Sony Ericsson unveils next-gen P1 smart phone

Sony Ericsson announces its next-generation smart phone, the Sony Ericsson P1.

Sony Ericsson P1
Sony Ericsson P1 Sony Ericsson

Along with Sony Ericsson's other announcements today, the company unveiled its fifth-generation P-series smart phone, the Sony Ericsson P1. The P1 is 25 percent smaller than its predecessor, the Sony Ericsson P990i, but that doesn't mean it skimps on features. The smart phone is based on the Symbian and UIQ operating systems and has a 2.6-inch touch screen, a 3.2-megapixel camera, and push e-mail support for Exchange ActiveSync and BlackBerry Connect. Other goodies include a dual-function keyboard (like the one found on the Sony Ericsson M600i), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and VoIP support. The tri-band (GPRS 900/1800/1900; UMTS 2100) Sony Ericsson P1 is expected to be available in select markets in Q3, but no word on whether it will hit U.S. shores.

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