here is my reply from sony for P990i:
Thank you for contacting Sony Ericsson Call Center. The information
regarding the release date of Sony Ericsson P990 is not available yet. We
expect the Sony Ericsson P990i to be available in the Middle East
market in Q1, 2006. The availability and pricing of Sony Ericsson Products
is different from country to country. In order to receive the best
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Well, Mates...I can understand the desire and the difference in owning a new gadget. But my only suggestion , u gotta wait for some time till the bugs are fixed even after its release...therez none tat does not have any bugs...tats y they keep releasing versions after versions for upgrading your fone!...
Its a matter of opinion. The choice is urs!
so is e fone worth invest? we shall know till full coverage reviews r out. now no arguement.
Well Tech-Zen I'm very disappointed and surprised to hear what you have to say..... Although don't throw it in the garbage - I'll take it off your hands!!!!!!
I have the retail one.. Because my boss has the BETA!! We have received 5 of these from Sony Ericsson. And they are all on testing to launch the reviews.
Well as far as the errors.. We don't know.. Im just the critic. We get them 1st before they come out the market..
After this project, Im throwing this device in the garbage..
Im telling you.. base on my experties.. This is a NO! NO!
And althought they are bringing out bigger memory cards for the phone, its hardly worth it when the current 4gb memory stick pro is priced at $400....thats another p990...by the time its a duo stick and a resonable price the p1000 will be out!
Even if u look at SE's webpage and compare the specs, ull find that the current w900i has a much better spec, is smaller and only lacks the keyboard and touch-screen...so why bother with it?
Was it a retail-ready production model you were given to review or an earlier proto/beta model????? What I'm getting at is do you think SE will iron out the bugs before releasing it????
Im a Mobile Phone Critic from CNET
My boss gave this phone to me 2 weeks ago to write a review about it.
This PDA phone is one of the worst device i have ever handled.. Couldn't even write my review properly, because it was freezing and rebooting constantly..
Bottom line is The So called PDA phone is horrible!! I rather get my P800 back..
Trust me people.. This device is competing with the i-mate K-JAM or also know as Qtek 9100. I suggest you just get that..
Very dissapointed SE!! Very Dissapointed!!
Check out my review @ CNET.. My reviews on this phone is almost done.. give me few more days.. it will be up and running on the site.
I contacted Croatia SE and they told me still don't have idea when device would be made available in Europe. They also could not confirm if two version (keyboard and without) would be released.
Good Competition for the Nokia N80..
You better watch out SE lovers..
N80 might break the P990's heart..
Tough Competition out there.. when these 2 phones comes out!!
Just to let people know Im not with Nokia or SE.
Im for the BEST.. Who ever makes its way up there 1st..
please do not go to the (trado-limited.com) site to buy anything, because it is a scam!!!!!!! please beware. If you want to Buy anything it is safer to buy from the original dealer like sony or whichever brand you want.
No it does not, GPS software is not already installed, but the P990 is compatible with GPS software, so if you have the software, you can install it on the P990, connect a GPS reciever to it by bluetooth, and you would then have the functions you asked about.
Does P990 have GPS capable of showing maps of where the user is and street?
OFFICIAL INFO FROM SONY ERICSSON VIA EMAIL:
Thank you for contacting Sony Ericsson on the World Wide Web.
The Sony Ericsson P990i is planned to be released during the first
quarter 2006. We don´t have information about the exact calendar week.
The phone will support GPS and it is compatible with a Memory Stick Pro
Duo up to 4 GB. ''
Nokia N92? Forget it! I am willing to wait.
I think the biggest draw back of the P990 are its outdated specs (slow processor in particular). The phone is almost a year in the 'planning' ! No EDGE, slow wifi (only supports the 'b' standard) and worst of all HUGE size ! ! ! If one wants a big phone (150+g) then he might just as well buy the 'One Phone to rule them all' N92 or N93 ! ! ! Also keep in mind that there is absolutely no software for the OS used by the P990 ! I think SE should cancel this one and release a 'new' P1000 with specs more in line with 2006 ! Also it should support either windows or S60 the 2 operating systems widely used today.