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Tuesday, 08 May 2007 08:21

Sony Ericsson P990i Bussines and Fun Goes Together - 2. Camera and Wi-Fi

Written by Enis Abazovic

 
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Review: SE P990i - A unique smartphone



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One of the first things you’ll notice on P990 is excellent and huge 2.67" TFT touchscreen with a QVGA (240x320 pixels). It supports 262K colors. When the flip is close the resolution changes to 240x256. In that case touchscreen function is turned off and you can navigate the device using buttons.

P990 can accommodate unlimited numbers of contact, and you can group them in different categories. You can enter for each contact several numbers and email addresses, job title, office and home postal addresses, voice commands, assign a ringtone, and so on…

The phone can do automatic call filtering so you can block or restrict access to unwanted callers. You can even send an SMS with predefined text to callers when you reject their call. Also when you reject call there is an option to automatically put the reminder in calendar to notify you about the call.

In Messages folder you can find all your SMS, MMS, e-mails and other message related stuff. It even supports the push mail via Blackberry connect software.

In terms of connectivity phone is equipped with Bluetooth, Infrared port, Modem, Synchronization PC, USB mass storage, USB support, WLAN.

Bluetooth supports stereo streaming profile A2DP where you can connect your P990 to a Bluetooth stereo handset to listen music.

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This phone can be connected to Wi-Fi hotspots using WLAN 802.11b protocol. However if WLAN is used quite a lot it has a dramatic impact on battery life.

If you wish to surf the internet there is Opera 8.0 web browser. It supports HTML, XHTML, JavaScript, frames, CSS, and TSL and SSL security protocols. You can use Fit-to-screen option to resize pages to fit inside the screen width.

Phone comes with two cameras:  one on the front is VGA camera for 3G and rear one is is 2 Megapixel camera with autofocus. Phone produces some decent photos thanks to one of the most advanced digital cameras on the market aimed for use in mobile phones. It can record video in 320x240 at 15fps which is not much impressive for today standards.

The output files are recorded in 3GPP or MPEG-4 format.

Phone can serve as an audio player. MP3, AAC+, MPEG-4 and Real Audio 9 and RealMedia formats are supported. Music player is the same one that comes with a Walkman branded devices. The audio subsystem combines a fully dedicated DSP (digital signal processor) with integrated digital-analog converters (DACs) and analog-digital converters (ADCs). The audio DSP can operate independently from the ARM CPU and can reference embedded RAM memories for full audio flexibility. For stereo sound, there are two integrated stereo DACs and one stereo ADC. There are also two PCM interfaces, carrying 8- or 16-kHz sample-rate voice channels

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