Sony Ericsson Kate is the rumored codename of a new 5 Megapixel Cybershot phone said to be the successor of K750, the 2 MP candybar released in 2005. The new phone first surfaced on the Web at the end of September, in a few blurry shots that didn’t let us see much of it.
Thanks to a new set of photos from Cell Phone Sail, K750’s successor has appeared again, but this time the available pics are quite good.
The display of Kate seems to have similar touch-sensitive camera keys, like the C902, another 5 MP Cybershot phone that SE released this year. Kate’s display also seems to be slightly larger, which is good news, since the one of C902 only has 2 inches.
The 5 Megapixel camera of Sony Ericsson Kate comes with autofocus and a Xenon flash, so it’s worthy of having the Cybershot branding. This although it might not be as great as the 8 MP camera of C905 – currently the ultimate Cybershot phone.
Apart from the camera, little else is known about the new Kate. Still, HSDPA connectivity is said to be included, on top of the quad-band GSM/EDGE one. The phone apparently lacks GPS and it runs on the same Java platform the C905 does.
As for the official name of the new Cybershot, this might be Sony Ericsson C912. Since it has obvious similarities with the C902, Kate might be seen as its follower and, according to the new naming system of SE, the C912 designation would fit it.
By the way it looks, Sony Ericsson Kate (or whatever its official name will be) might be launched for a decent price. The Unofficial SE Blog, which first came with the Kate dubbing, said the phone could be announced by the end of October, so let’s wait and see if that turns out to be true.
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