Sony Ericsson today officially announced the P990 global wireless-everything smartphone powered by Symbian OS 9.1 and UIQ 3 software platform. If someone were to release an all-in-one device, Sony has done it just now with the P990.
With WiFi (802.11b), Bluetooth, 2 megapixel camera phone with “photo light” and video calling, FM tuner, Mp3 and MPEG4 playback, QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY, or Russian keyboard what flips down, the P990 is destined for all markets. The phone can be rotated side ways for web browsing on the 2.8-inch QVGQ screen, it also comes preloaded with Opera 8, and push e-mail ready.
Several variations will exist, the P990i is a Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) – GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa (possibly North America via eBay) and the P990c Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) – GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Mainland China. Launch for mainland China dependant on availability of 3G services.
It sports 80MB of free memory, comes with 64MB of Memory Stick Pro DUO memory out of the box (supports 4GB), and also features an FM/RDS tuner for your listening pleasure.
Ready for the mobile business traveler in Q1 of 2006, the P990 will also view Microsoft Excel. Word, Powerpoint and Adobe PDF and edit Microsoft Word and Excel.