AT&T launches Sony Ericsson's C905a and W518a

AT&T launches Sony Ericsson's C905a and W518a
Last week, we reportedthat Sony Ericsson's C905a was heading to AT&T for a July 19th U.S.launch. Sure enough, today is July 19th and the handset-featuring an8.1MP camera-has been launched. The device will set you back $179.99after rebate and your John Hancock on a 2 year contract. Besidesrunning high on the MP tables, the C905a camera also is equipped with aXenon flash, AF and video capture. It is the first Cyber-shot sportinga slider form factor, and is also the first with an 8MP shooter.

Alsoas expected, AT&T has released the Sony Ericsson W518a which comesloaded with a Facebook app, and doubles as a Walkman that stands up toshaking. The handset sports a more pedestrian 3.2MP camera with videocapture. The unit has been shoe-horned full of features like predictivetext capabilities, full HTML browser and support for SMS/MMS. And whilethere is no Ginzu steak knife, the cost is $49.99 after a rebate and a2 year contract.

Sony Ericsson C905a Specifications | Review
Sony Ericsson W518a Specifications

source: AT&T via EngadgetMobile

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9 Comments

1. matistight

Posts: 997; Member since: May 13, 2009

8.1 is way too big for a screen that size... enough said

2. drewsky

Posts: 147; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

The screen is small, but from what I heard and based on reviews this is the best camera phone offered in the US.

5. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

i think not. anyone seem to remember the memoir? THE SCREEN IS ACTUALLY IN PROPORTION TO THE CAMERA MP.

8. drewsky

Posts: 147; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

Well the screen on the Memoir is only 0.2'' bigger. I already knew about the memoir, but I think the SE maybe better camera phone.

3. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

You are stupid... it isn't just for the phone itself... this is meant to replace your digital camera, or be a substituition option for those that still do not have a decent digital camera already. Who cares if the screen isn't high def on the phone... this is about taking quality pictures then putting them on a computer to either print as high quality photos or share online... get your head out of your VZW ass... as a vzw customer i am ashamed by your asinine comment. THIS IS A GOOD PHONE, and i hope that VZW and other carriers will start to carry higher classes of picture phones... I have a Nikon 12mp camera that only has a 320x240 display... the phone/camera display doesnt matter... ... tool.

4. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i don't need none of that 12 mp...i have a 6 mp casio exilim camera and it works just fine...i have to agree, the screen is a wee bit small.

6. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

well get ur head outta ur ass kitlifter cuz uh maybe not everyone needs ur smart ass sarcasm. its annoying and yeah the display does matter

7. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

then cry more.

9. MrMojo

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 10, 2009

Why pay for C905a when the "regular" version has full features? Just buy the imported "regular" C905 version that most people outside the USA has! Remember, ATT doesn't want people using Wifi because it wants people to buy their data plan. Similar reason that ATT does not allow Voip calls thru Wifi using the iPhones!

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