I’m sure the K700 is really nice. And if it were ever going to come out in the USA, I’d love to take it out some time just to talk, maybe grab some gelato, or whatever. But I’m just not feeling that connection… oh, all right, if you must know, it’s the chin. A strong chin is sexy on some handsets — I hooked up with an original Hero once — but it just doesn’t fit with the rest of the K700. You know what I mean? I think Philips does — check out those pictures, they used “Myspace angles” to hide it.
Okay, enough hijinx. The K700 from Philips is a media phone that we’re not likely to see, but it’s nice to check in with some less-recognized handset makers once in a while to see what they’re up to. This thing seems to have a pleasant but generic look to it, and its specs are nothing to scoff at:
* 2.8-inch touchscreen TFT-LCD, 262,000 colors, 400 x 240 pixels
* GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz
* Supported file formats RMBV, AVI, FLV, Divx, MP3, WMA, AC, FLAC, APE
* Dedicated GPU / stereo
* 3.2 megapixel camera with auto-focus and video recording
* Up to 4 hours of video playback / Up to 25 hours of music playback in CD-quality
* 48 MB of internal memory, support for MicroSD memory cards up to 8GB
* Bluetooth 2.0 / USB 2.0 / FM-radio with RDS / jack 3.5 mm
* Battery: 1000mA / h lithium-ion
* Dimensions: 101 x 52 x 13 mm
* Weight: 97 g
* Standby time – up to 1 month, talk time – up to 8.5 hours
Thanks, Philips. I’ll call you some time. No, I’m totally serious! No, don’t call me, it’s cool, I’m pretty busy these days. I’ll let you know.