Keen to capitalise on the explosion of photo-blog culture, today Sony Ericsson has announced the introduction of 2 phones, the K800i and the K790i. The K800i and the K790i will have integrated Blogger.com software (courtesy of Google), an RSS reader and most excitingly, a 3.2 mega-pixel camera. These new offerings, the first to be
marketed under the Sony Cybershot brand, mark an important departure from the current
line of Walkman phones.
The K800i (pictured) operates on UMTS and dual-band GSM. It measures 4.7″ x 1.8″ x 0.7″ and is a mere 4 oz in weight. It has a 2″ QVGA screen
with 262,000+ colours and resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. It also has a bank 64MB internal Flash memory and a Memory Stick Micro M2 slot capable of holding up to an extra GB of memory. A handy USB 2.0 port is also bundled in, to help with the speedy download and storage of photos taken.
If downloading images using USB isn’t your scene, then the K800i makes life even easier by allowing you to print your photos directly to your PictBridge photo-printer without using your computer.
As well as having impressive image capturing capabilities, the K800i also has 3G video calling as
standard and can stream MPEG4 and Real video. The K800i offers music playback across both MP3 and AAC. The K790i boasts similar dimensions and features to that of the K800i bar 3G video calling. Instead, it will use tri-band GSM and EDGE for data communications. An Americian version of the K790i, dubbed the K790a is in the works and due for release in Summer 06. The K790a will have identical specs to the K790i but will be able to operate on American GSM bands.
The K800i, K790i and K790a should be available in the Summer.
Thanks to Alexia for the heads up on this.