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Sony Ericsson unveils UMTS P990 smartphone
Date: 10 October 2005
Sony Ericsson unveils UMTS P990 smartphone
Sony Ericsson emphasised its continued commitment to Symbian OS today with the announcement of its next generation smartphone to the global development community. The P990 will be the first commercially available smartphone to adopt the enhanced Symbian OS version 9.1 and UIQ 3 software platform. This flagship UMTS smartphone is Wi-Fi enabled, has a 2 megapixel camera with autofocus and features a new hardware keyboard beneath the flip-down keypad. The P990 will be available in 4 hardware keyboard variants: QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY and Russian

Technical specifications
- UMTS - E-GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900 and UMTS 2100
- Size - 114 x 57 x 25
- Weight - 155g with battery and flip keyboard
- Application memory - Up to 80 MB user free memory + Memory Stick PRO Duo card
- Operating system - Symbian OS v9.1
- Software platform - UIQ v3.0
- Javaâ„¢ ME platform support
- Screen - Large 2.8 inch QVGA (240 x 320) touch screen with 262 k colours that supports landscape view for camera, video imaging and browsing
- Camera - Integrated 2MP CommuniCorder 24 bit colour depth, autofocus for still pictures, video clip recording and video calls
- Video telephony - Application included which allows video calls and video conferencing via the built-in dual cameras
- FM/RDS radio
- SMS, MMS, Email
- PIM applications - Contacts, Calendar, To Do, Jotter for notes and sketches, Voice memo and Calculator, Converter, Stop Watch and Timer
- Viewers - Microsoft Excel. Word, Powerpoint and Adobe PDF
- Editors - Microsoft Word and Excel
- Connectivity: WLAN - 802.11b compliant; Bluetooth, IrDA and USB


The phone will start shipping during Q1 of 2006. The variants will be:
- P990i Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) - GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa
- P990c Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) - GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Mainland China. Launch for mainland China dependant on availability of 3G services.
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