Sony Ericsson has taken the wraps off the P910, an updated version of its top-of-the-line model, the P900. The new model has both external and internal improvements.
From a hardware standpoint, the major change is the inclusion of a small thumb keyboard. At the bottom of the device is a numberpad which can be flipped down to expose a QWERTY keyboard.
Internally, the P910 has more user accessible memory than its predecessor: 64 MB rather than 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 Stick Duos up to 1 GB capacity are supported.
Its screen resolution will be 208 by 320 pixels. The P910 will be able to display over 262,000 colors, while the P900 can show at most 65,000 colors. Unlike a lot of smartphones, this one uses a touchscreen.
This is an incremental upgrade, so Sony Ericsson didn’t change many things about this model. Like its predecessor, the P910 is based on Symbian OS v7.0 and the established UIQ user interface. This means there are already over 600 software titles available for it.
The camera in the P910 remains unchanged. It is capable of taking both still images and video.
It includes Bluetooth short-range wireless networking and should be compatible with all the Bluetooth accessories designed for its predecessor.
This will be a GSM/GPRS device, and there will be versions of this smartphone for the frequencies used in North America, Europe, and China. The North American model will support 850/1800/1900 MHz.
A copy of the Opera web browser will be included, as well as an email application. It will also come with Avantgo for offline browsing. HP Runestone will allow messages, pictures, calendars, and contacts to be printed directly to a Bluetooth-enabled HP printer. Wayfinder is a navigation tool included on the CD, which works as a turn-by-turn in-car navigation system when connected to a Bluetooth GPS receiver.
The P910 is going to be 4.5 inches long, 2.3 inches wide, and 1.0 inch thick (114 by 58 by 25 mm). It will weigh 5.0 ounces (142 grams), a bit less than the current model.
The Sony Ericsson P910 will be available before the end of September. It is expected to cost about what the P900 does.
More information on this smartphone can be found on the Symbian web site.