CNET First Look
Sony Ericsson P1iThe Sony Ericsson P1i is a nice upgrade to its predecessor and offers an alternative to today's Windows Mobile and Palm smartphones, but we're ultimately disappointed by the kludgey interface and lack of 3G.
^M00:00:01 [ Music ] ^M00:00:02 >> Hi I'm Bonnie Cha, Senior Editor at CNET.com and today we're taking a First Look at the Sony Ericsson P1-I. This is a Smartphone if you want an alternate to a Palm or a windows mobile device. It has a really nice compact form factor, it's candy bar shaped and on front here you've got a nice screen and a touch screen so that's great; you can input everything through the touch screen, or you can use this keyboard which is pretty interesting. It's kind of like a short type keyboard but easier to use I think. You can push the key one way to enter one letter and then the other way to enter the second letter. Inside it's running Symbian OS 9, still gets all the office document editors and also creates Excel and Word documents. On the back you've got a 3.2 megapixel camera; the device also does e-mail and all the messaging features that you do need. My big disappointment it doesn't have 3G and it doesn't even support Edge so you'll have to connect to the web via Wi-Fi; but I like having that 3G alternative. Our US carrier hasn't picked this up so you're gonna pay about 450 dollars for an unlocked version which is pretty expense I think, and for that price I do want the 3G support, so I would take a look at some of the HTC devices. I'm Bonnie Cha and this has been a First Look at the Sony Ericsson P1-I. ^M00:01:16 [ Music ] ^M00:01:17