sushi, 16 Mar 2012any upgrades on OS?
I'm also waiting for the new OS (and Kernel) and for a new US (User Interface) in which Sony will include video calling capability. *fingers crossed*
I'm not holding my breath, though...
Ruth M, 16 Mar 2012That's quite right. Getting video calls in our Xperia phones would cost nothing but a bit o... moreSony seems to be focusing more on useless widget and custom UI development like timescape etc. instead of working on really useful features. I'm not very optimistic of them ever implementing video calling in ANY of their phones.
wonder, 16 Mar 2012should i get this phone or the samsung galaxy s 2 i dont know which to buy??? paly or galaxy s2
Julian, 16 Mar 2012Anyway, the reality is that the two most missed features, FM radio and video calling, are neve... moreThat's quite right.
Getting video calls in our Xperia phones would cost nothing but a bit of software work/development.
If HTC, LG, Samsung and other brands have made it, there is no plausible explanation why doesn't Sony do the same.
As far as FM Radio... then Sony would have to include extra hardware to achieve that.
That is both more difficult ("construction/built" limitations) and expensive. And we all realize how greedy these compaies are.
Anyway, I hope they understand how popular and common video calls are in many countries and how important it is to consumers to be able to place a video call anywhere, anytime, without further worries.
Actually, granting 3g "native" video calls to their phones would surely boost Sony's sales... and not the opposite!
Don't they wish to be more competitive and increase their sales?
Or is Sony just too afraid of Google's strong tentacles?
wonder, 16 Mar 2012should i get this phone or the samsung galaxy s 2 if u want to play games dont take s2 take it much much better then s2
Anyway, the reality is that the two most missed features, FM radio and video calling, are never going to be released for the xperia play or any future phones. Just take a look at sony's latest phones, the S, P, U and sola and you will see. At least video calling just requires only a software implementation, but even that looks doubtful. But one way to force the issue is if everyone emails sony directly, they may see the demand and add a patch for it. But fm radio? forget about it. It will actually require an fm radio hardware module.
Wow, so many FM fans, you guys probably have some really good stations. As i said, im my country it sux, ads most of the time, rest of the time useless rjs talking crap and rest of the time crap music playing. Why would i waste my time with that when i can listen to what I want? Anyway, I also have an MW600 which has fm radio built in, but i don't listen to it either. When i was a kid, i think back till around '98ish the fm stations were good, we had just 2-3 back then and i had an awesome little fm radio which was everyone's envy. good times...
Rosie, 13 Mar 2012Want to make it perfect?
Give it video calls and FM Radio!I agree.
Native Video calls using our front camera would make this phone... PERRRRRRRRRRRRRFECT! =)
Julian, 14 Mar 2012It's 2012, who listens to fm anymore? :-Pdear 2007 cbs bought last fm for 280 million dollars which was uk based and you are saying who listen radio at this age...may be you don't and coz you haven't one. cheers
brodisch, 15 Mar 2012is it bravia engine and HD cam or HD?.xperia play does not support Bravia engine, but yes after upgraded to v2.3.4 (Gingerbread) camvideo is HD
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2012Yes. It is 2012.
Unfortunate and shamefully, people still die of starvation, and hunger stlll... moreWow, chill, it was a joke.
Just that I haven't listened to the radio in the last 15 years or so, it's absolutely crap in my country.
Julian, 14 Mar 2012It's 2012, who listens to fm anymore? :-PYes. It is 2012.
Unfortunate and shamefully, people still die of starvation, and hunger stlll spreads through the world.
People are losing civil rights, wahes are being cut, unemployment is on the rise.
Not everyone can afford data plans. Wi-Fi isn't available everywhere and it is a costly "privilege" im many places.
Having FREE Radio through the phone isn't a luxury.
It is THE most common way to listen to the radio for many people, even in what you might call "developed" countries.
the play is better than any iphone and is a rally good phone to use i have one and its a sik phone forget iphone this blows them out of the warter
Rosie, 13 Mar 2012Want to make it perfect? Give it video calls and FM Radio!It's 2012, who listens to fm anymore? :-P
I have this phone for couple of months. This is a perfect phone for me! the touch is smooth and FIFA 12 graphics is stunning compared to a PSP. It lacks a FM radio and the front VGA camera is really awful, the pictures are blury compared to IPhone 4 front VGA camera. overall this is better than a iPhone 4.