P910i.jpgAfter years of walking around with a phone, a palm PDA (and a camera), I’ve bought an all-in-one smartphone: the Sony Ericsson P910i. There are tons of good reviews out there so I’m not going to write another one. I will just give you, after two weeks of usage, my first impressions in a pro and con list:

Pros

1) It’s first and foremost a great phone (great sound, reception and autonomy)
2) Beautiful and clear screen
3) Very complete software delivered with it.
4) Syncs easily with PC and Mac !
5) The little keyboard is in fact really functional.
6) It really does replace the PDA of which it has all the functionality except WiFi.

Cons

1) It’s not that light (155 g).
2) It’s sort of bulky.
3) It feels fragile (I’m told it’s not but…)
4) The processor feels a lot slower than my Palm T3
5) The interface is a little less intuitive than Palm OS (you do need the manual…)
6) The camera is a joke

Conclusion : Do I regret the purchase ? No. It really does replace two items in favor of the one I never leave at home. Am I really excited about this product ? No. The software is just quirky enough to aggravate me. An iPod is a much better designed gadget. But for right now, after my own little market research, I do thinks it’s the best smartphone available on the market. There is however still room for improvement.