now its too much, we can`t wait any more. we all should claim to sony erocsson for this much late.
Relax and be openminded.
just do yourself a favour and read the reviews and look at some pics of the i-mate pda's.
Have a look at either the i-mate JAMin or K-Jam.
JAMin: Thinner!!!!! than P910 and massive screen!!!, crystal clear and vivid colours!!, 2MP camera.
128meg memory, 64 left after the software uses about 64meg.
Amazing stylish, before you touch the screen there's 13 odd buttons to go through functions and menus.
I got a 1gig card (SD- which is cheaper than a SonyMemorystickProDuo) for 399 South African Rand. (Exchange rate is about $1=R6.
Thus, for $66 you get a 1gig card
or K-Jam(with full slide out keyboard)note it is thicker than the JAMin, because of the keyboard.
Both run on Windows software, an have Mediaplayer etc...Sometimes like on any pc, you click and it takes about 2seconds before the program opens, thus not instantanious, but neither is the P910.
Check it out...from an old SE fan.
hei e70 hasnot 2.76 inch screen and touchscreen. N93 will be very slow like n90. Wait a little for p990i
Tarantula E70 definitely supports RIM technology, plus it supports a lot of other Email Clients. also it has EDGE which is missing in P990.
nokias N93 and SE P990 have few things in common, N93 is a great camera phone and for me is in the same level of usability with N80. This means short battery life and slow operation with outstanding camera results (photo and video).
N80 is an average smartphone and i disagree with batt life in this device and a lot of bugs, it were long awaited and now is a deception for me.
P990 is more business device with a lot of functions and features, and UiQ is a real advantage if it is compared with S60 devices.
The real contender is E70, share almost the same features (2MP camera, WLAN, QWERTY) but in some sites i read that it doesnt support RIM Blackberry tech, its a important failure in a business device.
P990 has it and is a better choice in this segment... thumbs up P990!!
so what's the relaease status for Singapore?
Some days back, someone posted that the phone is with iDA for some clearance?
Go for P990, no regret. It'll work better then N93 although N93 seems more superior in tech. but it still lacks UIQ 3. Which is s.e. best interface by far. Trust S.E. to give u the best phone in the market~!!!!!! :)
The phone received FCC approval this week (July 11th 2006).
(Copy and paste the link in your browser).
Estimates are that it should hit stores sometime in August.
I'm still waiting on it. The Qtek 9000 nearly caught my eye, but now I see there is a new model of that line due out on the market soon.
To date, I haven't seen a phone that packs all the P990 features into a package that could still be considered stylish, and I can understand why SE still believe it can command such a high price.
You have blackberrys, samsungs, Qteks, Motorolas and others for smartphones. But the Touchscreen,wi-fi, 3G, 2MP Camera goodness of the P990 can't be beat.
hei patel who told you that n70 doesnot support outside softwares? It supports more more...than your p910. Go get it. Its much more good than p910.
i am using p910i, its nice phone. now i am tired with p910 & looking something new i was thuinking that it will be found in p990i but now i tired waiting for it now today i am going to purchage nokia N 70. some one told me N series do not support any out side applications is it true.? can any body tell me.?
Just a little add on to the list i provided yesterday. remember P990 does not have edge and a couple of the phones on my list have both edge and 3g. maybe edge is not important for every one but still it is for some.
Finally SE P990i make it ways on the couple of weeks. Such a long wait. Hope the price is not too expensive.
If Skype is available for Symbian OS 9/S60 3rd Edition please smile, it can be changed to UIQ in a very little time(no more than 5 minutes!) to Symbian OS 9/UIQ 3.1 in C++, in the other side if you have some Symbian OS 7/UIQ 2.1 programs you can change them to Symbian OS 9/UIQ 3.1, but is a bit more complicated because of stability, you must change many commands that were for The v.7 so it may be a complicated work. I know that the users of Symbian OS 7/UIQ 2.1 will be very sad to know this as I do, but buying the same programs adapted to Symbian OS 9/UIQ 3.1 will not be that bad, since the program companies started very early this new programs will be very stable and will be full features, so lets try to welcome Symbian OS 9.
Yes, I must agree this SE P990 is an impressive smartphone. It's got everything I could want except an integrated GPS solution that was (much earlier) rumored for this P910 successor (aka P1000).
mjNt, see MSRn's reply about the FS LOOX T830. Though minus the RDS FM radio of the P990, the T830 comes close and includes an integrated SIRFstar III GPS solution. However, again, do agree that P990 appears to be more refined in that it has 240 x 320 256K display (vs. T830's 240x240 65K) and has nice touches like camera lens protection, flight mode, and even backlighting of the keys. Also, handwriting recognition is explicitly included. Does anyone know if T830 plans to have something like that or is it separate software add-on?
Aside from this (and a little off topic), has anyone tried out skype with any success? There's some teasing references of Skype On Symbian Series 60 but then find a response like this from http://forum.skype.com/viewtopic.php?t=56134& ?!? It would be sweet (imho) to have skype working with the P990's WiFi. TIA.
HOT NEWS ! P990 delayed becuase they will use Symbian OS 10.0 instead of 9.1 , and they are trying to produce it in big quantitye to cover that shortage happened in old P900/P910 models and to provide more spare parts .
That what I heard from a trusted party
i totally agree with you midexus!!
Be ready....the first p990 retail packages will be out at the end of next week!
First of all a quick introduction: I broke my P910i but had insurance. Because the P990i wasn't out yet, I got (yes, i know, I'm going to be flamed), the Nokia N80.
Don't get me wrong, it's a nice phone, and it's tiny. HOWEVER. There is a really big reason that the N80 was released so early compared to the 990i: Software.
Modern Symbian phones aren't a walk in the park to program. The OS complexity could be compared to that of Windows or OS X in many ways, yet without the niceities of high-level programming languages. What point am I getting at? The Nokia N80 is FULL, and I mean full, of software bugs. This thing appears to have a mind of it's own. You want to listen to music while browsing the web? Be prepared for the track to randomly stop playing for no reason at all. On the phone to someone? Be prepared for bits of the screen to disappear or go green and fuzzy.
This is a nice phone, however, the software sucks. I remember getting the P800 as it was released. I'm used to being an early adopter, and having to deal with some instability, and while it wasn't perfect, it didn't often fail me. The P910i was perfect. Next to no crashes at all, and oft-released firmware I could upgrade myself.
The N80 on the other hand... Software that might as well have been written by an arthritic monkey, packaged in a nice form factor.
Oh, and firmware upgrades? Erm, yeah... you have you have to send your phone off to Nokia, which I can't do as my business and work in general would grind to a halt.
A note to Sony Ericsson: I don't care if you release the P990i three years late, because it will be bug-free, won't break, and will be tested thoroughly before release, the meaning of which Nokia seem to be unaware of. To those of you winging about the delays, quit it. The wait will be worth it.
i think the phones listed by qazi 3 post down lack either something or the other from se p990 even nokia n 80 but does not have a touchscreen. some of them are not 3g, no touchscreen, no radio,if we r going to pay huge amount as it is for the phone why not go for the whole package. except jasjar comes close to p990 but my personal opinion, its bigger than se and i would rather go for a phone which is a pda than a pda which is a phone.hey just a personal opinion qazi i am not saying you are wrong or something buddy cheers.