Thursday, January 18, 2007

The P990i: The Future of Communication is Here!

"P990i: 3G smartphone that lets you leave your PC behind while travelling, yet access everything you need for effective communication. It’s all here, now..." - guessed it! I'm in love again...And this time, its the Sony Ericsson P990i Smartphone...It sure looks nice and sturdy from the outside, doesn't it? Lets have a look what its got on the inside :)

Camera: A 2 Megapixel digital camera with autofocus is nothing to sneeze at! The Sony Ericsson Website mentions that it only has a 2.5x zoom (digital)...Now thats a little disappointing, I agree...But hey...The phone is worth every bit you spend on it! :)

Connectivity: This is one of the areas where this PDA phone really stands out! Bluetooth and Infrared connectivity make it possible for it to interact with other devices which support the standard (no need to ask...most do! :)..). For PC Connectivity, besides infrared and bluetooth, USB support has also been provided (yep...the datacable stuff). This is of course, faster than IR or BT in terms of data transfer rate. And yes, for all you freaks out there who can't even think of spending two hours waiting for the flight to arrive at the airport, WIFI (WLAN) has also been included in its already large list of features :)...Yep...That means wireless internet connectivity at broadband speeds when you are getting bored! GPRS and 3G are present too. Now, is it me, or am I not being able to find EDGE mentioned anywhere in its list of features mentioned at the SE website? Does it NOT include EDGE? *faints*... PLEASE! Correct me if I'm wrong!

Messaging: I don't think I need to blabber much here...Its got all the regular features present in almost all the cellphones available...Even the one which you are using now ;)...SMS (yawn), MMS, Predictive Text (double yawn) and so on. "Push Email" is what caught my eye...In case you don't know what that means...Here's an excerpt from Wikipedia: "Push e-mail is used to describe e-mail systems that provide an "always-on" capability, in which new e-mail is instantly and actively transferred (pushed) as it arrives by the mail delivery agent (MDA) (commonly called mail server) to the mail user agent (MUA), also called the email client...(more)".

Organiser: Ok...I'll leave the regular features aside (alarms,reminders etc) and come straight to the point. The most important feature in my opinion is the presence of a touchscreen! Yep...Its got hand writing recognition too which is pretty OK as far as I've heard. Hmmm...The Operating System...Symbian OS 9.1 UIQ 3...Theoritically, it is supposed to reduce memory leaks by a large extent...Haven't really seen the phone so I can't say whether its right or wrong...But reports have been good so far! :)...Also, many developers have updated their applications to support it so I guess the "new OS" factor shouldn't be much of a problem.

If you want a more complete list of features, then have a look at
I'm sure that the SE website will give you a better idea than what I've written above...LOL...:)

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