Its here, the long-anticipated Sony Ericsson K850. This new Cyber-shot phone features a 5 MP digital camera with autofocus and xenon flash packed into a slim mobile phone, but you're going to have to wait until nearly Christmas to get your hands on it. The K850 is set to go on sale early in Q4 - October, basically. No word about its price yet.
The 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and Xenon flash produces true digital camera results. Even if you are not an expert photographer, the K850 does everything to help you get the best possible shots on your phone. Photo fix automatically improves light balance in one click to make your picture as good as it can get. When taking a picture of a moving object, for example at a sports event, you can select BestPic and take nine pictures in one burst. Then simply choose the best and delete the rest.
Increased functionality does not mean increased complexity. When in camera mode the K850’s next generation camera menu makes it intuitive to scroll between functions like shoot mode and picture size. The lens cover retracts automatically with one press of the camera button and a new mode selector lets you switch quickly between camera, video and picture viewing modes. The regular phone keyboard also has a dual purpose; switch to camera mode and illuminated icons indicate which keys act as short-cuts for the digital zoom and other functions.
Beyond the camera, the Sony Ericsson K850 is a capable multimedia phone. The new media browser puts all of your stored media, whether photos, video, music or podcasts, in one place offering you a unique Sony Ericsson media experience. Scroll, sort and access your media from a single point in the menu. The K850 Cyber-shot phone also allows you to carry out an intelligent search to see photos by the month they were taken, view thumbnail images or scroll through in full-picture mode. With the new crystal display, the K850 offers optimal clarity from any viewing angle.
Once you have taken your picture it is easy to share the memory. If showing a photo on the K850’s large 2.2” crystal bright display, the innovative auto rotate feature will display it in the correct aspect - portrait or landscape – irrespective of the orientation it was taken in. Picture blogging and video blogging allow you to upload your shots and footage at HSDPA speeds to your own blogsite.
Given the premium look of the K850 Cyber-shot phone, you will want to match it with an accessory that looks just as good. Announced today as an optional accessory, the Bluetooth Headset IV840 fits discretely and securely into your ear. This high-performance headset can leave you handsfree for up to 9 hours of talking. It can pair automatically with the K850 for easy set-up, whilst digital noise cancellation provides for optimum sound quality. So, like the K850, the IV840 does not compromise performance or ease of use.
The Sony Ericsson K850 Cyber-shot phone is a Tri-Band HSDPA and Quad-Band GPRS/EDGE phone with a colour choice of either Velvet Blue or Luminous Green. It will be available in selected markets from early Q4 2007.