Sony Ericsson G700 and G900 revealed

The new G-series from Sony Ericsson is launching today at Mobile World Congress Barcelona as the Swedish-Japanese firm’s “touchscreen organizer” offering. Sony Ericsson is touting this pair of handsets as a “personal organiser in-your-pocket keeps your contacts, calendars, notes, pictures and favourite Web sites all in one place and just a fingertip away.” By which we presume that the Sony Ericsson G700 and G900 will be pulling PDA-duty for the smartphone set.

Both the Sony Ericsson G700 and Sony Ericsson G900 feature a 2.4-inch touchscreen display that allows the user to write “sticky notes” directly on the screen (with the stylus, of course). As an added bonus, the “sticky notes” can be “pasted” to the homescreen, serving as a handy reminder whenever you glance at your Sony Ericsson G700 or G900’s display.

The SE G700 will be holding up the lower-end of this “organizer” duo. With a 3.2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth (A2DP), TrackID, FM radio with RDS, Opera web browser, text-input and calendar features, the G700 is definitely a capable handset (even if it is the “lighter” of the two handsets).

Which brings us to the Sony Ericsson G900. The SE G900 does everything its less-accomplished sibling is capable of doing, but bumps up the camera’s pixel density to 5 megapixels and throws a bit of WiFi in the mix.

Both the G-series handsets from Sony Ericsson will be sporting tri-band (900/1800/1900Mhz) GSM/GPRS radios with European-flavored UMTS on the 2100Mhz band. Expect a Q2 2008 release with the G700 launching in Silk Bronze and the G900 launching in Dark Red and Dark Brown

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Sony Ericsson takes touchscreen mainstream with two phones set to simplify your life

10 February 2008The new G700 and G900 phones are designed to give back time. They place personal organiser features and easy finger-touch control within familiar form factors.

Barcelona, Spain – 10th February 2008 – Sony Ericsson today launched a new generation of phone: Touchscreen organisers with a broad appeal. The G700 and G900 phones are essential tools designed to organise the lives of all those with busy schedules to juggle, both at home and at work.

  • The G700 is here to help you live your life to the full. This personal organiser in-your-pocket keeps your contacts, calendars, notes, pictures and favourite Web sites all in one place and just a fingertip away. Touch and go.
  • The G900 has all the functions of the G700 with the added features of a unique new 5.0 megapixel Touch Auto Focus camera, touch photo album and editor. Perfect for those looking for a one-touch media experience combined with their organiser.

“Sony Ericsson is delivering touchscreen and innovative organiser capabilities to a wide audience without compromising on the size or shape of the phone. Both the G700 and G900 have regular keyboards and are no larger than a regular phone.” says Martin Winkler, Director Global Marketing and Head of Multimedia Web at Sony Ericsson. “These phones are ideal for users that are only interested in making their lives simpler. It’s not about technology for the sake of it.”

Sony Ericsson G700 phone

  • One-touch full organiser functions
  • Touch controlled Notes application – write and draw your memo’s
  • Large 2.4″ display with unique single touch control menu
  • 3,2 megapixel camera
  • Compact size

Calendar is King
Access your calendar, reach family and friends and scribble and save your notes on your phone. With the G700, you can jot down a note on the screen with a stylus, just as you would with a pen on paper, and save it on your phone’s desktop to remind you – just as you’d stick a note on the fridge. You can even draw a map to the local shop or doodle personal notes to send them to your loved ones! Holding everything that is important to you wherever you go, the G700 is the most natural way to manage life. There’s no longer a need to have your home calendar separate from work – it works with you, the way you do.

Intuitively simple
With the G700 you can enjoy touchscreen text input, Web surfing, calendar and phone navigation. Want to contact someone at home? Just touch the relevant name in your phonebook and all of the various contact options will appear onscreen. It’s instantly intuitive messaging. You can even browse your photo album using the tip of your finger. The G700 also has dedicated keys for messaging, notes and a key lock on the side of the phone. All it takes is one press to unlock.

Sony Ericsson G900 phone

  • One touch media experience
  • 5.0 megapixel camera with touch Auto focus and Multi-shot function
  • One- touch media and organiser menu
  • Large 2.4″ display with single touch control menu
  • Wi-Fi™ for high speed data transfer and internet browsing

Print-quality photos to keep
The G900’s 5.0 megapixel camera lets you take print-quality photos and share them with friends and family straight away.

Frame your shot and decide where you want to focus the camera by simply touching the screen. Also, with Camera Multi-Shot, hold down the camera key and take as many pictures as you like. Great for taking photos of your kids as they dash around the garden! Scroll through all of the photos on your phone with touch control and even edit them there with the Touch photo album and editor.

Stay mobile
Got a moment to surf? Access your favourite Web pages when you’re in a Wi-Fi™ hotspot and view them on the large 2.4” display. Use the stylus or your finger to zoom-in or pan around the page. When you’ve barely got a moment to spare, get RSS feeds direct to your phone for the latest updates; news, football scores or whatever you are in to.

