Summary: I've had this phone two weeks. A few times, when just going through the menus, I've gotten the "blank" screen mentioned previously and wondered "what happened.". So far, I don't think reception with Cingular is quite as good as I was gettng with the Razr. Putting it in or out of my horizontal belt case opens the camara lens twist door on the back of the unit.
Summary: Ill make this qwik and painless.. dont buy this phone. I researched top of the line phones for months and this one seemed to be the best. HA! I bought it and it had sooo many problems.. Not to mention the very UN-userfriendly interface, the 990's best feature, the touchscreen, turned out to be its worst feature..
Summary: I had the opportunity to play with this phone, as well as extensively use the Treo 680 and a Nokia N80 Internet Edition phones. By comparison, this phone feels so outdated. It is big and clunky, and the user interface and experience leave a lot to be desired. The phone is made of a plastic, but the quality of the finishing is bad in my opinion, making the phone feel cheap.
Summary: I was a big fan of the p900 and really looked forward to getting the 990, sadly the phone is constantly locking and crashing... I have to take out the batteries to rebot. When charging from mains power supply the phone does not allow me to answer incoming calls! very frustrating for such a promising smart phone.. I going to change the sim card to element this as an issue but dont hold out much hope..
Summary: My primary purpose of buying this phone was as a pda. The back up and synch functions actually work this time which is a major improvement. But if you buy this phone prepare to be saddled with a software more unstable than a virus ridden windows 95. I think sony shouldn't have launched this phone without first stabilising their software. My reccomendation is the Nokia E63 if you want all the functions of the P990i on a stable platform. Only drawback is the camera.
Summary: i change my phone every 2 month so i ve tried a lot of phones and this is by far one of the worst. it freezes.. restarts for no reason.. applications crashes.. and when you call a computer service line.. e.g. when you call customer service and you have to choose different options.. the phone doesnt register that the line is connected and on the screen is just says dialing and it wouldnt let you choose any options..
Summary: I got lot of problems with this phone and still have. First it just started switching-off after few minutes of use. SE fixed it. Then i cant update it, cant sync it on mac even using the SE plugin. Back to SE service, after 4 weeks i get it back. They told me they changed some hardware. But it is still not working. I try to sell it but do not succeed yet!!!!
Excerpt: Used the predecessor model P910i and was looking forward to an even better phone but was very disappointed. Software constantly hangs and crashes. It's not possible to delete messages in bulk most of the time (software error). Internet connection automatically reconnect after logging of causing huge costs (I had to delete my internet account to prevent that). The camera is at most average.
Excerpt: Sony Ericsson P990i. En mobil kombinerad med vanlig hederlig knappsats och touch mobil. Mitt första intryck av P990i var att den är klumpig. När jag köpte den sas det att det var en optimal mobil för folk som för mycket anteckningar och speciellt måste göra "kontorsuppgifter" i mobilen. Mobilen är Tråkigt designad och även väldigt klumpig. en klassisk tegelsten helt enkelt.
Summary: Dieses Smartphone ist zu groß, benötigt zu viel Energie (Akku ist schnell leer) und die Ausstattung ist nicht mehr zeitgemäß. Die Tastatur ist zu klein, WLAN ist nur B-Typ also max. 11MBit und keine akutelle Verschlüsselung (WPA2). Es gibt deutlich bessere Handys (auch von Sony E) die auch nicht viel teuerer sind. Ich rate ab.