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Sony Ericsson P5 and G702 (Beibei) are cancelled, for real

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Sony Ericsson P5 and G702 (Beibei) are cancelled, for real - read the full textSeems like there is some sad news for Sony Ericsson fans - the two rumored Sony Ericsson smartphones have been cancelled. We've seen those handsets leak online numerous times and we've always duly informed you. By some twist of faith (or engineering/marketing whim) Sony Ericsson have decided that...


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I waited and waited for this mobile to come out when i was looking for a successor for my p1i. But nothing was hear. Nothing of the cancellation or anything. Just these last remaining reviews and demo tours in youtube.

This mobile with integrated accelerometer cud be the mobile which was truely all in one. SE cud have become the market leader in 2008 if this was to be released.

But the Symbian UIQ UI was canceled for the more popular S60 altogether when the Symbian Consortium was formed as Nokia was more popular. But that sud have not lead to the end of this great looking model. It was in a class of its own.

This is a leaving proof that the management in SE is one of the most incompiteant fools.

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  • 2010-03-13 21:36
  • u1Eh

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2008-07-02 19:17 from RA}q - click to readtheir annual report shows negative growth this year.
2008 SE market share falls behind Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, and LG.

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  • 2008-09-06 09:06
  • tDx5

P5i should add EDGE facilities. And also the design should have to be upgraded. This present design and finishing is too general. P5i should also add Mega bass as well equalizer effect. Sliding system and key pad is also look so poor for a first generation Smart Phone.
It should sliding like computer key pad.

And it will be great if the screen be larger than P990i.

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  • 2008-07-15 09:36
  • PFjV

Will Sony Ericsson be the next Motorola?

Interestingly, there's another company out there who are also in danger of going down the same route: Sony Ericsson. Their profits have fallen by 47% in the first few months of 2008, caused largely by a range of phones last year that were simply uninspiring.

After a raft of successes with their Walkman and CyberShot phones, the company simply released yet more versions of the same thing. It became boring to write about, and reading the forums it became evident that other mobile phone users (and even people passionate about Sony Ericsson) felt the same way. Sony Ericsson, too, it seemed, were guilty of resting on their laurels while Nokia, Samsung and LG upped their game.

Fortunately for the company, the new phones that are set to hit the stores this year look to be completely different from the duds of last year. The new C905 8 megapixel camera phone is causing quite a stir, while the Xperia X1 smartphone is almost as eagerly anticipated as the iPhone. As long as they get their marketing and pricing right, they should have a set of winners on their hands, which should help them avoid the predicament that Motorola finds itself in.

So there's a lesson here for the large corporations of the world. Engage with the bloggers who write about your products. Read their blogs, learn from what people are saying, and use the blogosphere as a sounding board for how people are reacting to your latest products.

If enough people say your product's crap, it probably is! Really, it can't be that difficult to figure out, surely?!


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  • 2008-07-02 19:17
  • RA}q
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NO Doubt the S Ericsson company is respectable and continue to behave like that by canceling these 2 models they bear a large reputation being the most developed and reliable ever company of mobile/telecommunications you can ever have in your life. Keep up the good work please, we love you S E

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  • 2008-07-01 15:16
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  • 2008-06-29 18:00
  • w4p5

P5 Is awesome...but p1 is the best =)

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  • 2008-06-27 06:06
  • wr1b


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  • 2008-06-24 23:16
  • P2dq

sony ericsson products r always the best.:-)

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  • 2008-06-23 23:02
  • mg{H

those phones are ugly... looks like china phones in the market.

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  • 2008-06-23 18:23
  • w0QV

As the name says: "beibei" = bye-bye

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  • 2008-06-23 16:00
  • 4nK9

I can see why the G702 went. It's button layout was so complicated it would put most customers off right away.

The P5 would have been a success if it didn't quite look so cheap and had some more design refinements, I feel.

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  • 2008-06-23 10:31
  • mc3t

To bad. I really like my M600i and would have liked to replace it with another UIQ smartphone + SE's keyboard (that im in love with). That and the slide function of the P5i made it a winner for me. Im not the type to buy a smartphone for 500+ euros like the xperia will likely cost.

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  • 2008-06-23 09:39
  • MEkp

Alos forgot the next must is all phones

dual sim
TV reception

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  • 2008-06-23 07:27
  • w4q8

Smart phone price range USD 150 - 25O any phone over that will fail.... UI design will really be important....

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  • 2008-06-23 07:26
  • w4q8

they have xperia already on the way. so p5 will have no use. Stop crying, babies.

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  • 2008-06-23 05:11
  • PAdK

as long as w serise is good, i dont care cancel or not...

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  • 2008-06-23 05:03
  • Y9Bk

Bad news,
I appreciate for P5 design. It's very cool, but i really don't like UIQ OS, especially for font size, it's not dynamic font setting (small, med, large).
Maybe SE could be upgrade the OS, likes UIQ realease 4 or Mobile Windows that display is best for LCD phone size.
Hopely SE will continue with something better smartphone.
Success for SE...

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  • 2008-06-23 04:53
  • PFyD

Meh, Iphone is a gimmick and overrated and old.

Wait for the new C905 or the new G series. It will tear the Iphone to shreds.

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  • 2008-06-23 03:37
  • Ui9i

But its also in the news that these two handset might still reach the shores of asian countries. I think the BEIBEI can still find an audience.

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  • 2008-06-23 00:59
  • M@T2

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