Sony Ericsson P990

Sony Ericsson’s new flagship has every possible current connectivity feature including WiFi and 3G, an autofocus 2mp camera, a second video-call camera… 
a conventional keypad on a removable flip along with a QWERTY keyboard, Memory Stick slot with a 64MB card included, Walkman MP3 player and stereo FM radio with RDS, the latest Symbian 9.1 OS, a stunning gold game (on board is a true graphics hardware accelerator and Vijay Singh Pro Golf 2005 was specially developed to show off its capabilities) – and last but not least, an expansive 70mm-diameter touchscreen.
There aren’t too many downsides, but they may be significant. For one, the Symbian 9.1 OS with the UIQ 3.0 user interface currently lacks third-party applications; the main competitor – Windows Mobile in its various versions – has dozens, including lots of freeware.
More important, that user interface is not always as user-friendly as it might be, especially for the novice; the Series 60 user interface on some of Nokia’s smartphones is a lot easier to handle, and Windows will already be familiar to most users.
• No impulse buy, but for the right kind of user it will appeal immediately.
FEATURES 85%
SALEABILITY 80%
 
SPECIFICATION 
Size   
Length 114mm
Width 57mm
Depth 26mm
Weight   
150g
Main display   
TFT touchscreen, 256K colours, 240×320 pixels
Camera   
2mp, 1600×1200 pixels, autofocus, video, flash, second video call camera
Connectivity   
3G, triband GSM, USB, WiFi, IR
Battery   
Standby 400h Talk time 9h
Features   
Symbian OS 9.1, UIQ 3.0, FM radio, 60MB user memory