Sony Ericsson unveiled its new 8.1-megapixel Cyber-shot cameraphone today.
Rumors of the handset were spreading last week, and the handset’s specs appear to live up to the pre-release hype. Called the C905, the handset is a slider design modeled more after a digital camera than a phone; it comes with an 8.1-megapixel camera, Xenon flash, face detection auto-focus, smart contrast and image stabilizer. It also comes with a 2 GB Memory Stick Micro, USB adaptor for easy transfer of photos to-and-from a PC, 2.4-inch scratch-resistant mineral glass display, GPS for photo geo-tagging and navigational applications and the ability to send photos wirelessly to a TV via Wi-Fi (using DLNA), or wired via the newly announced TV-Out Cable ITC-60.
The handset maker also announced a less pro-photographer cameraphone, the S302 Snapshot. The S302 comes with a 2-megapixel camera, photo light and photo fix functions, up to 20 MB internal memory and Memory Stick Micro support and USB and Bluetooth for easy photo transfer.
“The C905 Cyber-shot and S302 Snapshot have been developed to make us all better photographers. That means making it easier to take great shots and never missing that magic moment,” Sven Totté, head of Imaging Marketing at Sony Ericsson, said in a statement. “Although both have photography at their core, the phones are very distinct; the 8.1-megapixel C905 is a viable alternative to a digital camera and the S302 is perfect for those who don’t want to miss a moment and like to send or Bluetooth their photos to their friends.”
Both handsets should be available in select markets during the fourth quarter.
Sony Ericsson also announced two new basic candy-bar phones that the company says “pack all of the essential features and appeal … in a durable, no-nonsense mobile.”
The new J132 includes a dust-resistant keypad, FM radio alarm clock, flashlight function and up to nine hours of talk time or 450 hours standby. The new K330 includes storage for up to 1,000 contacts and 450 text messages, video-capable VGA camera, 1.7-inch display, FM Radio and flashlight function.