Back in the day, when mobile phones were new and the world didn't know the ways of the SMS, Sony Ericsson released the T610 and it was good.

So, in a bid to halt the sliding decline the company is experiencing worldwide, out pops the updated version: the T700.

Slim and metallic, this is a mid-range phone clearly designed to look pretty and do the things you need.

Slim line: just the tonic

A 3.2MP camera will take some decent pictures, but the main feature of the device is the slim-line chassis at just 10mm.

Coupled with a 'premium metallic finish', the idea is to create an expensive looking device without the corresponding price tag.

HSDPA is included for super-fast connection, and it comes in a variety of colours, including black on red and 'Shining Silver'.

Available from Q4 this year in selected markets.