We brought you the rumours, and now we have the news - Sony Ericsson has announced the launch of the C903 Cyber-shot phone - "made for taking memorable pictures with ease".

The slimline slider has a protective sliding lens cover, dedicated camera keys and a 5-megapixel camera. Features include face detection for up to three people, and "Smile Shutter" functionality.

In addition, there's "BestPic" that snaps up to nine images in quick succession to make sure you get the best shot. The phone offers an auto rotating 2.4-inch display and can upload pics online or display them on a bigger screen with TV-out.

The C903 Cyber-shot also comes with aGPS that offers Google Maps for navigation and photo-tagging, boasts a media player, Bluetooth, email, games and Memory Stick Micro support.

The C903 Cyber-shot will be available in the UK from Q2 in "lacquer black", "techno white" and "glamour red".