Sony Ericsson Announces the P1: the 5th generation P-series smart phone

9 May 2007 by axxxr
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Sony Ericsson, the manufacturer that pioneered the development of smartphones, unveils the P1 as the latest addition to its P-series range.

"In one sense the Sony Ericsson P1 is an evolution of our P-series smartphones, as it pushes forward the best attributes of its predecessors," says Steve Walker, Head of Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson. "At the same time there are also significant improvements in design, speed and battery performance."

Building on the feature set of earlier models, the Sony Ericsson P1 supports a wide range of push email solutions and Web browsing applications, plus connectivity via hi-speed UMTS and Wireless LAN (WiFi™). Add to this its compact size and multimedia capabilities and the P1 is the complete mobile office. It is based on the Symbian™ operating system (v9.1) and UIQ 3.0, an open platform that offers broad potential for multimedia applications from operators/carriers, content owners and third party developers.

In short, the P1 is a device as small as a standard phone that offers flexible ways to work:

  • Dual function keyboard - full alpha-numeric (e.g. QWERTY) text input combined with one hand phone usability
  • Choice of text input method including handwriting and word completion
  • Push email enabled including support for Exchange ActiveSync™ and BlackBerry® Connect™
  • Integrated WLAN and VoIP enabled
  • 3.2 megapixel camera with business card scanner
  • Large 2.6” touchscreen with a Transflective Display that is easier to view in bright light conditions

Push email and remote working
Always being connected while on the move is now a normal part of working life. The Sony Ericsson P1 gives you the ability to handle your corporate or personal emails, contacts and calendar wherever you are. It offers support for a broad range of push email services including Exchange ActiveSync™ and BlackBerry Connect and allows for remote wiping of email and PIM data; something critical in the event of the phone being stolen or misplaced.

The Sony Ericsson P1 lets you read and edit documents on the move, whether Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or Excel. It also ships with a desk stand and USB cable in-box, making it straightforward to synchronise with your PC.

High speed connectivity
Both UMTS and integrated WLAN provide for high-speed Web browsing and data downloads, plus email at a rate and performance you enjoy from your office desktop. The Sony Ericsson P1 is also VoIP enabled for making calls over the internet.

Striking visuals
Surfing the Web is intuitive thanks to the Opera™ Web Browser that displays pages in horizontal, wide screen aspect. The large, touchscreen QVGA display can be seen and used even in bright environments due to the Transflective Display. The 3.2 megapixel camera takes great shots to store or share via Picture Blogging and is also a useful tool for work purposes. It does away with the need to collect stacks of business cards when travelling. Just take a close-up shot of a business card and the card scanner transfers the contact details directly into the phonebook.

Quality downtime
As well as a business tool, the Sony Ericsson P1 also serves as an advanced multimedia companion. Its music and video player mean that you can take your favourite tunes and video clips with you on the 512MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) provided. Catch the latest news via the on-board FM Radio or stream mobile TV direct to the large screen. Whichever you choose to do, with the P1 you are never short of options.

The Sony Ericsson P1 is a Tri-Band GPRS 900/1800/1900 and UMTS 2100 handset with Wi-Fi 802.11b. It will be available in selected markets from Q3 2007.

The Sony Ericsson P1 at a glance:

Productivity/Efficiency Features

  • QWERTY keyboard and handwriting text input
  • Predictive text input
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Transflective Display for bright light conditions
  • Document editors and readers
  • VoIP support
  • WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11b)
  • Business card scanning
  • Video calling
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Flight mode

Email and Web

  • Push email support provided by/licensed from;
    • AlteXia
    • Ericsson Mobile Office
    • Intellisync
    • Microsoft - Exchange ActiveSync™
    • Research In Motion- BlackBerry Connect
    • Seven
    • Sybase/iAnywhere
    • Visto
  • POP3, IMAP4, including IMAP IDLE
  • Opera™ Web Browser 8.0
  • VPN client from Certicom

Imaging and Multimedia

  • 3.2 megapixel camera with Auto focus
  • Digital zoom, 3x
  • Photo light
  • Video recording/streaming/viewing
  • Mobile TV – H.264 playback
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Text messaging (SMS)
  • Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
  • Media player
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC/AAC+/e-AAC+)
  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • PlayNow™
  • TrackID™
  • 512 MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) expandable memory
  • 160 MB User Memory (internal)
  • FM radio RDS
  • RSS Feeds
  • Picture Blogging (Free downloadable application)
  • 3D games

