Sony Ericsson reveal C510 and update the C905 with new goodies

08 Jan, 2009

The new Sony Ericsson C510 is dubbed as the most affordable Cyber-shot to date - it has a 3 megapixel camera, imaging shortcuts and Face detection plus Smile Shutter. The Sony Ericsson C905 is also getting the Smile Shutter treatment via a software update that should be available somewhere in February 2009. A new color version for the 8 megapixel C905 is also made available for the ladies.

The Sony Ericsson C510 Cyber-shot has a 2.2-inch QVGA scratch-resistant display, quad-band GSM support plus tri-band UMTS/HSPA connectivity. On board there's an accelerometer for auto screen rotation and motion gaming plus an M2 memory card slot and stereo Bluetooth. Threaded SMS/MMS (conversation style messaging) is among the latest Sony Ericsson features that's also on board the C510.

The C510 metallic-looking body has a 12.5mm of thickness and the sliding camera cover makes a bold statement about its imaging capabilities.

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Sony Ericsson C510

Meant as an affordable cameraphone, the Sony Ericsson C510 has a 3 megapixel auto focus camera with Face detection and Smile shutter. There's no xenon flash as you might have guessed it (only a LED one) and you can get geotagging but only by cell triangulation, as there's no actual GPS receiver in there.

The Sony Ericsson C510 Cyber-shot will be available Q1 2009 in Future Black and Radiation Silver.

The other news today is the new Tender Rose color version of Sony Ericssons C905 that seems especially fit for the ladies.

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Sony Ericsson C905 Tender Rose

This novelty however is nothing special compared to the expected software update for the 8-megapixel Sony Ericsson C905, which adds quite some new functionality to the popular cameraphone. The changes include:

  • Smile Shutter
  • YouTube client
  • Wayfinder Navigator 8 (as opposed to the original ver. 7)
  • Threaded SMS/MMS (conversation style)
  • Snapfish wireless printing application by HP

The new software update for the Sony Ericsson C905 will be available from mid-February 2009. Users will be able to upgrade the device by themselves by simply downloading the needed files from Sony Ericsson website.