Sony Ericsson announces K790 and K800 Cyber-shot phones

28 February 2006 by
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Sony Ericsson introduce new lifestyle of imaging communication with first Cyber-shot™ phones - K800 and K790 camera phones
Sony Ericsson takes digital imaging in camera phones to new heights today with the launch of the K800 and K790 phones, the first handsets to carry the Cyber-shot™ brand, a true mark of imaging quality. Both are highly capable mobile phones with integrated 3.2 Megapixel digital cameras with Autofocus, Xenon flash and BestPic™ - Sony Ericsson’s unique imaging technology that allows you to capture exactly the moment you desire. K800 and K790 combine advanced image capture capabilities with high speed data transfer, making them perfect tools for shooting and sharing high quality pictures and videos. K800 is a dual-mode UMTS/GPRS phone and the K790 is a Tri Band EDGE phone. Both are available from Q2 2006.

"With the Cyber-shot™ phone we aim to create a new lifestyle of ‘imaging communication’ by combining Sony Ericsson’s unique mobile applications and Sony digital imaging technologies," said Rikko Sakaguchi, Senior Vice President, Product and Application Planning, Sony Ericsson. "Our aim has always been to innovate and create new values for the mobile life, and with the Cyber-shot™ phone we will enable anyone to enjoy an entirely new level of communication –taking quality pictures of anything, anytime and anywhere, and sharing their precious moments with others."

The handsets have a classic Sony Ericsson design, with a large screen and responsive, tactile keypad with a sleek and stylish dual front phone design. Turn the phones horizontally and there you have a digital still camera. Simply slide the active lens cover downwards and a user interface similar to that of a Cyber-shot™ camera automatically appears.

A completely new feature developed by Sony Ericsson is BestPic™, which ensures that you never ‘miss’ an important picture. Press the shutter button once and get 9 full quality 3.2 megapixel pictures to choose from in a time sequence – 4 pictures before and 4 pictures after the actual image you captured. All 9 pictures are displayed as icons on the display. Simply scroll backwards and forwards through the 9 images and save the ones you like best.

The K800 and K790 offer full support for a complete digital imaging lifestyle. Printing is possible without the need for a PC thanks to PictBridge™, a feature that transfers pictures directly to a printer by using a USB cable. Storing and managing image files on your PC are made easy with the supplied Adobe software, and the phones are among the first to feature fully integrated Picture Blogging Blogging is growing exponentially as a way of sharing personal experiences with words and images, and Picture Blogging in K800 and K790 allows users to create and update personal blogs directly from the phone in just a few clicks.

Business users will find the K800 and K790 valuable work tools while out of the office and the sleek Velvet Black casing fits neatly with the professional image. Full HTML browsing with RSS feeds and Google Search give you high-speed, graphic-rich Internet use. Support for standard push email and a connectivity suite comprising Bluetooth® 2.0, USB 2.0 and Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) means that keeping in touch is effortless. A complete entertainment package including music player, 3D gaming and an RDS FM radio are also provided for business downtime or relaxation.

The Sony Ericsson K800 is a dual-mode UMTS handset while K790 is a Tri Band EDGE handset. Both products will be commercially available in Velvet Black and start shipping globally during Q2 2006. The variants in the market will be:

K800i - Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) - GPRS 900/1800/1900 MHz for Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa
K800c - Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) - GPRS 900/1800/1900 MHz for Mainland China. (Launch dependent on availability of 3G services.)

K790i Tri Band EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz for Europe, Asia Pacific, Americas
K790a Tri Band EDGE 850/1800/1900 MHz for Americas
K790c Tri Band EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz for Mainland China

Sony Ericsson K800 and K790


K800 and K790 – Features at a glance:

Imaging & Messaging

  • 3.2 Mega pixel with Auto Focus Camera
  • Xenon Flash
  • BestPic™
  • Video and image stabilizer function
  • 2.0" QVGA 262K TFT display
  • Active lens cover
  • Photo keys
  • Cyber-shot™ user interface
  • Memory for 100 pictures (at 3.2MP), 64 MB internal user memory
  • Video recording/playback
  • Adobe picture/video PC SW
  • 16x Digital zoom
  • Auto red eye reduction
  • DPOF & PictBridge
  • Time line view of pictures
  • Picture Blogging (powered by Blogger)
  • PictureDJ ™ and VideoDJ™
  • Standard push e-mail (P-IMAP) support
  • VGA camera for Video Telephony (no VGA camera in K790)


  • Music Player (MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ support)
  • Video Player
  • Music DJ™
  • OMA DRM phase 1.x
  • Streaming Audio/Video
  • 3D games
  • A/B buttons for horizontal games support
  • RDS FM radio


  • Bluetooth® 2.0
  • IrDA
  • HTML Full Browser with RSS readers
  • USB 2.0 Mass storage
  • External antenna connector
  • Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) slot
  • Flight mode
  • Multitasking
  • USB cable, stereo portable handsfree and PC software in the box
  • Talk time: up to 7 hours GSM/2.5 hours UMTS
  • Standby time: up to 350 hours
  • Size: 106 x 47 x 18 (22) mm
  • Weight: 115 grams

