Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Sony Ericsson P910 - Initial thoughts

I want to write up a formal review, but I think that's going to take a couple of days of use to get a complete feel for what the moster can do. Here are my initial experiences so far:

1. The contact management integration is great. I was able to put in all of my 1000 or so contacts but it required me to abandon ACT and move to Outlook. I am really bummed about that as I think Act and Goldmine are much better software than Outlook. I had a ton of problems with the calendar functions from Outlook to the handset.

2. Bluetooth integration with my Jabra headset is much better than with the T610.

3. Battery life seems adequate but not outstanding. I think this is going to require a car adaptor for travel and an extra battery pack charger.

4. Memory stick Duo is not the normal Memory Stick. I didn't anticipate that. That is a bummer.

5. Web browsing is really cool, although still a tad slow which is a function of my network to some extent (TMobile). That said my all you can eat data account makes me feel okay about it.

6. The thumbpad is really small as I have read elsewhere, but it is usable. Tomorrow I pair my Stowaway keyboard and get cracking.

All in all I am really excited by this device. The reason I bought a phone that made me cough at the price was to understand the constraints and possibilities of the next generation of handsets. The wireless future is truly exciting. More later.

9 comments:

Marly said...

How's that flip keyboard working for you? It looks pretty flimsy in the pictures... just asking cause I'm about to buy the treo 600...

Anonymous said...

hey Derrick, it sounds great! i'm jealous..... :|

looking forward to your next podcast

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Derrick Oien said...

The keypad is kind of week. Better than T9, and I do have big hands, but I can't think its very useful other than in concept.

Anonymous said...

Hey, it IS functional. But I am russian, so I use it only for typing russian, otherwise I just jot, the graffiti recognition on this device is simply the best of all. Palm, WinCE, even on TabletXP it's just not up to JotPro. The flip is hard enough to hold your phone up (unless someone tries to tear it off your hands to have a look :^) Just don't sit on it when it's open! Replacement part is $8 here in Moscow. You should add work cost in US ;)

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