :cry::sad::-?:-x
#16 this phone sucks!!sabas 2010-03-30 01:08
I got this phone the last month... it is very slow.. it doesn't have zoom for pictures, walkman it's pretty simple, doesn't have an equalizer, videos play bad and it doesn't have the option for fullscreen, what else???? the worst: I have 850 songs in my mem card, on the older models you can type a key and go to the file that starts with that letter (like your contacts) but you can't do that with this phone... f*** w205!!! waiting to get the money to buy a new one....
not retarded guy
#17 you people suknot retarded guy 2010-04-09 09:29
wow you people don't know a good fone if it hit you in the face , this thing is a pile of crap , its slow and texting is retarded on it , camera is a load of bollacks aswell . ye al make me sick!
#18 badhabu 2010-05-03 20:09
64 k color screen what the ...
#19 sahasayantan 2010-05-06 05:25
It looks nice.bt the software is not so strong...compar ed to any other sony ericsson cell... :cry::roll:
nick brooks
#20 mrnick brooks 2010-05-20 17:11
This thing couldn't be harder to text on if you were wearing mittens. when trying to type a two letter word and the wrong one comes up at first, instead of suggesting other two letter words you might want to try containing those letters it offers you four letter, then seven letter, then double hyphenated words, about 15 of them (some of which aren't even real up words) before it will offer you the next two letter word. All in all you can't really text on this phone unless you turn predictive text off. Nonsense.
#21 is my battery spoiled?virushunter 2010-06-07 03:22
it's been 3 weeks i got this phone and the battery just go down easily....i have to charge it every day!! :-?
#22 W205 batteryJJ 2010-06-07 11:25
Your battery may be damaged. Take it back and demand a replacement or a refund.
+1 #23 w205Nandu 2010-06-10 16:44
I Think w205 model phone is the worst Cell in India Please Please Please stop this model
#24 help!!xxxxxx 2010-06-22 06:57
how do u turn predictive text off???? :cry:
#25 T9 - ZiDan 2010-06-22 12:13
To change text input method, press and hold down '*+' key.
#26 i got suckspum 2010-07-30 11:36
In this phone there is nothing special, it looks attractive but works 7% only, there is no mp3, no zoom for video, for the camera there is no clear picture, with the work if 1 gb memory card it takes 25-60 seconds to open a song, it was the worse phn of all i have used in my life, there is no spring system for slide, it doesn't work.
siddharth alama
#27 very serioussiddharth alama 2010-07-30 11:45
I just throw my earnings for this phn, :sad:not working properly, I was unable to install even small games, no displaying the image clearly, there are so many problem we cannot delete the all contact at once, this was 1 of the poorest mobile I've seen. The net will open after 7-12 minutes for a click. what a lovely mobile one could have .........
Mr Agony
#28 Maybe I'm wrongMr Agony 2010-09-09 18:03
:-xGuys pls help me,this fone is kind useless 2 me.It doesn't save games to mem.card it tyks 'em straight 2 fone mem n the picture quality is bad.It doesn't even install the latest mxit version,it only do version 5.4 n dts weck..Pls help me guys cuz im mxitholic
#29 sonyDinesh 2010-09-19 09:10
w205 is a very good look :-):-)but it's very slow :cry:it takes more time to type text and play videos :sigh:
#30 sony ericsson w205sub 2010-10-05 16:09
good looking, small phone easy to use,it's preferable....
#31 dissapointedSarah 2010-10-19 05:20
This is fone is ok, if you need to speak only a few times a day, the battery backup is bad when it comes to music as well, messaging is sick :sad:, only the sound quality is good, that too the headphones wobble in the slot. I don't know why i got the fone in the first place. I have another sony fone, which is amazingly good. that's why this one bad :sad:
#32 WorstVivek 2010-10-23 17:53
This is a worst phone that ever i had used in my life. It hangs many times while using gprs.please guys don't ever think to buy this phone.
#33 EqualizerSEU 2010-11-05 21:43
SE W205 have equalizer? :-?
#34 slowvijayakumar 2010-12-06 02:04
:cry:it's a good looking mobile .but poor low slow performance....
#35 It's realy stylish but performense is too badAnu 2010-12-15 14:18
So bad
+1 #36 sahakundan 2010-12-27 12:15
sony w205 mobile is a very slow phone . and this mobile's soft is very bad.
+1 #37 okMidnight.Vampie 2011-01-17 09:00
ok phone, but it's a little slow though :roll:
playlist crap
+1 #38 playlist crapplaylist crap 2011-06-23 02:48
I had been through 4 of these phones, because only after the 4th did I realise that plugging it into a MAC crashes the whole system! and so on my latest one, there is no way that I can save a playlist... why is the playlist option defunct?

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