Better to relase it before Christmas and not early 2010. Many like to have this super phone as a Christmas gift.
Sony Ericsson is indeed a great company who deliver(ed) great phones. I had all of their good ones down to the P910, but it was saddled with so many problems ,even after their update that I gave up and chose instead the iPhone. Flexibility wise I prefer of course the P910, because you plug it in the computer and you can transfer from or to it any file you want. It is like any external drive. While with the iPhone you are "chained" to iTunes in such a way that it becomes sometimes masochistic to think you are using such a phone.
The problem with SE too, is that by the time a product is "leaked" or announced, usually the competition had the time to put on the market other phones that make the announced phone by SE obsolete.
I hope that this time I am proven wrong, so that I could get back to the flexibility of a non-iPhone phone!
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2009I think you seem to be much desperate and humiliated. I don't find SE to be desperate or humil... moreI'm sure you don't have any freaking idea about what SE is going through now. How desperate they are to make a comeback and start making profit. Adding 3.5mm jack and microSD card slot is just few examples. They even changed their keypad layout to make it more acceptable for the end users. Please read some news.
kal, 08 Jul 2009Ya getting rid of their propitiatory headphone jack and memory stick to survive in the market ... moreI think you seem to be much desperate and humiliated. I don't find SE to be desperate or humiliated in any way. You are in so much of love of SE that you keep coming in this forum and keep bashing the best brand in the universe.
Anonymous, 06 Jul 2009Im sorry but a 4" screen is just to big, 3.5" is about right (iphone). This phone looks good o... moreThis phone probably won't have a slider keyboard, and the size of the screen is not yet known, it's an assuming that it would be 4" though I think it will be smaller as appears from the photos.
Anonymous, 08 Jul 2009Sense me, best pic, wave technology, customizable panels are some of the patented technologies... morenot to mention track-id... is it SE invention ? well at least they're the first who put in on mobile phones... its one feature i use quiet often... listening to the radio, dont know what song is playing, just press track-id, it'll give you the name of the song and the artist... how cool is that ? now if this kind of thing is on the iphone plus best pics, sense me, etc they will be amazed but if its on SE.. well...
wow... one hot news seeing from the number of comments... SE is in trouble not because they make bad products, whether or not they're followers they take music and camera phones to the next level with walkman and cybershot, just like the iphone for usability/user-experience, and now palm pre... yeah of course SE isn't always successful ie. symbia UIQ based phones are flops.... but generally SE make v.good products with v.good designs... their slump is because they havent been able to respond to the changing market.. ie. people are now looking for multi-media smartphones or at least just smartphones.. their new direction with entertainment unlimited or whatever should put 'em back in the game... and they need to do it fast...
Anonymous, 07 Jul 2009oh by the way one more thing to SE haters: Even after heavy losses by SE, see this is called t... moreYa getting rid of their propitiatory headphone jack and memory stick to survive in the market is a welcome move by them. However I found it rather desperation and humiliation than 'killer spirit'.
Anonymous, 08 Jul 2009What innovation from SE? M2 failed , SE Smartphone [Symbian UIQ] failed. SE lucky because can ... moreSense me, best pic, wave technology, customizable panels are some of the patented technologies by Sony Ericsson, I have just mentioned few, there is a very long list. you are right even after so many innovative stuff from them, there is no innovation only because you think without knowing the facts.
Many of the engineers who worked for Sony and Ericsson were trasnferred to Sony Ericsson when this join venture came, so they brought their pool of talent, some of them invented Bluetooth technology in Ericsson, some of them developed noise cancelling headphones, some of them invented the technologies that are still used by Sony & Ericsson which goes to many other customers apart from Sony Ericsson (to name few, LG and HTC), now ST including NXP is with Ericsson, ST_Ericsson joint venture has customer Nokia also.
Do not forget NFC (near field communication) is also one of the baby of ST-Ericsson. Sony, Ericsson, ST, NXP and Sony Ericsson is one team.
Do not challenge the talent, power and innovations of Sony Ericsson.
you do not know but the cell phone (any company) that are using could be from mind of one of the talented engineer from Sony Ericsson.
Anonymous, 07 Jul 2009oh by the way one more thing to SE haters: Even after heavy losses by SE, see this is called t... moreWhat innovation from SE? M2 failed , SE Smartphone [Symbian UIQ] failed. SE lucky because can use Sony brand [Cybershot & Walkman] without them SE is nothing. sorry but that's true.
Android is fairly popular. I personally like the way the OS has integrations with the web, and google search features. The good part it is open source allowing for developers to have real freedom. I would say it rates up there. I happen to really like the interface.
Mobilemaster, 07 Jul 2009Symbian is better than Android.symbian 9.4 is not that good.
my god... i lost my c510 only to know that an X5 will come soon... i'm fortunate to lose a "not-so-great" phone... love this