Sony Ericsson P990i

Sony Ericsson P990i Sony Ericsson P990i, SE’s flagship Smartphone is now available with new applications and entertainment features. The Wi-Fi enabled UMTS Sony Ericsson P990i has been available since October last year, and is now available with features such as:

  • Info about supported “push email” partners
  • Anti-virus / Firewall and VPN clients for secure corporate business
  • A handy business card scanner
  • New entertainment content

The Sony Ericsson P990i is the next in a line of Ericsson smartphones and is based on the same proven concept and recognisable form factor. The Sony Ericsson P990i is designed to be first and foremost a mobile phone which offers all the benefits of UMTS including video calling, high-bandwidth multi-media downloads and the ability to browse the Internet with full HTML pages. These are viewed in landscape mode on the new Opera 8 browser.

The Sony Ericsson P990i is a very significant new product for us. It’s a sophisticated device that gets us to the point where mobile executives can really start to minimize on the number of devices and paperwork they carry around with them,

Says Jan Wäreby, Corporate Executive Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing, Sony Ericsson.

Push Email

Secure, simple and fast access to email and the Internet are critical requirements for true office mobility, and this is an area where the Sony Ericsson P990i excels. The ability to access email and calendar while out of the office is critical for mobile executives as they no longer need to return to the office to perform this task. The Sony Ericsson P990i will support a range of push email services from the partners listed below:

  • AlteXia
  • Ericsson Mobile Office(EMO)(Try and Buy)
  • iAnywhere OneBridge
  • Intellisync
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
  • BlackBerry Connect
  • Seven
  • Visto
  • Standard Email

The push email capability especially helps to bring true business mobility and we have deployed technology and formed partnerships to ensure that mobile email and web browsing access is provided in a safe, secure and fast environment.

Added Jan Wäreby

Security

Sony Ericsson has partnered with antivirus software giant McAfee to offer McAfee VirusScan and Firewall Mobile to further strengthen the Sony Ericsson P990i’s email and web browsing security. This Try & Buy software provides scanning services on emails, attachments and web downloads for cellular communications, all to the same standard as its well known computer applications. Secure access to corporate networks completes the remote email story as Sony Ericsson offers a free VPN client powered by Certicom.

Business Card Scanner

Cameras in phones have any number of business applications for capturing and sharing images. Creative minds have moved a few steps further by turning the Sony Ericsson P990i’s 2 Megapixel with AutoFocus camera into a Business Card Scanner, using character recognition software to convert the scanned information from the card to Contacts on your Sony Ericsson P990i.

The large 2.8 inch QVGA (262K TFT) touch screen and large viewfinder help you to capture the full business card size in one go.

Entertainment

Sony Ericsson P990i users are expected to spend a fair amount of their time travelling on business and more has been added to the smartphone to make this ‘downtime’ in their working life as relaxing or entertaining as required. The Sony Ericsson P990i’s suite of entertainment applications is supported by a 3D Hardware Accelerator and exciting 3D Java games such as Vijay Singh Pro Golf 2005 from Gameloft, which will lighten up the longest journeys together with a fully equipped music player that supports MP3, AAC and AAC+ formats, and includes a flight mode allowing the music player to be used when the phone is switched off.
Application Shop

The broadest possible choice of new applications for the Sony Ericsson P990i will be available at launch from the Sony Ericsson Application Shop. The Application Shop is an important part of the Try & Buy concept. It will feature the full versions of the trial applications that are preloaded on the Memory Stick of the Sony Ericsson P990i, included in the box. With the new mobile storefront, applications can be purchased directly from the phone and downloaded over-the-air.

Sony Ericsson P990i Availability

The Sony Ericsson P990i will be commercially available in Q2 2006. The variants will be:

Sony Ericsson P990i Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) – GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa
Sony Ericsson P990c Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) – GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Mainland China. (Launch for mainland China dependant on availability of 3G services.)

Sony Ericsson P990i

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