updated 01:40 pm EDT, Thu April 3, 2008
Sony Ericsson P5 photo
Sony Ericsson's P5 smartphone, once expected to be announced in late 2007, has finally been seen in public, reports claim. The P5 is again said to be a slider with a large touchscreen, but it is now also claimed to have a "full keyboard," similar to the P1. The onboard operating system, meanwhile, has been identified as UIQ 3.3, and control may be possible through both finger gestures and a stylus.
Other rumored specifications include a five-megapixel camera, built-in GPS functions, and the inclusion of Opera's Mobile 9 web browser. There is presently no sign however of either Wi-Fi or an accelerometer, which would be used for iPhone-like advanced screen functions. The new report suggests that the P5 may be announced before the end of May. [via Unwired View]