Take your best shot with new Sony Ericsson C702 and C902

At GSMA Sony Ericsson introduces two new Cyber-shot models with the C702 and C902.

Sony Ericsson couldn't very well come to the GSMA World Congress and not give us a couple high-end camera phones. Since we've been fans of the Cyber-shot series ever since the K790a, we were hoping for a couple news models to examine. Fortunately, Sony Ericsson didn't disappoint us. The new C702 and C902 offer snazzy photo features, each in a candy bar design. We're not sure why Sony Ericsson is now designating its Cyber-shot handset model numbers the letter "C" (it makes more sense than "K" when you think about it), but based on what we heard at its GSMA news conference , Sony Ericsson doesn't know either.

Sony Ericsson C902 Kent German/CNET Networks

The C902 is the strongest of the pair. Like the new Sony Ericsson G900 , it offers a 5-megapixel camera and ups the ante by including a 16x digital zoom, auto-focus, face detection, image stabilizer, flash, red eye reduction, and includes support for Sony Ericsson's PictBridge service. It has an eye-catching red design, and it slides apart in the middle to expose the rear-facing camera lens. Other features include Bluetooth, a media player, and 256MB of internal memory.

Sony Ericsson C702 Kent German/CNET Networks

The C702 has a 3.2-megapixel shooter with a 2x zoom, a sliding lens cover, an auto-focus, and a flash. You'll also be able to tag your photos with a location thanks to the C702's integrated Assisted GPS. The C702 also has a media player, Bluetooth, 150MB of internal memory, and it features a cyan blue color scheme. Both phones are quadband (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) but again, they support only European 3G networks. Note to Sony Ericsson from North America: throw us a bone!

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Senior Managing Editor Kent German leads the CNET Reviews editors in San Francisco. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he still writes about the wireless industry and occasionally his passion for commercial aviation.

 

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