Sony Ericsson's new Cyber-shot handsets – K810/K818 and K550/K550im

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More new handsets from Sony Ericsson. Following on from the new Walkman models comes two new Cyber-shot handsets – the K810/K818 and K550/K550im.

The 3G K810/K818 Cyber-shot phone features a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus, Xenon flash and red eye reduction. Other camera-related features include Photo Fix, which can correct images after they have been taken and Illuminated Camera Icons to the side of the main keypad, which light up when in camera mode, allow you to access camera menu options at the touch of a button. There’s also BestPic – shoot a number of images in succession, then pick the best one to keep.

Other general features include a 2.0-inch QVGA 262k TFT screen, video calling, photo blogging, Bluetooth, music/video playback and HTML browsing. Talk time is up to 10 hours. The K810/818 Cyber-shot phone should be available in the second quarter of 2007 in Noble Blue and Golden Ivory.

The slimline (14mm thick) K550 Cyber-shot phone is a quad-band EDGE device with 1.9-inch 262K TFD LCD screen, equipped with a disappointing 2 megapixel camera, along with auto focus, LED photo light and active lens cover. Also featured is Bluetooth, picture blogging, music/video player, FM radio with RDS, HTML browsing, Push Email and instant messaging support. Talk time is up to 7 hours.

The K550im variant is the first Cyber-shot phone to support O2’s i-mode service. Both models will be available in Jet Black or Pearl White and should be in stores in the coming weeks.

Sony Ericsson website

Dave Walker