Our Verdict 
If you’re a fan of pop music, and like to keep your library fresh, a MusicStation mobile well worth investigating
Feels good in the hand
smart interface
MusicStation software has plenty of appeal
decent sound
Variable MusicStation file sizes
no headphone jack
could be slightly more intuitive
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While the Sony Ericsson W595 is a fairly smart new mobile, our main interest in this product comes as an opportunity to try out the integrated MusicStation application.

For either £1.95 a week or as part of your monthly subscription price, this exclusive-to-Vodafone service allows you to download, play and share more than three million tracks – and growing –wherever you are.

The service downloads music via 3G or 2.5G (depending on reception), and in the eAAC+ format. Music is stored on the 40MB phone memory or on a micro card of your choice.

It's a decent handset, and the interface is fairly intuitive – with the odd foible.

And it doesn't sound too bad at all. Listening to Dizzee Rascal's Dance Wiv Me, it's a lively, surprisingly detailed sound, if a touch lightweight.

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We like this phone, we like MusicStation. With much more functionality promised, especially across other platforms, it's an application to keep an eye on.