Sony describes the Ericsson K710i mobile phone as a clamshell phone, but most people would just call it a flip phone. Sony released the K710i in 2006. This phone's features include a dual-screen display, a 2.0-megapixel camera, Internet capabilities and expandable memory.
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Sony Ericsson phones are designed to be compatible with one another. The K710i software can import contact lists, phone books, calendars, notes and bookmarks from another Ericsson phone. The phone also features Sony Ericsson Sync, which allows you to connect to your PC via the Internet to access locally stored information.
Appearance and Size
The K710i flip phone came in two colours: twilight black and metallic sand, basically black and beige. When folded, the phone is 3.5 inches long and 1.9 inches wide. It weighs just over 85.1gr. It has two screens. One screen is on the outside of the phone to display the time and call information while the phone is folded. This screen has a maximum resolution of 128 by 128 pixels and had a four-tone grayscale colour palette. The internal screen is larger, at 176 by 220 pixels, and full-colour.
According to Sony, the battery in the Ericsson K710i could last up to 370 hours in standby more, or nine hours with continuous use. Battery life varies depending on your network configuration, but these figures are a good general guideline.
The Sony Ericsson K710i has a built-in digital camera with a 2.0-megapixel sensor. The camera has limited zoom capabilities -- up to 2.5X -- but can capture short videos. The Sony Ericsson K710i has a photo-to-blog feature that allows you to attach a caption to your photos and upload them to a blog as soon as you take them, providing you have a data plan from your telecom provider.
The Sony Ericsson K710i is Internet-ready, though access to the Web depends on your service plan. The phone has a built-in browser called NetFront that can handle most standard Web protocols, including embedded video and photos. You can use the phone to subscribe to different news feeds via RSS, which are sent to your Web browser.
Compared to smart phones, the K710i has a tiny screen, but that didn't stop its developers from loading the phone with a handful of 3-D games. The phone also supports Java-based games, which you can play online through the browser or download to the memory card. You can stream video to the phone, too, from websites -- depending on your data plan.
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