I may sound a little harsh but somehow, having used an htc phone with Win Mobile 6, and I just have to say, WMobile is not really designed to be used for phone, more a pda, plus an additional phone function. It's pda function is unbeatable but the phone function, just can't compare with a plain mobile phone. Companies keep pumping up the hardware spec but I wonder how much improvement that would do to the over-all performance. To me, the phone function is vital compare to the pda function, so I am considering changing to a phone with additional pda function, not other way around, feel free to disagree. Cheers
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2008what? it doesn't work with tmobile????? I preordered mine from sony. It better work with tmobile. I can only assume he means the 3G band for USA. The device is suitable for all UK frequencies.
what? it doesn't work with tmobile????? I preordered mine from sony. It better work with tmobile.
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2008Anny- where can i get know thoese 20000 winmo application? i couldn't find it.Are you serious? Google search 'ppc software'. In the meantime...
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2008WM has over 20000 applications and games to choose from, so yes a far greater number than symb... moreAnny- where can i get know thoese 20000 winmo application? i couldn't find it.
1st of all, Shane, nicely said. And more importantly, you backed it up. If people read the posts by Anonymous from mstL, all the posts are repeats. I have a feeling it's a spambot, or someone with a clipboard to copy/paste from. Prob'ly being paid by a rival company, or perhaps by SE themselves to stir up conversation. I know that's happened in the past, on certain video game forums. Not sure about here though...
I find it amusing that so many people here are posting about reviews without posting links.
Take a look at that link. I played with an Xperia for the weekend and gave it a really good once-over. I also played with a HTC Fuze. The Xperia was faster, had better transitions and did not lock up on me once - the Fuze had a couple of issues and was slower during transitions. There were a couple of things I liked better about the Fuze - the keyboard is easier to use and the screen having a "flush" face makes it easier to use scroll sliders and that annoying "ok" button on the top.
This phone was fast. Anyone saying it wasn't I think has insane expectations, because I have used other WinMo phones and this thing left them in the dust - and that includes the Fuze (maybe they were using a prototype?)
The 800x480 screen is beautiful and renders well in all the lighting situations I was in. The Fuze has a glass front and has issues with glare in direct sunlight.
The 3.5 audio jack is too rare among phones like this, I loved it!
Battery Life: With normal usage I went all weekend without a charge. What more could you want?!
The screen is recessed, which is a trade off with the Fuze.
The keyboard felt cramped and the keys were a little too difficult to depress.
The "OK" button counter-intuitivly seemed to work as a "Back" button instead. That took a while to figure out and was very annoying.
The optical joystick is alternatively too sensitive and not sensitive enough... clicking down straight on it would sometimes cause the selected option to change (so you THINK you are clicking ok, but you click cancel).
Windows Live did not contain any Traffic/Movies/Gas prices ... which I loved on my Shadow (and the Fuze has). This may be because I had an X1i (the Europe version).
Neither phone works on T-Mobile... which sucks for me.
In the end, I think the biggest issue with the X1 is the price. If you combined all the best elements of the HTC Touch Pro and the X1... then it would be worth the price.
Please, if you are going to make statements about this phone do it from actually having used/worked with the phone and not from what spec sheets say. If you quote a review provide a link.
MoHa, 21 Nov 2008I have carefully scanned the opinions.
I discovered that pros are IT professionals who unders... moreAgree with you MoHa.
Same to ask a monkey - PC or banana?
We all know what will be the answer:)
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2008What to hate about X1: nothing SE does not even make the X1 - it is made by HTC. Some o... moreYou have put quite strong words but pls name a phone/pocket PC (within the same class of specifications), which has/had less issues at it's release.
the phone email now works and wifi but the camera is extremely slow to focus and take pictures they need toi get this sorted out asap this is the only problem i have now on my phone things are improving
i had xperia n i can tell u its absolute piss drops calls crap build quality n wifi n gps dont work plus the camera is only 3mp n is slow to focus n the screen is total junk it has 65k colours ffs plus touchscreen sucks dry ass it sounds good but try usin it n its crap
Nokia is so much behind SE
SE does the testing much more efficiently, effectively and much closer to real life.
We do not nned a video of SE testing facility - We do the work.
The testing of X1 is in the procedd now.
- low volume problems
- poor reception
- slow. buggy software etc.
SE needs new testers (you!), the only requirement is that you hand over 900 USD for the privilege.
Good deal, don´t you think? :))))
The price last week was 920 USD
the latest price: 830 USD (Today)
Next week probably about 750 USD
In about 2 weeks: less than 700 USD
In two months : no point to buy even for hardcore SE FANS - Hikaru will be out!!!!!!
What to hate about X1: nothing
SE does not even make the X1 - it is made by HTC.
Some of the other SE phones made by Sagem.
There is nothing to hate as far as SE - Actually we should feel sorry for them.
A huge international corporation with huge apparatus and all the advantages but still loosing money year after year.
(and the recession just started now)
YES, all the fanatics and hired guns here try to change the facts - X1 has some serious problems, no wonder the release was delayed over and over again.
Now, Hikaru might be the last chance. Lets hope that will be better than this junk.
To all potentials buyers: try it for a while with good return policy and zero restocking fee!
For the fanatics: just google the reviews - Wifi, battery, buggy software, slowness problems reported all over the net.
You will have hard time to deny the TRUTH! :))))
MoHa, 21 Nov 2008I have carefully scanned the opinions. I discovered that pros are IT professionals who unders... moreNice to see somebody who has a sensible approach to the Xperia, instead of simply going "wow, this is different to what I've used before so it therefore automatically sucks". Nice to see someone who's willing to learn...
I have carefully scanned the opinions.
I discovered that pros are IT professionals who understand the technics, the cons are Micky Mouse like myself that are IT useless.
Therefore I advise anyone to get into the depth of the settings and be patient untill you get use to it learning how to use it.