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.
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.
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!