Though Sony Ericsson is promising that it won't be introducing any new phones at the CTIA show next week, the company did unveil a new model Thursday in Miami. The Sony Ericsson T707 offers a sleek flip design with multimedia features, and it has the official endorsement of tennis player Maria Sharapova. Lucky it.
On the outside the T707 sports a thin profile with calling lights, a glossy skin, and minimalist touches like a hidden external display. Three colors are available: mysterious black, spring rose, and lucid blue.
Features are solidly midrange. You'll find a 3.2-megapixel camera, a music player, stereo Bluetooth, an FM radio, a personal organizer, USB mass storage, PC syncing, a voice recorder, and a speakerphone. It also supports Sony Ericsson's gesture control feature, which allows you to control some calling functions and the alarm clock by waving your hand across a sensor on the T707's front face. And as a quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900) and tri-band UMTS (850/1900/2100) handset, it will supports calling and 3G networks around the world.
The T707 will have limited availability in the second quarter of this year; there are no plans at present to bring it to a U.S. or a Canadian carrier.