Sony Ericsson G705 slides in - GPS, Wi-Fi and YouTube video uploads

09 Sep, 2008

Sony Ericsson unveiled their latest high-end slider - the G705. Loaded with a bunch of goodies such as a large 2.4-inch QVGA display, GPS receiver with A-GPS support and Wi-Fi connectivity with DLNA certification it surely looks like a sweet device. We already covered the device back in July, when live pics of a prototype leaked online.

Sony Ericsson G705

The web-oriented Sony Ericsson G705 packs quad-band GSM support and either UMTS 2100 Mhz with HSDPA or UMTS 850/1900/2100 with both HSDPA and HSUPA. From the looks of it, the second option dubbed "US version" sounds that much better.

Thanks to the built-in accelerometer, the G705 offers auto screen rotation that works even in the browser (which is further enhanced by the dedicated web shortcuts).

The built-in GPS works in cooperation with the preinstalled Google Maps and Wayfinder (with three-month free navigation license) and additionally offers image geotagging. The G705 sports a 3 megapixel camera with LED flash, which unfortunately doesn't have auto focus on board (now that's a big downer). A certain novelty is that the videos captured by the camera can now be uploaded directly to YouTube. YouTube downloads will also be possible and Sony Ericsson will be releasing other YouTube-enabled handsets in the future.

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Sony Ericsson G705

The Sony Ericsson G705 is further equipped with stereo Bluetooth, FM radio with RDS, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support and comes with 1GB M2 memory card in the retail package.

Today for the first time Sony Ericsson also release a UMA-enabled handset - that would be the Sony Ericsson G705u - a version that is made exclusively for Orange and allows for seamless calls handover between the carrier network and wireless Wi-Fi networks.

Sony Ericsson G705u
The UMA-enabled Sony Ericsson G705u is exclusive to Orange

The Sony Ericsson G705 will be available in Silky Gold or Majestic Black (Luminous Black for G705u) in the early Q4.


Reader comments

  • Xuein99
  • 02 Aug 2009
  • PGE

hw 2 setting wifi? why i cant connect 2 internet??

  • zack
  • 30 Dec 2008
  • PF$

can I upload java application(J2me) ?

  • rc
  • 26 Sep 2008
  • nv1

Hey The Mojo, can you tell us more about the messaging implementation? What's the video resolution? Does the browser support flash?...Thanks. Lately, SE phones are no match spec-wise to other manufactures but on the other hand they're nice looking,...

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