Those of you who remember THIS post from September, and THIS one, will know how much I was looking forward to getting my new Sony Ericsson P990i. I'd waited six months for it to come out and had delayed upgrading my P910. Now I have had it for two months I will write a short review of it. Put simply, it's rubbish. It has got lots of new features and looks nice but it is incredibly difficult to navigate, it takes an age to send a text message, the battery runs down far more quickly than on the 910, I can't work out how to look in the diary while I am on the phone, it crashes at least once a day helpfully informing me that it is "restarting in order to improve performance", if I flip the lid open while taking a call the whole thing freezes and the only way to restart it is to take the battery off and put it back on, the camera switches itself on randomly, the email function is incomprehensible and I can't download ringtones (for which many people are grateful). Apart from that it's brilliant.
I've had the P800, P900, P910 and now this, and I really wish I hadn't bothered to upgrade now. First of all I thought it must be me, because I can be somewhat technologically-challenged sometimes, but I was talking to Nick Herbert MP the other day and he has had exactly the same experience with his P990i.
I'm loyal to a brand. Witness my nine Audis and four Sony Vaios. This is about the tenth Sony Ericsson phone I have had. I assure you it will be the last.