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On 3 Sep 20:19 baselfrombethlehempa wrote
i've got the new k790i and it is extrimly a very exellent mobile , and it is about a didital computer and an mp3 player , and the voice is very very loud ..................
On 27 Aug 07:09 SokhaCambodia wrote
Music in W800i and K800i, which one is better?
On 23 Aug 15:21 finnegas wrote
Does anyone know what is the maximum capacity for the M2 expansion?
Could I buy a 1GB M2, and the phone can take the ammount?
On 20 Aug 15:55 hi wrote
i am using k800i it is beautiful handset but its camera is not working, photos are not getting saved
On 12 Aug 14:38 shashinangia wrote
is k800i and k800 one and the same or two separate vrsions? If so ,pl tell the additional fearures in k800i.
Can SD card be used in this mobile.
what will be it's price in Sydney?
On 8 Aug 00:03 sameersava wrote
Its a very good camera which included a mobile features.
On 31 Jul 18:30 K800iFan wrote
Looks amazing - I've already ordered mine! Everything about it oozes luxury - luvv it!
On 31 Jul 03:58 alfren wrote
extremely a good mobile phone...., i can't ait to get hold of the new this available now o the market?
On 21 Jul 11:04 ASHI wrote
On 6 Jul 14:49 Marco wrote
I have the K750i

Extremely good mobile, very good indeed. I cannot wait to get hold of the new K800. Only one little point on the K750i was the central joystick, which broke (lot of people apparently had the same problem), repaired in no time, I still love the phone. Hopefully K800 will not have the same problem.
On 6 Jul 14:12 Marco wrote
I have the K750i

Extremely good mobile, very good indeed. I cannot wait to get hold of the new K800. Only one little point on the K750i was the central joystick, which broke (lot of people apparently had the same problem), repaired in no time, I still love the phone. Hopefully K800 will not have the same problem.
On 6 Jul 10:44 SooYee wrote
I just bought one ~~ Tremendous !! the best handphone i ever had in my life... Bravo Sony Ericsson!!! Well Done.
On 4 Jul 11:35 SanjayVyas wrote
Please tell me from where can i buy..i M from india(Chandigarh).. from which city in india i can purchase it .
sanjay vyas
On 4 Jul 11:33 SanjayVyas wrote
I want a mobile that compete K750i .I think K800 is the best mobile in th e world that can compete k750i.. i m eagerly waiting for ..
sanjay vyas (sanjayrvyas)
On 4 Jul 03:49 Sailaab wrote
Yes.. What is the Price in India (if officially available.. else of grey market)
Also, there seems to be some confusion (atleast with UK customers, as some threads her mention) about contents of the package accessories

as to whether the M2 card is supplied or not
the handfree type is it the old one or the HPM 70
On 18 Jun 09:31 rahul wrote
Rs 22000 with tax
On 13 Jun 14:16 Blarghh wrote
Almost 4 months later there's still no indication of a release date - what gives?
On 12 Jun 06:50 WhiteEye wrote
K800 will be released in Indonesia at price of US$ 500!! Very cheap for the features!!!
On 1 Jun 23:30 RizHusain wrote
Yes it is!

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On 24 May 12:51 AndrewRowe wrote
Has the phone been dicontinued,It was supposed to come out in May.It's not on the Sony Ericsson website.
On 17 May 17:54 gnakostephane wrote
j'aimerais avoir un k800 dont je rêve depuis tout le temps
On 4 May 21:14 DericDominic wrote
I can't wait to get my hands on it. I wonder what will be the price of the phone
On 4 May 14:30 EM wrote
Pizdataya mobilka!!!!
Kak poyavit'sya srazy svoj K750i pomenyau na K790i!!
Koroche Sony Ericsson forever
Nokia bad mobile :-)
On 4 May 14:28 wrote
Ïèçäàòàÿ ìîáèëà!!!
Êàê âûéäåò ñðàçó ïîìåíÿþ ñâîé Ê750 íà Ê790)))
Sony Ericsson forever!!!!
Feel the Power!!!!
On 2 May 22:31 MrAB wrote
Smart...the K750i is still the best phone on the market...or at least until this comes out. I've had a few problems with my joystick though. Does any know if SE have sorted these problems out?
On 1 May 11:54 Saif wrote
Does anybody has any idea on the indian pricing for K790/K800.
On 24 Apr 08:48 u wrote
On 9 Apr 21:52 daz wrote
im still using the K750i which i still think is one of the best 2 meg phones on the market today
But when sony bring out the K790 or the K800 i will be getting one straight away top quality K series
keep up the good work sony
On 5 Apr 20:36 TURKIYE wrote
Its the limits of imagination that combines style, feature, quality and usefulness in a mobile. Useless to look for any other brand now. I`m expecting the picture quality to be unbeatable.
On 4 Apr 03:40 guztav wrote
wow it's a great mobile that i looking for.i'll be waiting in indonesia market.
On 3 Apr 22:01 Avi wrote
I was waiting for such a mobile to release.I have been waiting for a long time for this mobile to release in the middle east so that i could get one:)
On 31 Mar 21:41 dodiimad wrote
iam waiting this mobile to buy it , this is the one iam looking for
On 30 Mar 13:50 Anand wrote
When will this be in Indian Market. Also the price band in Indian Rupees.
On 30 Mar 01:22 dudley wrote
i just want to know ,when will it be on the american market so i could get one.
On 29 Mar 10:46 nizam wrote
here comes the thing what i was thingking about

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