Sony Ericsson announces major addition to its family of Walkman phones. The W950 is an ultra-slim, ultra-stylish, UMTS-enabled device with 4 GB of onboard storage complete with touch screen for simple navigation through music genres, playlists, individual songs or music albums. More than music phone, broadband-fast email and Web browsing plus a suite of high performance entertainment applications add to its capabilities. This announcement also demonstrates the flexibility of the Symbian OS 9.1 and UIQ 3.0 platform to create a consumer focused offering as well as business. The W950's design will turn the heads of the most avid style aficionados. Its thin, sleek and compact form is finished in Mystic Purple, fingerprint-proof matt with orange accents. The purity of its design is strengthened by the keypad being flush with the surface, and orange backlighting that brings the music keys to life in a stunning, practical way. The music player within the W950 has the functionality and sound quality of an equivalent standalone device. Its 4 GB storage can take up to 4,000 songs (MP3, AAC, AAC+, E-AAC+, WAV and M4A) and the sound quality, delivered on high quality headphones, makes listening to music a real pleasure. A new graphic-rich interface on the Walkmanplayer makes it easy to navigate around the music library by song, artist or playlist and now it's possible to search visually by browsing through album covers using the stylus and touch screen. The W950 has all the benefits of a combined phone and music player, enabling multitasking between listening to music, SMS texting, emailing and browsing the Internet (Opera 8.0 web browser). It offers graphical equalizer and Mega Bass functions as well as FM radio with RDS. Connectivity options include USB 2.0 Mass storage High speed (480 Mbps) and Bluetooth 1.2. Beyond music, the W950 is a complete mobile entertainment centre that delivers great speed and exceptional quality sound and vision. Users can now enjoy the complete spectrum of mobile multimedia applications, from web browsing, push email and video streaming to 3D gaming and store-and-share of media files. Besides music, 4 GB is enough storage for a wealth of photos, videos or email attachments in the phone. Stereo sound through wireless headphones is now possible as the W950 support Bluetooth streaming in stereo. The Bluetooth Stereo Headset HBH-DS970 also announced today and available as an accessory delivers high quality stereo sound through stylish, comfortable headphones. W950 is the 3rd Sony Ericsson phone based on the new Symbian v9.1 and UIQ 3.0 platform. The phone weighs 112 grams and its dimensions are 106 x 54 x 15 mm. It starts shipping during Q3 2006.