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
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
Design- Navigation key Auto rotate Picture wallpaper Wallpaper animation
Connectivity- Bluetooth technology Modem Synchronisation USB mass storage USB support Wi-Fi DLNA Certified
Location-based service- aGPS Geo tagging of photos Inbuilt aGPS Google Maps Wayfinder navigation (three month trial version)
In-Box: Battery Battery Charger 1GB Memory Stick Micro (M2) USB cable Stereo PHF Sony Ericsson PC Suite Media manager User guide
Optional: Bluetooth Headset HBH-PV720 Stereo Bluetooth Headset HBH-DS205 Desk Stand CDS-75
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 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