Pansonic X70 is a lightweight, fully featured clamshell
phone with an integrated digital camera that manages
to be quite stylish at the same time.
Measuring 87x47x24mm and weighing 92
grams, it is a compact little unit. Talktime is 1.5
to 5 hours (probably on the upper end of the scale on
a European GSM network) with about 10 days standby.
It's a tri-band phone with Bluetooth capability too.
The X70 is being pushed on the quality
of its camera, but it's actually only a very basic 132x176
pixel unit, even though it is combined with a light
and a time function. Really, the camera is only designed
to display images on the X70's internal display, with
an identical resolution. This is a shame because most
phones manage at least 320x240 pixels in the camera,
with newer ones at the 640x480 pixel range.
supports MMS and polyphonic ringtones and has some built-in
games, and does WAP over GPRS. The screen is quite large
compared to many cameras and operates in 65,000 colours.
It's not exactly a groundbreaking phone,
but then it appears to Panasonic are pricing the X70
to sell and it does offer very good value for money.
The pre-release tariffs that we've seen here indicate
that the phone is free on most mid-range call plans.
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