Downloading photos from Phone to iPhotos by USB

My phone is Sony Ericsson K700i, but when linked to iMac by USB, no icon shows on desktop. I thought I would just be able to click on Import in iPhoto to download photos.
CDs which came with USB cable are only compatible with Windows.
Do I need software? If so what is it and where can I find it?
iMac 800MHz G4   Mac OS X (10.3.9)   768 MB RAM

Hi, Rupert. Before spending money on iLIfe 06 in the hope that it will solve your phone problem, repost in the iPhoto 6 forum and ask whether that version of iPhoto will recognize your phone. If your phone's memory card does not appear on the desktop when connected via USB, iPhoto 6 isn't going to change that, and the only way it will improve your situation is if it recognizes the phone and can import directly from it. I don't know whether or not it has that ability, but I'd be surprised.
For the phone card to appear on the desktop using a USB connection, you would need to install a phone-specific USB driver provided either by the phone maker (and Sony hasn't gotten the word yet that Macs exist, so don't look for any help there) or by a third-party developer. I don't know where to look for a third-party driver, but one may exist. Google may serve you well in searching for it, if it does.
This thread in another online forum may contain some useful information for you.
A different approach would be to buy a BlueTooth adapter to plug into one of your USB ports and sync the phone with the Mac via BlueTooth. The S700i is listed as an iSync-compatible device on this Apple page. I have a D-Link DBT-120 BlueTooth adapter to sync my Motorola Razr phone with my Powerbook; it cost me about $20 on sale at CompUSA. There may also be software alternatives to iSync that can be used to facilitate the transfer of data between phone and Mac, with different features available.
Don't expect iPhoto to be able to import photos directly from the phone via Bluetooth, but you should certainly be able to copy them from the phone to your hard drive and then import them into iPhoto from there.

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