Panasonic P706ie Mid-end Clamshell Unveiled
Panasonic P706ie, a mid-end clamshell, has recently been unveiled in Japan.
Measuring 109 x 49 x 16 millimeters, when kept closed, and weighing 106 grams, the new P706ie brings the following features: HSDPA connectivity for data transfer speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps, a 3 inch TFT internal display with 262K colors and 240 x 427 pixels, a small external 0.8 inch display with 96 x 25 pixels, a large internal keypad, mobile TV capabilities, Web browser, Instant Messaging, pre-installed maps, multi-tasking capabilities, bar-code reader, voice dialing, USB, both microSD/microSDHC cards support up to 8GB and a battery that should offer up to 190 minutes of talk-time, up to 20 hours of music playback, up to 330 minutes of TV viewing (if used in ECO mode) or up to 570 hours of stand-by time.
Panasonic P706ie comes in three color versions: black, silver and lavender. The retail price of the new clamshell has not been announced, but the P707ie should be commercially available starting August 15, offered by NTT DoCoMo under the name of FOMA P707ie.