C905: 8.1 megapixel Cyber-shot phone with Project Capuchin API
On June 17, 2008, Sony Ericsson announced the new C905 Cyber-shot phone – a feature-rich, slider-style phone with an 8.1 megapixel camera. The C905 is the first phone to support Sony Ericsson’s Project Capuchin API and takes the number of phones supporting Sony Ericsson’s Java Platform 8 [JP-8] and the Mobile Services Architecture [MSA] umbrella standard [JSR 248] to 15.
C905 features in more detail
The C905 Cyber-shot is Sony Ericsson’s first Cyber-shot slider-style phone and its most advanced camera phone yet. In addition to the 8.1 megapixel camera with Xenon flash and autofocus, supportive features include Smart contrast, Face detection, BestPic, PictBridge printing, horizontal camera UI and illuminated icons for settings shortcuts. Sharing photos and videos is enabled through HSDPA network speeds, Wi-Fi, a DLNA [Digital Living Network Alliance] server to connect to compatible devices and the new Sony Ericsson TV-Out Cable ITC-60.
The C905 also has embedded GPS and aGPS support, 160MB internal memory, removable external storage with Memory Stick Micro and a 320×240 pixel 262K TFT QVGA display.
The C905 will be available in selected markets during Q4 2008.
Mobile Services Architecture [MSA] in 15 phone series
The announcement of the new C905 means that MSA full set can now be found in 15 Sony Ericsson phone series. All JP-8 phones are based on MIDP 2.1 and have the same core JSR set based on the Java umbrella standard MSA [JSR 248].
Java Platform 8, new JP-8.4 sub-category
Sony Ericsson’s Java Platform 8 [JP-8] phones are organized in three sub-categories – JP-8 [8.0-8.2], JP-8 [8.3] and JP-8 [8.4]. There are currently 15 JP-8 phone series and JP-8.3 represents a sub-group of six phones with some additional functionality supported by the Content Handler API [JSR 211] and Mobile Sensor API [JSR 256]. Read more>>
JP-8.4 is differentiated by including the Project Capuchin API and the new C905 Cyber-shot is the first phone to support JP-8.4.
The minor revisions to Sony Ericsson Java Platform 8 [8.1, 8.2] have consisted of minor improvements but 8.3 includes some additional features to cover security domains, PIMChangeListener, Mobile Sensor API [JSR 256] and the Content Handler [JSR 211]. Read more>>
Sony Ericsson’s Project Capuchin technology is a Java ME API and associated tools that define a bridge between the Java ME and Adobe Flash Lite programming environments.
This API and soon-to-be-available tools makes it possible to use Flash as the presentation layer and Java as the application logic, meaning that Flash tools can be used for UI design while still having access to all the phone services available to Java ME.
The tool packages the Flash content together with the Java application logic into a Java Archive, JAR file, hence allowing the resulting application and package to be treated and managed as a Java application re-using all of the existing Java infrastructure available on the phone and provisioning backend. Download doc with overview of this tool>>
Project Capuchin takes advantage of Flash’s strengths in fast UI deployment and well established designer tools, meanwhile Java’s strengths are in services, security and a well developed distribution infrastructure. Read more>>
- C905 on Developer World>>
- C905 on Consumer site>>
- “Sony Ericsson’s new Project Capuchin bridges Java ME and Flash Lite”, April 2008 news article>>
- Download Project Capuchin information document>>
- “Update to Sony Ericsson’s Java Platform 8 [JP-8]”, May 2008 news article>>
- Download Sony Ericsson SDK 184.108.40.206 for the Java ME Platform>>