Sony Ericsson showcases UMTS P990 Smartphone
Sony Ericsson has shown their commitment to the popular Symbian OS as they have just showcased their latest offering in the PDA/Mobile segment, UMTS P990 Smartphone. This phone would be the first one from the company and overall the first one in the market for sale to use the enhanced Symbian OS version 9.1 and UIQ 3 software platform.
The phone is Wi-Fi capable, comes with a 2 megapixels camera with auto focus, and features a new hardware keyboard beneath the flip-down keypad. Sony Ericsson is expected to ship the phone in the retail market during the first quarter of next year. It would be the latest in the series of such highly capable phones from the company consisting of the P800, P900, and P910.
P990 Smartphone is based on the same recognizable form factor of these Sony Ericsson mobile phones available in the market. The company has worked hard to maintain the standard of this device to function as a great mobile phone first and foremost. And it also of course offers all the benefits of UMTS including video calling, high-bandwidth multi-media downloads and the ability to browse the Internet with full HTML pages.
The company would be launching several variants of the phones:
P990i Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) – GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa
P990c Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) – GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Mainland China. Launch for mainland China dependant on availability of 3G services.
The P990 will be available in four hardware keyboard variants: QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY, and Russian.