Sony Ericsson K800 and K790 Cyber-Shot phones

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 28 2006 @ 17:52 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sony Ericsson takes digital imaging in camera phones to new heights today with the launch of the K800 and K790 phones, the first handsets to carry the Cyber-shot brand, a true mark of imaging quality. Both are highly capable mobile phones with integrated 3.2 Megapixel digital cameras with Autofocus, Xenon flash and BestPic - Sony Ericsson’s unique imaging technology that allows you to capture exactly the moment you desire. K800 and K790 combine advanced image capture capabilities with high speed data transfer, making them perfect tools for shooting and sharing high quality pictures and videos. K800 is a dual-mode UMTS/GPRS phone and the K790 is a Tri Band EDGE phone. Both are available from Q2 2006.

The handsets have a classic Sony Ericsson design, with a large screen and responsive, tactile keypad with a sleek and stylish dual front phone design. Turn the phones horizontally and there you have a digital still camera. Simply slide the active lens cover downwards and a user interface similar to that of a Cyber-shot™ camera automatically appears.

A completely new feature developed by Sony Ericsson is BestPic, which ensures that you never ‘miss’ an important picture. Press the shutter button once and get 9 full quality 3.2 megapixel pictures to choose from in a time sequence – 4 pictures before and 4 pictures after the actual image you captured. All 9 pictures are displayed as icons on the display. Simply scroll backwards and forwards through the 9 images and save the ones you like best.



The Sony Ericsson K800 is a dual-mode UMTS handset while K790 is a Tri Band EDGE handset. Both products will be commercially available in Velvet Black and start shipping globally during Q2 2006.

Features:

Imaging & Messaging

  • 3.2 Mega pixel with Auto Focus Camera
  • Xenon Flash
  • BestPic
  • Video and image stabilizer function
  • 2.0” QVGA 262K TFT display
  • Active lens cover
  • Photo keys
  • Cyber-shot user interface
  • Memory for 100 pictures (at 3.2MP), 64 MB internal user memory
  • Video recording/playback
  • Adobe picture/video PC SW
  • 16x Digital zoom
  • Auto red eye reduction
  • DPOF & PictBridge
  • Time line view of pictures
  • Picture Blogging (powered by Blogger)
  • PictureDJ  and VideoDJ
  • Standard push e-mail (P-IMAP) support
  • VGA camera for Video Telephony (no VGA camera in K790)

Entertainment

  • Music Player (MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ support)
  • Video Player
  • Music DJ
  • OMA DRM phase 1.x
  • Streaming Audio/Video
  • 3D games
  • A/B buttons for horizontal games support
  • RDS FM radio

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • IrDA
  • HTML Full Browser with RSS readers
  • USB 2.0 Mass storage
  • External antenna connector
  • Memory Stick Micro (M2) slot
  • Flight mode
  • Multitasking
  • USB cable, stereo portable handsfree and PC software in the box
  • Talk time: up to 7 hours GSM/2.5 hours UMTS
  • Standby time: up to 350 hours
  • Size: 106 x 47 x 18 (22) mm
  • Weight: 115 grams


About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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