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basically it's a reminiscent of W580 but in rather better design. call this nokia way but not in style department because it's a samsung way=D

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  • 2007-05-09 23:57
  • whB9
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No 3G? I cant even think a phone without 3G anymore. I have had this Nokia N70 for 8 months now and 3G has become very important feature to me, so please SE make these good looking phones with 3G

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  • 2007-05-09 21:44
  • niAK
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It even has a Walkman player!? ZOMG I have to get this phone...

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  • 2007-05-09 19:15
  • nEpD
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yes, it has radio

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  • 2007-05-09 18:59
  • Pwk8
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this just simply awesome..
too bad they left out 3G and autofocus for the cam...
but still it looks great...
gonna wait til it comes out...
then see whether the price nice ornot

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  • 2007-05-09 18:29
  • ibfi
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Another thing with this new S series is that the themes actually match the color of the phone now.
For the W580 and it's gray/cyan color version, the background was still orange, though it matched the white/orange version of the phone.

Personally, if I can flash the OS to get walkman, and still have the ever-changing wallpaper and matching theme, then this is the phone for me.

Also, I think the S series is also a page straight from the Japanese SE phones. They're all like this, and appearantly, we get a piece of their stylish phones too without wasting money on a phone that won't even work here, just to have it for style.

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  • 2007-05-09 18:15
  • kDnq
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a k750i can be flash upgraded to w810i ie ur standard issue k750i can have walkman on it. im sure the same can be applied for the s500 and the w580.

so in regards to the question raised earlier ---> what is the difference between the S500 and the W580 ASIDE from the new exterior design?

Nothing, the S500 lacks the walkman capabilities but other than that ur essentially buying the same phone. If you use your phone for MP3 then im sure you'll be able to flash the OS to walkman.

when abouts will it come out? i am guessing around quarter 2 since thats what the GSM article says. the w580i from memory is q3

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  • 2007-05-09 16:55
  • wfye
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Nice Eye Man !... yup this one does have a radio in it....

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  • 2007-05-09 16:04
  • PSy0
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i love the color and design of this phone

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  • 2007-05-09 15:57
  • w0QV
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w580 and s500 is similer phones.
w580 have fm radio,
s500 havint got fm radio.

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  • 2007-05-09 15:28
  • ph$S
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The "ever-changing wallpaper" concept is what Samsung is using in their Ultra series for quite a while now. But SE added matching illumination to create amazing effects. Would look better in the dark though. Constraction seems solid.
Cheers

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  • 2007-05-09 14:45
  • PxqT
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the design is awesome, it will definitely become a trend setter

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  • 2007-05-09 13:39
  • w0QN
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is this slide? or swivel?

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  • 2007-05-09 13:25
  • Rxnn
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i wud buy this anyday over that motorola rizr phone which i unfortunatly have...

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  • 2007-05-09 12:54
  • PTU3
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Woahhhhhhhhhhhh what a phone.Its style and UI.Rock you SE!

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  • 2007-05-09 12:22
  • SrmR
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Yes there is a radio! Watch the picture where the menu is opened. There you can see it.

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  • 2007-05-09 11:23
  • SkEn
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man this one roxxxx.oh god when will it b available????????beats the hell outta motorola fones in STYLE!nokia's only few fones hav the charm comparable to se.se rulz!

hey did u see 5700?it has copied se's walkman headsets!!1oh nokia is crappy and a copycat!no more nokia for me!

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  • 2007-05-09 10:47
  • vG5g
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There's a radio - just look at the picture of the interface on the pictures page.

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  • 2007-05-09 10:15
  • U2TE
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Where is a radio????

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  • 2007-05-09 08:50
  • nqjS
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N95 is big, style-wise and design, this one is better.
By features, this one loses out by a couple of steps, not taking in the infamous 5MP that Nokia's bolted on.
Otherwise, this is an S series because I think SE is releasing a S for Style series. It's just exactly like the W580, but not branded as Walkman. It's more of the Ericsson line of SE phones. the W series is the Sony line of SE phones.
Just like how the new P1 is named the way it is instead of P999 or so on. It is because everything, is becoming simple again. P1, for PDA/Smartphone series, model 1.

btw, it's not a clickwheel. On the higher resolutions pictures at SonyEricsson.com, there is a small engraving on the top of the round d-pad that's in the shape of the camera application.

We should be seeing more S series that look like the W series, but only more stylish and redesigned. I mean, I bought a MOTO RAZR V6 Maxx because it had the touch-sensitive buttons, and all because of the style.
Just like how people buy the LG K and KG series for it's touch-sensitive looks.
Why can't SE run in the design race with also taken for granted features like a 2mp camera, EDGE, A2DP, Walkman 2.0 application and of all, SE quality assurance. Even these little things beat many designed based phones.
The Prada phone and LG shine series excepted.

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  • 2007-05-09 07:40
  • kDnq
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