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Photos: Sony Ericsson W980

The Sony Ericsson W980 isn't our top choice for a music phone, but it's an attractive and reliable model just the same. Check it out in our slide show.

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Sleek style

The Sony Ericsson W980 has an attractive flip phone design. One of its unique style elements is the clear plastic portion at the end of the front flap.
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A small display

The W980 has a reflective black skin. The external display shows some color, but it won't support photo caller ID. It's also a bit small.
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Rearview

The W980 is relatively unremarkable from behind.
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In profile

The W980's volume rocker and handset locking switch sit on its right spine. Between them is a control that changes from music to standard mode.
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Time for tunes

The W980's music controls are touch-sensitive. They give full access to the music player and the radio without opening the phone.
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In the hand

The W980 has a comfortable feel and a sturdy build.
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Cool controls

The W980's controls and keypad have an ergonomic and easy-to-use design.
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On the go

The compact W980 travels well.
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Picture time

The W980's camera lacks a flash and a self-portrait mirror, which is disappointing for a 3.2-megapixel shooter.

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