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- about GPRS data traffic costs in Italy;
- about developing some software on the P800...
- about Sony Ericsson P900...
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- Lowest pricing of P800 here in Italy dropped down to 499euro
(about 584 US$) on end of Oct'2003, but it seems that it doesn't raise
anymore its historical endless "big hype", due to the announce of the
- Lowest pricing of P800 here in Italy dropped down to 579euro (about
665 US$) on Sep-12-2003 (I know in France it also got down to 600euro)
and, some days after, in a number of known big shops.
Lots of people are buying it here, even in the shops where it costs
670-700euro or more...! This means still "big hype", and it's not
related to the discount for the Europe version vs. the Italy version
(the Europe version costs about 50-60euro less than the Italy version).
- The highest official price for a "P800 Italy" here in Italy shops
is 811.80 euro (ouch! almost 934 US$).
- One of my friends sells his P800 for 400euro (in Naples only).
- An Ericsson tech guy told me that getting again Italian language in
a P800 costs about 50euro. Well, this is just a commercial issue. In fact,
"flashing" a firmware update costs a few minutes of "Please Wait".
Why did I buy a Sony Ericsson P800?
(Sony Ericsson may see this as a customer feedback.)
What was I searching for?
- I need a decently branded GPRS phone (no, I don't want UMTS, at
least for next three or four years), to use as phone and as modem for
internet connection when not at home (that is: almost always): this
means at least infrared connection to my Linux notebook (and AT-style modem
command set); better thing would be having also a bluetooth connection
(because my next notebook will have, and notebooks of my friends already
- I also need to send SMS (and backup received SMS) using my
Linux notebook (as I did using my old Nokia 7110); better if
the phone can send/backup also MMS;
- it shouldn't cost too much...! (and I don't want a second-hand unit);
- it would be very nice to have classic PDA features (organiser,
mp3 player, voice-recorder... this means that the phone must
have a decent screen and a decent storage memory), but backupping
all data to a Linux notebook is a definitively-must;
- it would be very nice to be able write my own software programs
(this is even more important than ringtones/logos/java/games/etc stuff).
Sony Ericsson P800 meets all these required features.
P800 has also some very great extras, in order of importance:
- it has a very nice design, much better than its Benq P30 cousin;
also, it is quite compact (not as large as the old Handspring Treo;
the new Treo 600 is very compact, but features a low-resolution
160×160 display and a Symbian 5.2 operating system);
- it has a nice touchscreen (great fun! definitively better
than a full keyboard like the one in the Nokia 9210i);
handwriting recognition is very funny even for lightspeed
keyboard typers like me;
- the only sad limit is the touchscreen resolution (320×208
with only 4096 colors); if I was a Sony engineer, I would plan a
"full space" screen at the maximum resolution: more pixels,
more fun; 4096 colors are "almost decent" for photos (try
to see some low-contrast or little-colored images... sigh, sob!);
- it has an integrated digital camera (no external hardware);
it's only 640×480 with fixed zoom, standard light, no flash,
no videos (yes, it's just a toy, and remember that Sony
produces 6 Megapixels sensors for Nikon digital cameras, but on
this product we get only a 0.3 Megapixel sensor!)... but it's
there, and it's good for more than sending some rare MMS;
- it has decent memory (12Mb user memory, plus the packaged
16Mb external Memory Stick Duo storage), more than Nokia 7650 and
a bunch of other "camera-equipped" phones;
- it runs UIQ on Symbian 7.0, a stable and
reliable operating system and graphical environment, with a good set
of pretty PDA applications;
- it has a 1000mAh battery and decent
standby/use/talk times; also, it features a "flight" mode (disabling
phone calls is at least an energysaving feature);
- the antenna is integrated into the phone (so it has a "true PDA"
look, and one won't have to fear damage for the antenna or the
- it has a speakerphone.
Some reasons why I was choosing another phone instead of P800:
- memory expansion system is Sony proprietary "Memory Stick Duo",
different from common memorysticks and other more common standards;
also, the P800 cannot use memorystickduo's of more than 128Mb :-(
- if I was a Sony engineer, I surely would have placed two
compactflash slots (this means - now in September 2003 - at least two
gigabytes of storage, or other hardware running on compactflash-type
slot): weight is not very important if you can store gigabytes of
data...! (d'you remember the Apple iPod? eh?)
