Conclusion: Verdict The P1i feels like a zenith of sorts for the P-series smartphone range. It's a culmination of the work Sony Ericsson has put into its smartphone series, which has resulted in a more realised device with superior multimedia weaponry. The Sony Ericsson P1i is definitely a contender for smartphone of the year.
Review: Sony Ericsson P1i - part 1: design and hardware
All About Symbian
20 March 2008
Excerpt: The P1i is Sony Ericsson’s new flagship smartphone product. Running the touchscreen variant of UIQ 3.0 on Symbian OS 9.1, with WCDMA, GSM and Wi-Fi connectivity, a QWERTY keyboard or handwriting recognition for text input and a 3.2 megapixel camera, it is well specified and a powerful smartphone. The P1i uses the same UIQ 3 software platform as the P990 and there are relatively few software differences between the two phones.
Summary: This phone has a lot going for it, and more features than some Nokia devices we have tried, aimed at the same market. It's a clumsy package, though, but one that users could easily learn to love.
Summary: On the whole, then, the Sony Ericsson P1i is a so-so business handset. Connectivity is plenty fast enough thanks to the 3G provision and there are more than enough distractions, but we wouldnâ€™t honestly choose this phone over any number of solid Windows Mobile 6.0 smartphones (some of which can also work with BlackBerry Connect) or, indeed, either the latest Curve or Pearl BlackBerry handsets.
Excerpt: Sony Ericsson P1i continues the P series which started with the P800 model 5 years ago, in 2002. That's a very long time and I personally would've expected to see more P models available on the market � but maybe less but better is more appropriate for SE's marketing strategy. It seems that P1i suddenly became the chain link between the P series and M series, in terms of design, as well as performance.
Conclusion: In conclusion, the P1i is a stylish PDA and if you are using it to organise your personal life you’ll probably love it, if it’s coming to work with you youmight find it a little more challenging.
Excerpt: The P1 is Sony Ericsson's latest P-series flagship business phone. It combines the high-tech capabilities of the P990 with the compact form factor of the M600. We spent a few weeks testing out the P1 and have put together a review for your reading pleasure.
Summary: The volume of the 40-chord ringer is quite sufficient– it doesn’t deliver any problems, making sure that the device sounds loud enough to be heard in most cases. The silent alert is average strength-wise, but thanks to the casing’s thickness, there is no problem with feeling the vibration. It seemed to me that the volume level of the earpiece is lower that the Sony Ericsson M600i, in noisy environments it might prove sub-standard.