Sony Ericsson unveils new Walkman phone for North America

Sony Ericsson shows off the W380a, the W890i, and the K660.

Sony Ericsson W380a Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson dropped three new cell phones today, including a new Walkman handset for North America. The W380a has all the usual Walkman phone accouterments and it offers a high-resolution camera, stereo Bluetooth, and an FM radio. The flip design is interesting, though I'm going to have to see it in person to give my honest verdict. On the front face is a camera lens and what appears to be touchy-feely music control, but the external display seems to be hidden when the backlighting is off. It's also rather thin, a sign that Sony Ericsson is now fully onboard the thin phone bandwagon. And while the world is lacking in purple phones, I realize it may be a but much for some users. If that's you, the W380a also comes in a more subdued silver.

Sony Ericsson also released the W890i Walkman handset and the K660 Cybershot model. Both are quad-band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) world phones, but the W890i is optimized for European 3G networks. You can check out all the new models in our Sony Ericsson slide show.

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