Sony Ericsson debuts “Walkman” mobile phone (July 16, 2009) — Sony Ericsson debuts a new mobile phone named after the ubiquitous Walkman of 1980’s fame. The company also introduced the 8.1 megapixel C905a Cyber-shot, which is designed to “look, act and feel” like a digital camera.

soni-walkman-phoneThe W518a features “advanced” shake control technology that allows users to shuffle, skip and control volume levels with a flick of the wrist.

One of the interesting features is that incoming calls can be rejected by simply waving a hand over the camera lens.

The C905a Cyber-shot features include: 2.4-inch scratch-resistant mineral glass screen, face detection, Xenon flash with red-eye reduction, memory Stick Micro (M2) storage compatible up to 16 GB, AT&T Video Share and Music, Navigator and IM, FM radio, mobile email, direct printing with PictBridge compatible devices.

The C905a Cyber-shot and W518a Walkman will be available online or in AT&T stores beginning July 19.

It is expected that the cost of C905a is $180, while the W518a is slated to sell for $50.

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