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Sony Ericcson Cyber-shot C905aThe Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C905a is one of the best camera phones we've seen yet from a U.S. carrier.
[ Background music ] >> Nicole Lee: Hi, I'm Nicole Lee, associate editor for CNET.com and this is a first look at the Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C905A. It's one of the few high megapixel camera phones to make it to the United States under a US carrier. As you can see here the Cyber-shot C905A is a very attractive looking phone with a large 2.5 inch display that's very colorful here as well. Images look stunning on it and it's especially useful when using it as a camera view finder. Above the display are 2 keys that open up the slideshow and the photo album in standby mode. You can also slide the phone open to reveal the full number keypad. On one side of the phone is the charger jack and memory card slot that accepts Sony's proprietary memory stick micro M2 card format and on the other side are the volume rocker, the camera or video controls and the camera shutter button. On the back is the 8.1 megapixel camera lens complete with this sliding lens cover. As you can see here it looks a lot like a typical point and shoot from the back. Some of the buttons have different functions in camera mode. In camera mode the volume rocker becomes zoom controls and the 2 keys on the top here become front cuts to the shoot mode and C mode. The 4 way toggle lights up to reveal 4 camera function icons that correspond to exposure, flash, the self timer and focus mode. It really feels like a genuine camera with all these dedicated camera controls. But the camera is not the only feature on the C905 it also has GPS, text and multi-media messaging, instant messaging, mobile email, a mobile web browser, stereo Bluetooth and access to AT&T Mobile Music which has a variety of music services like XM radio, song ID and ability to purchase music over the air from Napster. It also has video share that lets you stream 1 way streaming video with another video share compatible phone. So overall we really like this Sony Ericson Cyber-shot C905A. It's a really great camera phone with plenty of features, a really good design as well. The phone is available from AT&T [ background music ] and to get full information on pricing you can check out my full review at CNET.com. I'm Nicole Lee this has been a first look at the Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C905A. [ Music ]