Sony Ericsson's K850 Cyber-shot phone makes it a breeze to stay in close communication with your contacts as well as snap brilliant photos on the go. It has a 5-megapixel autofocus lens and a Xenon flash for low-light conditions, and it's also loaded with a bevy of photographic features including multi-shot and video capture. The quad-band K850 GSM/EDGE phone is also ready to run on 3G networks here in the US (tri-band 850/1900/2100 MHz UMTS/HSDPA), enabling fast downloads and streaming multimedia while on the go. It also includes a stellar digital audio player, FM radio, Bluetooth stereo music streaming, Memory Stick Micro (M2) expansion, and up to 9 hours of talk time.
The K850 has a 2.2-inch TFT screen with a 240 x 320-pixel resolution and support for 256K colors. It features a blue backlit five-way navigation pad built into the numeric keypad, and the gunmetal gray body is accented by a blue stripe running down the side. The phone has a 40 MB memory (which can be expanded using optional Memory Stick Micro media), and it can store up to 1000 contact entries. The phone will also display the 30 most recent dialed/received/missed calls.
An automatic lens cover keeps the 5-megapixel lens on the back of the phone protected, and it includes a xenon flash for a burst of high-intensity light at just the right moment. An image stabilizer compensates for those small movements, reducing the chance that your photo comes out blurred. The BestPic function gives you nine chances to capture the precise moment you want. As well as your shot, the phones take four images as you press the button, and another four afterwards. Pick the one you want, trash the rest. Select the Photo Fix function to improve pictures that you think can be better. In a one-click operation, brightness, light and contrast are adjusted to give you the best possible picture. Other photographic features include a 16x digital zoom, red-eye reduction, picture blogging capabilities, and video capture (up to QVGA at 30 fps).
The K850 (featured in both green and blue) has a powerful 5-megapixel camera with auto focus for no-hassle sharpness, and xenon flash for poor light conditions.
This phone provides Bluetooth version 2.0 wireless connectivity with EDR (enhanced data rate), and includes profiles for communication headset, handsfree car kits, and audio/video remote control. With the A2DP Bluetooth profile, you can stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones. You can connect your laptop (either via Bluetooth or wired USB) and enjoy dial-up networking--surf the Internet, send email, and access files from a server.
If you're looking for a mobile productivity partner, the K850 has you covered. Support is built in for sending and receiving pictures, text, graphics, and sound via MMS messages. When used in combination with the phone's built-in still and video camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging possibilities. T9 text entry, a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.
The phone also ships with a built-in email client with support for POP3 and IMAP4 protocols, while the included Access NetFront Web Browser allows you to surf full HTML web sites. The K850 also supports RSS feeds, allowing you to use your phone to view up-to-the-minute news and other content from selected Web sites and blogs. Just subscribe to the feed and let it come to you.
Other features include:
- Polyphonic ringtones (72-chord), vibrating alert
- Multi-language support: English, Spanish, French
- Motion sensor for automatic rotation of UI
- PictBridge direct printing from phone over USB
- Airplane mode allows you to safely use the non-wireless functions of a phone (music, games, or organizer functions) on an airplane during flight or in other situations where you need to turn off your cellular connection.
- PIM tools: Calendar, tasks, notes, timer, alarm clock, calculator
- Bluetooth profiles: A2DP (stereo music streaming), AVRC (remote control), HFP (hands-free car kits), HSP (communication headsets), BIP (for sending images to another device), DUN (dial-up networking), FTP (file transfer), HID (support for mice or joysticks), OPP (object push for business cards, calendar items, and pictures), PAN (personal area networking), PBA (transfer contacts)
The Sony Ericsson K850 weighs 4.2 ounces and measures 4 x 1.9 x 0.7 inches. Its 930 mAh lithium-polymer battery is rated at up to 9 hours of GSM talk time (3.5 hours using the 3G network), and up to 400 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies, as well as 850/1900/2100 MHz UMTS/HSDPA frequencies.
Customer Review: Precioso y Luxury K850 !
5 megapixeles , con Flash real! tienes una muy buena camara de calidad sony en tu bolsillo siempre a donde vayas , la variedad de opciones para diferentes tomas es muy buena , en especial la que toma texto me ayuda siempre en clases .
Este movil es muy elegante , el color lo hace ideal para usarlo en ocasiones formales , el trabajo , etc.
Siempre que lo uso mis amigos o las personas cerca a mi se quedan maravilladas por el tamano de la pantalla , es un movil que poca gente tiene y eso te hace unico
Muy buen equipo, este sera mi ultimo cellphone antes de pasar al Xperia pero eso sera cuando ese movil llegue a los 300$ como para finales del 2010 jeje
Customer Review: be warned
this item was purchased in August and in October, less than 60 days from purchase it stopped working. COntact with Sony received the response of supply the receipt with the IMEI number and dealer locator and they would service it. The Amazon receipt had neither items of information. Amazon after multiple requests is not able to supply this information. Without this information service will cost the price of a new phone.