The K800, shown here, and the K790 are the first to carry the Cyber-shot brand name, which Sony uses to market its digital cameras. Featuring 3.2-megapixel resolution and auto-focus, the K800 also functions as a music and video player and can handle push e-mail and streaming audio and video. The K800 is designed to operate on and offer "Picture Blogging" capability, which allows users to create and update personal blogs directly from the phone via Google's Blogger.com service. The K790 has the same features but is designed to operate on a tri-band EDGE network. Both phones are priced at about $355 and are scheduled for worldwide release in the second quarter of 2006.
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