- or, if you don't like Compactflash, at least an SDIO-compliant
SD slot (so that other-than-memory cards could be fitted in);
- standard memory configuration is not that great and the
memorystickduo slot (only one slot! sigh!) is already filled by
the packaged 16Mb stick (this means that you won't use it when
you will buy a bigger memory stick);
- the 16Mb memorystickduo is just too little to store some MP3
files (also, it's too little to store some hundred photos...! or,
worst, some MPEG4 videos...!);
the MP3-player function is almost useless if you can store in
the phone only three or four music files;
- currently there are available for sell "only 64Mb"
memorystickduo... 128Mb are also out, but are quite hard to find;
- the Sony Ericsson P900 (initially named P810,
but there was already a Nec phone with this name...!) is announced for
the end of November 2003; it seems that it will have more standard
memory (16Mb core memory, plus supplied 32Mb memorystickduo),
will also record video+audio, will have a 65536 colors screen instead of
4096 (but still has only one memorystickduo slot, maximum 128 Mb,
grunt!) and -even- should cost only about 100euro more than the P800...
- the forthcoming Motorola A920 "Paragon" seems to be even better than
the P810 (uh... compare the names: "A"=advanced, "9/2/0" is more than
"P/8/1/0"!) and features even a GPS receiver (but currently doesn't have
Bluetooth, its base memory is only 8Mb, and battery is
declared only 70hr standby);
it would be very nice to have a GPS inside the P800 (just for fun, at
least until "integrated GPS navigators", with their 500-600Mb national
route archive, will fit in a portable phone; without archive, it could
still be used to measure speed, lenght and course while you go around
with your mountain bike...!);
- the forthcoming Benq P30 (maybe it's a P800 clone by the formerly
Acer brand; it seems it will be available by beginning of 2004)
seems to feature a lower cost (so far, I still don't have more
information); but will be interesting only if it costs at least
30%-40% less than the P800;
- the Neonode N1 is a very pretty phone, but it's a
Windows-CE based thing (this means I won't ever buy it)
and has no vibracall, and features only a low-resolution touchscreen
(quite poor; note: the common commercial images seen around, like
the one on Club Ericsson site, are just fake: the Neonode features
only a 176×220 screen!);
- the Motorola A760 is a Linux-based GPRS phone featuring a
touchscreen and some other nice things, but...
- ...BUT the touchscreen is "inside" a fat flip, so that the
phone aestethics is just UGLY and functionality is dramatically pushed
down: this is the normal "MiCro$0Ft"-compliant marketing strategy, so
that a Linux-based phone MUST be a dirty thing, experimentally sold in
Asian markets, MONTHS before Europe and USA, so that Windoze-style
pocket-PC's and phones won't be even remotely hurt... Why Motorola
masters didn't place Linux in their A920? Simple: it would have been a
Symbian-"killer" and (shame on them!) a
Windoze-"killer"!! (double shame on Motorola: the A920 has a
"software certification" mechanism to install only "approved"
Some other considerations about the P800:
- it doesn't support WiFi connections... WiFi access, free or pay,
is now in major hotels, coffee shops and similar, and we expect to
see it as the emerging standard for notebooks (it's already a standard;
the Tiscali company, here in Italy, guarantees a big coverage)
and personal phones; anyways, a GPRS "flat" connection, which is the
best solution until you travel abroad, is not available here in Italy
- it isn't "hardware expandable", except some unknown Sony Ericsson
toys on the bottom connector and the (single) Memory Stick Duo slot;
- there are no contrast and backlight controls (which would allow the
battery last more than ever...!); another missing feature is "switch
off the display only";
- the P800 packaging does not include a true cover (except the
"keyboard"); I am still searching for a valid "anti-scratch" touchscreen
- the wake-up alarm does not ring when the phone is off ;-(
- some of the latest much-hyped phones feature an FM radio; it's not
a critical feature (and I won't complain about its absence on the P800),
but adds very big value to a phone...! Nokia did already understand this,
and placed out a phone featuring 64Mb memory (a CD can be reduced to MP3
files and can almost always fit into) and a FM radio, at a decent
- a number of current "features" are just lazy games or almost useless
...this is why I just consider my P800 as an "almost PDA with GPRS
modem inside... capable of placing/receiving voice calls"; a
Pentium3 notebook is a better thing when you want to browse dozens
of sites and getting megabytes of email and -sigh!- spam...);
- WAP browsing is surely a thing that no one will ever use.
