Chocka with multimedia type facilities the K500 has been designed so that when its owners take images using its VGA camera they can hold the phone horizontally as they would a traditional camera. The camera also features an integrated 4x digital zoom and Sony Ericsson’s QuickShare facility which apparently speeds taking and sending images.
The small-ish phone features a 1.9inch TFT 65k colour screen. Underneath this is an array of small buttons and a multi-way joystick designed to enhance the phone’s gaming facilities.
Other features include 12MB of memory and Sony Ericsson’s new PlayNow service that is designed to speed up the downloading of ringtones.
The K500 goes on sale in the UK, and across the world, in the autumn.