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S750 slider phone boasts 320 x 240 LCD, 1.3Mp digicam

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Japanese electronics giant Sanyo made its first move on the European mobile phone market, pitching a new 3G handset at buyers in the UK and France.

Sanyo S750 3G handsetThe S750 will be exclusively linked to Orange's 3G network, which insiders reckon will be formally launched later this week. Sanyo's participation in the project was signalled earlier this month when the network announced its decision to offer the handset. Indeed, it's been clearly displayed on Orange's 3G website for some time.

In the flesh, the S750 is a surprisingly light (122g) slider phone sporting a 2.4in, 320 x 240, 262,144-colour display that puts plenty of others we've seen into the shade. The handset features a front-mounted VGA digicam for video calls and a 1.3 megapixel job with 4x digital zoom, flash and 16-shot rapid fire mode on the back.

Internally, there's 8MB of memory, which can be boosted by up to 256MB using the handset's SD card slot. The limit has been imposed more by what Sanyo reckons is the most generally available maximum card capacity, but company insiders told The Register the phone should be able to cope with 512MB card and up.

The S750 incorporates infrared and Bluetooth for wireless device connectivity, along with USB for phone-to-PC and phone-to-printer hook-ups, the latter courtesy of its PictBridge support. There are the usual Java games engine, MP3 player and polyphonic ringtone (72 voices) capability too.

Sanyo claims the handset's 850mAh battery will operate for up to 260 hours on stand-by, 100 minutes while making video calls and 170 minutes while handling voice-only communications. The handset can switch into GSM mode (900/1900MHz) for 260 minutes' stand-by time and 190 minutes' talk time.

Pricing was not disclosed. ®

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