We all know (but no one admits) that, simply, WAP sucks...!
(you all know but no one admits: WAP sucks!!)
I wouldn't use it even if it was free of charge!!!
- Internet browsing, even with Opera, is just an emergency feature:
almost any site assumes a screen of at least 800×600 (and reduction
or windowing will always be problematic or ugly);
- complicated HTML settings by braindamaged Mic**$oft specifics are
almost in every common internet site (so that screen resolution reduction
will always make them appear bad);
- email feature is useful only if your address is not spammed and
your mail friends don't send photos, mp3's, big DOC files, etc (that
is: email features also seems to be one of the "emergency" features);
- the standard truetype font is not that nice...! (it can and should
be changed to a less "MiCr0$of?"-like font);
- some features are just toys:
...and a lot of other (too many to mention here);
- displaying caller's image (where is their privacy? someone
near me could see her face while ringing me...! -- and maybe also
reporting it to her mighty beloved jealous fiancee... which is a
national champion in boxe, kung-fu, 110mt hurdles and catch...
imagine what can happen with a 3G UMTS phone!); -- ok, ok, just joking...!
- ultra-customizable ringtones (well, in some years I used only
"vibracall" mode; I don't remember what was my last ringtone);
- voice dialing (oh, my most famous joke to my friends, proud of
the voice dialing feature of their phones, is: "hey, what about if
you say something like «...I don't like Jimi Hendrix...» and the phone
immediately places a call to your friend Jim?" -- well, maybe I consider
quite useless this feature because my incoming calls are far more than
outgoing calls); -- ok, ok, joking again...!
- J2ME and games are just stuff for kids...!
- the world best screensaver is the one that shuts down the
display, saving energy and CPU time...! I simply don't understand
why there is so much hype all around the world for Mighty
Screensavers of any device containing a display... ;-)
- if you rotate P800 by 90 degrees, the display ratio is almost
exactly 16:10 :-) Oh, one day we will watch our favourite movie at
a 320×180 resolution (16:9) on our phone... ;-)
(it's not a joke: have a look at this P900 page!)
Some final considerations:
- I love Sony (almost everything from Sony), but I don't love
Ericsson phones too much...! Only after a number of hours of
phone calls I will be able to say if this is still true;
- I bet that when P900 will be out, pricing of P800 will
go down by 15-30%, confirming the common electronics/hardware
customer's law: "buy it just after the next model comes in the
shops". But I decided I couldn't go on anymore with an almost
completely damaged phone...!
- UIQ/Symbian should consider developing an SDK
(system development kit) that can natively run on Linux. PLEASE,
tell them that the Linux world is almost entirely a programmers world:
if you directly support Linux, millions of people will buy
your supported hardware and will write software for you!
- another question for UIQ developers: why did you natively
implement only MP3 format? there are a bunch of royalty free,
reliable and world known audio, video and imaging formats (example:
OGG/Vorbis, greatly better than MP3); they would cost just
a few kilobytes of system library, and will allow millions of people
to legally (and royalty-free) support or use lots of nice
- there are efforts to build Linux-based PDAs and phones;
this is simply great for manufacturers because they do not
have to buy licenses, pay royalties, take responsibility for
operating system bugs of costly third party developers, etc;
- imagine you are Mr.Sony, CEO of Sony International.
Your new SonyPhone was developed by your best engineers.
It's a hardware rich thing, with gigabytes storage, a strong
double battery, an internal firmware BIOS with documented API,
and a Linux operating system. Linux programmers will begin a
development competition: the best operating system, the best
networking features, the best user-friendly applications.
You will donate a SonyPhone to every developer of a decent
application (they always will work for free, and their programs
will be free, under the GNU License). And they will be very glad to
get a SonyPhone for every good application: it will cost you just
a number of units, and will raise more hype than the highest-cost
international advertisement campaign.
Your world known brand name won't suffer from a (perhaps probable)
M**ro$oft boycott. Every Linux user will consider a "must-have"
your Linux-based SonyPhone, for him and his friends and his
parents and brothers and girls and wives and sons... Yes: you, Mr.Sony,
invented the walkman, the Almighty Walkman... now you could invent the
Linux-based SonyPhone... =:-)
Yes, it's a sad thing that a bunch of some stoooopid applications,
which could be freely developed, cost around 10-15$ each. Below, I
suggest (in a a message sent on a Portuguese Linux+mobile site, and
a message sent "private" to a developer) some new free applications:
Maybe somewhere these applications are already ready: I
propose here their development because I already
searched for them but didn't find any.
