updated 07:55 pm EDT, Thu April 2, 2009
Sony Ericcson T707a
Sony Ericcson established a small presence at CTIA, with a few handsets nestled inside the larger Ericcson area. The upcoming T707a clamshell was on hand, sporting a metallic green finish. The 128 by 36 pixel external LCD remains relatively invisible below the reflective surface until a button is pressed, making it fairly difficult to read in bright light conditions. Although stylish, the display would probably be ineffective in direct sunlight.
The handset was light, weighing in around 95 grams. The main display offers 240 by 320 pixel resolution and the user interface seems bright, although the phone was not configured which prevented us from taking a closer look. A 3.2-megapixel camera is the only noticeable feature on the front of the phone, while a rounded area contains LEDs that can be configured to flash specific colors for certain callers.
The camera also serves as a motion sensor, silencing the ring when a hand swipes over the phone. Up to 100MB of internal memory will be included, with the option to insert a Memory Stick Micro card.
The company did not disclose pricing information or which carrier will offer the phone first.