It’s here. A Cyber-shot™ digital camera and a
small and sophisticated feature-packed EDGE phone all in one. Bring the K790a
with you and you have a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, image and video
stabilizer and built-in Xenon flash ready for any moment, anytime. BestPic™
technology lets you capture several images in quick succession with one press of
the camera key. Pick the best. Delete the rest. A camera stabilizer function
compensates any small movement of your hand when you’re taking a picture and
shooting video. When you’ve taken a photo, you can share it straight away using
Bluetooth™, multimedia messaging or blog it.
The groundbreaking K790a
from Sony Ericsson combines a Cyber-shot digital camera and a small and
sophisticated mobile phone that supports EDGE high speed data networks. But the
real story here is the K790i's amazing a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, a
built-in xenon flash and image and video stabilizer functions that keep you
ready for any moment, anytime. Other features include Bluetooth, a gorgeous
color screen, an FM radio, an advanced mobile Web browser, and
your photos to your own personal photo blog -- free from Sony Ericsson.
it a powerful camera, or a high-end phone? You decide.
images quickly and use the BestPic feature to quickly choose your best shots.
included NetFront browser offers a robust mobile Web experience.
The K790a follows a long tradition of beautifully designed and
crafted phones from Sony Ericsson. The same candy-bar style that graces other
high-end Sony Ericsson phones is here, as is the horizontally-oriented camera
unit on the back of the phone, allowing you to hold the phone just as you would
a camera when you're taking pictures. The K790a's two-inch screen sports a
whopping 240x320 pixel resolution with support for 262,000 colors. Quick access
buttons below the screen make it easy to control the phone's most important
features, while a five-way center button controls most of the phone's menus and
features. There's also a port for the phone's included stereo headset, and USB
and infrared data ports are provided, as well. The phone supports USB mass
storage so you can simply plug the phone into your computer and drag and drop
music files into the phone's memory using the included Disc2Phone PC
application. Moving your photos is easy, too, thanks to high-speed USB. The
K790a contains 64 MB of embedded memory and a Memory Stick Micro slot is
provided, giving you the big storage capacity you need for photos, music, and
The K790a's phone book can hold all your important
contacts with multiple entries per contact. A call list remembers your most
recent missed, received and dialed calls, and the phone's voice activated
dialing makes calling your contacts as easy as saying their names. Meanwhile, a
built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your
ear. Polyphonic ringtones are included and you can also use MP3 and AAC music
files as ringtones. A cool application called Music DJ even lets you mix your
own ringtones. Picture caller ID lets you assign a photo to specific callers.
Similarly, a ringer ID lets you assign ringtones to callers. For those times you
want to keep things discreet, there's a vibrate ringer mode. And because the
K790a is Bluetooth-enabled, you can use a variety of headsets and handsfree kits
for total wireless freedom when you're on the go. The phone even supports stereo
Messaging, Internet, and Tools
If you're looking for a
mobile productivity partner, the K790a has you covered. Support is built in for
sending and receiving pictures, text, graphics, and sound via MMS messages. When
used in combination with the phone's built-in still and video camera, MMS opens
up a whole new world of messaging possibilities. You can even edit up your video
clips with the included VideoDJ application. The phone also ships with a
built-in email client with support for POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP protocols, while the
included Access NetFront Web Browser allows you to surf full HTML web sites. T9
text entry, a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text
on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging
Getting on the Internet is easy with the K790a, as it supports the
GPRS protocol, as well as the high speed EDGE data protocol. When used with your
carrier data plan and the phone's Bluetooth or USB data capability, the phone
can be used as a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs.
A number of handy
software tools are bundled with the K790a, including a voice memo recorder, a
to-do list, a calculator, a calendar and an alarm clock. The phone also supports
the SyncML PC synchronization standard, which lets you synchronize your PC-based
calendar, contacts, notes and tasks with your K790a.
The big story about this phone is, of course, the camera. At
3.2 megapixels, it can produce incredible images, but the real advantage comes
from the camera's autofocus, which allows you to take crisp pictures at varying
distances from your subjects. The camera also features an image and video
stabilizer compensates for any small movement of your hand when you're taking a
picture and shooting video. Meanwhile, a built-in Xenon flash helps you get
great results in all kinds of lighting situations.
There's also a unique
feature called BestPic that lets you capture several images in quick succession
with one press of the camera key. BestPic lets you pick the best and delete the
rest. Dedicated controls on the side of the device will make you forget you're
holding a phone in your hand, and when you're ready to share your gorgeous
images, you can print them wirelessly via Bluetooth, or via USB, on a
PictBridge-capable printer. Sony Ericsson also provides a free picture blogging
feature, which allows you to upload pictures from your phone to a place where
all your friends and family can view them online.
The K790a is also a great
music phone. Load up your favorite songs in MP3 or AAC format on a memory card
and listen to your heart's content. The user-friendly music player application
makes it easy to organize and enjoy your tunes. There's even an FM radio for
catching the big game or your favorite stations.
And what about gaming? This
phone is definitely geared for the mobile fun fanatic, as it supports widescreen
and 3D games. The K790a comes preloaded with several games and more are
downloadable from Sony Ericsson.
The Sony Ericsson K790a
weighs 4.1 ounces and measures 4.1 x 1.8 x .9 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is
rated at up to 7 hours of digital talk time, and up to 350 hours of digital
standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone
comes with a one year limited warranty.
Seoul Korea sleek
candy-colored sportscar with New York "Actor" vanity (!!) plate - "Think Pink"
This pink sports car (need a car buff to
confirm the make/model) was parked outside a row of beer bars in a backalley
behind Jongno 2-ga. It's showy...but it may not quite be "Gangnam Style" ;-)