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Sony Ericsson debuts "Walkman" mobile phone

San Francisco (CA) – Sony Ericsson has debuted a new mobile phone named after the ubiquitous Walkman of 1980’s fame. Like other Walkman phones, the W518a features “advanced” shake control technology that allows users to shuffle, skip and control volume levels with a flick of the wrist. In addition, incoming calls can be rejected by simply waving a hand over the camera lens.

The company also introduced the 8.1 megapixel C905a Cyber-shot, which is designed to “look, act and feel” like a digital camera.

Additional C905a 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.
  • FM radio, mobile email, Navigator and IM.
  • 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. The C905a is expected to retail for $180, while the W518a is slated to sell for $50. However, both price points are contingent upon a mail-in rebate and the signing of a two-year service agreement.