I really don't know what's up with all the numbers that mobile phones seem to have in their names as if having it a few digits off differentiates it. Why can't they make it easy like the way Stila names her lipsticks after famous celebs like Sofia (as in Coppola) and Natalie (as in Portman).
Ok I digress, but I am of course happy to hear a day later after switching back to my Sony Ericsson P900
n P900 that they have announced the launch of the P990. But I'm just not into the name. I typed in P990 into google and the first link that came out was a gun. Scared the bejesus out of me. Do marketing people over at Sony Ericsson know this? I really think we need more fun names like "cherry" or "peach" seems better, no? Calling them number after number is just plain lazy. Still aside from the bad name, the phone seems pretty powerful and pretty awesome. But don't get too excited....it's nowhere near here yet. The phone will be launching first in Europe in Q1 2006 o if you are planning any trips to London you can check them out and maybe buy one. But remember that special services the phones have probably won't be available here in the States because we are still unfortunately dependent on our mobile carriers. I actually bought my P900 back in London 2 years ago as an unlocked phone because it was unavailable here. It's a lot pricier but worth it sometimes when you want to have the latest and greatest. (Don't forget you're never limited to the phone your mobile carrier carries. You can always buy unlocked phones. I often browse the goods at Expansys UK.)
The coolest thing about the phone is the built in keyboard that is now part of the phone and not in the awkward flap where it was at in the P910a. Also the new phone will have a instant email capability much like the popular Blackberry. That could be a real winner.