Panasonic 3G handset

Mobile phones

Panasonic’s Z800 3G handset has just been announced over in Asia. The phone has a 1.3-megapixel outer camera (no mention of the internal camera’s resolution) with auto-focusing and Panasonic’s proprietary AV technology. The 2-inch internal screen is only 65K colour unfortunately, while the outer colour screen display 56K colours. There’s a miniSD slot, Bluetooth, MMS, USB 2.0 and infrared. No mention of a UK launch, but we’re not bothered: the Sony Ericsson V800 will be here soon. We’ve had a go with it and first impressions are that it’s fantastic – and it beats the Panasonic for specs as well with 262k colour internal screen, 65K external screen, 1.3-megapixel camera that rotates so you don’t lose quality by using an inferior internal camera and blindingly bright and effective flash light.

Press release

(Display Name not set)
For latest tech stories go to