A Sweet-Sounding MP3 Phone

This Sony Ericsson has an excellent MP3 player, camera, video, and gaming. What more could you want? Maybe just a color other than orange

For those looking for a cell phone with a little more spice, check out the Sony Ericsson W600i Walkman phone available from Cingular Wireless. It's one of two Walkman phones currently offered in the U.S., and new Cingular customers can get their hands on one for just under $150, after online promotions and mail-in rebates. After testing one for the last couple of weeks, I could see why they're such hot sellers across the globe (Sony Ericsson recently said it has shipped 3 million Walkman units since its launch in August).

But those quibbles aside, the W600i is a steal for new customers looking to get one of the trendiest MP3 player-cell phone combinations on the market. It marks the beginning of an era when stand-alone gadgets will be replaced by all-in-ones. Keep your eyes open for more introductions in 2006 to the Walkman cell-phone series, as Sony Ericsson will likely look to expand its offerings in the U.S. And the w600i will keep you plenty occupied while you wait.

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