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Sony Ericsson Z770i mobile phone

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But the camera itself is an average performer. It produces reasonable shots in good lighting conditions, but without a flash struggles in dark environments or at night. Video capture quality is limited, shooting at no more than 320 x 240, but at a smooth 30 f/s, footage plays back better than average on the phone’s screen.

Sony Ericsson includes PhotoDJ and VideoDJ software for basic on-phone image and video editing, and a Photo Fix option for quick pic adjustments. In addition, Z770i users can upload images and video clips directly to a Blogger blog with a few quick button presses.

With HSDPA connectivity, other mobile web-based services are of interest too. Access' NetFront web browser is loaded up and employs Sony Ericsson’s new easy-to-follow browser launch page set up, with Google Search topping the list of options. Below, you can tap URLs into an address bar, or click on RSS feeds for updates from pre-loaded sources or your own tagged sites. You can bookmark pages too and look up recently visited addresses on the launch page’s History option.

Sony Ericsson Z770i mobile phone

The Z770i has just 32MB of built-in memory, but has a slot for M2 cards

No Wi-Fi means you're reliant on mobile networks, but the general browsing experience is good for a regular phone. Google Maps is always welcome, providing mapping and satellite pictures of your approximate position based on base-station triangulation information. It’s not as accurate as GPS, with a few hundred metres radius of accuracy, but you can zoom and pan across maps to find your exact location – very useful if you’re in an unfamiliar place and looking for somewhere nearby.

HSDPA-speed data speeds mean downloading Google map information, music and video content to the phone is a swift process, but most users will prefer the cheaper option of copying tracks from a PC.

The music player and media engine is a typical mid-range set-up. A slick user interface opens up category choice lists, which you drill into in typical music player fashion. The music player lists include headings for artists, albums, tracks, playlists, audio books and podcasts, plus there’s a link to Sony Ericsson’s download site. As well as the usual user interface on the internal display, the external screen strip reveals details of what’s being played when you close the flip.

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