Sony Ericsson announces the G705 slider model

9 September 2008 by
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From the forum:
Sony Ericsson today announced the G705 slider phone model for the America market. G705u, a special version of the G705 was also announced. G705u is the first UMA enabled phone from Sony Ericsson making it possible to roam between mobile- and LAN networks.

The Sony Ericsson G705 and G705u have most features in common exept that the G705u is UMA enabled. UMA enables users to seamlessly roam between the mobile network and local area networks thanks to GSM/Wi-Fi™ dual capabilities. UMA functionality is depending on operator implementation. Both G705 and G705u has built in aGPS and Google Maps pluss Wayfinder navigation.

Press release:

This elegant slider phone, complete with large 2.4” screen, allows users to surf the internet at high speed with turbo 3G and its full HTML browser – just use the shortcut key and you're straight through to Google™ search from the idle screen. Page a bit too small? Use the illuminated zoom web shortcut key or just tilt the phone and it automatically switches to landscape view.

Sony Ericsson G705"The G705 is ideal for those who need a bit of help organising their busy life." said Catherine Cherry, Global product marketing manager at Sony Ericsson. "This life-enhancing phone has everything you need to keep track of your daily activities and is perfect for keeping in touch with friends. It also allows you to stay fully up-to-date thanks to the full HTML browser, email support, and desktop RSS feeds - all delivered at turbo 3G speeds."

The G705 keeps you updated with the information most important to you via RSS feeds that are delivered straight to your phone’s desktop. Whether its sport scores or news from around the world, be the first to break that story to friends or work colleagues. Complete with 3.2 megapixel camera and video capabilities, upload your favourite and funny moments straight to the web for friends all over the world to see. Time to relax? Use the phone’s Wi-Fi™ connection to upload pictures, create a picture blog or download music and videos from your favourite web sites. Entertain your friends and family with all your great images on the 1GB memory card, or relax with the sounds you want through the built-in FM radio.

On your way to an important meeting but can’t find your way? The inbuilt aGPS combined with Google Maps™ for Mobile and Wayfinder™ navigation means that you will never have to ask for directions again – and it will even help you find a restaurant or bar to relax with friends and family.

Also announced today is the G705u, the first UMA enabled phone from Sony Ericsson. UMA enables users to seamlessly roam between the mobile network and local area networks thanks to GSM/Wi-Fi™ dual capabilities. The G705u is exclusive to the operator Orange in its territories.

In addition, Sony Ericsson is pleased to today announce a partnership with Google™ meaning that YouTube™ will be integrated into selected upcoming models from Sony Ericsson. This capability will allow users to instantly download and upload video directly from their phone to YouTube™. The G705 will be YouTube™ compatible and further models will be announced at a later stage.

The new G705
Stay one step ahead of the rest

  • Large 2.4" screen – view websites and emails with high clarity
  • HTML browser – surf the net how it was meant to be
  • Automatic rotation – switch from portrait to landscape with just a tilt of the phone
  • Google shortcut key – Go to Google from the idle screen with one key press
  • Inbuilt aGPS combined with Google Maps for Mobile and Wayfinder – never get lost again
  • Wi-Fi and DLNA certified – connect the way you want
  • 3.2 megapixel camera – snap and share your favourite images via Bluetooth
  • YouTube compatible – upload videos or download favourite clips
  • Ditch the filofax and stay organised the stylish way with the G705.

The G705 and G705u (exclusive to Orange) support GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSDPA 2100. G705 will be available in selected markets from early Q4 in the colours Silky Gold or Majestic Black. G705u (exclusive to Orange) will be available from early Q4 in the colour Luminous Black. The G705 will also be available in a version for American markets supporting networks GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSUPA 850/1900/2100. G705 for American markets will be available early Q1 2009.

The Sony Ericsson G705 at a glance


  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • Up to 3.2x digital zoom
  • Photo fix
  • Photo light
  • Video light
  • Video recording
  • Picture blogging
  • PictBridge printing
  • Video blogging
  • x-Pict Story™


  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Media player
  • Mega Bass™
  • TrackID™
  • PlayNow™
  • Album Art
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • 3D games
  • Java™
  • FM Radio
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing

Web/InternetSony Ericsson G705

  • Full HTML browser with auto rotate
  • RSS feeds on desktop
  • Photo feeds
  • Web shortcut keys

Communication & Messaging

  • Speakerphone
  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Vibrating alert
  • Video calling
  • Email
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)
  • Instant messaging
  • Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync™


  • Navigation key
  • Auto rotate
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Wallpaper animation


  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • Modem
  • Synchronisation
  • USB mass storage
  • USB support
  • Wi-Fi™
  • DLNA Certified™


  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Flight mode
  • Notes
  • Phone book
  • Stopwatch
  • Tasks
  • Timer

Location-based service

  • aGPS
  • Geo tagging of photos
  • Inbuilt aGPS
  • Google Maps™
  • Wayfinder™ navigation (three month trial version)

Sony Ericsson G705

Sony Ericsson G705

On 6 Oct 17:26 raaju wrote
model is good look
On 3 Oct 06:58 yogesh wrote
this mobile priz?
On 1 Oct 11:25 rabih wrote
good mobile
On 29 Sep 23:14 DzR wrote
:S f**cking SE, it dont has autofocus, and the screen is of 262.000, not like nokia with 16.700.000 lcds
and the phon is pretty, but not nice :)
On 29 Sep 19:02 moondhaka wrote
i don!t think so it!s a nice phone. iphone is bstttttttttttttttttt ......if it is free give to me than i well be............................................. so fu,,,,,,,,,of
On 29 Sep 18:18 kamimaira wrote
nice i aprisiate but fault in camera,slider ..........? else ever think guwgus
On 27 Sep 13:48 HULK wrote
ugly phone
On 27 Sep 05:24 diegonunes wrote
Please, Sony Ericsson, fix this damn keyboard! No Power Typer can use something as smooth as these sliders' keyboards. I can't feel where one key ends and other begins. The k850i keys are the way to go. A slider with those keys would be perfect.
On 26 Sep 09:32 sajidrahim wrote
nice phone
On 19 Sep 18:21 hector wrote
esta muy bueno. si si
On 18 Sep 22:40 bujar wrote
perfect phone fancasticoooooo
On 18 Sep 17:47 TeknoBoi90 wrote
If it had autofocus i'd prefer it to the c702, but it seems that only cyber-shot will have this privilege (at least it has the light...) so i'll go cyber-shot.....
On 17 Sep 21:36 clarke wrote
sh*t, Just bought iPhone!
On 17 Sep 20:37 saeid wrote
only C 905 a Beautiful phone
On 14 Sep 01:51 sujitpaswan3 wrote
On 10 Sep 11:33 confusius wrote
I am confused which one to buy.. G705 or W902???
On 10 Sep 11:20 7sein wrote
i just wanna say i love u guys,its an amazing device thanks a lot
On 9 Sep 21:06 GAREN wrote
give it free to 100 million people
On 9 Sep 17:20 007 wrote
no love for tmobile 3g usa......
On 9 Sep 13:20 JIEN wrote
Please, no auto focus again.
On 9 Sep 11:54 MG wrote
Beautiful phone Similar to C905 (except camera). If priced well, this will me a hit.

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