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MWC 2009: Sony Ericsson announces new W995 Walkman phone - Tech Digest
Just a few days after the fairly basic W395 Walkman phone comes the much feature-laden W995 Walkman phone from Sony Ericsson. Forget the lacklustre 2-megapixel camera straight away, for this baby comes with an 8.1-megapixel camera (very important, that 'point one') with up to 16x digital zoom. Granted, digital zoom -- especially on a mobile phone -- isn't much to get excited about (how much grain do you want on that picture of your best mate's left nostril hair anyway?) and there's no mention of optical zoom in the preliminary specs, but you do at least get auto focus, face detection, flash, image and video stabilisation, video recording (rate unknown) and video light. OK, enough on the decent enough camera. This is a Walkman phone, after all, so what about the audio? Well, Sony is debuting its new Media Go application on the W995, letting you "effortlessly and automatically" transfer audio, pics and vids between phone and computer. Yep, something proprietary but then of course you can say the same about iTunes...