Sony Ericsson's new W508 Walkman phone

The W508 is a slick Walkman phone with a full music player.

The Sony Ericsson W508 has a Walkman music player. Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson expanded its Walkman phone line at CES with the announcement of its new W508 music phone. Sporting a flip phone design that reminds us of the Sony Ericsson W980, the W508 offers the full slate of Walkman features.

Inside there is a music player with TrackID and Sony's Mega Bass, a 3.2-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, shake and gesture control, a speakerphone, video calling, an FM radio, YouTube integration, PC syncing, USB mass storage, modem support, messaging and e-mail, external music controls, a memory card slot, an audio recorder, instant messaging, 3D games, and a personal organizer.

The W508 comes in two base colors--metal gray and poetic white--but each version comes with a "Style-Up" cover than you can use to decorate the exterior of the handset. The white model comes with midnight summer, splashed art, radial blue or street hip-hop covers while the gray handset comes with sunny orange, forest green, architectural purple, or mysterious graffiti.

The W508 will be available in the second quarter of this year. There's no work on U.S. or Canadian availability, but the W508a is a quad-band GSM handset with support for North American and European 3G networks.

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