The most interesting feature of the P1i is the 20 button QWERTY keyboard. When typing on the keyboard, you press the left side of the button for Q and the right side if you want W (use the shift key if you need the symbols).

Also seen on the M600i, this unique keyboard has two letters assigned to each button. The middle three rows of keys double as a standard numerical pad.

You can push the key one way to enter one letter and then the other way to enter the second letter.

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The P1i uses the updated Symbian 9.1, UIQ 3.1 platform and a lot of the bugs from the previous version have been ironed out.

Performance isn't lightning but it's certainly at the quicker end of the scale for a smart phone.

In case your phone already has the latest software, you will be notified accordingly.

As mentioned before, there’s no harm in installing the update anyway, especially if you experience device issues.

Our US carrier hasn't picked this up so you're gonna pay about 450 dollars for an unlocked version which is pretty expense I think, and for that price I do want the 3G support, so I would take a look at some of the HTC devices.

I'm Bonnie Cha and this has been a First Look at the Sony Ericsson P1-I.

On the back you've got a 3.2 megapixel camera; the device also does e-mail and all the messaging features that you do need.

My big disappointment it doesn't have 3G and it doesn't even support Edge so you'll have to connect to the web via Wi-Fi; but I like having that 3G alternative.

If you can get your head around each of them you're left with an excellent device on the whole.