AT&T outs first 3G Walkman phone: Sony Ericsson W760a

W760aOh the memories. I remember my first Walkman device (it played cassette tapes) and being able to walk around while jamming to Journey, The Eagles and yes… I’m man enough to admit it: Michael Jackson. Mobile music certainly put a spring in my step back then. Now that we’re in the 21st century, the venerable Walkman lives on, but with more bells and whistles.AT&T is the first U.S. carrier to bring a 3G-capable Walkman phone to the network with the Sony Ericsson’s W760a. The device’s accelerometer comes into play for music controls: you can shake or tilt the phone to fast forward to the next song in the queue. No word on what happens if you moon-walk with this in your pocket, but you can bet I’d try it. Oh, it makes phone calls too, plus offers an HTML browser, 3.2-megapixel camera, and AT&T Navigator support. Sheesh, my ol’ Walkman just played tapes…. and you had to take the tape out to flip it because I didn’t opt for the Auto-Reverse feature.The W760a is available for $129.99 with a two-year agreement and mail-in rebate. All of AT&T’s music offerings work with the new handset: Napster Mobile, eMusic Mobile, Music ID and XM Radio. Plus you can match your W760a with your dancing shoes, provided you have them in red, black or silver.

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