I assume that in your countries you have GPRS volume
traffic costs quite low... here in Italy we have to pay (except
for some cases) from 5.00 to 6.00 euro per megabyte of
data throughput (ouch!! 5 to 6 euro per Mb!!!).
Well, what about a teletext application? It just has to
get/show/cache a little file from an internet site
(almost any local teletext service has a real-time copy
on the internet). A standard browser seems not to be the best
solution because it should also collect all "sub-pages"
and allow the "three-digit page number" link browsing.
Note: a teletext page, in its binary format, is about
1000 (one thousand) bytes in lenght (the html version
will be a lot longer, and almost surely won't be
graphics-filled or text-aligned). An archive snapshot
of 2,000+ pages/subpages teletext channel could easily
fit in 500k of .gz file or 400k of .bz2 file.
My home Linux server (a Celeron-based PC with 192Mb
RAM) collects continuously (via a TV-card with external
antenna) the 2,000+ teletext pages of one of the most
common TV channels (using the /dev/shm ramdisk to get rid
of those hard drive updates). If my server was on the internet,
then I could get from anywhere (P800) the entire
snapshot archive (updated in real-time), or I could
write a simple "port watcher" to minimize GPRS data
throughput (if I get three bytes on the port 12345
then I will send the gzipped n*1000 bytes of data of
the specified page/subpages to the client, and then
close the connection: surely cheaper than a normal
html-request or a ftp-session).
I won't put on-line my server because I have a normal
(old) 33k6 connection at home (and because there may be
legal issues in public re-distribution of teletext/videotext
data pages). And I may also be able to setup a
bluetooth connection to browse teletext pages while on
the sofa (or in the toilette), far from the TV set... :-)
- Pros: you won't need a TV antenna on your P800.
- Cons: good only if there is a binary server. Assuming a
page cost of about 1200 bytes of throughput, we have:
reading 50 single pages would cost (here) 0.36 euro or
less (at 6.00 euro per megabyte of traffic)... but that
is still fewer than getting a few prepaid "SMS sports
(2) mod/xm/it/s3m/... player
Do you remember the old soundtracker (and derivatives)
music formats? there is a big (huge) library around
of those old .mod, .xm, .s3m, .it, etc music files.
Their size range generally from a few kilobytes to
400-500 kilobytes. This means that on the classical
16Mb memorystick-duo you could fill in at least one
hundred of those songs: five hours of music in 16Mb...!
There are a bunch of "mod-players" for lots of systems;
I played mod's even on my 12MHz 80286 PC fifteen years
ago, while "multitasking" (DESQview) my own DOS BBS
program. This means that the rendering of a mod player
uses little CPU time.
- Pros: you just have to port the mikmod program/library
to the Symbian7/UIQ environment.
- Cons: the majority of mod/xm/s3m/etc music files aren't
that nice (uh, early 90's vogue...!) Well, from 1988 to
now I collected - for my personal use - just 300+
selected mod's; I think I'm not alone).
(3) mp3 recording
On my "100% Linux" notebook I used to record some school
classes in mp3 format (I actually use clean uncompressed
wave format because the notebook has a fat 20Gb hard
disk, but used some times the "on-the-fly" mp3
conversion), using "sox" and "lame" programs.
What if you could have a mp3 recorder on your P800?
A 16Mb memorystick-duo could store a 40+ minutes class
-- yes, 40+ minutes in 16Mb, at a decent quality
("lame --preset voice", that is 56kbps/mono using
variable bitrate). Also, one could experiment a better
format (the ogg/vorbis encodes better than mp3
in less space, and is royalty-free).
- Pros: you just have to port the mp3lame program/library
to the P800 environment.
- Cons: P800's hardware limits may generate little audio
problems ("clicking", etc). But this does not stop us
(4) watching TV via bluetooth
Uh, I'm not drunk. Let's consider a Linux desktop with a
TV card inside (like mine). A server program grabs there
a TV frame and a chunk of audio, converts them to the
easiest format readable from the P800 (example: converts
the TV image to the P800 screen memory format, such that
no conversion is needed there) and sends it to the client
via the Bluetooth interface. The P800 gets data and then
answers a byte "gimme next", or "switch to channel x",
or just "stop it".
