CES 2009 has just begun and with it have started the announcements of hot handsets, among which three new Sony Ericsson beauties: C510, W508 and W715. The first device has appeared many times on the interwebs, under the codename Kate, while the W715 was made exclusively for Vodafone.



C510 is an affordable Cyber-shot cameraphone that features a new Sony Ericsson function, the Smile Shutter. A quick look at the specs of this candybar handset reveals a 2.2 inches TFT display (240 x 320 pixels), a 3.2 megapixel camera with face detection and geotagging and Google Maps.

SE “Kate” comes with FM radio, Bluetooth, 100 MB of internal memory, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, YouTube upload and Memory Stick Micro M2 cards support.


Sony Ericsson W508 is the second phone on the announcement list today, a clamshell that resembles the W980 and packs a 2.2 inches scratch-resistant display (240×320 pixels), Stereo Bluetooth, Walkman player and a 3.2 megapixel camera. W508 features 100 MB of internal memory, a 1GB M2 card in the package, TrackID, Mega Bass, Shake control and SensMe.

Sony Ericsson C510 will be available in three version (C510, C510a, C510c) starting this quarter, while W980 will hit the market in two versions (W508, W508a) in the second quarter of 2009.


Last on the list comes Vodafone’s exclusive handset, the W715, a W705 update that features GPS and provides pedestrian/driving navigation thanks to Vodafone Find & Go. The slider incorporates a 2.4 inch TFT display (240 x 320 pixels), WiFi, Walkman player, Google Maps, Stereo Bluetooth, quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support and dual band UMTS/HSDPA.

There’s also a 3.2 megapixels camera with geotagging on its specs list and 120 MB of built-in memory. Expect it to hit the market this quarter in Vodafone stores.

[via Unwired View]

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