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Sony Ericsson Announces the G705 with US 3G and Built-in WiFi
      #31325 - 09/09/08 03:09 PM

Sony Ericsson today announced a new G-series phone, the Sony Ericsson G705 with WiFi and US version has the US 3G bands. The phone will be out in Europe in Q4 2008 and in the US Q1 2009. Here is more info about the phone:

This elegant slider phone, complete with large 2.4? screen, allows users to surf the internet at high speed with turbo 3G and its full HTML browser ? just use the shortcut key and you?re straight through to Google search from the idle screen. Page a bit too small? Use the illuminated zoom web shortcut key or just tilt the phone and it automatically switches to landscape view.

The G705 keeps you updated with the information most important to you via RSS feeds that are delivered straight to your phone?s desktop. Whether its sport scores or news from around the world, be the first to break that story to friends or work colleagues. Complete with 3.2 megapixel camera and video capabilities, upload your favourite and funny moments straight to the web for friends all over the world to see. Time to relax? Use the phone?s Wi-Fi connection to upload pictures, create a picture blog or download music and videos from your favourite web sites. Entertain your friends and family with all your great images on the 1GB memory card, or relax with the sounds you want through the built-in FM radio.

On your way to an important meeting but can?t find your way? The inbuilt aGPS combined with Google Maps for Mobile and Wayfinder? navigation means that you will never have to ask for directions again ? and it will even help you find a restaurant or bar to relax with friends and family.

Also announced today is the G705u, the first UMA enabled phone from Sony Ericsson. UMA enables users to seamlessly roam between the mobile network and local area networks thanks to GSM/Wi-Fi dual capabilities. The G705u is exclusive to the operator Orange in its territories.

In addition, Sony Ericsson is pleased to today announce a partnership with Google meaning that YouTube will be integrated into selected upcoming models from Sony Ericsson. This capability will allow users to instantly download and upload video directly from their phone to YouTube. The G705 will be YouTube compatible and further models will be announced at a later stage.

The G705 and G705u (exclusive to Orange) support GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSDPA 2100. G705 will be available in selected markets from early Q4 in the colours Silky Gold or Majestic Black. G705u (exclusive to Orange) will be available from early Q4 in the colour Luminous Black. The G705 will also be available in a version for American markets supporting networks GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSUPA 850/1900/2100. G705 for American markets will be available early Q1 2009.

The new G705 features:

Large 2.4? screen ? view websites and emails with high clarity
HTML browser ? surf the net how it was meant to be
Automatic rotation ? switch from portrait to landscape with just a tilt of the phone
Google shortcut key ? Go to Google from the idle screen with one key press
Inbuilt aGPS combined with Google Maps for Mobile and Wayfinder ? never get lost again
Wi-Fi and DLNA certified ? connect the way you want
3.2 megapixel camera ? snap and share your favourite images via Bluetooth
YouTube compatible ? upload videos or download favourite clips
Ditch the filofax and stay organised the stylish way with the G705.

The Sony Ericsson G705 at a glance

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

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

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

Communication & Messaging-
Polyphonic ringtones
Vibrating alert
Video calling

Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Instant messaging
Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync

Navigation key
Auto rotate
Picture wallpaper
Wallpaper animation

Bluetooth technology
USB mass storage
USB support
DLNA Certified

Alarm clock
Flight mode
Phone book

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


Battery Charger
1GB Memory Stick Micro (M2)
USB cable
Stereo PHF
Sony Ericsson PC Suite
Media manager
User guide

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


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

G705 and G705u:
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
G705 (American version)
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS/HSUPA 850/1900/2100


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