I was searching for an all-in-one phone for many months. Even though the P990i does not have everything (it is missing a GPS) I found that for the current price they are selling it now, it is a real bargain. It is around 350$ US.
This phone has something unique that I couldn't find in any other phone in its size and that is it has all the possible input methods:
1) Touchscreen with on-screen keyboard,
2) handwriting recognition,
3) a qwerty keyboard,
4) a phone keypad with 5 way button,
5) a jog dial, and finally
6) voice command (for calling).
The camera pictures are really good comparable to my semi-professional digital camera on the 2-mega-pixel with no zoom setup.
P990i is a bit slow sometimes so you have to patient with it. The battery is average. If you use all the features during the day then you will definitely need to charge it everyday.
The only drawback for me was the memory available to run applications. You can run any application (or two) by itself with no problems. However, running several applications at once may cause the phone to hang or become unacceptably slow.
You can get wayfinder (125$ US) and a bluetooth GPS (around 70$ US) for maps and navigation which will make the P990i similar in functionality to the Nokia N95 navigation maps. I tried it and it is good.
With FM radio, multimedia player, 2 cameras, multiple input methods, triband GSM, 3G, etc... If you like the look/size of the phone and want something that has it all then go buy it because for this price you won't find anything better.
PS. One more thing, I am not sure but I think this is the only phone that can take memory cards up to 8GB. The other phones can handle only 2GB (except the iPhone)
Neo and Rabee: Try InstantMessenger Plus IM+ All-in-one messenger. You can try it from http://www.handango.com or directly from the developer http://www.shapeservices.com/en/index.php
I tried it. It is really good. It is not free though but I think it is worth the money.
The new beta yahoo messenger which you can access from the browser on an ordinary computer will not work on the phone browser because there isn't enough memory.
MrBOND: the P990i can play the following formats:
Image: BMP (.bmp), GIF (.gif), GIF animated, JPEG (.jpg), MBM (.mbm), PNG (.png), WMBMP (.wbm)
Audio: 3GPP (.3ga), AAC-LC and AAC+ and E-AAC (.aac), AMR-NB (.amr), AU (.au), iMelody (.imy), MIDI and SP-MIDI (.mid), MP3 (.mp3), Beatnik (.rmf), WAV (.wav), XMF (.mxmf), DLS, Real Audio (.ra), M3U playlists
Video: 3GGP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4), Real Media (.ram, .rm)
You can also get SmartMovie (you have to buy this software) which will convert most popular formats into AVI (.avi) and plays them on the P990i. There are other players that you can buy which will play audio and video formats that the P990i included media player may not play.
I got my eyes on this phone for sometime now..I am but confused to buy or not to..CAn someone help me deside if I must buy P9901 or not? Thanks.
Mistakes and failures continued even after update:
-badly nonsynchronised autofocus and flash with the shuter,
-psychiatric invention: sorting music with the size (!!!) of files and no possibility to sort with location in directory tree
-pretending modern: the phone has UIQ3 - there is no aparent improvement to previous symbians but there is very big trouble to find such wide range of software for this UIQ3
I have a P990 locked onto orange - are thre any firmware update for this?? any ways to speed up games? - kind of like appforge booster for p910? the graphics are very choppy
1. When I receive a sms the time of receipt is indictaed on my handset as 1 hour earlier than the time it was actually received.Can this time be adjusted? (The time on the handset is correct)2. Can I remove the list of the last contacts to whom a sms was sent which list is displayed under "contacts"when creating a new sms?
Hi all, I have bought a SE P990i for 2 weeks. The prolem i,ve faced is the time of delivery report message is not real, in fact it's time is about 13 hours later. for example the delivery report's time for a message has been delivered at 11:25 am, is shown 22:50 pm.
can anyone solve my prob.
I set all setting about time in p990(correctly),but sms time is incorrect,all of my friends has this problem with sms time.from my view, updating p990 caused this problem.
everything posted here are problems and so many problems about this p990. why did they sell it in the market. why did they got patented for being a defective device. who should regulate this. better recall all units just like defective cars and let the manufacturer fix it.
What is this
androsboyz Wrote its version is
CDA 162008/69 R6A01
wrote CDA 162007/1 R6D23
And Mine is
CDA 162007/2 R6D23
Whats this i cant understand?
In speed there is no difference in my point of view because in startup it takes time but as its ready there is minor difference
Sonyericsson increased the Ram Space to 16MB but its still avail 10MB for users Useage
Ear volume is low then R9F011
I think so R9F011 was better
Pls, help!!! How to solve it..My fone is made in China w/ Chinese Characters in a keypad
PDA software version : CXC 16209 RA517
Phone software version: CXC 162037 R9F011
Bluetooth software version: CXC 162058 R5A01
CDA version: CDA 162008/69 R6A01
My Problems :
1. Sound is weak
2. The vibration is not working
3. The screen automatic turn off in 1 minute even I adjust in 30 mins still not working.
4. The synchronizing is not working it appears ”No phone connected” in my PC
Do I need a new version or stay w/ old version??Help me how to solve it and also give me some tricks on P990i.The P990i works in 2 gig or better to stay in 1 gig? Thank you so much
hmmm weird... my vibra mode works, runs fine using a 2GB ms pro duo, and is detected via pc suite. power saver also works.
Help?! SEUS has download update service setup 126.96.36.199.2.exe. Does new firmware(R6D23) use this files to update? i wait answer from everyone. i am afraid of useless update because my phone firmware is R5A17.
to tell you the truth i havent checked the summary for somy ericsson phones, but your right about the DPI becuase i work for HP, and the higher the dpi is the higher the quality. bit the picture quality and the camera quality on the p990i is pretty awesome from my point of view, specially if u compare them in the USA to other mobile phones. all my friends are like WOW. and i think the phone deserves that kind of attraction.
thanks mike but I think its against the rulz to post serialz on this page but hoo cares...
newayz I wanted to ask something: when u check the properties of camera photos of SE phone the 'Advanced' summary shows that its resolution is 72 x 72 dpi even of K800i but of Nokia sets it shows 300 x 300 dpi even of 6630. Does this have something to do with the quality? I know that dpi is no. of dots per inch so having more dots per inch gives more quality, am I right?
to asd and pawaan:
sorry i tried to go on the site, it didnt work, so im jus gonna post it here:
Documents To Go Full
Registration Number: 9331331-5942
Activation Key: 83Q2-8E004AQDECE7
You have to put the dash line too