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.
Summary: The Sony Ericsson P990i may be the perfect smart phone for tech-minded consumers, but its exorbitantly high price may put a lot of people off.
Pros: The Sony Ericsson P990i is the crème de la crème of Sony Ericsson smart phones, with a sleek design that incorporates a QWERTY keyboard coupled with the latest in mobile technology. Features include a 2-megapixel camera, a music player, a business card scanner, video recording, and support for 3G/UMTS and for Wi-Fi networks.
Cons: The Sony Ericsson P990i is a little on the bulky side, and the QWERTY keyboard may be too small for some people. The price is also prohibitively high.
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.
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: Like the M600i, Sony Ericsson's P990i runs the Symbian 9.1 UIQ operating system. The device is huge but well designed. The numeric keypad is on a flip-down panel. When this is closed, the touch screen is disabled and the phone is set up for easy access to contacts and messaging using the directional keypad or thumbwheel. When it's open, the screen expands and more options are visible. It's a neat way to differentiate between phone and PDA modes.