U.S. mobile carrier AT&T has officailly introduced the Sony Ericsson C905a Cyber-shot and W518a Walkman phones to the U.S. market; the C905a slider sports an 8.1 megapixel camera, while the W518a flip phone focuses on music and social networking features.
“Sony Ericsson has created two signature phones that enhance the quality of photography and social networking on a phone and take advantage of exciting AT&T services like AT&T Navigator and Video Share,” said AT&T VP Michael Woodward, in a statement.
The C905a sports an 8.1 megapixel camera with xenon flash—which AT&T describes as the best camera available in a mobile phone today—along with a 2.4-inch display, up to 16 GB of storage on Memory Stick Micro media, and PictBridge printing capability for photos. The camera also features face detection and a burst mode which captures seven pictures in one click, enabling users to pick the best one later. The phone also sports an FM radio receiver, video recording capability, mobile email, instant messaging, and of course the capability to tap into AT&T services like AT&T Music, Video Share, and Navigator.
The W518a Walkman phone is designed to be a Facebook-friendly media phone, with a home screen that immediately shows friends’ Facebook status messages and profile photos. Users can also update their own status with just one click from the home screen, and easily upload photos to Facebook—conveniently taken with the phone’s 3.2 megapixel camera. The Walkman phone also features “shake technology” that enables users to shuffle, skip, and control volume on their music playback just by flicking their wrist (be careful not to move too quickly or throw the phone). Users can also purchase and download music via Napster and eMusic over the air.
Both phones will be available at AT&T retail locations beginning July 19, with the C905a going for $179.99 and the W518a going for $49.99—both prices reflect a new two-year service agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate.