Sony's Cyber-shot K800 and K790 camera phones

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If you like to snap away with your mobile, you’ll want a closer look at Sony Ericsson’s new Cyber-shot range of mobile phones, which pack a 3.2MP camera and allsorts of extras previously only found in a dedicated digital camera.

Both of the models unveiled today – K800 and K790 come in a "sleek black velvet" casing and feature a tasty 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and lens cover, dedicated shutter button, auto red eye reduction, printing without a PC with PictBridge, video and image stabiliser function and something rather impressive known as BestPic – press the shutter once and get 9 images, which are then available for you to browse and to select the best one(s). The phones are among the first to feature fully integrated Picture Blogging, which means you can create and update personal blogs directly from the phone in just a few clicks.

Oh yes, they’re phones too. The K800 is dual-mode UMTS/GPRS while the K790 is tri-band EDGE. Both models have a two inch QVGA 262K TFT display, 64MB internal flash memory with Memory Stick Micro M2 expansion, Bluetooth, full HTML browsing with RSS feeds, support for standard push email, video recording and playback, a music Player supporting MP3/AAC plus FM radio and 3D gaming.

As yet, we have no exact release dates for either the K800 and K790, but we believe the phones will retail for around £300. We’ll keep you posted on both.

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Dave Walker