Are Sony Ericsson's designers thieves? Because it looks like they stole the stars from the sky and put em into the w580 Slider. Meow.

We'd written about this midrange phone before, but it wasn't until *tonight* that I realized just how beauuuuutiful it is. It's the little things, really. Like the downturned bottom end; the orange-anodized aluminum back around the 2.0MP cam; and the faint glow on the buttons and sides. Utterly charming, especially when you consider the Sony Ericsson OS and the second gen Walkman software and MusicID. Highly recommended, even more so than its waifish older, skinnier sibling, the w880. and as Travis noted this morning, it IS coming to the US. First, even.

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful

Love at First Grope: Sony Ericsson's W580 is All Glowy and Beautiful


Stat smather after the jump.

The W580 Walkman® phone at a glance: Music Walkman® player 2.0 512 MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) (expandable) 12MB user free memory Music playback up to 20 hours FM Radio with RDS PlayNow™ TrackID™ music recognition software Disc2Phone Music Management Software Multiple Music Format Support (MP3/AAC/AAC+/e-AAC+) A2DP (Bluetooth™ streaming sound) Music Illumination Effects Stereo Headset Speakerphone Design & Lifestyle 14mm slim Compact slider design Flash theme Pedometer Active Applications Weight 94 grams Size 99 x 47 x 14 mm Imaging 2.0 megapixel camera 2.0" QVGA 262K TFT screen Picture Blogging Connectivity & Messaging Bluetooth™ 2.0 Java MIDP 2.0 Full HTML Browser with RSS Instant messaging USB Mass storage POP3/IMAP4 email Enabled for Java push mail Accessories In-Box: Stereo Headset HPM-70 USB Cable DCU-60 512MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) Disc2Phone Music Management Software Aftermarket Accessories - including: Stereo Portable Handsfree HPM-85

Portable Speakers MPS-70
Snap-On Speakers MPS-75

Bluetooth™ Music Receiver MBR-100
Bluetooth™ Car Speakerphone HCB-120
Availability and versions EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

Colours: Style White / Urban Grey

Standby time: up to 370 hours
Talktime: up to 9 hours


–Brian Lam

w580 [Sony Ericsson]