Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Sony Ericsson launches photo-blogging phones

They have a 3.2megapixel sensor and a Xenon flash. And they're not digital cameras. They're Sony's latest mobiles in the form of the K800i and K790i.

Marking the first phones to carry Sony Ericsson's Cyber-shot branding, the K800i and K790i are designed to be the must-have handsets for the roving photo-blogger. They include features such as red-eye reduction and 'supersteady shot', plus blogging, RSS reader and web search software, courtesy of a deal with Google.

They are also PictBridge ready, meaning shots can be printed direct to a printer.

'With the Cyber-shot phone we aim to create a new lifestyle of "imaging communication" by combining Sony Ericsson's unique mobile applications and Sony digital imaging technologies,' said Rikko Sakaguchi, Senior VP, Product and Application Planning, Sony Ericsson. 'Our aim has always been to innovate and create new values for the mobile life, and with the Cyber-shot phone we will enable anyone to enjoy an entirely new level of communication - taking quality pictures of anything, anytime and

They have a slightly weedy 64MB internal memory, expandable via a Memory Stick Micro slot. There's also a media player with support for numerous audio and video formats; and they can handle SMS, MMS, email and push email services, too. The only difference between the handsets is that the K800i has a VGA camera for video calling.

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