First Look: Sony Ericsson K700i

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Sony Ericsson K700i
The newly-announced K700i phone from Sony Ericsson offers an attractive mix of connectivity, imaging and entertainment in a compact package.

The star of Sony Ericsson's recent product launch was the K700i, a high-end tri-band GSM/GPRS device that's set to take over from the T610 as the company's flagship compact camera phone.

Sony Ericsson K700i: a tri-band GSM/GPRS, Bluetooth-equipped compact phone with a built-in VGA camera and an FM radio.

The K700i measures a compact 46.5mm wide by 99mm deep by 19.5mm high and weighs 93g. It has a brushed aluminium finish and is described as a 'dual front' device: one side looks like a phone, with its 16-bit, 176-by-220-pixel TFT display, mini-joystick and keypad; the other side looks like a digital camera, with its 4X digital zoom lens.

As well as tri-band (900/1800/1900MHz) GSM and GPRS for wide-area communications, the K700i has Bluetooth and infrared for short-range wireless connectivity. Talk time is rated at 7 hours, standby time at 300 hours.

The K700i's built-in VGA-resolution camera features a 4X digital zoom, along with a photo light for better exposure in low-light environments. You can also capture video clips to the device's 32MB of memory. Images and clips can be distributed via MMS or email using Sony Ericsson's QuickShare application.

On top of its good connectivity and imaging features, the K700i should provide plenty of entertainment. It has a built-in FM radio and plays MP3s, includes a Java engine for playing bundled and downloaded games, and supports 40 polyphonic voices.

Sony Ericsson state the K700 will be on the market during Q2. A local release date and pricing information is yet to be confimed.

Specifications

Phone Features
Polyphonic Ringer Yes
Voice Dialing Yes
Phone Functions Speakerphone, voice control, call timer, conference call, voice dialing, vibrating alert
Additional Features Picture phonebook, MPEG4 video playback, melody composer
Cellular
Technology GSM
Software Platforms Supported Java
Phone Navigation Buttons joystick
Type cellular phone
Integrated Components FM radio, digital camera
Band GSM 900/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)
Phone Form Factor bar
Service Provider not specified
Details
Antenna internal
Available Body Colors optic silver, blue tinted silver
Integrated Components Digital camera, FM radio
Messaging & Internet
Cellular Messaging Services EMS, MMS, SMS
Supported SMS Functions SMS Chat
WAP Protocol Supported WAP 2.0
Messaging & Data Features OTASP/OTAPA support
Supported Email Protocols POP3, SMTP
Miscellaneous
Included Accessories Power adapter
Communications
High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD) Yes
Communication Features Internet browser, mobile Email client
Data Transmission GPRS
Wireless Interface Bluetooth, Infrared (IrDA)
Display
Type LCD display - color
Multi-language Menu Yes
Technology TFT
Display Indicators Bluetooth indicator, GPRS indicator, IR port indicator, active profile icon, alarm clock indicator, battery meter, digital clock, divert indicator, keypad lock, missed calls indicator, signal strength, silent ring signal, text message waiting, voice message waiting
Display Illumination Color white
Display Resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Color Depth 16-bit (65000 colors)
Color Support color
Features screensaver, wallpaper
Organizer
Personal Information Management alarm clock, alarm clock with snooze, calculator, calendar, countdown timer, reminder, synchronization with PC
Alarm Clock Yes
Camera
Digital Zoom 4
Camera Light Source flash
Still Image Resolutions 640 x 480
Memory
User Memory 41 MB
Security Features
Phone Lock Yes
Keypad Lock Yes
SIM Card Lock Yes
Restrict Access to Phone Book Yes
Battery
Talk Time Up to 480 min
Run Time Details Talk - up to 480 min
Standby - up to 300 hrs
Run Time Details Talk - up to 480 min
Standby - up to 300 hrs
Digital Camera
Digital Zoom 4
Lens Aperture f/2.8
Min Focal Length 4.1 mm
Camera Light Source flash
Still Image Resolutions 640 x 480
Header
Brand Sony Ericsson
Product Line Sony Ericsson
Model K700i
Packaged Quantity 1
Features
Phone Functions call timer, conference call, speakerphone, vibrating alert, voice control, voice dialing
Additional Features MPEG4 video playback, melody composer, picture phonebook
Power Adapter
Type power adapter
Flash Memory
User Memory 41 MB

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