Sony Ericsson W960 Review: Walkman Extreme: 360-degree Spin, Design, Construction

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First encounter

When we first saw the W960 on the Sony Ericsson product shots, we thought it was gorgeous. Truth is, it doesn't see that fine in person - in fact, it looks cheaper than it really is. But hey, it's just us - don't let us ruin your pleasure.

The W960 measures pretty much the same as the W950 or the P1 smartphone - 109 x 55 x 16 mm and it weighs 119 g. That's not much really, considering the handset's rich functionality. The dominating solemn black color of the casing contrasts with a sporty white edging along all sides. The front panel design is rather minimalist. At the top, above the display, you can see the video-call capturing camera and the earpiece. Below the screen, there is a row of hidden touch-sensitive keys, which light up once you start the Walkman music player. The keypad comes in conservative design and colors, unlike most other Walkman handsets, that tdiscontinue to be flashier.



The W960 front panel: video-call capturing camera is in the top left corner, while under the display there are three touch-sensitive keys

The left side of the device is the one that caught us quite off guard. Somehow, a key we are so used to, has gone missing. On all previous Sony Ericsson smartphones, a Back key has always been present correct next to the traditional Jog Wheel. Now, the only place the users will find that key is on the front keypad. Next to the Jog wheel, you can easily see the neck/wrist strap eyelet, styled in silver. The stylus compartment is correct next to this eyelet. The stylus itself has a rather innovative design - not telescopic this time and entirely made of plastic, it comes with a rather sporty design and... has a dreaded removable tip. Used to have, to be more precise. After taking these shots, the removable tip made us scour the office floor in a vain search - it had obviously fallen off and was nowhere to be found. Seems like a truly clumsy solution by Sony Ericsson.






Strap eyelet and Jog wheel - the Back key has gone missing

The correct side of the W960 features only two volume keys and the capturing camera shutter key.





Volume keys and capturing camera shutter key • In case you haven't noticed, the sign there says 8GB (such a showoff!)

The stylus itself has a rather innovative design - not telescopic this time and entirely made of plastic, it comes with a rather sporty design and... has a dreaded removable tip. Used to have, to be more precise.

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