CES 2009: Live Report
Sony Ericsson C510
Sony Ericsson showcased only two new devices, both of them being mid-range and having versions for North America and Europe. The American ones support 850/1900 MHz 3G, so if released from a major U.S. carriers, that would be AT&T.
C510 features the standard candy-bar form factor and 3.2-megapixel auto-focus camera, the first with smile detection from SE. When reaches the market, the device should be the most affordable member of the Cyber-shot series. Pretty much everything about the phone was OK, but nothing to brag about – good display, OK keypad, and decent camera when it comes to features. Focusing took a few seconds with a little less for saving the image. The camera lens are hidden behind a large sliding lens cover, occupying half of the back. Overall, a good mid-range camera phone which will be available by the end of Q1.
Sony Ericsson W508
The W508 is the new mid-range Walkman device with external monochrome OLED display and touch-sensitive music controls on the front. As a typical Walk-man, it comes with TrackID, Shake and SenseMe. New (not for SE) is Gesture control, which with a single wave over the face of the phone to silence it. The most strange thing is the keyboard. Even though it looks flush, it is not. Each circle key is slightly raised giving you a better feel. In order to personalize its look easier, it will have an additional color faceplate in the box. Expect it in the second quarter of the year.
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