Hygiene Features

  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • Infrared
  • Modem
  • USB support
  • USB 2.0 mass storage
  • Speakerphone
  • Sound recorder
  • Vibrating alert
  • Jog dial
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Wallpaper animation
  • Java
  • Alarm clock
  • Stopwatch
  • PC Software
  • 1120 mAh battery


  • In-Box:
    • Stereo Headset HPM-62
    • Desk Stand CDS-65
    • 512MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™)
    • PC Software
    • USB Cable
    • Extra Stylus (for touchscreen use)
    • Protective Pouch
    • Standard Phone Charger
  • Optional:
    • Bluetooth™ Car Speakerphone HCB-120
    • Music Remote Control MRC-60
    • Bluetooth™ Music Receiver MBR-100
    • Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-GV435
    • Bluetooth Headset HBH-IV835
    • Stereo Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-DS980

Facts and Figures

  • Operating system: Symbian™ OS v9.1
  • Size: 106 x 55 x 17 mm
  • Weight: 124 grams
  • Colour: Silver Black
  • Screen: 262,144 color TFT touchscreen
  • Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
  • Size: 2.6 inches
  • Networks: P1c/i: UMTS 2100-GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900
  • Talk time GSM/UMTS: Up to 10 hrs/3 hrs 30 min
  • Standby time GSM/UMTS: Up to 440 hrs/350 hrs
  • Video call time: Up to 2 hrs

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On 5 Jun 12:55 BenYeats wrote
I hope this is better than the P990, I have one and hate it and this is coming from P800, P900 and P910 in the past.

The software is much too slow and clunky also seems to be confused half the time. Once my 12 months with the P990 are up I will give the P1 a try. (despite my hatred the 990 is still the best smartphone on the market as far as I can tell)

On 3 Jun 12:15 Wild wrote
I Love this phone ,much better than the cokia(nokia) N95 ...SE RULZZZZ
On 30 May 23:06 padelis wrote
just perfect!
On 30 May 09:47 sensibleone wrote
This seems a better sized phone than the P990. I hope it gets over the serious glitches with the P990, (can't display medium-sized web-pages due to inadequate memory, laggy operation, Bluetooth connectivity problems, restarts etc). There is no excuse not to get it right this time.

BTW, 3.2mp is enough for ANY camera. You'd need to be printing in A3 to take advantage of anything more than that. No PC can display more than 3.2 mp. If we give these pixel-envy guys 5mp, they'd moan that they needed 10mp. Give them 10, and they's want 20. It's not that they need it, it's that they want to brag to their mates about it.
On 26 May 09:09 loy wrote
I request sofware text arabic for sony ericsson k750i
On 24 May 00:14 robeye wrote
ouch need to save penny for this p1 kudos se.........
On 23 May 01:57 ABS wrote
I actually like this phone. It's the first of the P-series that is actually not c hunky and kudos to SE for the slimming trend of their phones. While the cam is still so last year for a high end phone (SE gimme 5 meg pls), I'm the rest of the features make it on helluva of a phone!!! Most especially Wifi and mobile tv. Wow! Since when is there ever a smart phone with mobile tv. Mobile tv just arrived in my country so I'm excited about it!!! Other than that, the phone's not yet out so I guess i'll have to wait for the reviews. On paper though, this is one phone I really like. Hopefully SE continues to produce better P-series.
On 18 May 01:12 Samual wrote
yeah, Robert doesn't make any sense. how can you say that the P990 is garbage? you're obviously a no-brain Nokia fan who is, as 'serules' has already pointed out, lying through your teeth to try and make SE look bad. i can tell you're lying because to start with, you dont even give and reasons for not liking the P990. anyone mobile phone enthusiast will tell you that SE are some of the best, most stable and refined phones on the market and that Nokia phones are always rushed, have poor build quality and are very unstable. a lot of networks wouldnt even take on the N91 and N93 because they were so problematic. the P900/910 is well known as the most stable phone you can buy and the P990i is very close to taking it's place after the recent firmware update to fix the RAM issue. the N95 is widely reported to be a very problematic phone with most users having to charge it 2 to 3 times a day. most reports also state that the GPS is laughable and the 5MP cam is eclypsed by the 3MP cam on the lower budget, non-smartphone K800i (still the best cam by far). Nokia offer the best features but at a cost of poor quality and bad instablity.
On 17 May 15:44 serules wrote
ref robert. even a ideat can say you are lyeing. p990i may have bugs and problems but the hardware is cool much better then nokia(especially n95). even i moved from p990i to n95. i should have waited for p1. nokia sucks n95 is slow and complicated to use, you cant call it a phone. the camera is the worst part of the phone.
On 17 May 05:38 Safiy wrote
It's amizing for me that I know P1 is greater than P990 I love it so much!
On 17 May 05:10 RobertPresidentofUni wrote
I own the P990 and I destrow it with a hammer. REALLY!
This was a real peace of garbage.

