Sony Ericsson Z750: a smart phone in a clamshell body

Sony Ericsson's first tri-band HSDPA phone for North American market.

Sony Ericsson's first tri-band HSDPA phone for the North America market seems to have some identity issues.

At first glance it's all about looks: it comes in pink and gray--er, Rose Pink and Phantom Grey--and has a nifty exterior display that's hidden until a call or text comes in.

Sony Ericsson Z750
Sony Ericsson

But inside there's a lot of smart features, like push e-mail (it's Exchange ActiveSync enabled), live scrolling RSS feeds, and the ability to do broadband-speed uploads and downloads.

There's also a 2.2-inch screen, a 2.0-megapixel camera, media player, built-in FM radio (with RDS, which enables readouts of which song/station is playing), and can do 3-D gaming.

For such an unassuming clamshell, that's an impressive resume. The only thing missing, it seems, is a full QWERTY keyboard. No word on carriers or pricing yet.

In another first, the Z750 is also Sony Ericsson's first phone that supports JSR 248, the latest Java standard for mobile devices originally released in December 2006. The standard is meant as a way for developers to make it simpler to create applications across all Java-enabled phones.

About the author

Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.

 

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