Sony Ericsson has announced the P910, a progressive follow-up to their P900 smartphone. The P910 features a new thumb keyboard, improved screen, 64MB RAM (up from 16MB) and a more robust software package than the P900. The P910 also includes Bluetooth and runs Symbian 7.0 with the UIQ user interface.
The P910 will go on sale globally 3Q this year. It will come in three different flavors:
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)
Memory Stick Duo Expansion Slot
64MB Internal RAM
.3MP Camera (Video Recording Enabled)
Symbian OS v7.0
While the North American version will feature a QWERTY keypad, four others are available including QWERTZ, AZERTY, Russian and Greek.
Sony Ericsson has not announced pricing yet, but the P900 currently boasts a MSRP of $800. The P910 will probably come out in the same area, making it cost prohibitive for most buyers. Sony Ericsson desperately needs carriers to not only support, but subsidize the cost of the phone if they hope to take any market share away from palmOne and the other smartphone players.
The full press release is available here.