Thread 3000 in the comp forum, lets have a tribute thread in Misc.... :p
From The Guardian:
Cool, slimline and light - weighing in at only 124 grams - the new Sony Ericsson P1i is a 3G smartphone and multimedia device which puts you firmly in charge of your work and social life.
And you can now kiss goodbye to that bulky laptop. With an impressive set of great applications including a web browser (based on Opera), and RSS reader you can view and edit documents and browse the Web wherever you are.
It is ActiveSync and BlackBerry compatible, there's a business card scanner and via Bluetooth you can even run powerpoint presentations from the phone. There's a currency conversion and calculator and a world map lets you know the time in San Francisco, Moscow or Phnom Penh. An extensive contacts and calendar facility means you can wave farewell to your desk diary forever.
The P1i breaks with the tradition of previous flip-front models in favour of a large lockable 2.6" 240x320 pixel display screen. This is a transflective panel which can be easily read outdoors and in bright conditions. A jog-dial control and easy-to-use QWERTY keyboard is complemented by a touchscreen and stylus with a handwriting recognition facility. Simply write a character as you would with a pen and it changes into the corresponding letter on a keyboard.
The new P1i is a mobile office but it's far from being just a business tool. Flip it round and you can snap your friends with a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash. A secondary video camera on the front of the Sony Ericsson P1i is for making video calls. Now you see a live video stream of the person you're chatting to - and they can see you!
There's also a multimedia player and an FM radio so you can listen to you favourite tunes or radio programmes on the go, while a music player allows you create play lists from Abba to the Zutons. You can download new applications from the internet - and with the 160MB user memory - you no longer have to close windows down to run simultaneous applications at once. The P1i kit also comes with a 512MB expandable Memory Stick Micro(TM) (M2(TM)) unit.
There's also a portable hands free set, a desk stand and an extra stylus. A USB cable and software is included for easy synchronisation with your PC.
The P1i is a one-stop shop for keeping your business on the move and staying in touch with friends and family. It's about life work balance, not work life balance.
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