AT&T Mobility will launch two new Sony Ericsson phones, giving the handset maker a boost in the U.S. market and a glimmer of bright news beyond its weak financial position. Each of the phones builds on a familiar Sony Ericsson brand, with one boasting a powerful camera and the other a Walkman-branded music player.
The Sony Ericsson C905a Cyber-shot camera phone features an 8.1-megapixel camera and sports a 2.4-inch, scratch-resistant mineral glass screen. The slider phone has 16 GB storage capacity and comes with a USB connection so users can transfer photos onto their computers.
The other handset, the W518a Walkman phone, sports a 3.2-megapixel camera and a social networking feature that allows users to open up the phone to view their Facebook friends' status updates and photos. Users can also update their own status with one click from the standby screen. Music fans can shuffle and skip songs and control music volume by shaking the phone.
Both of the phones will be available July 19. The C905a will be available for $179.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate, and the W518a will sell for $49.99, also with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.
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