Updating firmware on a Windows Mobile phone is extremely easy. It is a matter of plugging it into the pc, running the installer on the pc, click next a couple of times and wait for the installation to finish.
The installation process is very safe as well. If you update your phone and the power fails halfway through, the phone will still boot on the old firmware and operate normally. Only when the installation completes will the new firmware be active. So the chance of bricking your device is very small, watch out for hacked firmware though.
The installation file is usually available from the phone brand. But there are alot of hacked firmwares out there as well which will look and operate differently, some of them is faster and more stable than the official releases.
I am sure that after windows mobile 7 is released you will be able to download it from SE's website and install it yourself. So there would be no reason for SE to wait for Feb next year to release because of windows mobile 7.
kat, 03 Sep 2008does this have a stylus?ya offcourse, it does have a stylus...
Thor, 03 Sep 2008pls scroll lover, i won't repeat myself...
Or in short, it is free if it comes out, and tha... more
thx 4 the reply
your original post was a little blurry to me ..
now its clear...
SIN, 03 Sep 2008
Can any1 knows whats the policy of uprgading from an older version of WM(6.1) to a newer one... morepls scroll lover, i won't repeat myself...
Or in short, it is free if it comes out, and that depends on Sony how much support they want this phone. HTC usualy offers upgrade to devices that are not older than 1 year, Well fro SE we don't know how he works, because this is the first Windows Mobile phone...
if you read this press releases from SE about X1 so you can watch TV on X1.Does it mean that x1 has TV tuner?
updating WM6 to 7 is not hard to do i have upgrade from WM5 to 6. All you have to do is dl the version you want backup your data install the new version and everything on your ph will be reset to default. The only catch is does your device have enough cpu power to handle the greater version and do you have enough ram. bye.
bishiee, 02 Sep 2008hey i visited my t-mobile retailer and they always have every single sony ericsson like ever a... moreWell that guy was probably lying to you as tmobile store. They have not carried every Ericsson phone. While you can typically buy unlocked phones from non carrier retailers that would be compatible with tmobile I haven't seen an Ericsson exclusive to them in years. Most Ericsson phones if exclusive to any US carrier are exclusive to AT&T.
Can any1 knows whats the policy of uprgading from an older version of WM(6.1) to a newer one (WM7)
i mean, can i upgrade this phone to WM7 when WM7 is released?
extra money? or free? or if its even possible to do such thing.
This phone is the bomb. Touch screen and stylus, touch focus etc. I'll wait for this.
Sony Ericsson spokeswoman Merran Wrigley has confirmed, as we have stated ourselves, that the launch of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 has not in fact been delayed to January 2009
“There is absolutely no delay. The product is on track. We have said it will roll out in Q4 and we are on target to do that.” said Merran.
The evidence for a delay were flimsy at best, being simply an un-updated website that was rapidly corrected, and the musings of largely uninformed SE reps at the IFA conference. With the device already widely circulated and even with the ROM in the wild, there is no reason to believe the device will not be here in October, as is widely expected.
It's strange how so many websites try to claim Xperia x1 is buggy,getting delayed etc but then again if you delve deeper you notice they get their info from dubious sources or are closely connected with rival manufactures.Xperia X1 is on target in every sense.
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2008How can something, that has no official exact release date be "delayed" or "not delayed"? ... moreCalm down, neither Qualcomm chipset nor WM is controlled by SE. If this hardware and software is buggy then SE is dumb.
How can something, that has no official exact release date be "delayed" or "not delayed"?
Anyway Merran Wrigley, who is spokeswoman of Sony Ericsson said:
"There is absolutely no delay. The product is on track. We have said it will roll out in Q4 and we are on target to do that."
Obviously some guy on a stand at IFA trade-show in Berlin is not a competent source regarding official release date of a flagship phone of big corporation. Some sites were reporting that Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is delayed and will be launched in the year 2009, i.e. at around the time when Windows Mobile 7 will be unveiled (February 2009) but obviously we will see yet whether there is delay or not. If Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 will go on sale this year, even if it will be the end of December 2008, there there is no delay.
Obviously the rumors about Sony leaving Sony Ericsson joint venture are other thing and it will not happen this year so it will not affect this phone.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 will probably be the most advanced Windows Mobile phone and its ability to focus camera by pointing objects on the display will be unique. Sony Ericsson choosing Windows Mobile was big shock for the industry (and we were there on location when it was announced) but now it is time to deliver as end users can't wait any longer...
To learn more visit product page of Sony Ericsson Xperia X1.
i was thinking about htc touch pro and this inquiry led me to the xperia,phew,thank goodness i did not get touch pro its half built really in respect to xperia specs and battery of xperia should last the course under a heavy day.
Thomas, 02 Sep 2008This phone isnt going to rock the house! There is a cool community up already for the xperia. ... morei dont understand your comment,,it seems as if you say it poor and wont rock the house then in next sentence you are saying their is a cool community ready for the fone as if it is going to rock the house???
Ash, 02 Sep 2008One thing that does concern me though, is that with windows mobile 7 estimated to be released ... moreAsmuch as i have red most Windows mobile phones got an update for newer version, that is if the model was younger that 1 year, when new version gets out, so iam almost certain Xperia will get an update.
Only thing that could prevent this is if SE was not to offer support for product anymore, for example if Sony leaves Ericcson alone that is possible...
Lloyd, 02 Sep 2008Hi Jayjay, Since u have mentioned that you work for O2 can you tell me wht happened t the sup... morewell lloyd i aint been working there for long....never heard of xda flame...sorry mate...but i tell you x1 aint like no xda i can assure you that...