Sony Ericsson P990 smartphone unveiled

Sony Ericsson P990

Sony Ericsson has revealed the successor to the P900 and P910 smartphones. The P990, scheduled for early 2006, will be the first to adopt the enhanced Symbian OS version 9.1 and UIQ 3 software platform and will come with a 2.8 inch QVGA touch screen, 802.11b WiFi, Bluetooth and IR, a 2 megapixel camera with autofocus and a keyboard hidden beneath the flip-down keypad. The P990 will come with up to 80 MB user free memory, come with a 64MB Memory Stick PRO Duo and will support Memory Stick PRO Duo capacities up to 4GB. It will include the Opera 8 browser, a VPN client and trial software.

This announcement also means that the HTC Universal is no longer the sole UMTS phone. UMTS allows for video calling, high-bandwidth multi-media downloads and the ability to browse the Internet with full HTML pages.

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