AT&T Sony Ericsson C905a strikes a pose; shipments now hitting retailers

By on July 15, 2009 at 7:31 PM.

AT&T Sony Ericsson C905a strikes a pose; shipments now hitting retailers

Well it looks like Sony Ericsson’s upcoming C905a is just as anxious to see AT&T-subscribed mobile photogs as they are to see it. In fact, it couldn’t even wait until the 19th for its official release to pop out of its retail packaging and say hi to the camera. One of our ninjas just hit us to show off one of many units currently making their way across the country just waiting to be snatched up this Sunday. A quick recap of the spec highlights:

  • 8.1 megapixel camera with a xenon flash, auto-focus and video capture
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, dual-band HSDPA
  • On-device image editing
  • Scratch-resistant mineral glass display
  • GPS
  • FM Radio
  • Bluetooth
  • Memory Stick Micro (M2) support up to 16GB

In less exciting news, we’re hearing AT&T has apparently crippled the handset a bit more than most would have liked — namely, it will be lacking Wi-Fi and Exchange support out of the box. For seasoned SE fans this shouldn’t pose much of a roadblock but less experienced users looking to bring the handset back to its fully functional state have some debranding research to do. Hit the jump for more shots of the phone and retail packaging.

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Nokia “Piranha” and a handful of other handsets reportedly headed to AT&T

By on March 13, 2009 at 2:36 PM.

Nokia “Piranha” and a handful of other handsets reportedly headed to AT&T

AT&T customers, it looks like you’re in for quite a few sexy new phones over the next few months if this new report ends up panning out. Here’s what we’re looking at according to a report from the boys over at Engadget Mobile:

  • Nokia Piranha, March 24th – Internal codename, a “thin smartphone with a touchscreen”. If true, it will have to be the 5800 XpressMusic we imagine, but we find it highly unlikely. The other, more likely possibility: The tipster is confused and it’s the E71x which will reportedly follow at Best Buy on April 1st.
  • Samsung Propel Pro, March 19th
  • Samsung Impression, March 26th – Touchscreen slider, 3 megapixel camera
  • LG Xenon, April 9th
  • LG Neon, May 9th
  • Samsung “BJ 2″, May 9th – Possibly the Blackjack 3, though that codename is extremely odd considering the existence of the already-available Blackjack 2.
  • Sony Ericsson C905, June 9th

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2009 Rogers / Fido roadmap leaked, leads to smartphone heaven

By on December 25, 2008 at 9:10 AM.

2009 Rogers / Fido roadmap leaked, leads to smartphone heaven

Just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean that the mobile phone industry is safe from leaks. HoFo user clearskies08 has posted pictures which are purported to be from an internal Rogers and Fido flagship presentation. They reveal all of the flagship smartphones that the two carriers plan to release in 2009. Virtually every single phone in the line-up has been written about before in one way or another so we’ll spare you their specs, but rest assured, if even one quarter of the phones in the presentation end up hitting store shelves, 2009 is looking to be a hell of a year for Rogers and its dog. Hit the jump for a complete list of handsets along with images from the presentation.

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Sony Ericsson C905 with AT&T 3G support gets FCC nod

By on December 10, 2008 at 12:29 PM.

Sony Ericsson C905 with AT&T 3G support gets FCC nod

Well hello there! As we’ve come to expect from the folks over at the FCC, another handset has been leaked and this time around its a pretty interesting one. The sexy C905 from Sony Ericsson has made its way through the FCC, again, and this time it has a little something extra on board. That’s right people, the often elusive 850 / 1900 WCDMA bands we all wish for are present and accounted for. In other words, you can be pretty certain this 8 megapixel beast will be making its way to Big Blue sometime in the near future. Let’s recap the specs:

  • 8.1 megapixel CMOS (3264×2448, 7.99 effective megapixels) with autofocus
  • Xenon flash, 3-LED videolight, focus assist lamp, self portrait mirror
  • Image stabilizer and face detection autofocus (up to 3 faces)
  • Auto Rotate
  • BestPic
  • 16x digital zoom
  • Video recording: QVGA (320×240) @ 30fps
  • Dedicated camera still/record/review key
  • Dual Function D-Pad
  • Mechanical lens cover
  • PhotoAlbum

We all know Sony Ericsson can do cameras and the C905 is its most solid camera phone offering to date. In other words, the ZN5’s reign as the dumbphone camera king among US carriers will indeed be a short-lived one. No pricing or timing is available yet but rest assured, we’ll keep you posted.

[Via CellPhone signal]

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Four of the hottest camera phones face off in an 8MP shootout

By on November 6, 2008 at 7:32 AM.

Four of the hottest camera phones face off in an 8MP shootout

We told you a few weeks about an 8MP shootout between the LG KC910 “Renoir” and the Samsung M8800 Pixon, but GSMArena outdid the folks over at Mobile@Mail.Ru by doing their own 8MP shootout testing four of the hottest 8MP camera phones out there. In their in-depth review, GSM Arena compares the LG KC910, the Samsung M8800 Pixon, the Sony Ericsson C905, and the Samsung INNOV8.  We wont even try to cover all the details of their 7 page review in a single post. Suffice to say that each camera phone has its own strengths and weaknesses. The Samsung INNOV8 is the best universal performer with excellent image quality, capable video recording, and a large display. The Sony Ericsson C905 has the best camera interface, camera handling, and controls. The LG KC910 has a beautiful high resolution touch screen with well balanced camera features and very good image quality. Last but not least, the Samsung M8800 Pixon brings up the rear in terms of image quality and camera features, but has a well organized user interface and above-average video recording. If that piques your interest and leaves you wanting more, then hit the read link and get more one on one mobile camera action than you can stand.

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Sony Ericsson’s 8MP C905 passes through the FCC

By on October 16, 2008 at 6:10 AM.

Sony Ericsson’s 8MP C905 passes through the FCC

Add another to the list of phones recently approved by the FCC, this time ’round it is the Sony Ericsson C905 slider . With its 8MP camera, 2.4” scratch-resistant mineral glass display, quad Band GSM, tri-band HSDPA, and Wi-Fi under the hood, this is sure to be an overpriced awesome SE Cybershot phone. Betcha cant wait to snag this one from your local SonyStyle and snap your first 8MP camera phone picture. Wonder what that picture will be? The sidewalk as you walk out the door, a loved one or a family pet, or maybe a spy shot (that you will send to BGR) of the Sony Ericsson X1-HD with its 3.8″ touchscreen, thin slider body, 12MP camera, and Android powered OS. Yeah, we know such a phone doesn’t exist but we can dream can’t we?

[Via Engadget ]

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Sony Ericsson says hello to 8.2 megapixel camera phone

By on June 11, 2008 at 9:10 AM.

Sony Ericsson says hello to 8.2 megapixel camera phone

Yeah, and you thought the current bumper crop of 5-megapixel camera phones was impressive. According to the Unoffical Sony Ericsson Blog, SE is getting ready to unleash this 8.1 megapixel beast on an unsuspecting public. The C905 is a Cybershot camera phone with a pretty impressive “trick” up its sleeve. In addition to the Herculean megapixel count, the new flagship SE Cybershot phone sports GPS, HSDPA, ActiveSync Exchange support, Wi-Fi, an accelerometer, 2.4″ QVGA screen, and much more. No word on pricing, but expect this bad boy to be announced on the 17th of June, alongside a host of other upcoming SE phones.

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