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Sony Ericsson F305 Gaming Phone with Wii-like Gestures

Snapshot by Michael Oryl on Tuesday June 17, 2008.

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Today at the CommunicAsia show in Singapore, Sony Ericsson introduced the F305, the company's first in a new line of gaming oriented cell phones. The F305 not only supports the typical Sony Ericsson 3D Java games, with dedicated buttons in the horizontal form factor preferred by gamers, but it also includes Nintendo Wii-like swipe and swing gesture controls. These new gaming control features can be used with the included Bowling, Bass fishing, and Jockey games (more available from Gameloft).

All of that gaming action can be enjoyed on the F305's 2", 262k color 176x220 pixel TFT display, with audio support coming from a pair of high-power stereo speakers that are built-in. While the F305's battery should be good for 8 hours of gaming (or 8 hours of talk time), Sony Ericsson will start offering its new Power Pack CPP-100 external power pack in Q4 of this year, which will let enthusiasts and addicts alike keep gaming when there's no wall jack available.

Other features of this quad-band GSM/EDGE cell phone include Bluetooth with A2DP stereo support, an M2 memory card slot for music and photos, and a 2 megapixel camera. The F305 supports changeable rear covers, and an extra one is included in the box, along with a color coordinated wired headset.

The Sony Ericsson F305 measures in at 96mm x 47mm x 14.6mm (3.8" x 1.9" x .6") and weighs 98g (3.4oz). It will be available in Q3 of this year in either Polar White or Mystic Black.

Specifications for the Sony Ericsson F305
Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
Size 96mm x 47mm x 14.6mm (3.8" x 1.9" x 0.6")
Weight 98g (3.4oz)
Battery Life Estimated 16.5 days standby time
Estimated 8 hours talk time
Main Display 2" 262k color TFT, 176x220 pixel resolution
Camera 2 megapixels
Video Record/Playback
Messaging SMS/MMS/IM
Email No
Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP
Memory 10MB internal with Memory Stick Micro (M2) card slot
Availability Q3, 2008 (manufacturer's estimate)
Other Speakerphone, FM radio, Motion-sensor gaming


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