Sony Ericsson G705 Smartphone Announced

Sony Ericsson G705 Smartphone AnnouncedWe’re liking the look of Sony Ericsson’s new G705 high end smartphone.

A sleek, slide out number, the G705 packs a 2.4-inch display with automatic screen rotation taken care of by an onboard accelerometer. There’s also WiFi, aGPS with Google Maps for Mobile, a built-in FM radio, an RSS reader for grabbing your news on the move, email client and a full HTML browser – all delivered at “turbo 3G speeds.”

There’s a Google shortcut key letting users go straight from the idle screen with one key press, with the built-in aGPS working with the ‘Mobile and Wayfinder’ navigation dishing out directions.

Sony Ericsson G705 Smartphone AnnouncedSnapping and video duties are taken care of via a 3.2 megapixel camera with photo light and geotagging, with the ability to directly upload clips to YouTube, or save them to the bundled Memory Stick Micro (M2) 1GB memory card or 120MB of internal memory.

The handset measures up at 95 x 47 x 14.3 mm with a weight of 98 grams and comes in three daftly named colours: Silky Gold, Luminous Black (G705u only) and our favourite, Majestic Black.

The screen supports 262,144k colours with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, and talk time is rated at up to 10 hrs for GSM/GPRS: Up to 10 hrs (4 hours for UMTS), with a talk time of 400 hrs (350 hours UMTS). Video talk time is rated at up to 3 hours.

The phone should be rocking into stores near you “from early Q4 2008.”

Sony Ericsson G705 Smartphone AnnouncedSony Ericsson G705 Specs:
Camera
3.2 megapixel camera
Up to 3.2x digital zoom
Photo fix
Photo light
Video light
Video recording
Picture blogging
PictBridge printing
Video blogging
x-Pict Story

Music/Entertainment
Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
Media player
Mega Bass
TrackID
PlayNow
Album Art
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
3D games
Java
FM Radio
Video streaming
Video viewing

Web/Internet
Full HTML browser with auto rotate
RSS feeds on desktop
Photo feeds
Web shortcut keys

Communication & Messaging
Speakerphone
Polyphonic ringtones
Vibrating alert
Video calling
Email
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Instant messaging
Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync

Sony Ericsson G705 Smartphone AnnouncedDesign
Navigation key
Auto rotate
Picture wallpaper
Wallpaper animation

Connectivity
Bluetooth technology
Modem
Synchronisation
USB mass storage
USB support
Wi-Fi
DLNA Certified

Organizer
Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Flight mode
Notes
Phone book
Stopwatch
Tasks
Timer

Location-based service
aGPS
Geo tagging of photos
Inbuilt aGPS
Google Maps
Wayfinder navigation (three month trial version)

Optional:
Bluetooth Headset HBH-PV720
Stereo Bluetooth Headset HBH-DS205
Desk Stand CDS-75

Stats

Size: 95 x 47 x 14.3 mm
Weight: 98 grams

Colours:
Silky Gold
Majestic Black
Luminous Black (G705u only)

Screen: 262,144 colour TFT
Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
Size: 2.4 inches

Phone memory: Up to 120MB
Memory Stick Micro (M2) support

Battery
Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 10 hrs
Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 400 hrs

Talk time UMTS: Up to 4 hours
Standby time UMTS: Up to 350 hours

Video talk time: Up to 3 hours

Availability and versions
Networks:

G705 and G705u:
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS/HSDPA 2100

G705 (American version)
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS/HSUPA 850/1900/2100

Published by

Mike Slocombe

(editor) urban75 ezine