You could never accuse Sony Ericsson of not working that Walkman brand. Its latest W705 sliderphone is a classy-looking addition to the ever-expanding music mobile lineup, adding Wi-Fi connectivity to a characteristically busy set of up-range Walkman phone features.
Design and handling Sharply styled with brushed aluminium on the front and sides, subtle gold trim, plus a rubber-feel back panel, the W705 has distinct design echoes of the W880i about it. A 2.4-inch QVGA display dominates the front, giving a bright, clear and reasonably large platform for its multimedia goings-on. Its bodywork is an acceptable 95(h) x 48(w) x 14.3(d)mm, and its 98g weight reflects the solid feel of the bodywork.
Packing the latest Walkman gadgetry, including gimmicky Shake Control, the W705 is also boxed with a 4GB Memory Stick Micro card, and better than average in-ear earphones (though again, there's no 3.5mm socket on the bodywork). 3G HSPA provides high-speed mobile online connectivity, for fast uploading as well as downloading where networks are enabled, while there's a video call camera upfront, plus a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash.