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Sony Ericsson P990

Announced
Oct 10, 2005
Market status
Released

Pros

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Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (GPRS, UMTS)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Single-core processor
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.98 inches inches)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

Sony Ericsson P990 is a tri-band GSM and UMTS phone. It continues the smartphone line of Sony Ericsson and adds new features like Wi-Fi and UMTS. The phone has numeric and full keyboard. It features 2.0-megapixel camera and QVGA 262k display

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Symbian (9.1) UIQ 3.0
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.49 x 2.25 x 0.98 inches ( 114 x 57 x 25 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.47 oz (155 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard, Stylus, Soft keys (2)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Multimedia control, Other; Right: Other

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • , Autofocus
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 208 MHz, ARM9
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.08 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 9.00 hours
      the average is 11 h (671 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 20 days (478 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 950 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, 3GPP, H.263
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Opera 8 Browser
    • supports:
      • HTML

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS, UMTS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • World clock, Timer, Notes, Unit converter, Calculator, Stopwatch, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9), MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.0, CLDC 1.1
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Human Interface Device (HID), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, Infrared, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 07 Jul 2006
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

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  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.30 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.76 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 10 Oct 2005
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