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

January 8th, 2009 at 8:21 AM

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.

C510a Cyber-Shot

  • 107mm x 47mm x 12.5mm, 92g
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, tri-band 3G
  • 2.2″ 240×320 display (262k color TFT)
  • 3.2 megapixel camera w/ “Smile Shutter” and front-facing video calling
  • Video playback (YouTube/streaming video enabled)
  • Media player w/ Mega Bass, PlayNow, and TrackID
  • FM radio w/ RDS
  • 100MB internal memory
  • Memory Stick Micro (M2)
  • 400/300 hours stand-by, 10/4 hours talk-time (EDGE/3G), 2 1/3 hours video calling
  • Available in both Future Black and Radiation Silver
  • Q1 availability

W508a Walkman

  • 93.5mm x 50mm x 14mm, 98g
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, tri-band 3G
  • 2.2″ 240×320 display (262k color TFT)
  • 3.2 megapixel camera and front-facing video calling
  • Video playback (YouTube/streaming viedeo enabled)
  • Walkman player w/ Mega Bass, PlayNow, TrackID, SensMe, and Shake Control
  • Bluetooth 2.0 w/ A2DP
  • 100MB internal memory
  • Memory Stick Micro (M2)
  • 400/300 hours stand-by, 10/4 hours talk-time (EDGE/3G), 24 hours MP3 playback, 2 hours video calling
  • Available in Metal Grey or Poetic White with eight interchangeable faceplates
  • Q2 availability

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