Think Sony Ericsson P990, but 25 percent smaller with a sleek and modern look: that's the Sony Ericsson P1 smartphone which was announced today and will be available Q3 of 2007. Cool! Alas, like the P990 and older SE UIQ smartphones in that like, it will be triband only, with no 850MHz for Cingular / ATT. And it will have Euro-only 3G on the 2100MHz band (in the US we use 850/1900MHz on Cingular and T-Mobile will use 1700/2100MHz when they e3ventually roll out their 3G).
Here's some info from Sony Ericsson on the new phone:
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(TM) 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(TM) 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.
Surfing the Web is intuitive thanks to the Opera(TM) 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.
Push email support provided by/licensed from:
Ericsson Mobile Office
Microsoft - Exchange ActiveSync
Research In Motion- BlackBerry Connect
POP3, IMAP4, including IMAP IDLE
Opera(TM) Web Browser 8.0
VPN client from Certicom
3.2 megapixel camera with Auto focus
Digital zoom, 3x
Mobile TV - H.264 playback
Picture messaging (MMS)
Text messaging (SMS)
Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
Music tones (MP3/AAC/AAC+/e-AAC+)
512 MB Memory Stick Micro(TM) (M2(TM)) expandable memory
160 MB User Memory (internal)
FM radio RDS
Picture Blogging (Free downloadable application)
USB 2.0 mass storage
PC Syncing Software
1120 mAh battery
Stereo Headset HPM-62
Desk Stand CDS-65
512MB Memory Stick Micro(TM) (M2(TM))
Extra Stylus (for touchscreen use)
Standard Phone Charger
Operating system: Symbian(TM) 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
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