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Smartphone Reviews : Sony Ericsson P990

17 January 2006

Sony Ericsson P990
Mobile-Review has some great info on the upcoming Sony Ericsson P990. Here’s an excerpt – ‘The designers tried to keep the look of Sony Ericsson P900/P910 and make it as rememberable. The difference in the body size is not very big, since this phone has the dimensions of 114x57x25 mm and the P900, for instance, is 117x57x27 mm in size. At the same time the absence of colour changes makes the model look thicker, now it is only in silvery. Using the device raises the same feelings as the previous smartphones, no unexpectedness. However, you should better carry it on your waist in a case or in a pocket of your jacket. In a shirt or in a trousers pocket the device seems rather inappropriate.’

Mobile Gazette also has a preview of the Sony Ericsson P990 available. They write – ‘One immediately noticeable change is the keyboard. On the P990, the small alphabetic keyboard is fixed to the phone and is revealed by flipping down the number pad. Immediately about the QWERTY keyboard is a 2.6″ 240×320 pixel display. When the number pad is in use, it appears to cover around 80 pixels or so from the bottom of the display, which gives the P990 both “open” and “closed” display modes, as with the P900 and P910.’

Engadget
never fails to pick up the big stories. Here’s what they have to say about the Sony Ericsson P990 – ‘This 3G (UMTS) smartphone has the same dimensions as the P910 but adopts the Symbian OS 9.1 and UIQ 3 software platform while throwing down with WiFi (802.11b), Bluetooth, a 2 megapixel camera with “photo light,” video calling, FM radio, MP3 and MPEG-4 player, and keyboard (QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY, or Russian) underneath the flip-down keypad.’

Sony Ericsson has some of the best phone & smartphone designers the world has ever seen. This phone is, without question, beautiful. The design is just brilliant. Not to mention is has almost everything one could want – a regular keypad & a QWERTY, touchscreen, bluetooth, wifi, FM radio, MP3 & video player, and a 2 Megapixel camera! I really dig the back of the phone – how it looks like a camera. If only they would move to a Palm OS or Windows Mobile …. or maybe I just need to really give Symbian a chance.
Sony Ericsson P990
Sony Ericsson P990

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