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Sony Ericsson W380i / W380a / W380c

 Sony Ericsson W380 Discontinued
8th November 2007

At first glance, the Sony Ericsson W380 looks a bit dull. It's a "Walkman" branded GSM clamshell phone with a 1.3 megapixel camera and a 176x220 pixel display. The relatively low model number (i.e. 380) indicates that this is a pretty low-end phone.

And yet, the Sony Ericsson W380 has a few surprising features that actually make it a pretty cool phone. Firstly, it's a Walkman phone, so you know that it's going to have good multimedia capabilities.. but there's more. Perhaps the cleverest thing in the W380 is a motion sensor which allows you to wave your hand over the phone in order to snooze an alarm or to silence an incoming call. This is perhaps a silly thing, but you have to admit that it's a pretty cool feature. The exterior media controls are quite funky too, and the W380 has a fashionably discrete external display as well. Talktime is a useful 7 hours.

The rest of the features on the W380 are pretty straightforward - stereo Bluetooth, an FM radio and Memory Stick Micro expandable memory (with 512MB in the box) are the main features. There's an email client, web browser, RSS feed reader and all the usual stuff you'd expect to find in a Sony Ericsson.

There's no word on pricing, but Sony Ericsson say that the W380 should be available in Q1 2008 in "Electric Purple" and "Magnetic Grey". There are three variants, a tri-band 850/1800/1900 W380a version for North America, the tri-band 900/1800/1900 W380c version for China and another tri-band 900/1800/1900 W380i version for everywhere else in the world.

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Sony Ericsson W380 at a glance


Q1 2008


GSM 850 / 1800 / 1900 or
GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900




176x220 pixels, 262k colours


1.3 megapixels


Medium clamshell
92 x 49 x 16mm / 100 grams



Memory card:

Memory Stick Micro







Battery life:

7 hours talk / 12 days standby


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