Sony's just come up with the official word on its new G705 slider handset, and it's not a bad looking gizmo at all. There's 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 and a Java-based OS. The phone's also got a full HTML browser, Exchange ActiveSync for email, a Google shortcut key for Google Maps and suchlike, and YouTube viewing and direct upload. Tri-band HSDPA gives it "turbo 3G speeds," according to Sony Ericsson's global product marketing manager, which is a little misleading to say the least, but there is an interesting G705u version which is SE's first UMA-enabled phone... though it's a UK-only edition. The US version is expected early 2009, pricing info still to be decided. [Softpedia]
'Turbo 3G' is a term that's been used a while here in the UK.
The 3 network use it to describe their HSDPA Broadband Network - whereby areas enabled with HSDPA are 'Turbo-Enabled'
It's to differentiate normal 3G and HSDPA for the plebs who can't comprehend the difference between the two. Hell, we even sometimes call it '3.5G' just to make it easy for consumers to understand.