Sony Ericsson P900: sleeker, with an improved 16-bit TFT screen and a better software bundle -- including secure access to corporate networks.
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The old transparent plastic stylus has been replaced by a more robust metal-shafted version.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 portHigh Speed Data - GPRSMemory Stick DuoRS232 cable support Sync ML Synchronization PC - Synchronization Apple®TouchscreenVibrating alertVoice controlContent online Games download - Games embedded JavaMP3 AudioMPEG4 Video - Video playerMP3 ringtonesPolyphonic sound 24 voices - Melody composer Start-up/Shutdown shows Color LCD 65,536 - 208x320 pixel Screen Camera VGA E-mail MMS (Multimedia Messaging Services) - EMS (Enhanced Messaging)Handwriting recognition Instant messaging Picture editor Picture phonebook Predictive text input QuickShare ScreensaverSound recorderVideo clipVideo streamingcHTMLWAP 2.0WTLS classOrganizer Alarm clock Business card exchangeCalendar PIM syncSpeaker phone
Frequency: GSM 900/1800/1900
Dimensions: 115 x 57 x 24 mm
Weight: 150 g
Talk Time: 7 hrs
Stand by: 400 hrs