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Sony Ericsson Ups The Ante With 8MP Cybershot Mobile

Although more megapixels does not necessarily mean better pictures, Sony Ericsson's forthcoming C905 shooter will almost certainly be a winner for those looking to get rid of their bulky digital camera.

According to the Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog, the mobile phone has an impressive 8.1 megapixel sensor - which makes it possible to print A3 sizes - with a Xenon flash and a LED one, for photos and video respectively; apart from the lack of a touchscreen, the C905 is one of the most versatile phones on the market.

Sony Ericsson managed to cram in this slide phone, built-in Wi-Fi, Bundled 2GB Memory Stick, GPS integration, TVOut, UMTS and HSDPA connectivity and DLNA certification as well as a 2.4-inch scratch proof TFT display with image stabilisation and red-eye reduction.

DLNA certification is particularly interesting since it allows multimedia content to be shared with your phone; the phone should be coming next week (or in Q4 depending on who is reporting the news).

However, at 136g, it is very likely to be seen as the little brother to Nokia's popular Nxx series.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.