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Netphone Begins: Unboxing the Netphone 701

UPDATE: Actual Netphone pricing for both prepaid and postpaid plans over here.

Dropped by SMART this afternoon to meet up with Louie. On the latest list of things to study would be the highly anticipated 701, the first of the Netphone smartphones. Exciting! Back in February, I was able to play with a pre-alpha release. This is the real thing and it comes in a nice box reminiscent of how I loved unboxing G.I. Joe toys as a kid. As I still need to charge the phone and get some much needed sleep here’s a little unboxing for you after the jump.

The Netphone 701 is the debut Netphone that will be officially launched in September 1 2011. Powered by SMART.

The package:

Netphone 701
2GB microSD card
1250mAh battery
USB cable
USB adapter wall socket
Quick Start Guide


Android Froyo 2.2 (with SMARTNET)
ARM11 600MHZ Processor
150 MB storage, 512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
LCD capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
480 x 800 pixels, 3.5 inches
3.2MP camera

The packaging comes with an easy to understand step-by-step on how to configure SMARTNET, the ecosystem that makes Netphone epic. In a nutshell it’s quite similar to how you sign in to your Google Account on Android. It goes without saying that the Netphone runs on Android, so essentially it’s a decent Android device with useful features added by SMART. I’ll go through SMARTNET in my succeeding posts.

The Netphone 701 comes with a 2GB microSD card.

O, how’s my 60mm macro lens?

Powered by SMART.

Super extraordinary.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

15 replies on “Netphone Begins: Unboxing the Netphone 701”

wow definitely will get this… been waiting for this since the news came out. will gladly switch back to smart ^_^

Nice! Anyway, to share my story, my first colored phone is the 1st version of Smart Amazing Phone which came out with a Smart (Addict Mobile) Plan 800. It runs on Windows mobile and it was the first time where I get to play with applications on my phone. I even learned how to flash it making it open line, kaso it pretty much backfired kasi after so many successful flashes, I had one failed flash and it pretty much ruined its board, and so I was left with “dead” phone. Nevertheless, I did had a great memorable 2+ years with it so okay lang.

with P1.00 load you can tweet and be on FB all day?? how’s that possible? or can i just login to smartnet with my other sim card?

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