Sony Ericsson W710i (W712a?) Walkman sports phone approved by FCC

On it’s site Sony Ericsson says that it’s W710i Walkman Sports phone is coming to the U.S. soon. And indeed it is so. It seems that FCC has just approved this model or it’s variation for the use in United States.

Sony Ericsson W710i W712a Walkman Sports Phonefront

The reason we are a little confused about it is that the Users Manual on FCC site labels this cellphone as W712a instead of W710i and the looks are a little different. The flip phone on the FCC site has a retractable antenna. Quick scan of the Users Manual shows that this handset uses the retractable antenna only for Hearing Aid Compatibility. So it might be that Sony Ericsson W712a is a special version of a W710i Walkman Sports Phone for hearing impaired, because all other features on this mobile are just like in W710i:

  • General looks sans antenna
  • Fitness applications measuring speed and distance
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Walkman features and software
  • Memory Stick Micro Slot
  • And all other goodies…
Sony Ericsson W712a W710i open

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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