|Looks like we have a full spec list on the P990, and this thing is loaded. This beast, successor to the popular 910, has a very nice feature list in the current era of Blackberry-patent suits, including push email under Sony’s UIQ Symbian-based OS.|
The goodies that have been announced are:
Push E-mail: The Sony Ericsson P990, which excels at keeping your e-mail synchronized while you are on the move, will support a range of push email services from the partners listed below.
Security: E-mail and web browsing security has been beefed up via McAfee's VirusScan and Firewall Mobile. This Try & Buy software provides scanning services on emails, attachments and web downloads for cellular communications. Secure access to corporate networks completes the remote email story as Sony Ericsson offers a free VPN client powered by Certicom.
Business Card Scanner: This is one feature I simply love. The Sony P990’s 2 Megapixel with AutoFocus camera now acts as a Business Card Scanner too, using character recognition software to convert the scanned information from the card to Contacts. Wow!
Entertainment: All work and no play? No way. Play Vijay Singh Pro Golf 2005 from Gameloft on your Sony Ericsson P990. Bored with teeing? Switch to the music player that supports MP3, AAC and AAC+ formats. There's also a flight mode which allows the music player to be used even when the phone is switched off.
Application Shop: A wide choice of applications for the P990 will be available at launch from the Sony Ericsson Application Shop. The Application Shop is an important part of the Try & Buy concept. Applications can be purchased directly from the phone and downloaded over-the-air.
That about covers everything. Will Sony throw in more surprises? One can only wait (and continue drooling). The Sony Ericsson P990 will be commercially available in Q2 2006. There will be two variants:
Sony Ericsson P990 – Features at a glance:
Imaging & Messaging