Sony Ericsson's latest Walkman is pitched at the top of the midrange, and features juicy extras like HSDPA 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi and a 3.2 megapixel camera.
It's a sturdy little slider, the quality metal front and slide only slightly let down by the cheapy clip-on plastic back, which at least has a rubberised, non-slip feel to it. You'll need to remove it to get to the 4GB Memory Stick Micro card, which Sony Ericsson has included, though fortunately there's no need to remove the battery.
The keypad is another of those tiny little ergonomic marvels that Sony Ericsson has perfected. The D-pad, which doubles as music player control, is flanked by call start and stop, two soft keys, cancel and shortcuts buttons, but is all easy to find under the thumb thanks to the careful shaping of the interlinking buttons. Above it the screen employs up to 262,000 colours and is arrestingly sharp and detailed.