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P1iSony Ericsson has announced a number of feature phones plus a Symbian-based UIQ 3-running successor to their M600i and P990i. The P1i has the best of both devices (though no P series 'flip' this time), with an upgraded camera (3.2mp), a dual function keyboard, Wi-Fi, VoIP support, A2DP and 3G data, for European networks. Best of all, there will be 4 times the free RAM, compared to the P990i! The full press release and photos below.

The new Sony Ericsson P1i

More photos below the press release!

  • Pocket sized smart phone
    25% smaller than P990

  • Complete mobile office
    Push corporate and consumer email, WLAN and VoIP enabled

  • True multimedia
    3.2 megapixel camera with business card scanner, media player and 512MB Memory Stick Micro™

London, UK – 8th May 2007 – Sony Ericsson, the manufacturer that pioneered the development of smartphones, today unveils the P1 as the latest addition to its P-series range.

“In one sense the Sony Ericsson P1 is an evolution of our P-series smartphones, as it pushes forward the best attributes of its predecessors,” says Steve Walker, Head of Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson. “At the same time there are also significant improvements in design, speed and battery performance.”

Building on the feature set of earlier models, the Sony Ericsson P1 supports a wide range of push email solutions and Web browsing applications, plus connectivity via hi-speed UMTS and Wireless LAN (WiFi™). Add to this its compact size and multimedia capabilities and the P1 is the complete mobile office. It is based on the Symbian™ operating system (v9.1) and UIQ 3.0, an open platform that offers broad potential for multimedia applications from operators/carriers, content owners and third party developers.

In short, the P1 is a device as small as a standard phone that offers flexible ways to work:

  • Dual function keyboard - full alpha-numeric (e.g. QWERTY) text input combined with one hand phone usability
  • Choice of text input method including handwriting and word completion
  • Push email enabled including support for Exchange ActiveSync™ and BlackBerry® Connect™
  • Integrated WLAN and VoIP enabled
  • 3.2 megapixel camera with business card scanner
  • Large 2.6” touchscreen with a Transflective Display that is easier to view in bright light conditions

Push email and remote working
Always being connected while on the move is now a normal part of working life. The Sony Ericsson P1 gives you the ability to handle your corporate or personal emails, contacts and calendar wherever you are. It offers support for a broad range of push email services including Exchange ActiveSync™ and BlackBerry Connect and allows for remote wiping of email and PIM data; something critical in the event of the phone being stolen or misplaced.

The Sony Ericsson P1 lets you read and edit documents on the move, whether Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or Excel. It also ships with a desk stand and USB cable in-box, making it straightforward to synchronise with your PC.

High speed connectivity
Both UMTS and integrated WLAN provide for high-speed Web browsing and data downloads, plus email at a rate and performance you enjoy from your office desktop. The Sony Ericsson P1 is also VoIP enabled for making calls over the internet.

Striking visuals
Surfing the Web is intuitive thanks to the Opera™ Web Browser that displays pages in horizontal, wide screen aspect. The large, touchscreen QVGA display can be seen and used even in bright environments due to the Transflective Display. The 3.2 megapixel camera takes great shots to store or share via Picture Blogging and is also a useful tool for work purposes. It does away with the need to collect stacks of business cards when travelling. Just take a close-up shot of a business card and the card scanner transfers the contact details directly into the phonebook.

Quality downtime
As well as a business tool, the Sony Ericsson P1 also serves as an advanced multimedia companion. Its music and video player mean that you can take your favourite tunes and video clips with you on the 512MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) provided. Catch the latest news via the on-board FM Radio or stream mobile TV direct to the large screen. Whichever you choose to do, with the P1 you are never short of options.

The Sony Ericsson P1 is a Tri-Band GPRS 900/1800/1900 and UMTS 2100 handset with Wi-Fi 802.11b. It will be available in selected markets from Q3 2007.

The Sony Ericsson P1 at a glance:

Productivity/Efficiency Features

  • QWERTY keyboard and handwriting text input
  • Predictive text input
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Transflective Display for bright light conditions
  • Document editors and readers
  • VoIP support
  • WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11b)
  • Business card scanning
  • Video calling
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Flight mode

Email and Web

  • Push email support provided by/licensed from;
    • AlteXia
    • Ericsson Mobile Office
    • Intellisync
    • Microsoft - Exchange ActiveSync™
    • Research In Motion- BlackBerry Connect
    • Seven
    • Sybase/iAnywhere
    • Visto
  • POP3, IMAP4, including IMAP IDLE
  • Opera™ Web Browser 8.0
  • VPN client from Certicom

Imaging and Multimedia

  • 3.2 megapixel camera with Auto focus
  • Digital zoom, 3x
  • Photo light
  • Video recording/streaming/viewing
  • Mobile TV – H.264 playback
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Text messaging (SMS)
  • Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
  • Media player
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC/AAC+/e-AAC+)
  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • PlayNow™
  • TrackID™
  • 512 MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) expandable memory
  • 160 MB User Memory (internal)
  • FM radio RDS
  • RSS Feeds
  • Picture Blogging (Free downloadable application)
  • 3D games

Hygiene Features

  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • Infrared
  • Modem
  • USB support
  • USB 2.0 mass storage
  • Speakerphone
  • Sound recorder
  • Vibrating alert
  • Jog dial
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Wallpaper animation
  • Java
  • Alarm clock
  • Stopwatch
  • PC Software
  • 1120 mAh battery


  • In-Box:
    • Stereo Headset HPM-62
    • Desk Stand CDS-65
    • 512MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™)
    • PC Software
    • USB Cable
    • Extra Stylus (for touchscreen use)
    • Protective Pouch
    • Standard Phone Charger
  • Optional:
    • Bluetooth™ Car Speakerphone HCB-120
    • Music Remote Control MRC-60
    • Bluetooth™ Music Receiver MBR-100
    • Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-GV435
    • Bluetooth Headset HBH-IV835
    • Stereo Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-DS980

Facts and Figures

  • Operating system: Symbian™ OS v9.1
  • Size: 106 x 55 x 17 mm
  • Weight: 124 grams
  • Colour: Silver Black
  • Screen: 262,144 color TFT touchscreen
  • Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
  • Size: 2.6 inches
  • Networks: P1c/i: UMTS 2100-GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900
  • Talk time GSM/UMTS: Up to 10 hrs/3 hrs 30 min
  • Standby time GSM/UMTS: Up to 440 hrs/350 hrs
  • Video call time: Up to 2 hrs

P1i as camera 

The P1i in use