Review – Sony Ericsson P1
Photo from GSMArena
[10 May] Once again, the guys at GSMArena got us the latest review of the Sony Ericsson (SE) new flagship right before the launch of the new SE line both in London and Shanghai just hours ago.
“The Sony Ericsson P1 is an exciting new smartphone that is to undoubtedly reign in the current Sony Ericsson portfolio. Powered by Symbian OS and featuring a QWERTY keyboard, a touchscreen TFT display with QVGA resolution and a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus, it represents the next level of the development of UIQ smartphones. As such, it seems that the Sony Ericsson P1 will be the flagship of Sony Ericsson smartphone line overrunning even the Sony Ericsson P990 and we were more than curious to find out how it performed in real life.”….(more)
PhoneDaily got us some nice pics of the new rundown including the P1, check out SE’s new line of phones here (in Chinese).
[Updated: 14 May] Caught this vid from MobilitySite over the weekend on some of the P1′s new features.
[Updated: 20 July] 7-page long review on the Sony Ericsson P1 up on phonearena.com, link here. Very thorough, tons of pics and good comparisons made. The part I really like is the software review with the page-by-page screen capture.
[Updated: 26 July] Imported ones at Mongkok going for HK$4,980.
[Updated: 6 August] Unboxing vid of the P1 via Gear Diary, link here.
[Updated: 7 August] Spike from Honkie Town got himself a new toy, the Sony P1i. Hope he can tell us more about the text input on the keypad.
“I had been thinking about waiting for a new phone until the release of the HTC Kaiser. But I’m fed up with Windows Mobile as a phone OS. The need for constant reboots is ludicrous beyond words. So with the release of the Sony P1i, I return to Symbian. After just a few hours and minimal time to play with it, I think I’m okay with it. Only 3 band GSM and single band UMTS. The WiFi is 802.11b, not g. Camera is 3.2 meg with autofocus, nice. I can get used to the keyboard. ” [extract from his post, Not Much Going On]
[Updated: 9 August] Found another review on the Sony Ericsson P1 on Gear Diary, link here.
[Updated: 13 August] Price update, HK$4,680 off local carriers and for the imported ones (English & Chinese OS), HK$4,280.
[Updated: 14 August] As usual, great quality pics can be found from Mobile01′s review, this time on the Sony Ericsson P1i, link to the review here. In addition, I also linked the Chinese version of the review here, 體驗霹靂手機 – SonyEricsson P1i.