Now I am with the N95. And now i am in the paradise, Finally.
I phone that work well. Juts like this first comment. I miss the keybord of the P990. But for the rest.

I will wait 10 year before going back to sony ericsson. Think twice before getting this new phone.
On 16 May 23:58 scottharris wrote
i have just moved from a p990 to n95 and all im going to say is the n95 works, the p990 was awful

i may get this phone but will wait to hear reviews, the only thing i miss is the touchscreen but apart from that the n95 is much better - the fact it works is so satisfying i cant begin to describe
On 16 May 19:29 nabeelahmed wrote
beauti in disgrass i just love it plz tell me how can i get this phon becouse i am very lucky 4 others(
On 16 May 18:20 wrote
a cool phone .. really nice
On 16 May 11:22 jplacson wrote
Yes, I totally agree... keypad sucks... :( sigh... can't have it all I guess...
On 16 May 01:31 Jagger2k wrote
the keypad on that is bloody hidious!!! ruined the whole look of the phone.
On 16 May 00:17 billyboy wrote
if it's anything like the other S60's such as the N80, N73 and N95, it will be slow and sluggish, crash alot, run out of battery life within 5 minutes after a full recharge and eventually become a very expensive paper wieght. Nokia will always out spec SE because they are stupid. SE spend time testing and perfecting it's technologies where as Nokia rush them out in an attempt to be the first to offer such technology or in an effort to offer the most feature rich handsets. it looks great on paper but in practice they become extremely frustrating to use. SE phones are the most stable and usable handsets you can get. Many smart phone users still prefer to use SE P900/910 handsets because they are so well established in terms of third party support, and with the latest of firmwares, rarely crash, freeze or reset. i have to say also, my P990 maybe under spec'd but it has NEVER crashed in the 8 months or so that i've had it.
On 15 May 07:27 vader wrote
An interesting progeny of the m600 and arguably ranged against the E61i. For obvious reasons (size and quality of the firmware) I would prefer the P1i. However, I do own a P990i and am looking forward to the actual successor of this. I know that it will not certainly be the P1i (contrary to what others think). On the one hand I am looking at the E90 (due for release soon) and it would really be nice if someone could tell me if the successor to the P990 will be anywhere as loaded as the E90 of Nokia. By far the reviews for the E90 have been marvelous, although by my experience the S60 has always been a laggard in terms of speed.
On 14 May 13:49 bluechips wrote
and this angel is a saviour, a present, sacrificial lamb and a prelude to redeemer of p990 lost glory... an excellent choice of balance technology from SE. not an overhyped marketing electronic slave.
On 14 May 12:38 Eldy wrote
mmmmhhhh......we need the wider screen.....
On 14 May 03:04 wuhaa wrote
I am waitting for this one for a long time,I will buy it when I see it!
On 13 May 11:51 jplacson wrote
I only wish they had found a way to do dual backlighting on the keypad... where, if you engage the numeric keypad, only the red numbers light up... if you're in qwerty mode, only the letters light up.

