Sony Ericsson unveiled today the P910, an update to its P900 smartphone, which itself built upon the success of the P800.
Sony Ericsson has only made small updates to the design, which isn’t surprising as the previous versions have been well received. The phone as before uses Symbian OS version 7, with the UIQ user interface. This has now built up quite a large number of applications that can be downloaded to the phone.
The biggest change is the addition of a qwerty keyboard on the inside of the flip down keypad. This gives another alternative for data entry including the number pad, a virtual keyboard, and writing directly on the screen.
The next most significant change is that the internal memory has been doubled from 32MB to 64MB, bringing even greater potential for storing email, images and games. Memory Stick Duo is still used the removable media, but the phone now supports them modules up to 1GB in size. As before, a 32MB Duo stick is included in the box. IrDa and Bluetooth are built-in along with USB connectivity via a cradle.
The screen has been upgraded and can now support full 18-bit colour. The internal camera though is still limited to 0.3 Megapixels – no doubt to leave something over for the next major upgrade.
Sony Ericsson has worked with a wide range of email providers such as Smartner, IBM, Extended Systems, Visto, RIM BlackBerry, Seven and IntelliSync, ensuring that the P910 is one of the most suitable phones around for email. Opera’s excellent Web browser with Smart Screen Rendering Technology is again included on a CD, while a new addition is an AvantGo offline news reader - a feature that has proved very popular on PDAs for some years.
Other resources supplied include, a Media Viewer to provide direct access to news such as the Financial Times, Promyzer for real-time market quotes and HP Runestone enabling messages, pictures, calendars and contacts to be sent directly to a Bluetooth-enabled printer.
Wayfinder is a navigation tool included on the CD, which works as a turn by turn in-car navigation system when connected to a Bluetooth GPS receiver.
The phone will start shipping globally in Q3 2004.