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Sony Ericsson Announces P990 Smartphone


Snapshot by Brad Kellett on Monday October 10, 2005.

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Sony Ericsson has confirmed the rumors of a new P-series smartphone today by announcing the new Sony Ericsson P990.

The Sony Ericsson P990 is a fully loaded handset, including support for UMTS 3G networks and WLAN wireless connectivity (802.11b compliant). The Sony Ericsson P990 also supports GSM 900/1800/1900Mhz bands for where 3G networks are not available.

The new P990 smartphone builds on the proven form factor of previous P-series handsets, although it includes a hardware keyboard under the flip, rather than attached to the flip this as with the P910. The Sony Ericsson P990 is fairly heavy, coming in at 155g, although does sport a 2.0 megapixel camera, 80Mb on board memory (with Memory Stick PRO Duo expansion), and includes Blackberry Push Email support.

The Sony Ericsson P990 runs on Symbian OS 9.1 with the UIQ 3.0 software platform, also announced today. The Sony Ericsson P990 will be the first commercially available handset to include Symbian 9.1, and should be available in Q1 2006. No pricing information has been released yet.


Specifications for the Sony Ericsson P990
Band UMTS 2100Mhz, GSM 900/1800/1900Mhz
Data UMTS/GPRS
Size 114mm x 57mm x 26mm (4.4" x 2.2" x 1")
Weight 155g
Battery Life 300 hours UMTS stand by time, 400 hours GSM stand by time
3 hours UMTS talk time, 9 hours GSM talk time
Main Display 2.8" 262k color QVGA touch screen
Sub-Display N/A
Camera Yes, 2.0 megapixel resolution
Video Yes
Messaging MMS/EMS/SMS
Email Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Infrared Yes
Java Yes
Polyphonics Yes
Memory 80Mb on board, Memory Stick PRO Duo expansion
Availability Q2 2006 (manufacturers estimate)
Other Includes WLAN, UIQ 3.0, and Blackberry Push Email

 

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