updated 03:00 pm EST, Fri March 7, 2008
S-E K850 for ATT Spotted
Sony-Ericsson will release a version of the K850 in the US through AT&T, info provided from an FCC filing show. Already available for a month through Rogers in Canada, the K850 will come as the US-friendly K850a but should support the same tri-band 3G Internet access and quad-band GSM as its northern counterpart, giving it full-speed data on AT&T's network. Text in the user guide accompanying the FCC data references AT&T by name.
The phone is otherwise much the same as the reference Sony-Ericsson model, which earns a Cyber-shot label through its 5-megapixel camera with flash; it also includes a hybrid microSD and Memory Stick Micro slot that accepts storage in either format. No launch details are ready, though the phone is essentially ready for AT&T's service and would fully support AT&T's Video Share service courtesy of its front-facing video call camera.
Readers can read our first impressions article for more early details on the phone.