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Sony Ericsson unveils T700, a modern day T610

Snapshot by Michael Oryl on Thursday August 07, 2008.

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After taking some heat from the industry press over the past few days, Sony Ericsson is probably quite relieved to announce the T700, a phone with very obvious ties to the Sony Ericsson T610, a handset from 5 years back that was one of the company's most popular ever. The T700 is a fairly straightforward mid-level handset that offers most of the features people are shopping for these days - without going over the top with them.

In terms of music abilities, the T700 comes equipped with a music player and Bluetooth stereo wireless headphone support. On top of that, the phone also has its own built-in stereo speakers on-board and ships with a color matched wired stereo headset in the box. The music player supports album art and Sony's MegaBass feature, and the T700 also features Sony Ericsson's TrackID software for identifying unknown songs heard nearby.

Other features of this T610 inspired handset include a 3.2 megapixel camera, an FM radio, and support for 3D gaming. An included USB cable lets you hook the T700 up to a personal computer in mass storage mode for easy drag and dropping of files, too. The T700 also offers great support for email that includes the typical POP/IMAP support as well as Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.

About the only obvious shortcoming people might find with the device is its very small display. While it offers full QVGA (240x320 pixel) resolution, it measures only 2 inches across the diagonal. That's quite small. Otherwise this quad-band GSM/EDGE cell phone with 2100MHz UMTS/HSDPA support looks quite enticing. It weighs a feathery 78g (2.7oz) and measures only 10mm thick.

The Sony Ericsson T700 is expected to go on sale in early Q4 of this year in three color schemes: black on silver, black on red, and silver. No pricing information has been provided at this time.

Specifications for the Sony Ericsson T700
Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA 2100MHz
Size 104mm x 48mm x 10 mm (4.1" x 1.9" x 0.4")
Weight 78g (2.8oz)
Battery Life Up to 15 days standby time
Up to 9.5 hours GSM talk time, 4.5 hours UMTS talk time
Main Display 2.0" 262k color QVGA TFT, 240x320 pixel resolution
Camera 3.2 megapixel
Video Record/Playback
Messaging SMS/MMS/IM
Email POP3/IMAP/SMTP/Exchange
Bluetooth Yes
Memory 25MB internal, Memory Stick Micro (M2) card slot
Availability Planned Q4 2008
Other Speakerphone, stereo speakers, 512MB M2 card included


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