Anonymous, 27 May 2009Short Symbian Foundation OS description: Symbian is now progressing through a period of org... moreI believe, we have to wait and read first for the full specs of the IDOU. At this moment in time, we still do not know what are the applications bundled over that new symbian.
Spiff, 27 May 20093.5mm audio jacks are becoming the standard in modern devices that claim to be multimedia work... moreDid you say "SE audio adaptor degrades sound"? FYI, audio connectors and cables only become critical in professional audio equipments that cost many thousands of dollars in an accoustically correct zero noise listening rooms... not with our celfones that do not even cost a thousand dollar in a noisy invironment.
Anonymous, 27 May 2009Why you are worried about compatibilities among celfones of different operating systems?
B... moreShort Symbian Foundation OS description:
Symbian is now progressing through a period of organisational change to metamorph into an opensource software project. As an OS, Symbian does not provide a user interface (UI), the layer that sits on top of the operating system. This is implemented separately. Examples of Symbian UIs are MOAP; Series 60; Series 80; Series 90 and UIQ. This separation of UI from underlying OS has created both flexibility and some confusion in the market place. The Nokia purchase of Symbian was brokered with the involvement of the other UI developers and all major user interface layers have been (or have been pledged to be) donated to the Opensource body who will independently own the Symbian operating system.
The new Symbian Foundation has announced its intention to unify different Symbian UIs into a single UI based on the S60 platform. (Announcements made in March 2009 indicated this would be the S60 5th edition with feature pack 1).
I wonder if applications, programs and games made for N97 and the like will work on Idou as well, since it's possible hardware wise?
Adiel, 27 May 2009I am getting sick of this 3.5mm jack rantings...Not everyone needs it, only people who are too... moreYes you are right, why are these people very much worried about this obsolete 3.5mm audio hole, it only attracts dust.
Let them buy a pair of bluetooth head phone - after all, this is what bluetooth is meant to do... replace those annoying wires.
Anonymous, 27 May 2009This phone will use Symbian Foundation's new OS, namely S60v5 Feature Pack 1, right?
Will i... moreWhy you are worried about compatibilities among celfones of different operating systems?
Before you will get an answer, you will be asked first these questions: what you are trying to do with celfones of different operating systems? Are you worried about bluetooth connectivity? Are you worried about video and audio playback compatibility? What are you worried?
This phone will use Symbian Foundation's new OS, namely S60v5 Feature Pack 1, right?
Will it be backwards compatible with 5800, N97 and Omnia HD, since they all are based on the S60v5 OS???
Spiff, 27 May 20093.5mm audio jacks are becoming the standard in modern devices that claim to be multimedia work... moreI am getting sick of this 3.5mm jack rantings...Not everyone needs it, only people who are too lazy or ign*rant to understand some basic facts about the supplied earphones by SE keep talking crap about this issue.
And what about that "degrade" sound thingy???Where did you get the idea that SE adapters degrade sound??Thats a really baseless and false statement. SE sets produce sound wayyyyy better than those so-called music oriented phones with 3.5mm jacks.
And believe me music is my life, I am sooo much into music that you can only think..but still I NEVER needed a 3.5mm jack..so please stop this bullsh*t..its getting sooo much pathet*c.
I am looking forward to this phone !! Unfortunately I am still a bit skeptical about reliability as SE has been having some serious quality control problems lately, especially in their high-end phones. My K850i AND C905i are both down and awaiting new keypads due to failures of these parts. SE finally admitted to QC problems, and I sure hope they get them resolved or change suppliers by the time the IDOU is released ! The only improvements I could see in specs would be Fill-flash ability, mini stereo jack, and USB charging since SE has signed on to this standard.
Arak, 27 May 2009for todays technology just say what are your expectations , lets see how much you know???? ... moreyou can have expactation from idou,its allready announced i am talking about x2 and x5 which people are guessing..................as they r high end phones and Sony ericsson needs to get bak in good market position to make us expect such things...i
YUGAM11, 27 May 2009we should not expect too much from Sony Ericsson.............there r not in very good market p... morefor todays technology just say what are your expectations , lets see how much you know????
As for todays technology its current prototype specifications are already superior to a normal user , and hence we shouldnt expect miracles in few hours , we just have to be resonable and down to earth in our comments
3.5mm audio jacks are becoming the standard in modern devices that claim to be multimedia workhorses. The Idou has the CPU and the rest but yet, they failed to include such a basic feature.
I for once do not like to carry around adapters that are bulky and degrade sound. Heck, even tiny devices like the Nokia E52 now have the jack.
Other than that I like the specs.
hmmm i heard it was only a concept phone...
i hope it is only "concept"
i think it will have same problem as k800i in terms of camera slider.
slide open in your pocket and goes snap crazy :P
looks like a beauty though
i assume it will be a hit phone if it doesn't have the same problems as X1
Lal, 27 May 2009Its very nice phone, but for me its interesting why it has SIMBIAN and Micro SD not memory sti... moreYou should be happy about this decision, as both Symbian and SD are FAR superior to WinMo and MS Duo, for several reasons, price being one of them.
we should not expect too much from Sony Ericsson.............there r not in very good market position!