I would imagine release could be after 1 year when all cellphones are already using 7.2Mpixel. Yes, just like what happened to P990i. After announcement, it should be released in 3 months time. I'm a big fan of P-series and currently using P990i and already looking for the successor of P990i to be announced. I just hope P990i's successor has a big development in terms of speed, color resolution, video recording and camera.
I wonder if it will take them 3 years to release it like the P990???!!!!
Building on the feature set of earlier models, the Sony Ericsson P1 supports a wide range of push email solutions and Web browsing applications, plus connectivity via hi-speed UMTS and Wireless LAN (WiFi™). Add to this its compact size and multimedia capabilities and the P1 is the complete mobile office. It is based on the Symbian™ operating system (v9.1) and UIQ 3.0, an open platform that offers broad potential for multimedia applications from operators/carriers, content owners and third party developers.
In short, the P1 is a device as small as a standard phone that offers flexible ways to work:
Dual function keyboard - full alpha-numeric (e.g. QWERTY) text input combined with one hand phone usability
Choice of text input method including handwriting and word completion
Push email enabled including support for Exchange ActiveSync™ and BlackBerry® Connect™
Integrated WLAN and VoIP enabled
3.2 megapixel camera with business card scanner
Large 2.6” touchscreen with a Transflective Display that is easier to view in bright light conditions
Push email and remote working
Always being connected while on the move is now a normal part of working life. The Sony Ericsson P1 gives you the ability to handle your corporate or personal emails, contacts and calendar wherever you are. It offers support for a broad range of push email services including Exchange ActiveSync™ and BlackBerry Connect and allows for remote wiping of email and PIM data; something critical in the event of the phone being stolen or misplaced.
The Sony Ericsson P1 lets you read and edit documents on the move, whether Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or Excel. It also ships with a desk stand and USB cable in-box, making it straightforward to synchronise with your PC.
High speed connectivity
Both UMTS and integrated WLAN provide for high-speed Web browsing and data downloads, plus email at a rate and performance you enjoy from your office desktop. The Sony Ericsson P1 is also VoIP enabled for making calls over the internet.
Surfing the Web is intuitive thanks to the Opera™ Web Browser that displays pages in horizontal, wide screen aspect. The large, touchscreen QVGA display can be seen and used even in bright environments due to the Transflective Display. The 3.2 megapixel camera takes great shots to store or share via Picture Blogging and is also a useful tool for work purposes. It does away with the need to collect stacks of business cards when travelling. Just take a close-up shot of a business card and the card scanner transfers the contact details directly into the phonebook.
As well as a business tool, the Sony Ericsson P1 also serves as an advanced multimedia companion. Its music and video player mean that you can take your favourite tunes and video clips with you on the 512MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) provided. Catch the latest news via the on-board FM Radio or stream mobile TV direct to the large screen. Whichever you choose to do, with the P1 you are never short of options.
The Sony Ericsson P1 is a Tri-Band GPRS 900/1800/1900 and UMTS 2100 handset with Wi-Fi 802.11b. It will be available in selected markets from Q3 2007.
The Sony Ericsson P1 at a glance:
QWERTY keyboard and handwriting text input
Predictive text input
Transflective Display for bright light conditions
Document editors and readers
WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11b)
Business card scanning
Email and Web
Push email support provided by/licensed from;
Ericsson Mobile Office
Microsoft - Exchange ActiveSync™
Research In Motion- BlackBerry Connect
POP3, IMAP4, including IMAP IDLE
Opera™ Web Browser 8.0
VPN client from Certicom
Imaging and Multimedia
3.2 megapixel camera with Auto focus
Digital zoom, 3x
Mobile TV – H.264 playback
Picture messaging (MMS)
Text messaging (SMS)
Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
Music tones (MP3/AAC/AAC+/e-AAC+)
512 MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) expandable memory
160 MB User Memory (internal)
FM radio RDS
Picture Blogging (Free downloadable application)
USB 2.0 mass storage
1120 mAh battery
Stereo Headset HPM-62
Desk Stand CDS-65
512MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™)
Extra Stylus (for touchscreen use)
Standard Phone Charger
Bluetooth™ Car Speakerphone HCB-120
Music Remote Control MRC-60
Bluetooth™ Music Receiver MBR-100
Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-GV435
Bluetooth Headset HBH-IV835
Stereo Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-DS980
Facts and Figures
Operating system: Symbian™ OS v9.1
Size: 106 x 55 x 17 mm
Weight: 124 grams
Colour: Silver Black
Screen: 262,144 color TFT touchscreen
Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
Size: 2.6 inches
Networks: P1c/i: UMTS 2100-GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900
Talk time GSM/UMTS: Up to 10 hrs/3 hrs 30 min
Standby time GSM/UMTS: Up to 440 hrs/350 hrs
Video call time: Up to 2 hrs
It looks great. Does it have Push Email? When is it going to be launched?
