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Delta737 01-07-2004 07:46 AM

FAQ on P900 and P910i
I started a FAQ. It's far from done, but it's a start. Anyone with suggestions please PM me or mail me, but please don't post suggestions here, it will only fill up the FAQ with rubbish!!!!!!!!

What are all the specs?
115 x 57 x 24 inches

GSM 1900
GSM 1800
GSM 900

Imaging and Messaging
Color LCD 65,536
Picture editor
Sound recorder
Picture gallery
Picture phonebook
Picture wallpaper
Backlight display
SMS long (Text Messaging)
Themes display
MMS templates
Video streaming
208x320 pixel display
MMS Video
Handwriting recognition
EMS (Enhanced Messaging)
Camera VGA
Video Clip
Viewfinder display
Predictive text input
MMS (Multimedia Messaging)

MP3 Audio
MPEG4 Video
Content Online
Polyphonic Sound 24 voices
Games Embedded
Games Download
Video player
Start-up/Shutdown shows

Bluetooth™ wireless technology
Sync ML
Memory Stick Duo™
Infrared port
High Speed Data
USB support
RS232 cable support
Synchronization Apple®
Synchronization PC

WAP 2.0
WAP 1.2.1
OTA settings

Camera button
Internet key
Menu shortcuts
Sleep mode
Jog Dial
Speed dialing
Option key
Voice Mail
Vibrating Alert
Keypad lock
SIM card lock
Voice control
Status view

Business card exchange
Speaker phone
Memory dynamic
Alarm clock
Phone book
Conference calls
PIM Sync
Call list

Standard Battery BST-15
Talk time (up to) 16 hours
Standby time (up to) 480 hours
Weight (phone + battery) 150 gr

What memory card is supported?
Memory Stick DUO only. No, normal Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro or Memory Stick DUO Pro. Memory Stick DUO maximum size is 128MB.

What are the main difference compared to the P800? Is it worth upgrading?
A lot off people ask this! Judge for yourself

Can I update my firmware myself?
Yes you can!

Can an MP3 be used as a ringtone?
Yes you can. It wasn’t possible on the P800 yet, but on the P900 it is! :D

What bluetooth profiles are supported?
Generic access profile, Serial port profile, Generic Object Exchange Profile, Dialup Networking Profile, Object Push Profile, Headset Profile, File Transfer Profile.

Please note that it doesn't have Handsfree profile

How do I convert a DVD to a file I can play on the P900?
There is a great, extensive tutorial here:

Can Outlook categories be synced?
No, unfortunately not

Does the alarm ring when the phone is not on?
No unfortunately not. If you don't want to be called or have any other gsm-activities but do want to hear the alarm, put your phone on Flight mode.

What image-size is used for pictures to fit the screen exactly?
Although the screensize in FC mode is 208x208 and FO mode is 208x320, those aren't the exact size of a background-picture since there is a statusbar and an "applicationbar" etc.

These are the exact measures
Flip close: 208x189
Flip open: 208x254

Does the P900 have profiles?
Not natively, but there is software that can fix that.

Can you create and edit Word and Excel files?
Once again, not natively, but once again, there is software that can fix that!

Does the P900 have fax capabilities
No, unfortunately not

Can you adjust the contrast of the P900's screen?
No, not gonna happen...

Any key-shortcuts?
Press and hold the “C” key on the keypad to turn on silent mode.
Press and hold the “1” key on the keypad to dial your voice-mail (if the number is set)
Press and hold the “Option” key on the keypad or press and hold the jog-dial “towards” yourself to open “Applications”
Press and hold any number key on the keypad to open "Contacts"

How can I access the service-menu?
Push your jog-dial "up" --> Press * --> Push your jog-dial "down" --> Push your jog-dial "down" again --> Press * --> Push your jog-dial "down" again --> Press *

Use at your own risk only (not that there is much risk but to be on the safe side :))

Can I map the keys?
Yes, with this app you can

Where can I find the latest PC Suite and other software?

Can I use a full-size keyboard?
Yes. There are a few that work with the P900. The first is an infrared keyboard from ThinkOutside (known as the PocketTop, Palm Wireless Keyboard...).
Drivers for this keyboard can be found here:

The second one is from ThinkOutside too, it is a bluetooth keyboard with drivers supplied.

More tips and tricks?

ruxij 07-07-2004 08:50 AM

usb gps receiver to p900
Hi all!

