Sony Unveils Brand New 8 And 12 Megapixel Camera Phones


With the first press conference at MWC 2009, Sony Ericsson wasted no time unveiling two big releases.  As both upcoming models pack high camera resolution and a full set of media features, the lines between the Walkman and Cybershot brands are getting blurrier than ever.

Taking the floor first is the Sony Ericsson W995, a striking Walkman-branded slider with an 8 megapixel camera.  First known to the world as Hikaru, the handset boasts full PS3 compatibility, allowing you to share media files (music, videos and pics) with your console over Wi-Fi.  You can plug in for listening via the 3.5 mm headphone jack, accessing videos and music either in your phone or on your PC through Sony Ericsson's Media Go service.

Sleek and sexy, it features a 2.6 inch QVGA screen (no touch capability) with anti-scratch properties.  It comes, of course, with aGPS and has both Google Maps and Wayfinder Navigator pre-installed.  Other features include DLNA certification,118 MB of on-board storage and an 8GB M2 expansion.  The phone will come out sometime in March with a choice of three colors - Progressive Black, Cosmic Silver and Energetic Red.

Also announced at the show is Sony Ericsson's once-rumored 12 megapixel handset.  Dubbed, for now, as the Idou, it will feature a 3.5 inch full touch display with a 640x320 resolution, a Xenon flash and a host of media capabilities.  It's bound to hit the market in the second half of 2009.

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