Sony Ericsson and Handango are now offering the Sony Ericsson Application Shop Client for the P800, P802, and P900 smartphones. This allows users to search for, download, and purchase Symbian software wirelessly from their phones.
The software client runs locally, on the phone, for improved response times and ease of use. Applications available for download and/or purchase include games, utilities, entertainment, productivty, business, and travel software selected from the offerings available on Handango. An “Update Catalog” function allows users to refresh the product offerings on demand.
The available information on each prudct includes descriptions, user ratings, price, and screenshots. Trial downloads are available for many products. Proprietary technology allows users to continue interrupted downloads without data loss if the wireless signal is lost for any reason. Purchases are made with a secure wallet feature that allows users to save and encrypt information and make purchases with only a password.