Sony Ericsson Z770 clamshell phone unveiled

Posted on Monday, Feb 11 2008 @ 00:50 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sony Ericsson unveiled a new clamshell phone - the Z770. This phone is designed for easy web access and can be connected directly to a laptop via a USB cable. The phone will be available in the second quarter of 2008.
Style in your pocket
A compact, reliable phone that helps you juggle work, home, friends and family. With HSDPA technology providing fast data speeds, the Z770 provides multiple methods of communication whether it’s for a business matter or just staying in touch with the family. This phone combines up to 8.5 hours talk time with easy email set-up and fast internet access. This makes the Z770 a versatile phone for those that have a hectic lifestyle both at work and at home with the family.

Your inbox in your hand
The Z770 makes it easier than ever before to access your email. Even if you’re a technical novice you can access Web email (Hotmail, Yahoo etc) and retrieve mail, straight from your phone. And with Exchange ActiveSync, you can even configure your phone to have work emails pushed straight to your phone, making it easier than ever to stay in touch on the move.

Choose how you want to get online
The Z770 gives you online access, however you choose to get there. Surf the web or retrieve email directly on your phone when you’re in a cab. And when you’re in the hotel lobby, connect the Z770 to your laptop (via USB Cable) and use it as a modem to access the web on your computer.

Once online, web browsing on the Z770 is easy thanks to the Magnetic Mouse Pointer that is controlled by the navigation key. The key changes the icon depending on its position on the Web page (i.e. from text input to pointer or to link). Plus, pan and zoom into an area you’re interested in for easy reading on the good-sized (2.2”) screen.

Stay up-to-date
The Z770 offers you all the information you need, right at your fingertips. Receive RSS feeds from news or entertainment websites as the action happens. Or simply click on the RSS tile, or ‘widget’, for instant access to your favourite webpage from your phone’s desktop (or standby screen). In addition, the Z770 has a useful built-in weather forecast application, allowing you to receive regular weather updates and plan your long weekend accordingly.

As well as receiving the latest news and weather forecasts, you can also keep loved ones informed about your own news. Snap a photo on the Z770 and upload it instantly to your own blog site.

Sony Ericsson Z770 – At A Glance


  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Media player
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • PlayNow™
  • TrackID™


  • 2.0 megapixel camera
  • 2.5x digital zoom
  • Photo fix
  • Picture blogging
  • Video recording
  • x-Pict Story™ (slide shows)


  • Fast Web access with HSDPA
  • Access NetFront™ Web browser
  • RSS feeds
  • Google™ Maps for mobile pre-installed


  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Speakerphone
  • Vibrating alert


  • Email
  • Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
  • Instant messaging
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)


  • Navigation key
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Wallpaper animation


  • 3D games
  • FM radio
  • Java
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing


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


  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • Modem
  • PictBridge
  • Synchronization
  • USB mass storage
  • USB support


  • Charger
  • Battery
  • Stereo Portable Handsfree


  • Bluetooth™ Car Speakerphone HCB-150
  • GPS Enabler HGE-100
  • Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-PV703
  • Deskstand CDS-75

Facts and Figures

  • Size: 93 x 48 x 15.5 mm
  • Weight: 91 grams

  • Vogue Red
  • Graphite Black
  • Exquisite Gold

  • Screen: 262,144 colour TFT
  • Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
  • Size: 2.2 inches
  • Phone memory: Up to 32
  • MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) support
  • Talk time GSM: Up to 8.5 hrs
  • Standby time GSM: Up to 340 hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 4.5 hrs
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 350 hrs

Availability and versions

  • Networks:
    UMTS/HSDPA 2100
    GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900

About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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