Sony Ericsson unveils the P900
21 October 2003
Today Sony Ericsson unveiled the anticipated P900. The P900 is a updated P800 with better display, video recording capabilities and more memory.
We have written about the P900 several times before here at Esato, and today Sony Ericsson finally released the press release about this new phone model. The P900 is a phone equipped with the few features the P800 was missing. The number of colours on the display is increase from 4096 to 65536 colours. While the P800 display was good enough for most day-to-day applications the increase of colours will justify the new video recorder and the more advanced games included in the package.
The P900 is based on Symbian OS 7.0 and UIQ user interface, which is the same as the P800 had. Flash memory is increased from 32 MB to 48 MB which makes 16 MB available to user applications and data. An additional 32 MB Memory Stick Duo is included in the package compared to the 16MB included with the P800.
Sony Ericsson today also offers a new service for the P900. An online phone update service that lets consumers download the latest version of the phone software directly to the phone without having to visit a service centre. This is something Sony Ericsson users have been waiting for a long time.
Personalization of the phone is something owners of Sony Ericsson phones has been used to for a while. Backgrounds, screensavers, personal ringtones has been downloaded from web sites like Esato since the Ericsson T39. With the P900, Sony Ericsson adds support for exchangeable themes to their top of the range model as well.
The Sony Ericsson P900 comes with T9 support. Many users has expressed that this feature was something they could not live without, and did not purchase the P800 for this reason.
Other improvements compared to the P800: