Conclusion: Despite the Sony Ericsson P990i not actually being released at the time I write this (August 28th 2006), early impressions certainly seem to be favourable, although not without criticisms. Although not a step-change from its predecessors, the P990 offers more than enough features to keep this smartphone right up there amongst its competitors.
Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson P990i is the much awaited upgrade to the popular P900 and P910i business Smartphones. The phone has taken a long time to come and the list of features is a combination of ups and downs. Is it worth the high price that it’s going for? Or does the M600i offer better value for money? Ergonomics and User Interface The P990i is rather large and somewhat heavy to hold, but only if you aren’t already a P910i user.
Conclusion: Yes it's the all new Sony Ericsson P990i, as it hits the UK shelves we test the daddy of Smartphones to see if it has evolved for 2006. Has it lost weight? is it now toned and ready for battle? and just how many new features has it got?
Excerpt: Launching Symbian-smartphones has always been some kind of an event for Sony Ericsson, since these products became leaders of the line and at the same time best products in their classes. And often they had no copies when speaking about a touchscreen for Symbian devices especially, let alone other functions.
Excerpt: Launched this autumn, Sony Ericsson's P990i should appeal to mobile professionals who need a feature-rich, versatile device. Costing £570 + VAT without a contract, the P990i weighs only 155g and runs the newest release of the Symbian OS, version 9.1. This high-quality smartphone has a distinctive flip-lid that opens to reveal a thumbpad for typing email, SMS, and editing Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.