All-In-One Smartphone
May 2005
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The P910a smartphone from Sony Ericsson combines the functions of a phone and a personal digital assistant (PDA) with mobile office and e-mail capabilities. It is also a digital and video VGA camera, as well as an MP3 music and MPEG4 video player.

Using the smartphone as a personal organizer, users have access to a calendar and phonebook, and all information can be synchronized to PC files via Bluetooth™ wireless technology. The unit is ready for push e-mail, so e-mails are sent to the phone ands there is no need to activate a download from a server.

Video clips and images can be shared via e-mail or MMS (Multimedia Messaging), or they can be saved to the 64 MB of free user memory. The smartphone is equipped with a picture editor, picture gallery, picture phonebook, and picture wallpaper. The P910a allows the user to browse standard Web sites in addition to WAP services (WAP stands for Wireless Application Protocol, one of the dominant standards for wireless Internet use).

Users can expand their memory storage on the Memory Stick Duo™. A 32-MB Memory Stick comes with the smartphone, which supports up to 1 GB.

The device allows the user to input information and control the phone using a full qwerty keyboard inside the flip, or, with the flip closed, by use of a jog dial on the side of the phone. With the flip open or detached, the color LCD 262K screen size is 208 pixels by 320 pixels, and a special stylus can be used to navigate the touchscreen. The unit offers handwriting recognition and predictive text input capabilities.

The device is also designed for gaming, with easy maneuvered controls and sound and force feedback. It comes with embedded games and more are offered for download. The unit’s Music Player offers playlists, shuffle, and repeat functions, and it allows the download of music via Bluetooth™ or infrared. Ringtone options include 24 polyphonic voices, or the user can use an MP3 file as a ringtone.


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