I've been talking to a big distributor and a carrier in the UK - both have said that new release date is 28th Sept (I was told 21st last week).
The distributor blamed delivery - I have heard more than one supplier using the same excuse: 'We were expecting delivery of S700 but received K700. S700 being re-sent'.
However, the carrier indicated that the problem lies with certification. This could confirm that delay is due to problem with firmware. See http://www.clubsonyericsson.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=e807490c11fb436191395164ef76a63a&topic=2075.30
_ICEBERG_ - The S700 has the same functions as the K700 - so includes radio. There are plenty of reviews stating this.
Re Memory Duo Pro - I can't find the link but I think it was a German supplier who had pics of the S700 working with a 512MB stick. They were shown this by an SE representative. Not sure if this is correct. They also had live pictures of full-screen video playback - playing penguin footage.
Wish I had bookmarked site.
Im waiting for the S710 cause it has edge. Also looking forward for the edge service being released.
hey guys do ya know if it will have fm radio and if it will support memory stick duo PRO? also could anyone tell me where and if there is an s700i black on the internet because this site claims it exists:
Hey, It's alreadly out and its been out here in Canada (Toronto) for about a couple of weeks!!
@tonymym - there is another one called twentyphones.com but if you look at the waiting lists, hardly any of them ever get completed so everyone on those lists who has sent $40 or £20 never gets anything. By the time there are enough people to send a phone, there are newer phones so people stop adding to the old phones and the list dies.
If you are 1st on the list you might get lucky (you only need another 30-40 people to join so that you get your 'gift'), but if there are even only 5 people on the list when you join - you are not going to get a gift because you will need some 150 more people to join. I haven't seen any lists that claim to have sent more than 2 or 3 items.
In all the countries SE says for s700i “coming soon “ except for Greece! Why? The telephone shops do not have it
we are not talking about japan here dude! in japan there are a hell lot better fones to buy! lucky japaneese...
but it only has 8x digital zoom.. the SE S505is (launched in japan) has 16x digital zoom...
SE S700 is perfact phon, but this phon not compare whit FM radios. Like SE K700i.
I hope you give me 1 phone free. hahahaaa
this phone is very very marvelus, im realy waiting to buy one it is net been lounched yet in my resion but im looking to get very soon even before the agent if posible. if u have the way that i can get it this week please inform me.
UK suppliers will have stock to despatch on Tuesday 21st September. Online suppliers such as phones2udirect and findaphone will get theirs on Tuesday also. They are only trying to get ahead of the competition by claiming they have stock when they haven't. If you contact them, they will either tell you a) they just received a 'wrong' consignment and a replacement consignment is on it's way or b) that overnight delivery is not available! Either way, suppliers will have stock on Tuesday. Stock is limited however, which is why SE have not really started pushing yet.
@ Vik - S700 can be bought for £150 + £33/month. Still not cheap but only about price of P900.
@ _ICEBERG_ This phone WILL take duo pro upto 1GB regardless of what you may have read - or how authoritative the source may be. That was old information. Disbelieve if you wish, but this will be proven on Tuesday.
Hope this clears some things up.
I actually work for carphone warehouse and we don't have stock until late october, maybe even november. I think web companies have different suppliers sometimes so they get stock earlier. But the phone is really expensive; £128 and £75 line rental per month!!!! its about £500 offline. Phones4u are always late with phones. Sometimes The Link are quick with releasing phones