(note: getting a TV frame on Linux requires only two
ioctl's without extra library functions; more info on
my BT848 Linux page or BT848 Linux drivers pages;
a TV-grabbing server program would require no more than 15-20 lines
I think that with very little tricking you can get
decent TV resolution (160×120), and with some extra
tricks you can get almost full-screen (256×192).
Different resolutions may require cropping or rescaling.
- Pros: showing your friends "my phone has a TV inside"
and watch their desperate envious crying.
- Cons: it would be just another high battery-consuming
(5) P800 as a remote control or remote tablet
P800 sends data via Bluetooth; a Linux server program accepts it
and sends to a specified bash script or pipe (xawtv example:
kills -gently- the current xawtv process; issues the appropriate
"v4lctl setchannel" command, then restarts xawtv ...yay! this runs
without modifying xawtv).
Usage as a remote tablet: the user touches in the "tablet" (P800)
application screen, and the touched x/y position is sent via Bluetooth to
the Linux daemon, which will just issue an XWarpPointer() to
move the PC cursor under X/free.
Yes, a lot of work can be saved by creating a skeleton application
in which one could develop simple programs without rewriting every
time all the stuff (project files, standard initializations, etc).
I found some time ago a game (which was just named "Game") for the
Nokia 9210i, in which the author shows how to develop a simple application
that writes directly in screen memory and waits for keypresses and
other events. I wonder if there is something like that for the
P800... (main differences: UIQ/Symbian7
instead of Symbian6, touchscreen instead of keyboard).
Where did I buy a P800?
After browsing some Internet shops, I ordered it on a site which
featured a very good pricing and a "two days delivery". After
FIVE days, my order was there, still -uh- PENDING... I called by
phone and they told me that "as soon as possible" they would send
to me the P800. Oh, no, I said, I don't want it anymore (should
I have to wait one month as for my notebook?).
They accepted my request to cancel the order, without even asking
I extremely dislike Internet shopping. It just seems to save you
some time searching around for the best price. But it will make
you wait for weeks before they "pass" your order. Why?
- They claim "not available". You have to check there almost
daily (only a few of them offer an e-mail notification when they get
it, but it doesn't seem definitively reliable to me). They don't ever
say when (or at least "approximately when") it will be available.
- They claim "coming soon". Same considerations of case 1. While
in April 2003, when I was searching for a particular digital camera, I
found one site claiming it "coming soon". After some days, on about
April 20, I emailed them saying "how much time does mean «coming
soon»? if it's a matter of a few days, then I'll issue a pre-paid
order". They answered: "oh, we expect the units on May; if you issue
your order now, you will surely get highest precedence".
No, I didn't send them anything. No money, and not even the order.
Their «coming soon» was at least two weeks (and "May" is a long
month...!). I continued searching around for the camera, but almost
every day checked their site (a friend of mine was willing to buy
it there). Well, it came available in the second half of June!!
That is, at least two months of «coming soon»!!
- They claim "available, little quantities". Uh, this is just a
prelude to «coming soon». Don't trust. Ever. There is always someone
that goes to the shop and buys it "cash", while your order will remain
- They claim "available", and you issue your order, expecting
the unit in a few days (they generally claim "two to four days",
that's the time for national couriers). Oh, your order will wait
there. They don't want to send out an unit to travel some hundreds
of miles, while other already-paid (and «cash») customers are
ready. They will send it to you only when there are no more "pre-paid"
customers. You will see on their site "available" getting down to
"little quantities" and then "coming soon"... and wonder why they
didn't send anything. Uh, you saw again "little quantities" or
even "available", but there are other "pre-paid" or "cash" customers
more in the meantime, so you will have to wait again. You can even
wait for months and, if you complain, in the most honest case they
will innocently answer "we just served pre-paid and cash orders..."!
- They claim "available", and you issue a pre-paid order. Duh,
didn't you know that an online cheque (here in Italy), even a bank-to-bank
money transfer, needs FIVE WORK DAYS to get paid? This means that
your order will be processed at least one week later, almost surely
when they will have sold out all!
And also, let's assume there is
just the last unit there, and your cheque was just verified "paid". The
nice girl at the sales office is just clicking Enter to start off your
order. A guy enters in, asking for that unit. "Oh, yes, you're
lucky, this was our last unit!". He pays (cash) and takes it.
