As the G700 recently got FCC approval, I felt like posting the following article from the last CeBit. It sheds a bit more light onto what to expect from G700/G900 – enjoy:
First of all, here are a few comparison shots showing the G700 next to a Nokia N71:
This Google Video gives you a quick overview of the G700 and it’s calendar application(made in great hurry – sorry for voice and handling glitches).
In the end, these two boxen are very solid entry-level handhelds. Sony Ericsson’s development team did an insanely great job at making the device controllable without the touchscreen – in fact, I can envision that many users will never ever use the styli to navigate around their phone.
As great as they may be for Sony Ericsson’s market share, I am very skeptical about their impact on the struggling UIQ third-party ecosystem. This device is very similar to Palm’s low end devices – many users purchase these devices and never ever install any third party applications…