Is there anybody who can tell me if I can connect a usb gps receiver to a P900?
And if that is possibile, please tell me what I need for doing this.

Another problem: where cand I find documentation about developing applications for P900, the sdk for this phone, the software for downloading my applications to P900....

I first wanted to make my project for nokia 6600 and for nokia I found everythig on their site but sony ericsson seams not having such informations.



Vlad2 19-07-2004 05:31 PM

You forgot to mention whether it has TCP/IP or if it uses some other method for IP data on the GPRS networks.



shawn 30-07-2004 07:26 AM


i have a laptop with wi-fi is it possible to share this connection via bluetooth to my SE P900 ?? n wht is the solution ??

Delta737 30-07-2004 07:51 AM

Maybe this is what you're looking for.

tricky1one 31-08-2004 02:24 AM

Iwant to purchase a p900
i live in cincinnati oh and would love to have a p900 but i do not know if the phone carriers in my area support gsm could anyone let me know if they know which company i could use

Poorboy 08-09-2004 08:13 AM


Originally Posted by shawn

i have a laptop with wi-fi is it possible to share this connection via bluetooth to my SE P900 ?? n wht is the solution ??

States: "It is very simple. All you have to do is: "

for Bluetooth (assuming that you already paired your Px00 and your PC and configured the connection for being used without confirmation), simply enable appropriate Bluetooth serial ports (usually COM3 and COM4) on your PC using "Phone Connection Link" Preferences. With newer BT software you can simply select "Quick Connect -> Serial Port" and choose the Px00 from the devices list. As soon the Bluetooth icon on your P800/P900 shows that the communication has been established, you can launch any Internet program on your Px00 and start using the Internet connection of your PC.

for USB connection, simply put your phone on its craddle paying attention that no Internet connection on your phone is active. Your phone will use the Internet connection of your PC automatically.

Note: Not every program is able to use your PC's connection. While most 3rd party programs work that way without any problems, the built in WWW browser and the Messaging application work with GPRS/dial-up connection of your phone only. Use Opera and some third party email program (like EmailViewer) instead.

tim910i 06-10-2004 08:40 PM

can anyone help?
sorry to hijack - but struggling to find any info on how to gps enable my 910i? SonyE don't know - and Tom Tom are being non-commital - the Tom Tom mobile proposition looks ideal - but will it work?

Delta737 07-10-2004 07:34 AM

There is no TomTom for UIQ yet. Try Wayfinder or something

igor emmerich 18-10-2004 07:21 PM

P910 does not sync ical
Hi there,
I have a 1.5 GHz powerpc G4 and I run 10.3.5. I have isync 1.5, and all the apple aplications are the latest versions. I also have a .mac account.
I recently bought a sony ericsson P900 mobile phone with the sole purpose of being able to sync my address book and to dos and calendar. I checked on your website and it says you suport this phone.
I can synchronise the address book no problem between both devices. But I can't sync the ical with the phone. The only way to install info is from the computer to the phone when you choose 'reset all devices' from the devices menu.

How can I solve this problem?

P.S. the phone has been paired to the computer, appears on the isync window and both devices communicate via bluetooth.

Thanks for your help,


GeorgeB 20-10-2004 04:20 AM

I have EXACTLY the same hardware and the SAME problem. Can you please let me know if you find a solution to this? Email me at: THANKS

CuteScorpion 16-02-2005 03:06 PM

From where can i download "SmartMovie Player "?
I want to play .avi files in my P900. Heared "SmartMovie" is a Koool player.But tried my best & can`t find the player. :frown: . Any1 Plz who can help ...!

Delta737 17-02-2005 02:44 PM

Punjabi007 01-04-2005 03:10 PM

Whats the difference between P900 n P910i except for the shape? Could hardly figure out from the features listed at sony's site why P910i is more expensive than P900? :-(

If a comparison between the PHONES KEY FEATURES could be listed out would appreciate same so as to decide to get which one!


Delta737 03-04-2005 06:35 AM

Basically these are the main differences;

Qwerty thumboard in the back of the keypad
Brighter 262k color screen (vs. 65k)
MStick DUO Pro support of 1gb (vs. DUO 128mb)
Internal 64mb user memory + 32 RAM (vs. 16+16)

And also some software differences (like the support for HTML e-mail)

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