Sony Ericsson delays P990, adds ActiveSync support

Sony's long-awaited P990 smartphone has been delayed further, according to The Wall Street Journal. The phone is now due out in the second quarter of this year, rather than the first quarter. But it may be worth the wait: Sony has now confirmed that the phone will be compatible with both RIM's Blackberry Connect service (assuming it's still around by then) and Microsoft's ActiveSync protocol, making it an even more tempting purchase for corporate buyers who want to hedge their bets (or actually run Exchange Server). The M600, announced yesterday, will also support both services.