Sony Ericsson G900i

The Sony Ericsson G900i lets consumers frame their shot and decide where they want to focus the camera by simply touching the screen. With Camera Multi-Shot, users can just hold down the camera key and take as many pictures as they like. Scroll through photos on the phone with touch control and edit them there with the touch photo album and editor. The G900i can also access favorite web pages in a Wi-Fi hotspot and view them on the large 2.4-inch display. Using the stylus or the finger, the G900i can zoom-in or pan around the page. RSS feeds direct to the phone provide the latest updates; news, football scores.

The Sony Ericsson G900i is a new style smartphone from the Swedish manufacturer. The main focus of the handset is the 5.0 megapixel camera. This is the first smartphone from Sony Ericsson to include a 5.0 megapixel camera. The camera is equipped with autofocus, pretty much a necessity in any camera phone that has any desire to be taken seriously as a competitive imaging device to standalone digital cameras. There is also a flash facility, and an image stabiliser, to help out with those whose hand is not so steady.

The Sony Ericsson G900i is a smartphone, although not marketed as such, to appeal to a wider audience. The handset suns on the Symbian UIQ operating system, an open operating system that allows end users to add additional functionality with the addition of third party software. has a software shop where you can buy software for your UIQ phone.

The screen of the phone is a large 2.4 inch TFT touchscreen, supporting up to 256,000 colours. The Sony G900i is a 3G mobile phone, with additional support for WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0, including A2DP support. This allows you to listen to your favourite tunes from the phones music player, with a compatible wireless headset. No wires, no tangle, no mess.

The touchscreen of the phone has icons designed to be used with the finger, and it also comes supplied with a stylus, so you can use the handwriting recognition software to enter data into the phone.

Other features include the excellent Track ID application. Track ID simply works by recording a snippet of a song and uploading this to a website, which will recognise the song, tag it, and send you information on the song, artist, album, and where you can buy these from. All for free (bar a few bytes of data sending the track snippet over.) There is also X-Pict, which allows you to create slideshows on the phone, using pictures you have taken on the camera or stored into the media files from elsewhere. You can put together a show, including background music and transitions, all on the handset.

Music-wise the Ericsson G900i comes complete with an MP3 music player and an FM radio with RDS support. The radio can also be used in conjunction with the alarm clock to wake you up in the morning. No more waking up to the shrill cry of the standard alarm tone, now you can wake up to your favourite tunes on your favourite FM radio station.

The Sony Ericsson G900i is due for release shortly. If you are interested in this handset, sign up here and we will send you an email when the handset is available to order.

Technical Details

- 106 x 49 x 13 mm
- 4.2 x 1.9 x 0.5 inches
- 99 g
- 3.5 oz
- 262,144 colour touchscreen
- 240x320 pixel
- Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) support
- Phone memory 160MB
- GSM 900
- GSM 1800
- GSM 1900
- UMTS 2100 (3G)
- 5 Mega-pixels
- Auto focus
- Image stabiliser
- Flash
- Video record
- Secondary videocall camera
- Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
- Media Player
- Music tones
- FM radio with RDS
- TrackID music recognition
- RSS feeds
- Web browser Opera™ Web browser
- 3D games
- Java
- Radio
- Video Clip
- Video streaming
- Picture editor/blogging
- Bluetooth™
- Infrared port
- Modem
- Synchronisation PC
- USB mass storage
- USB support
- WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11b/g)
- Push Email
- MMS (Multimedia Messaging)
- Predictive text input
- SMS long (Text Messaging)
- Instant Messaging