Sony Ericsson announces the 8 megapixel W995 and the 12 megapixel Idou

By on February 15, 2009 at 2:22 PM.

Sony Ericsson announces the 8 megapixel W995 and the 12 megapixel Idou

Sony Ericsson had the first press conference of MWC 2009 and used that opportunity to announce the W995, previously known as the Hikaru. The W995 is an 8 megapixel slider with 3.5mm headphone jack, stereo speakers, 2.6″ QVGA scratch-resistant screen, 118MB built-in memory, A-GPS with Google Maps and Wayfinder Navigator pre-installed, Wi-Fi and full PlayStation 3 compatibility. The phone also supports Sony Ericsson’s new Media Go service which allows you to easily transfer music, videos, photos and podcasts between your mobile phone and computer. This handset will be available in Progressive Black, Cosmic Silver and Energetic Red in select markets starting at the end of Q1 2009.

Sony Ericsson also unveiled the 12 megapixel Symbian-based Idou. The Idou will feature a Xenon flash, large 3.5″ 16:9 touchscreen and will be capable of “full media consumption”. The Idou does not have a model name yet and is expected to be available in the second half of 2009. Hit the jump for the press photo of the Idou.

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Sony Ericsson announces two new phones for North America: C510a and W508a

By on January 8, 2009 at 8:21 AM.

Sony Ericsson announces two new phones for North America: C510a and W508a

Yesterday Sony Ericsson announced two new devices for the North American market – the C510a Cyber-shot handset and the W508a Walkman phone. Both feature quad-band EDGE and tri-band 3G in addition to video calling. Apart from their obvious differences in terms of music phone versus camera phone, both phones are easily distinguished by their form factor. The C510a went the candy bar route while the W508a is a clamshell. By no means smartphones, these two devices are able to compensate for their lack of jaw-dropping features through the very polished OS. Carriers have yet to be announced, but a phone like the W508a seems very much like the type of device that Rogers and Fido love to offer and lack of 1700MHz doesn’t bode well for T-Mobile. Both are slated for release in H1 of this year. Specs after the jump. More →

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