Sony Ericsson tonight announced the hipper brother to the M600 messaging phone announced last week. The W950 has a similar form factor but forgoes the QWERTY keyboard for a traditional phone keypad hidden below the surface of the phone and packs a musical surprise. In addition to new Walkman software optimized for the UIQ phone and its large touch screen, the W950 houses 4 GB of flash memory. The W950 has a 2.6″ QVGA screen, jog wheel, Bluetooth including A2DP, and triband GSM/GPRS plus UMTS 2100 in a 15 mm thick package like the one announced last week for the M600. Like the M600, the W950 also lacks a camera. In addition Sony Ericsson announced a compatible Bluetooth stereo headset, the HBH DS970, which allows for control and playback of both music and phone functions trough stereo earphones. The DS970 is compatible with all A2DP / AVRC handsets including the SE P900, M600, W950 and K610.
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