Sony Ericsson abandons P phone!

A number of blog sites have reported the throttling of the Sony Ericsson P5 (Paris) before it even came to market.

Allegedly poor previews of the uber smartphone, and late entry to market, led SE to decide that the P5 would be too little and too late to make an impression.

I would beg to differ. In form factor and specification it would have had few peers.

Few other smartphones would offer the combination of features, high speed data, touch screen and alpha/numeric keyboard.

Apple relies solely on the touch screen, HTC devices lack the convenient dial pad and feature set combo, BlackBerry and Nokia lack a touch screen.

The nearest equivalent is the Palm 750 but that lacks WiFi and GPS and has a low rent camera!

Has SE got a back up P plan or is the Xperia their future?