Sony Ericsson C510 and Sony Ericsson W508 announced – a Cyber-shot and a Walkman

CES 2009 didn’t even begin properly, and Sony Ericsson has already announced two new phones: Sony Ericsson C510 and Sony Ericsson W508.

The first one, Sony Ericsson C510, is an old acquaintance of ours, as we’ve seen it several times until now, sometimes under the codename Kate.

Presented as the most affordable Cyber-shot phone to date, the C510 is a good looking candybar that brings a new SE feature, namely Smile Shutter. This is a “clever technology that detects a person’s smile and immediately takes the photo.”

Said new feature will also be embedded into the 8MP C905, by means of software upgrade.

Back to the C510, though. This is what it looks like: 


Now let’s take a peek at the features and specs of Sony Ericsson C510:

  • 2.2 inches TFT scratch-resistant display with 262K colors and 240 x 320 pixels
  • 3.2 MP camera with autofocus, face detection and geotagging
  • Slide in lens cover
  • Illuminated imaging shortcuts
  • Auto-rotation
  • Snapfish application (by HP)
  • Google Maps
  • Access NetFront browser
  • Email
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
  • YouTube upload
  • Bluetooth
  • Media player
  • FM radio with RDS
  • SMS conversation style
  • 100MB of internal memory
  • Memory Stick Micro M2 cards support
  • 92 grams
  • 107 x 47 x 12.5 mm

There will be three versions of the handset: Sony Ericsson C510 (with quad band GSM and HSDPA 2100 connectivity), Sony Ericsson C510a (with quad band GSM and 850/1900/2100 HSDPA connectivity) and Sony Ericsson C510c (with tri band 900/1800/1900 GSM connectivity only).

All three of them will be available starting this quarter, in two color versions: Radiation Silver and Future Black. A price was not given yet, but it won’t be on the expensive side, that’s for sure. 

Sony Ericsson W508, the second new phone unveiled by the Swedish-Japanese venture is, obviously, a Walkman. It comes in a clamshell form factor and it somewhat resembles the W980.


The W508 follows the footsteps of Nokia’s Supernova phones, as it comes with an extra Style-Up cover that can change its look. 

Apart from that, the phone seems very nice, featuring touch-sensitive external music controls, as well as the following:

  • 2.2 inches internal scratch-resistant display with 240 x 320 pixels and 262K colors
  • 1.1 inch monochromatic OLED external scratch-resistant display with 128 x 36 pixels
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • Walkman player
  • TrackID, Mega Bass, Shake control, SensMe
  • FM radio with RDS
  • NetFront browser
  • 3.2 MP camera
  • 100MB of internal memory
  • A 1GB M2 card in the package
  • 98 grams
  • 93.5 x 50 x 14 mm

There will be two versions of the new Walkman phone: Sony Ericsson W508 (with quad band GMS and HSDPA 2100 connectivity) and Sony Ericsson W508a (with quad band GMS and HSDPA 850/1900/2100 connectivity).

The handset should be commercially available starting the second quarter of 2009, for a price that will be announced later on.

Via Press release and Press release

Author: Ilinca Nita

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