MWC 2008: Sony Ericsson handsets round-up

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The Mobile World Congress show has ended for another year, Stuart, Ashley and Susi are on flights home as we speak, and so it’s now time to look at all the major manufacturers’ new models.

Sony Ericsson announced the arrival of seven new handsets for the masses this week, the Xperia X1, G700, G900, C702, C902, Z770 and W980i phones. Here’s the CliffsNotes for each handset, from the left to right –

Z770 – HSDPA, push email, Google Maps, RSS reader, 2-megapixel camera, media player, can be used as modem via USB. Out mid-2008. See details here.

Xperia X1 – first model from the Xperia range, the ‘arc’ slider phone runs on Windows Mobile 6, has a QWERTY keyboard, 3-inch wide VGA display, 3.2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, aGPS, 400MB of storage and microSD slot. Out mid-2008. See details here or video here.

W980i – adding to their Walkman range, the HSDPA-enabled phone has storage for up to 8,000 tracks, a built-in FM transmitter, access to Sony Ericsson’s PlayNow web download service, 3.2-megapixel camera and it can record videos too. Out Q3 2008. See details here or video here.

See below the jump for the G700, G900, C702 and C902.

G900 – touch-screen organiser, with contacts, calendars, notes and pictures. Running on the Symbian OS, it has a 2.4-inch display, 5.0-megapixel camera, 3x zoom, touch-controlled Notes application, media player, Opera browser and Wi-Fi connectivity. Out mid-2008. See details here or video here.

G700 – exactly the same as the above G900, however it has a less superior 3.2-megapixel camera, and no touch auto focus and multi-shot functions. Out mid-2008. See details here.

C902 – part of their Cybershot camera phone range, this HSDPA-enabled handset has a 5-megapixel camera, 2.5x zoom, slide-out lens cover, face detection, auto focus, flash and 160MB memory. Out mid-2008. See details here or video here.

C702 – with HSDPA as well, it has a less impressive sensor than the C902, at just 3.2-megapixels, plus a 2x zoom, face detection and red eye reduction. Built-in GPS, Google Maps also included. Out mid-2008. See details here.

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Katherine Hannaford
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