Sony Ericsson P900: sleeker, with an improved 16-bit TFT screen
and a better software bundle -- including secure access to corporate
Much of the specification of the P900 is the same as the P800: a
tri-band GSM phone with GPRS plus MMS, Bluetooth, Memory Stick Duo
slot and digital camera. You get the idea. The biggest changes aren't
with the internals of the unit, but with its appearance and
ergonomics. The P900 is a slightly squarer design, fractionally
smaller and lighter than the P800.
The old transparent plastic stylus has been replaced by a more
robust metal-shafted version. The flip keypad has been changed from a
passive unit that pressed the touch-screen to one with electrical
switches. This eliminates the problems sometimes reported with the
P800 of the buttons not working all the time. The keypad can still be
removed from the P900 if you'd prefer not to use it.
The five-way jog dial makes single-handed navigation of the P900's
interface relatively easy, after a little practice. You'll still have
to resort to pen-based operation for any text input you need to do,
using Jot character recognition or the on-screen keyboard. T9
predictive text input is now available on the keypad.
You can capture video clips as well as still images using the
built-in VGA digital camera. Still pictures and video - the P900 does
both. Share your video clips and images with your friends via e-mail
or MMS. Or just save them in your P900 - with up to 16MB of user
memory plus the 32MB Memory Stick Duo storage media, you've got
plenty of space. Your imagery and your imagination: the P900 is a
great tool for making the most of both. There's a small mirror next
to the lens, on the back of the phone, used for framing shots of
yourself -- since you can't see the screen when pointing the camera
at yourself. There's an option to limit video clips and stills to the
maximum size permitted by most multimedia messaging services (MMS),
or you can take full-size images and save them onto the Memory Stick
Duo slot, or use the cradle connection to your PC. This last option
is also a good way of putting music files on the P900 to listen to
with the supplied stereo hands-free kit.
Send and receive e-mails, download and share files and keep your
calendar updated - just use your P900 like a PDA while you're on the
move. Then connect via Bluetooth or Infrared to synchronize the
data with your PC.
Connecting wireless through Bluetooth is connecting with
convenience. P900 features excellent Bluetooth functionality.
Connect to other phones or a computer and share images, sounds and
other files. Sharing couldn't be easier. Just drag and drop.
Excellent, reliable performance. Without wires.
Bluetooth wireless technology - USB support - Infrared port
High Speed Data - GPRS
Memory Stick Duo
RS232 cable support
Synchronization PC - Synchronization Apple®
Games download - Games embedded
MPEG4 Video - Video player
Polyphonic sound 24 voices - Melody composer
Color LCD 65,536 - 208x320 pixel Screen
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Services) - EMS (Enhanced Messaging)
Predictive text input
Business card exchange
Frequency: GSM 900/1800/1900
Dimensions: 115 x 57 x 24 mm
Weight: 150 g
Talk Time: 7 hrs
Stand by: 400 hrs