It's going to get interesting when people pick up this phone and start trying to download and use games with multi-touch (more and more common these days).
I would hate to work at the front desk of a store when people come back thinking there's something wrong with the phone. It would really suck to be the guy who has to tell them that they paid so much for a phone which doesn't have key features that a phone which costs half as much, has. Imagine trying to placate someone who just found out their $700+ phone can't do multi-touch, so they can't enjoy the apps and games they really want. Just imagine trying to explain to them that their phone is still worthwhile, even though they can't really access great Android content, because they have Timescape and Mediascape!
I was going to buy the X10 but I'm still sitting on the fence. My decisions now are the X10, HTC Desire or the Nokia N900. My problems are with the Nokia N900 using Maemo. I heard its a bit complicated to use not for the less tech savvy. The HTC Desire looks good but the problem I have is the battery. Have heard the Nexus one does not last long. My friend is using the Nexus One and he charges he's battery twice a day. I cant do that coz I work outdoor. As for the X10 I like the design and battery life perfect for my work. The only thing thats affecting my decision is the 65K screen, the Android 1.6 and the support. I have been a SE user for years since the T65i days to the G900. Could anyone please help to give me advice. I have read the posts but it seems to confuse me further.
Anonymous, 31 Mar 2010No multi-touch is now a definite... due to HW restrictions?! Mediocre sound output?! ... $770 ... moreYeah HTC Desire has a multi-touch more RAM & AMOLED screen but XPERIA X10 has better camera biger screen & timescape mediascape UI which is better to me than HTCs UI.
No multi-touch is now a definite... due to HW restrictions?! Mediocre sound output?! ... $770 launch price??!!!!
SE... You just lost a customer.
HTC, I want one Desire please... Thanks.
i like Google Nexus One i think it's a great phone but i also like the physically bottoms so i thought i will go to HTC Desire after when people said that SE Xperia X10 is overpriced but i was surprise when i saw the price tag on HTC Desire comparing to HTC Legend which is lesser in Specifications Legend cost more and it's only 10 EUR different between HTC Legend and Xperia X10!!! X10 has physical bottoms which i like so i think i will go to SE Xperia X10 with big smile on my face
Abu Rabad - Jordan , 31 Mar 2010Xperia X10 will be upgradeable
Sorry for the long absence.
Some reflections aft... moreWhen Sumit asked this :
"What benefits from the 2.1 release are you most interested in? "
The answer is as same as when SE post in a phone specs it has 256 k colors display and makes people think will not buy the phone, but after the specs have been corrected to 16 M colors it makes people think that the phone is worth to buy.
V2.1 is better than v1.6, the higher the better, that's people can think about. Which one is better in performance, no body cares.
vish, 31 Mar 2010It has the worst music output that a SE phone can have..though it has 3.5 mm jack music output... morecha right.. it's not like gsmarena can be trusted anyways. sorry, but even a lead expert praised this phone's sound quality.
Xperia X10 will be upgradeable
Sorry for the long absence.
Some reflections after meeting media, analyst and bloggers around the world over the last couple of months.
I have been confronted with the same questions and discussions that you have been interested in from the very beginning. The underlying OS release version that we will use when launching Xperia X10 -why 1.6 and will it be competetive enough? These concerns are quite on top of mind among industry experts as well as advanced users as yourself, which I do appreciate. I will share my experience from enganging in these discussions giving it a context. It is a bit lengthy, so bare with me.
The OS versions are somewhat becoming a reference point for people I feel. Similar to processor speed in computers and megapixels in camera phones. I as consumer of course evaluate the same things, buying equipment on my own. However when you start evaluating usage, there are more factors to consider than just the specs.
When I do a product demo, the response about hardware is unquestionable in my view. The design, screen size, ”feel” and overall specs leaves an impression right away. “Beautiful and delight to hold in the hand”, “Sleek and outstanding” are some frequent quotes.
On the other hand when moving over to talk about the user interface, I have felt some skepticism in the air since people tend to have adopted quickly to Android release version as their context of competiveness. Quite often, the starting point for this part of the demonstration is a 1.6 release remark if I would generalize my interactions to date.
Interestingly enough the focus on OS version changes over course of a minute or so. Demonstrating the generic Android capabilities with our graphical enhancements is a starting point. The home screen, the immediate responsiveness of the big capacitive screen, the true multitasking that Android allows, the easy and rich access to Google services like maps and android market. All that is there and for me that is the base functionality, which I really appreciate and use on a day to day basis.
Then I introduce the signature applications; Sony Ericsson TimescapeTM and Mediascape and the focus of the discussion shifts from talking about this layer on top of Android, that I refer to as the Sony Ericsson User Experience platform. I now find myself discussing the total experience rather the OS version in isolation with a great appreciation about what we are bringing to the table. Then the interest of the User Experience platform future roadmap gets to be the talking point instead. What I hope to get across to you all, is that there will be a software update for Xperia X10 that will upgrade the complete Sony Ericsson User Experience Platform based on newer version of the Android OS.
