In another Throwback Thursday, we take a quick look at one of the hottest gadgets of yesteryear, and reminisce how times have changed (not necessarily for the better). This week, we’re looking back fondly at the Sony Ericsson P910 smartphone.
The mobile office powerhouse – Sony Ericsson P910
The Sony Ericsson P910 might seem like nothing special today, but the brick of a smartphone was definitely considered a cool device when it launched back in 2004. The successor to the equally popular P900, the P910 could do pretty much everything you’d need and also had an incredibly battery life. A sort of cross between a PDA and a phone, the 910 wasn’t cheap (it cost more than $700 in the USA) but was packed so full of features that it really didn’t matter.
The Sony Ericsson P910 was certainly of the very best phones for road-warriors. Aside from the great display, the most notable feature was the flip-down QWERTY keyboard – when the flip was raised up, the back of it could be used as a standard numerical keypad. The P910 also ran Symbian OS (which was exceptionally easy to use, after you’d grown accustomed to it) with lots of memory and a Memory Stick Duo slot.
The 910 was basically the complete mobile office – a compact and stylish phone and camera, and an impressive business tool with a keyboard and huge touchscreen for optimal productivity. They don’t make them quite like this anymore…
In the day and age of touchscreen phones with incredible resolutions and amazing features, if you used a Sony Ericsson P910 today, you might feel rather underwhelmed, but for its time, it was a superb device that really put Sony Ericsson mobiles on the map.
Have you ever owned the P910 or the previous model, the P900? Let us know in the comments below.