Most of Sony Ericsson’s tend to be on the pricey side but every now and then the company gives us a more affordable model for the masses. Last year it rolled out the W200a and at CES today the company announced the W350a. At 0.41 wide inches it sports a design we haven’t seen for a while. The keypad is covered by a flap that folds down when you’re on a call. The flap not only protects the keypad when not it’s not in use but also it allows you to get the feel of the a flip phone.
But the W350a’s design offers another quirk as well. When closed you can access convenient Walkman controls to play your music and shuffle tracks. You also get a choice of four colors: electric black, ice blue, hypnotic black and graphic white. Beyond the music player the feature set is pretty average. There’s a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, messaging and e-mail, an FM radio, a 262,144-color display, a speakerphone and personal organizer applications. The triband (GSM 850/1800/1900) W350a should be available in the fourth quarter of this year.