Minor design wish (not even a complaint) ... it would look so cool if they found a way to do that.
On 13 May 11:23 SeF wrote
dave is incredibly CORRECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On 13 May 09:43 spinz wrote
what type of battery comes with it. Is it BST-33 of BST-40. On the GSM Arena website review its mentioned BST-33
On 13 May 05:43 dave wrote
Giz wrote : "WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11b) my n95 has 802.11b/g , this is not good and no gps. no thanks"

this is the kind of response a real idiot makes when comparing hardware. 802.11g is pointless in a phone. whose gonna notice the difference between browsing the net on a phone at 11Mb/s (b) compared to 54Mb/s (g)? and that's if you can even get 54Mb+ broadband connection into your router. 256Kb/s is perfectly acceptable bandwidth for a phone so 802.11b is practically overkill. nokia put 802.11b/g in the N95 because (as usual) they always want to boast technology we dont need or are not ready for yet. just like there's no need to offer a 5MP cam on a phone. Nokia need to concentrate on making a good cam rather than increasing the resalution. the K800 3.2MP cam owns the N95's pixel for pixel. who gives a toss about carl zeiss lens's? surely its the quality of the sensor and the software that matter the most??
On 13 May 05:25 puppetmaster wrote
you guys must remember that this is a replacement for the M600 and not a new flagship. this may lack some top end features that the Nokia, Palm and HTC flagships have but it kicks the crap out of their mid range smart-phones. wait for the replacement for the P990 before you give SE a hard time. great things come to those who wait ;)
On 13 May 00:14 ForzaMotorman wrote
No more SE phones for me as soon as i sell my P990i i'm getting a Nokia N95!
!!!! SE have become a bunch of rodneys (plonkers)
On 12 May 09:08 adeem wrote
real office user device elegent and sobar...n95 look like toy
good work SE
On 11 May 21:39 SavageMind wrote
Color is really ugly! I would prefer that the P1 would have colors like T250. (silver,black) Classy and Elegant colors. And blue or gray color instead of red!
Plus, It should have had GPS! Nokia & SE never build a PERFECT mobile phone!
On 11 May 18:15 Benrk wrote
Wow! (S)E is finally gettin back to some hot designs & now such a borin "flagship".

No GSM850 no HSDPA1900 :-( put Z750 transceiver in & make polished aluminum buttons or somethin & it's gon'a b a really slick toy, a sorry, tool ;-)
On 11 May 14:26 muzzy5000 wrote
This phone will break down in a week like the other ones. SE can't make phones to save their lives.
On 11 May 12:14 OzkanOZTURK wrote
I have a m600i now, I will have this one too.. :-) SE knows how to build a phone ;-)
On 11 May 10:41 Ranjith wrote!!

On 11 May 08:08 cowboy wrote
wil buy the cheapest between Nokia E90 and SE P1
On 11 May 02:49 kenny wrote
an improvement over the past, the rebirth of the reputation, and the newest flagship. i'm pretty sure there will be another P-series soon. the real successor of the P990. P1 is excellent and will be excellent soon!
On 11 May 02:41 MarwanSharaiha wrote
I'm getting it once it's in the market !!
On 10 May 21:30 twenty2 wrote
its very nice wow
On 10 May 21:03 Mukul wrote
a cool phone yet again..
On 10 May 21:01 Dongle wrote
For some reason i dont understand why people dont apprectiate what this handset does, surely most you people understand how pants the N95 battery is how pants the software is.... you moan about the screen but for god sakes you can clearly see it wots ur issue? So what its not got GPS but you can add the application to it, to be honest i cant see anyone really filling up 4GB memory on a phone
On 10 May 19:33 ATHOL wrote
This is suppose to be the next flagship phone.But the battery is still short of mah compared to the p900/10i
On 10 May 17:24 Tim wrote
i wonder if its possible to boot the p990 with the SW of the P1i.... i like the new interface better.
On 10 May 16:26 mansoorkhan wrote
wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, its orsam guys,
On 10 May 15:21 Hameed wrote
It appears SE cross-bred all of their 3 uiq phones.IMO,it seems more of a crossbred hybdrid update rather than an entirely new phone
On 10 May 14:32 Stef wrote
SONYERICSSON? the best brand inthe world !!!!!!!!!!
NOKIA? No thanks !!!!
On 10 May 14:01 xanK wrote
GREAT!!! SE is starting to pull their strings right! Very good design! Love it!
On 10 May 12:36 PJ wrote
Normalnaya takaya trubocka? ya bi vzyal sebe.
On 10 May 11:57 Yourmomma wrote
"Dosnt do anything for me. Iv never been one for smartphones either" - that'll be why then eh?
On 10 May 11:07 suprarx wrote
this is the best phone ive seen so far. it is damn cool. good work sonyericsson. thumbs up.
On 10 May 08:10 HAJLAJ wrote
Nice phone but the button text should be same color as on M600i.
Would be more awsomer (not a word i know)