Why? Uh, your order is already paid, you won't get an unit (or
your money) until the sales office decides as so.
can wait, then you will wait: a «cash»
customer cannot wait, doesn't want to wait, and his money is
not "blockable" by the sales office (and, by law, he can't cancel
his order without a good reason: only phone-orders and email-orders
can be canceled...!). Classic «cash» customers have always
the highest precedence.
But, as noted before, can you blindly issue a pre-paid order hoping
that the "coming soon" becomes quickly "available"? (no, don't even
remotely consider it... imagine your feelings when you find out that
while your pre-paid order is waiting, or even being processed, another
internet shop or even a local shop claims to sell the units at 50-100
Yes, I just did it. I found a shop 150km far from here, selling it at a
decent price, claiming it had a rather large stock "available". I
phoned them, only to be sure they had at least an unit for me. Yes,
I just ran there (by train). They had only two units, one of them
with damaged packaging. I bought the good one. Cash. It costed me a
very few bucks more than the "best price" around.
When exiting the shop, I thought about the 200+ people with normal
and pre-paid orders waiting for that "large" stock to be sent to them.
But then didn't think of them anymore. I just realized again that
e-Commerce is just another name for "secondary importance internet
advertisement": I did all the fundamental steps by phone and cash.
About GPRS data traffic costs in Italy...
We here have three cellular phone companies. Knowing the euro/US$
exchange ratio is about 100euro=115 US$, here are the current offers
(subject to change!! this is a hot time for GPRS data traffic offers!):
|commercial name||when||type||monthly cost
||data traffic included||cost for extra traffic
"Libero Mobile no limit"
| from end of Sep'2003
|| stable "GPRS flat" offer
|| 19.00 euro per 30 days of traffic
| limited (only up to end Nov'2003)
|| classic GPRS "traffic-based" cost
|| 7.00 euro per month
|| 2.34 megabytes
|| 3.00 euro per megabyte
| limited (only up to end Nov'2003)
|| classic GPRS "traffic-based" cost
|| 20.00 euro per month
|| 13.1 megabytes
|| 1.50 euro per megabyte
"GPRS Web night&day"
| limited (only up to Oct-5-2003)
|| 20.00 euro per month
|| unlimited in the 10pm-7am time, 20 megabytes per day from 7am-10pm
|| 6.00 euro per megabyte
The above news are subject to change in next days...!
I think that the "limited" offers are just a way to check the possible
customer range. Typical strategy needs first an almost free "flat" offer
for some months; then some months of quite cheap costs; then the "stable"
final offer. In every step you see the final cost growing from 20% to 40%.
I just described what happened during summer 2000 about WAP:
this is just happening for GPRS data traffic now, and will happen again
in 2006 with next technologies. Sure!
Some notes about Sony Ericsson P900 before its official
At least from Jun'2003 there is a bunch of unofficial news and
images about P900. It seems that the Sony Ericsson itself
should (I repeat: should) announce it in end-Oct'2003 and begin selling
here in Europe soon after ("week 48": end of Nov'2003).
We should note a weird case about this "hype" - information and shots
of the P900 are always far from complete: we know just some
of its characteristics (conjecturing all others), we see photos of
P900 always far from the observer (on a table, inside a box,
etc: always without any "normal life" stuff around!!!)
If I had a P900 for just five minutes I would have done
something better: browse a bunch of the most famous menus (calling,
messaging, camera, phone setup, etc) while shotting a number of photos
of it using my digital camera (shot while phone is in my hands, outside,
This leads to some considerations:
- people who actually have it (anyways, a very few people), well,
just DON'T want to show it. EVER.
How many photos could you shot in five minutes? Eh? How many decent
shots did you find on the internet? Eh? How many menus can you browse
in five minutes? Eh? How did it happen that almost all news about
P900 are always P800 known things? Why didn't they look
around to try some other things, eh?
- well, two cases: those P900 around weren't legally
got... or, people having them, cannot show them (Sony people, for
- then, don't EVER trust what people say in their news section
of their sites! If they actually played with it for a "few hours"
(as they claim), then their report should be amazingly complete!
(instead, you find in their news section just a few info and some
secondary shots about menus)...
Other news: Mobile-Review has just published a complete
review of the P900, much better than the "almost-fake"
reports described above...!
Sony Ericsson site has finally setup some P900 pages...!
Epilogue: I got it!
On November 6, 2003, I switched to a Sony Ericsson P900.