As far as I know, the only official place in which the release dates for different SE handsets are mentioned is SE e-Shop in UK. Based on my own meandering experience, releasing handsets for Europe and Middle East market is simultaneous. Considering this, the P990i should be available this June. I have been watching this “coming soon” page for some months and the release date for this specific handset used to constant: JUNE!
Now it is up to you to believe it or not, but let’s just hope so. Here is SE UK e-Shop:
In the last two months I have asked everyone from my SE distributor to the guys in Marketing here at SE. They have all been giving me dates that are all over the place and none of them are willing to commit to their own dates. Anyways the general impression here is that the phone should be here by july end or early august.
I don't want to "flame" anyone, but WeElectronics is not reputable. I have NEVER successfully ordered a phone from them-either on the internet or over the phone, they will take all your information (credit card, billing, shipping) but there is always a "problem" or "delay" - the reason is, they don't have the latest phones in stock- they are a classic case of a company wanting to get you to pre-order (although they don't list the items as not being available)- its not illegal what they do, but it's poor business practice. Sorry for the rambling email, but i wouldn't trust a release date from WeElectronics.
I used to work for SE! I still have friends there. This phone will be launched at the end of this Summer. So, guys just wait... I always used P Series, and this phone will be the best phone in the market. It's SE remember. Just wait. END OF SUMMER. My best
I called welectronics.com yesterday and they said P990 will be available in two weeks
The phone is expected on or about the 14th August 2006. Please note that this is not an exact date. This should be a lot of joy for all P series fans
Serious speaking SE is not customer focus. today release is already a problem, imagine what happens when it comes to support i bet many people will be queuing and still wait for something like few mths to feedback!
Yes, you would have to buy software called OptiMobile client for it to work, but its fully supported. Check out http://blog.tmcnet.com/blog/tom-keating/wireless/global-ip-sound-gips-is-now-available-on-the-sony-ericcson-p990-phone.asp
Mr D In London UK
i didn't check all 72 pages about this topic so maybe this has allready been discussed but can somebody tell me something about voip? skype for instance is not compatible with symbian..
I am currently still using my P900 and have nothing but love for my phone. I have been due for a phone upgrade since February and couldn't wait to get my hands on the P990. I've been waiting for the P990 to hit the shelves since February and I must say the waiting is unbearable and even the most loyal P9XX fan like myself starts looking at other options. I was told for the fourth time now that we might get them by the end of this month and will have to jump ship if this does not happen.
Bye Byeeeeeee SE. You just lost a bulk sales of 7 units from my company. Moving on to HP.
Good luck SE hopefuls....
I have been waiting for 6 months for this phone to hit the streets. Every time they postpone the release. I just recieved my Nokia N80. This is a very good replacement of the P990. It's symbian so all business functions are the same. I was a little bit afraid to switch from P900 to N80 but is as smooth as i could be. The pc suite has improved the last year dramaticly. I have NO software failure noticed wifi works great, battery life is good/very good. Syncronisation SYNC ML perfect.
Guys - I have get my hands on a beta unit for some time and if you liked the P9** series: this is the one. Hopefully SE will get over the issues they have (both HW and SW) soon.
I was looking at p990i earlier. Then came along hp rw6828 and hw6965. Pretty comparable pda phones. hp pda phones will be released in june (in fact rw6828 was already released). I liked the qwerty keyboard that comes with p990i though. But this can also be found in hw6965 too. Windows Mobile 5 as compared to uiq 3 which seemed to have taken quite awhile to 'customise' into p990i.
I guess I may just get the hp hw6965 when it is released. Interesting though, a phone announced in oct 2005 with such long wait; can understand the frustrations that some of us have here. I guess it is fine to get another comparable phone anyway since there will always be a better phone coming... sad...
this phone is tight, the design is awsome it look really nice. i like this phone it too bad that i just got the w900i 2 months ago and i cant afford to buy another phone like this i can sell my phone but it too good to sell. But if i have money i would buy this phone it has everything im looking for so this is very good phone. i love sony ericsson all their new phone amaze me.
Lads before you jump I got a Nokia N80 and it was fine for 2 months now it has many issues, dials numbers on it's own, freez's at times and many more problems. I had the SE P910i and liked it, I think I will look forward to the P990 if it comes out any time soon.
got reliable news tis fone will be available by mid jul'06! :D can somebody kindly enlighten me should i get tis or atom pure (knowing e lastest rom is quite good...)?
hey moby freak!
what u say it's right, but think just about one thing: p990 stand-by: 400 h, n80 -192!?!?!?!? it 's that a mobile or fixed one???
still wait for p990 and after-usage opinions ..
Know what you mean guys, was looking at the Nokia N80, but there is a little voice telling me to hold on, because you know what Nokia are like, ill have it 8 months and the thing will go wrong, or re boot when i send text messages, or the bluetooth will be slow, there is something to be said for the build quality of Sony Ericsson. however only 3 weeks to go and it will be available, YAY. (I Hope)