And why so little internal memory? at least 460mb as in W900i.
On 10 May 07:42 manfran wrote
This could've been the best phone if they've thought of putting gps in it. Too bad. I wonder why they didnt do that? Why oh why?! Aaaaargh! Shame!
On 10 May 07:41 Nick wrote
Dosnt do anything for me. Iv never been one for smartphones either
On 10 May 04:03 hmm wrote
hmm, who is lisa ?
On 10 May 02:05 giz wrote
WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11b) my n95 has 802.11b/g , this is not good and no gps. no thanks
On 10 May 01:34 man wrote
This is the best phone in the world, n95 sucks!!
On 10 May 00:18 AMBESTESTEN wrote
On 9 May 23:19 MrF wrote
Nokia N95 offers now better features (except touchscreen) than P1i will in Q3/07. In fact, N95 has even a better screen & GPS & EDGE.

And the price... well, N95 costs now about the same P1i will cost. N95's price will probably drop before autumn - thus, it will be cheaper than P1i then.
On 9 May 22:27 zakc wrote
Wow it sure does look nice. Not very revolutionary, but certainly the lovechild of a m600 and p990. If it had built in GPS then I'd swap my p990 for sure. Am a little annoyed at the prospect of having my duo pro cards redundant.
On 9 May 21:17 Benjadeed wrote
This is surely............INSANE!!!!!!!!!!

This is so cooooooool , i swear this is my next phone.
On 9 May 21:15 vivjayaswalgmailcom wrote
On 9 May 20:55 bluechips wrote
this is my next phone.... hurrah!!!
On 9 May 20:19 george wrote
this phone is not good.

its not as good as nokia e61i
On 9 May 19:44 tindo196 wrote
im sorry but can someone really show me any improvements ...hardware or other..on my current p990 and to rub salt to the wounds it comes in the third quarter....if this thingy is the much talked about p1000 or the p990 replacement SE must be having a laugh or just taking a piss
On 9 May 19:36 Ravager wrote
Why can't they put xeon flashes on their smartphones, that would be gorgeous. But i guess i just have to put up with my K800 but i really miss the smartphone things
On 9 May 18:50 lrod wrote
will i be able to use this on the 1900 gsm band in the U.S.?
On 9 May 18:45 k750i wrote
this my time to change my old k750i to this monster. the best of the best wat i like in this phone is opera 8.0 and the worst is the buttons. good phone i will buy one as soon as i find it. good job se.
On 9 May 17:41 Battosai wrote
COOLNESS! SE has done it again! They really beefed up the features. I wonder what's the maximum memory stick capacity for this phone. My only concern here is the keypad.
On 9 May 17:16 mobilemodman wrote
I wish SE would have another colour variant, the maroon/red colour is ugly, would have looekd much better if it were blue
On 9 May 16:52 Predicament wrote
Was seriuosly considering getting either the Nokia E61i or the N73ME, but then this baby pops out from nowhere and puts a serious crimp in my plans. Now I'm wondering if i should just carry on or wait for the P1 to be released.
Any clues on the price?
Would hate it if i did wait and found out that i would have to strike the lottery to get it.
On 9 May 16:20 skylineR35 wrote
nice phone indeed.
just hope SE release new colour soon, its kinda ugly on that colour...
On 9 May 15:52 Xajel wrote
Kuwaiti, if it's from SE then it's true and real...
I was wondering before if this will be in ME & Gulf, and by having Arabic keyboard option, I think I'll see it in Bahrain soon... just hope it will not cost too much, P990 is for BD199 these days, so it's very shame of P1 to cost more than P990 !!
On 9 May 15:43 Kuwaiti wrote
Russian and Arabic keyboard

is it true ?

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