Sony Ericsson Announces P910 Smartphone

From Sony Ericcson’s press release:

The P910 makes handling e-mails and web browsing easy with a wide choice of input methods. For example, the new thumb keyboard on the inside of the flip is particularly useful for writing longer e-mails and the five-way Jog Dial is ideal for navigating the phone’s functions or browsing the web. Additionally handwriting recognition using the stylus on the large color touch screen and virtual keyboard are valuable tools for SMS messages, taking notes, or adding a new contact or meeting.

Gaining access to e-mail services and handling messages is hassle-free, enabling users to make the most of the extensive e-mail services the P910 supports. The P910 can just as easily be part of a secure corporate IT network, or used by individuals to receive their private e-mail. Sony Ericsson is collaborating with a wide range of e-mail providers, which makes the P910 the perfect e-mail platform. In addition to Smartner Duality Always-on Mail, it also supports IBM, Extended Systems One Bridge Mobile, Visto Mobile, SEVEN and Intellisync Mobile Suite.

Given the increased capabilities of the P910 such as web browsing, e-mailing, PDA and a range of entertainment options, Sony Ericsson has expanded the internal memory from 16MB to 64MB and included a 32MB Memory Stick Duo. The P910 supports up to 1GB Memory Stick Duo Pro, creating almost endless possibilities to store and share images, video, music and business data.

The P910 is based on Symbian OS v7.0, the world’s most popular operating system for smartphones, and the successful UIQ user interface which is based on Symbian OS. As a result, the P910 offers the widest possible selection of applications on any smartphone available today.

New free or trial applications bundled with the P910 include AvantGo (offline browsing), Media Viewer (direct access to news such as the Financial Times) and Promyzer (real-time market quotes and stock trading). HP Mobile Printing Application allows messages, pictures, calendars and contacts to be printed directly to a Bluetooth-enabled HP printer. Wayfinder Mobile Navigator is a navigation tool included on the Software Suite that ships with the phone, which works as a turn-by-turn in-car navigation system when connected to a Bluetooth GPS receiver. The P910 also comes with the Opera browser, offering a superior Internet experience that reformats and perfectly presents the full Internet within the P910’s screen width.

Developing new applications for smartphones is the fastest growing area in the developer community and the P900 is the number one product for adding new applications. There are currently over 600 applications that are compatible with the P800/P900/P910, a figure which makes these devices a proven platform for a large community of application developers. Users can even buy and download applications directly over the air to the phone using an on-device application shop.

“Our smartphones combine PDA and telephony functions without compromising quality, functionality or ease of use. Add to that the widest variety of applications and input methods, and you have a tool that satisfies the most demanding mobile professional,” says Jan Wäreby, Corporate Executive Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing of Sony Ericsson.

The capabilities of the P910 are endless. It includes a digital video and still camera and a range of entertainment options. PC synchronization of the calendar and address book can be managed over USB, infrared, Bluetooth or even remotely over the air through SyncML. The color screen now boasts 262,000 colors and is well suited for picture viewing and editing.

The P910 will start shipping globally in Q3 and exists with five different keyboard variants to meet the needs of different language groups: QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY, Russian and Greek.

The P910 will be available in the following editions:

P910i   Triple Band 900/1800/1900 MHz
P910c   Triple Band 900/1800/1900 MHz for Mainland China
P910a   Triple Band 850/1800/1900 MHZ.for North and Latin America

Standby time: up to 400 hours
Weight: 5 ounces (w new keyboard inside)
Talk time: up to 13 hours
Size: 2.3 inches x 4.5 inches x 1.01 inches