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Sony Ericsson unwraps F305 motion gaming phone

updated 06:35 am EDT, Tue June 17, 2008

Sony Ericsson F305

Sony Ericsson this morning held a gathering that saw the introduction of several devices, led by the F305. The slider preempts an upcoming wave of iPhone games by including its own accelerometer and focusing on motion-sensitive gameplay: the phone itself can be pitched to emulate bowling or tilted to steer in a racing game. Three games are preloaded on the phone that take advantage of the feature, while more than 50 will be available from GameLoft, Sony Ericsson says. The device also comes with stereo speakers, dedicated gaming keys, and a battery strong enough to handle eight hours of uninterrupted games.

Outside of gaming, Sony Ericsson also promises a mid-range phone with a 2-megapixel camera, media playback with an FM radio, and a Memory Stick Micro slot for storage. The company ships the F305 during the summer in both a quad-band GSM version that supports North American calling and EDGE data and will also release a China-specific F305c edition.

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  1. rdas7

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    screen size

    With a 176x220 pixel screen, I can only assume they are being sarcastic.

  1. Constable Odo

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    The stole the iPhone 3G's

    thunder. Just when we thought that cellphone gaming was going to be Apple's territory, along comes Sony Ericsson to take away all the iPhone's potential gamers. It really is nice to have some dedicated keys and a long-life battery when playing games.

  1. Peter Bonte

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    The picture itself is a me-to ripoff, the mirrored effect, more white than silver retouch and split screen make it so pathetic.

  1. vasic

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    being sarcastic?

    I'm assuming Constable Odo is being sarcastic, in which case his post is quite amusing.

    I am also sure all those people who have lined up to buy iPhone 3G will not forget it and jump on this S-E device, as it is so much better...

    It is very difficult to tell all these S-E phones apart; they look so similar, and of course, their names are so forgettable, people just don't even bother!

    You've probably seen a conversation: "Is that an iPhone?" "No, it's an iPod." "Which one? A Nano?" "No, it's a Touch".

    In S-E world, the equivalent would be:

    "Is that a W-580i?" "No, it's a F305c" "did you say S309V"? "No, F as in Franklin 305 C as in cat"...

    I wonder if manufacturers of consumer gadgets are ever going to learn something about product naming from Apple. They continuously have no clue. Just amazing!

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