Sony Ericsson has unveiled the much-anticipated P900 smart phone, an updated version of its P800, which came out early last year. The new model will be smaller, faster, and offer other improvements, like video recording capability, a 16-bit color touch screen, and increased memory.
The P900 is based on Symbian OS v7.0 and the established UIQ user interface. This means there is already a good amount of software available for it. In addition, it will be able to run applications written in Java, including many games.
It will have a faster processor and its RAM has been increased from 32 MB to 48 MB, which bumps the available user memory up to 16 MB. Additional Storage space is available by using a Memory Stick Duo. A 32 MB card will be included with the P900 and Memory Sticks up to 128 MB capacity are supported.
As the P800 already had a digital camera, the inclusion of a video recorder is the most significant addition to the multimedia facilities of the P900. The P900's VGA camera will use the QCIF picture size with MPEG4 video compression for video clip recording.
Its screen resolution will be 208 by 320 pixels. It will be able to display over 65,000 colors, while the P800 could only show 4,096 colors.
The P900 will use GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 wireless networks. As a smart phone, it will be able to be used for both wireless voice and data. A copy of the Opera web browser will be included, which supports HTML, WAP and cHTML. It also comes with an email application.
It is going to be 4.5 inches long, 2.25 inches wide, and .95 inches thick (115 by 57 by 24 mm). It will weigh 5.6 ounces (158 grams). It has a removable keypad which flips down to expose the bottom part of the screen.
This model offers support for Bluetooth short-range wireless networking. Available accessories include a Bluetooth headset and a Bluetooth handsfree kit for cars.
The P900 will be available in the U.S. in the first quarter of next year, though it will be available in Europe and other areas before then.
Thanks to Reggie from Clie Source for the tip.
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