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.