Organize with a personal touch
Touch, type or write… Everything comes naturally with the G900. Organise your schedule, touch and tap to make calls and jot down notes before you forget it. The G900 works your way to let you get more into your day. It’s the power of personal touch.

The G700 will launch in Silk Bronze and the G900 will launch in Dark Red and Dark Brown. Both are UMTS 2100 and GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 phones that will be available in selected markets from Q2 2008.

Legal Information
1) Facts and features may vary depending on local variant.
2) Talk and standby times are affected by network preferences, type of SIM card, connected accessories and various activities e.g. games. Kit contents and color options may differ from market to market. The full range of accessories may not be available in every market.

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Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications was established as a 50:50 joint venture by Sony and Ericsson in October 2001, with global corporate functions located in London. The company serves the worldwide communications market with innovative and feature-rich mobile phones, accessories and PC-cards, and it has R&D sites in Europe, Japan, China, India and America. Sony Ericsson is the title sponsor of the Women’s Tennis Association, and works with the Association to promote the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in over 80 cities during the year. For more information, please visit www.sonyericsson.com

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The Sony Ericsson G700 and G900 phones at a glance

G700G900
Camera3.2 megapixel camera
3x digital zoom
Fixed focus
Image stabilizer
Photo fix
Photo light
Picture blogging
Video light
Video recording
Video stabilizer
5 megapixel camera
3x digital zoom
Auto focus
Image stabilizer
Photo fix
Photo light
Picture blogging
Video light
Video recording
Video stabilizer
Music/EntertainmentBluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Media player
Mega Bass™
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow™
TrackID™
3D games
FM radio with RDS
Java
Video streaming
Video viewing
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Media player
Mega Bass™
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow™
TrackID
3D games
FM radio with RDS
Java
Video streaming
Video viewing
Web/InternetOpera™ Web browser
RSS feeds
Opera™ Web browser
RSS feeds
Communication & MessagingPolyphonic ringtones
Speakerphone
Vibrating alert
Video calling
Push Email, Exchange Active Sync
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Polyphonic ringtones
Speakerphone
Vibrating alert
Video calling
Push Email, Exchange Active Sync
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
DesignNavigation key
Picture wallpaper
Touchscreen
Navigation key
Picture wallpaper
Touchscreen
ConnectivityBluetooth™ technology
Modem
Synchronization
USB mass storage
USB charging
Bluetooth™ technology
Modem
Synchronization
USB mass storage
USB charging
Wi-FiTM 802.11 b/g
OrganizerAlarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Document editors
Document readers
Flight mode
Handwriting recognition
Notes
Phone book
Stopwatch
Symbian™ OS
Tasks
Timer
Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Document editors
Document readers
Flight mode
Handwriting recognition
Notes
Phone book
Stopwatch
Symbian™ OS
Tasks
Timer
Business card scanner
AccessoriesIn-Box:

  • Battery
  • Charger
  • USB cable
  • Stereo Portable Handsfree
  • Sony Ericsson PC Suite
  • Media Manager software
  • 2 stylus
  • User guide

Optional:

  • Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-PV703

Go wireless with a powerful headset.

  • GPS-Enabler HGE-100

Get more from your phone – add GPS technology. Know where you are, where you’re going and how to get there.

  • Bluetooth™ Car Speakerphone HCB-150

High performance car handsfree with text to speech for convenient calls on the road.

In-Box:

  • Battery
  • Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Stereo Portable Handsfree
  • Sony Ericsson PC Suite
  • Media Manager software
  • 2 stylus
  • User guide

Optional:

  • Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-PV708
  • A powerful wireless handsfree available in chrome or rose for everyday wear.
  • GPS-Enabler HGE-100

Get more from your phone – add GPS technology. Know where you are, where you’re going and how to get there.

  • Bluetooth™ Car Speakerphone HCB-150

High performance car handsfree with text to speech for convenient calls on the road.

Facts and Figures 1)2)Size: 106 x 49 x 13mm
Weight: 99 gramsColours:
Silk Bronze
Screen: 262,144 colour TFT
Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
Size (diagonal): 2.4 inchesPhone memory: Up to 160MB
Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) supportTalk time (GSM/GPRS): Up to 12 hrs
Standby time (GSM/GPRS): Up to 380 hrs

Talk time (UMTS): Up to 4 hrs
Standby time (UMTS): Up to 380 hrs
Video call time: Up to 2.5 hrs

Size: 106 x 49 x 13 mm
Weight: 99 gramsColours:
Dark Red
Dark BrownScreen: 262,144 colour TFT
Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
Size: 2.4 inchesPhone memory: Up to 160MB
Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) support

Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 12 hrs
Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 380 hrs

Talk time (UMTS): Up to 4 hrs
Standby time UMTS: Up to 380 hrs
Video call time: 2.5 hrs

Availability and versionsNetworks:
UMTS 2100GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900Available in selected markets from Q2 2008.
Networks:
UMTS 2100GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900Available in selected markets from Q2 2008.

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