Rogers has just announced two new phones that will exclusively be available to them: the Sony Ericsson C905 Cyber-shot and the Sony Ericsson W705 Walkman phone.

Sony Ericsson C905 Cyber-Shot phoneThe Sony Ericsson C905 Cyber-shot was actually part of the leaked 2009 Rogers line-up we featured late last year alongside the XPERIA X1 which looks to be debuting soon on Rogers as well. For those still not familiar with the C905, this is Sony Ericsson first 8-megapixel camera phone offering. This slider comes equipped with Bluetooth, WiFi, A-GPS, and 7.2Mbps HSDPA connectivity. It’s retailing for $249.99 on a 3-yr contract and is now available as we speak.

Sony Ericsson W705 Walkman phoneThe Sony Ericsson W705 Walkman phone, meanwhile, is one of the new phones announced earlier this year. It features a 3.2-megapixel camera, WiFi, Bluetooth with A2DP support, shake control, accelerometer, Google maps, and the usual Walkman treats you’ve come to expect from this music-centric line from Sony Ericsson. However, unlike the C905, this one's not yet readily available on Rogers, but they have revealed that it will retail for $149.99 on a 3-yr contract when it does go on retail soon.

Without a doubt, the Sony Ericsson C905 is the more feature-packed phone of the two, and with its availability in Canada, this will surely help the beleaguered company improve on their faltering status in the industry.

Imaging & Audio: Sony Ericsson and Rogers Wireless deliver the real deal

Sony Ericsson launches Canada's best camera phone with the C905 Cyber-shot(TM) and best audio phone with the W705 Walkman(R), exclusively with Rogers Wireless, Canada's fastest mobile data network

TORONTO, May 28 /CNW/ - Look, Listen, Connect - Sony Ericsson takes mobile entertainment to a new level with the introduction of two new best-in-class handsets - the C905 Cyber-shot(TM), Canada's first 8.1 megapixel camera phone and the W705 Walkman(R) phone featuring superior sound with the clear audio experience and integrated Facebook(TM) and YouTube(TM)
applications, available exclusively to Rogers Wireless customers.

"Rogers Wireless is thrilled to add the Sony Ericsson C905 and W705 to our lineup of 3.5G handsets, on our 7.2 HSPA network: Canada's fastest mobile network, 2 times faster than any other competitor," says John Boynton, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Wireless. "These full-featured devices will appeal to our customers looking for a full suite of entertainment and imaging capabilities on-the-go."

C905 Cyber-shot(TM) - A camera that happens to also have a phone

Packed with advanced picture technologies the C905 provides the complete digital camera experience including face detection, smile shutter, Geo-tagging, Xenon flash and more mega pixels than any camera phone on the market, providing a better picture, every time. It also makes it easy to get your pictures off, so you can share them with others.

"Now more than ever, your camera is your phone and your phone is your camera," says Michelle Digulla, General Manager for Sony Ericsson Canada. "The C905's advanced imaging features capture perfect pictures while making it simple to transfer pictures onto your computer or share instantly."

Building on Sony Ericsson's camera phone expertise, the C905 Cyber-shot(TM), which is now available at Rogers for as low as $249.99, is an all-round performer that provides an uncompromised camera capability in a phone.

- 8.1 megapixel camera with Xenon flash - Every shot is picture perfect with the high quality camera and Xenon flash that automatically detects low-light conditions.

- Face Detection & Smile Shutter(TM) - Detects and focuses on faces so every expression is captured in perfect clarity.

- Easy to Share & Upload photos - In one touch, simply upload your images either using the included USB Memory Stick(TM) adaptor, 3G or Wi-Fi(TM) and you're ready to share your photos with your family and friends.

- Geo-tagging with GPS - Tags the location at which you took pictures so you'll never forget where you were when you snapped that shot.

- Expandable memory - 2GB included with support up to 8GB.

- Up to 7.2 Mbps data download speeds and Wi-Fi connectivity for fast downloads and quick access to news, games and more on the mobile web.

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W705 Walkman(R) - Best-In-Class audio

For the best-in-class audio experience, the W705 from Sony Ericsson adds a new dimension to its top selling line of Walkman(R) phones with the introduction of the clear audio experience and integrated urMusic(TM), Facebook(TM) and YouTube(TM) features.

"With more than one million Walkman phones sold in Canada it's clear mobile entertainment is key for consumers," says Digulla. "And now with enhanced sound and integrated social media applications the appeal is sure to grow further."

Sony Ericsson's revolutionary clear audio experience - Clear Bass, Clear Stereo and premium headphones included in the box - delivers sound quality in its purest form. The urMusic(TM) application allows you to sideload your music for free, and gives you access to songs from all your favourite artists and to the best Live Nation(R) concerts with Wireless Box Office(TM), a mobile
ticketing service where Rogers pays the service charges. The W705's integrated Facebook(TM) feature brings your friends' status updates right to your main screen without pressing a single button. It also lets you check your Facebook(TM) News Feed with just one click. Plus, its YouTube(TM) integration lets you take and upload new videos directly to your account from the handset
without having to go through a computer.

- The best audio experience - Enjoy dramatically improved audio with Clear stereo that promises no audio leakage, Clear bass for distortion-free bass and the included premium headset.

- urMusic(TM) application - Discover, browse and download songs from all your favourite artists; purchase concert tickets right on your phone and Rogers will pay your service charges.

- Integrated Facebook(TM) application - Gives you instant access to your social community.

- YouTube(TM) compatible - Watch your favourite clips on the go, or bypass a computer and upload your latest videos directly from your phone with the only handset on the market that enables this option.

- Shake Control(TM) - Interact with your phone with a simple flick of your wrist.

- Expandable memory - 4GB included with support up to 8GB.

- Up to 7.2 Mbps data download speeds and Wi-Fi connectivity for fast downloads and quick access to news, games and more on the mobile web.

For detailed specifications please

Pricing and availability

The Sony Ericsson C905 retails for $249.99 on a three year plan and is available now, while the Sony Ericsson W705 will retail for $149.99 on a three year plan and will be available soon. Some conditions apply. Both devices are exclusive to Rogers Wireless in Canada. For more information, please visit

About Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson is a top, global industry player with sales of around 97 million phones in 2008. Diversity is one of the core strengths of the company, with operations in over 80 countries including manufacturing in China and R&D sites in China, Europe, India, Japan and North America. Sony Ericsson was established as a 50:50 joint venture by Sony and Ericsson in October 2001,
with global corporate functions located in London. For more information about Sony Ericsson please visit

About Rogers Wireless

Rogers Wireless provides wireless voice and data communications services across Canada to more than 8 million customers under both the Rogers Wireless and Fido brands. Proven to operate Canada's fastest mobile data network as well as the most reliable network for voice with the clearest reception and fewest dropped calls, Rogers Wireless is Canada's largest wireless provider
and the only carrier operating on the global standard GSM and highly advanced HSPA technology platforms. In addition to providing seamless roaming in more than 200 countries/areas with its GSM based services, Rogers Wireless also provides wireless broadband services across Canada utilizing its 2.5GHz fixed wireless spectrum. Rogers Wireless is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For further information, please visit