Sony’s just gave the official word on its new G705 slider handset, and it’s pretty nice looking with attractive mid-end features. It features a 2.4 inch TFT with auto-rotation, A-GPS, DLNA, quad-band GSM and AGPS, Bluetooth 2.0, FM radio, 3.2-megapixel camera with flash plus a Java-based OS. Some other features are a full HTML browser, Exchange ActiveSync for email, Google shortcut key for Google Maps, and YouTube viewing and direct upload. It gets “turbo 3G speeds,” thanks to a Tri-band HSDPA. The European and Asian versions of the phone will be available in October, while we in America will have to wait for early 2009. No pricing details yet.