I totally agree with "Arifah from bandung." You have named off the perfectly specked PDA phone; now if we could convince one of these phone companies to build it. But, it's obvious they don't listen to the consumer when they are bringing these phones to market. I totally don't understand it; they have the ability to actually make the perfect PDA phone, but not the courage to do so.
I like this phone but this phone don't have lens cover like p990 and k800.the focus length is same like w900,only 4.8mm but p990 5.5mm.Sony Ericsson better put lens cover and please make high processor.Its better if Sony put all in one function in 'P' series example Walkman player and Cyber-Shot function and one more thing please make video record VGA resolution.
I am P990i owner. P1 is great but less of improvement from P990. Just adding double internal mem than previous model and upgrade cam resolution to 3,2 mp. Only that,no more!. It will more better if built in with gps receiver,tv out,3,5 mm stereo jack,internal antenna fm radio,qwerty slide keyboard,"real" 5 mp or up to 8 mp camera (not just interpolated like n95) with optical zoom,analog tv tuner,bundling with free bluetooth handsfree stereo,hsdpa for future connectivity,windows mobile 6.0 for more stable os and last but not least dual stereo speaker with mini subwoofer for extremly bass effect. I think we should waiting for REAL PDA PHONE than this symbian phone. I heard ETEN will launchs new model at least closed with my expectation above on mid of 2007.amin
Had a p800 and now a p910i. I've been meaning to w8 for the next P series and not buy p990 cuz of it's smaller screen and now this comes out?!
It looks like a calculator,doesent have qwerty,smaller screen than ever before...what's the point in buying?
I always wanted to get a M600 but there are a important missing featers such as camera and WiFi, in other hand it was very useful smart phone.
P990 with all its feature it was never the less bad design when it comes to the shape and the keyboard.
however P1 is a cobination of good desinging and powerful features in every way.
Now I know what to get
Thanx sonyErricson for it.
y, still only 3.2mp..at least 5 mp..been a die hard p series fan,,from p800 onwards..now using p990i..
A jewel on the already dazzling sonyericsson product line...well done SE.
can anybody tell me something about the sound system and the speaker ? thanks
i think this is Gooooooooood! My experience with SE is terrific. Battery life is decent. N95 can has no fight with its slow program change and poor battery life.
What is the price of this set? Can anyone tell me??? It's a ROCKING phone. I simply LOVE this one... One day I will buy this set...
I was waiting for the P990i to be released, however I'm so dissapointed with it. It's been back to the shop so many times, this is the third replacement and it's still not working properly. It keeps crashing and everytime I switch the phone off I loose all my set ringtones????? The P900 was great I never had a problem with it. Also wiht the P990i, I find I still have trouble finding the applications, you have to go through so many steps to get where you want to be. I think I may sell it and get something eles..........so frustrating.
Useless Half Qwerty keypad, basically a P990i with better camera, even uglier than P990i!
No GPS, Symbian 9.1, Voice recognition is old not like nokia. Nokia N95 is much better!!! Eevn that it has qkeyboard and Touch screen.
I think this is the best looking and feature rich phone Ericsson has ever released! From the GIANT colour TFT screen, to 3G and Wi-Fi support, 3.2MP camera all the way to the old school Inrared (which 65% of newly released phones don't support anymore), to the beautiful design and very nicely arranged black on silver colour. It's like all of thier earlier PDA models and the 'W' series all rolled into one, with almost the sleekness of the new 'W880i'. Well done Ericsson, I will be a proud owner of this latest released as soon as I can get my hands on it.