I have probably painted a positive picture, but I am sharing the discussions I have had and my take outs from them. I am not trying to hide from the fact that there are platform upgrades between android 1.6 and 2.1, if utilized can enhance the experience for developers and users. Having that said, I have had discussions with carriers that are very sensitive and concerned generally about taking on devices in their range that are not competetive enough. I have faced head to head comparisons between Xperia X10 and generic 2.1 Android devices (as well as other OS) and carriers have concluded that we still stand strong in comparison. This because of the layer that we ad on top of the generic OS.
I am both confident and humble at the same time as we can´t anticipate and cover everything when planning ahead. There will be areas that we can´t over bridge between these releases, but on the total experience I am very confident about this product as the feedback received has been extremely positive. Then there will be an update as well, which I hope settles some of the concernes expressed.
I will not be able to fully understand a developers take on this discussion (and we do have a dedicated community for that), but I would be very interested to hear you feedback. Reading the posts, it ranges from time to market, concerns about whether the product is “future proof” etc, but what are your biggest concerns when it comes to usage? What benefits from the 2.1 release are you most interested in? That would be really interesting for me to get some more input on….
Have a great weekend
Rohith, 31 Mar 2010HOw's d music output in X10.? Pls anybody do reply..as i've made my mind to buy d phone in few... moreIt has the worst music output that a SE phone can have..though it has 3.5 mm jack music output is really poor..go and check the audio quality chart in gsmarena in the review..and dont buy it if you are into music..
The phone seems too laggy to me regardless of the 1GHz CPU it possesses.
I'm into this phone right now, I was just wondering. Is Timescape via wifi? I mean the facebook, twitter and email thing that comes with timescape. :) I might get this phone. :>
Rohith, 31 Mar 2010HOw's d music output in X10.? Pls anybody do reply..as i've made my mind to buy d phone in few... moreaudio output is stander 3.5mm jack just like any other smart phone (iphone, nexus one...etc)
HOw's d music output in X10.? Pls anybody do reply..as i've made my mind to buy d phone in few days...
I have seen the 1700 band for tmobile usa 3g! Good start but now I need the price to cut in half and wouldn't mind android 2.1 update and I'm sold!! Great specs though just missing xeneon flash but I guess I can't have everything.
phones fan, 31 Mar 2010let me explain something:
this is gsmarena.com and not sonyericsson.com
and this forum is no... more I totally agree with what you said, but remember this is also not samsungarena it's gsmarena. So it's acceptable to tell people the truth that about the X10 and it's problems. But please no need to always come here and promote the pathetic #1 ugly brand and copy cat iphone + most boring UI in history = Samsung
Samsung already have their own forums to show all there goods and bads, you always come here to talk about samsung, this is the wrong place buddy! You want to talk about X10 fine, but you don't most of the time you just speak about your brand, this is a mistake and your wasting people's time because people come here to learn about the X10 not any other brand, if they wanted to know about samsung they would have visited samsung boring forums.
I admit that your a polite and nice guy and I respect that, but what your doing is wrong man and if you claim that your a fair guy you should stop it.
Have a good day :)
let me explain something:
this is gsmarena.com and not sonyericsson.com
and this forum is not to promote for the big companies like nokia ,SE,samsung but to share information and experience about this phone the x10 ,wither a positive or a negative feed back,because that will help people who are looking to buy a phone which satisfy their needs.
but the problem some people here want us to give just the good points of the x10 ,which will lead to deceiving many people.
for example some people like mobile games with multitouch support and if we hide the truth that X10 does not support that,they will be very disappointed if they buy it.
for me i will keep posting the truth,because i am not owned by any company,and i will keep speaking politely :)
kinse, 31 Mar 2010i want to have this one. not multi touch? not AMOLED? so what? c'mon people! this is an uprgad... moreExactly man! We are confident that SE will have several upgrades for this handset. And the problem is that most of the people that complain that it does not have amoled screen or it does not support divx.xvid are samsung users.
The funny thing is that the people who are providing you with this nice technology will never support you in an acceptable way. So this is the real rip off! You give good technology but you never support it. Look at what Gsmarena mentioned about samsung's support in the samsung wave review :
( However, Samsung better learn from their mistakes and provide better support for it than they did for the Omnia HD. A pretty amazing piece of technology itself, the Omnia HD failed to generate as much developer interest as Samsung must've hoped. In the end, it was never able to live up to its full potential. They did indeed come up with new firmware but it was both late and poorly distributed)
So no thanks I don't want amoled and divx/xvid if I will not get support, which is more important than any other thing for any buyer. We still have brilliant WVGA screens which look wonderful and the divx/xvid can be supported with a small application, our device will be upgraded to 2.1 and we will have a special alternative for MT. so why make a big deal of it?
We are very happy and satisfied with Se products, and others only envy us because they wish they had half the good looks and support of SE. So if you don't like the X10 go to the forums that you prefer? Why do you keep coming here and post negative comments?
The answer is obvious, you know we have a better product ;)