Sony Ericsson G700 preview: Smartphone in disguise

GSMArena team, 20 February 2008.
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At this year's Mobile World Congress, Sony Ericsson announced a handful of interesting devices and we're now having a closer look at one of them, the G700 UIQ smartphone. Now that the event is over, we are back home and ready to hit you with a full preview of the G700, of which we had a quick test ride in the comfort of our office.

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Sony Ericsson G700 official pictures

The Sony Ericsson G700 has a 2.4" 262K-color TFT display of QVGA resolution. The compact device features a touchscreen display and smartphone capabilities.

In an attempt to bring smartphones closer to the people, Sony Ericsson have set to produce a smartphone that doesn't look like one. Instead, the handset has the Sony Ericsson run-if-the-mill design that's even used on EUR 100 phones. Whether you like it or not is a matter of personal taste.

The Sony Ericsson G700 also comes with a 3 megapixel camera. It doesn't have auto focus, but offers image and video stabilization, which is not that great a deal actually.

3G support with video calls is also on board, along with stereo Bluetooth and an M2 memory card slot. Sony Ericsson also made a big deal of their Notes applications that allows you to organize your life with electronic yellow Sticky Notes (they come in other colors, too).

The Sony Ericsson G700 also has a bigger brother - the G900 - that we are previewing tomorrow. The Sony Ericsson G900 outperforms the G700 with a 5 megapixel autofocus camera and Wi-Fi connectivity support, packed in a slightly different design.

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Sony Ericsson G700 (bronze) compared to Sony Ericsson G900 (black)

Well, that about sums it up for today's celebrity - let us cut to the chase and take it out for a spin. Be right back after the break.

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Sony Ericsson G700 in our office

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