In true Sony Ericsson style, yesterday saw the announcement of not one but five new handsets, including the Sony Ericsson C905, which boasts an almost unbelievable 8.1-megapixel camera. We went along with our standalone camera to take some pictures of the new phones and see if the C905 made our shooter cry.
All the handsets pictured will hopefully be available to buy before the end of the year. Exact launch dates have yet to be announced and pricing isn't known either, but we suspect the C905, S302 and F305 to be free on
a monthy contract and the K330 and J132 will be under £100.
Technological progress is fine, but it's eye-scratchingly annoying when you've just bought a 5-megapixel camera phone on an 18-month contract and an 8-megapixel beast comes out the next day. Enter the Sony
Ericsson C905 (above) -- it's closer to a being a proper camera than any Sony Ericsson before it.
From the moment you pick it up you realise Sony Ericsson is taking this convergence business very seriously. It looks and feels like a compact camera, which is great when you're taking photos, but means it's rather
chunky for a phone. Unlike the Sony Ericsson K850i though, the C905's keypad is easy to use, which was a relief. Better still, the C905 is crammed with features, including GPS.