Sony Ericsson G705 is bound for Internet
Sony Ericsson announced a partnership with Google, using it as the default search engine in the browser and including YouTube. G705 will be the first YouTube-friendly phone of the manufacturer, allowing users to upload and download videos to and from the popular site.
The display of the G705 is decently sized and at 2.4” it is neither small nor makes the phone bulky. Other features include a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash and video capture, but there are no details on the size it saves the video clips in. We hope it will be VGA at 30fps, allowing you to watch them in high quality after they have been uploaded to YouTube. However, knowing Sony Ericsson well, we guess it will be just the standard QVGA. G705 also features integrated Wi-Fi and aGPS for navigating, using either the free Google Maps or the bundled trial version of Wayfinder.
Sony Ericsson announced three G705 variants. The one bound for the American market is a global 2G/3G device, as it is a quad-band GSM and tri-band (850/1900/2100 MHz) UMTS phone, supporting HSDPA and HSUPA for high-speed download and upload. The main European model is also a quad-band GSM but has only single-band UMTS/HSDPA (2100 MHz) and doesn’t support HSUPA. The third version, exclusive to the operator Orange, will be called G705u and will feature UMA. This would allow it to utilize the integrated Wi-Fi for making calls without using the carrier network (similar to the “Unlimited HotSpot Calling” that T-Mobile USA offers). The American version will be available in early Q1 2009, while the European models are expected earlier than that in Q4 of this year.
Sony Ericsson G705 Specifications
source: Sony Ericsson