i was just looking at the w580 today and indeed the keypad felt really weird.
can someone who already owns a w580 for a few days, or weeks, confirm the cracking?
so, it basically means that the first explanation given by SE for the cracking of the s500's keypad is b*s*. Uhmmm
They better do something about it, then.
to xp and tin:
i have my ways lol :p, i never pay full price for phones havent in a long time lol. and at times i can get them at no cost :). but i will never give away my secrets lol.
Nooooo...the w580 got the same keypad problem as the s500. I saw it on this website http://justamp.blogspot.com/search/label/Sony%20Ericsson
just be Xtra careful with that charm thing, my sister used to have a 'Hello Kitty whatever' hanging from her phone until it scratched the screen (and she was always careful).
Can someone confirm for me whether there is any small hole for me to hang a phone accessory charm? Thanks.
Had the phone 2 days and initially found the interface a little alien (ex Nokia owner). But have no issue with the interface, menuís or shortcuts now.
One slight niggle with the slider is that the screen plastic is quite thin and I get the feeling long term this could be a problem if you use your thumb on the screen area to open the phone. Iím using the lower part of the phone to open the slider, which isnít as natural in the hand, but it should prevent any issues down the road.
To answer the question below, the phone has 12MB of internal memory.
Had this phone a week now - got an unlocked one at CPW on payg for £150. Love it, keypad small but comfortable to use and (touch wood) not cracking - I've checked and its a week 27 model.
Have dimmed the screen to help extend battery life, camera really not so good - i had clearer shots from my old Sharp GX30 (at 1mp)- a far cry from SE's 2mp efforts w autofocus (as seen in W810 and my 2yr old K750). Am in fact a bit miffed at first reports of the W910 (which I won't mind getting in the new year) that it's also w/o autofocus in the camera. The 910 will be a high-end walkman phone w 3.5g and 3d gaming etc, so this SE marketing thing about not putting the best possible camera in a Walkman phone is a bit of a let down.
Walkman functionality is brilliant - no crackling at start up, nice fade-in/fade-out effect, and if you use better earphones you can tell they've got the sound chip right on the button.
I don't think it gets dirty... at least the other white SE phones don't.
As long as you wash your hands, it will be ok ;)
no problems with the keypad, i dont really mind it, a bit close but definately manageble
really nice phone, i just got mine 2 days ago.
Asked the service why it does not have 3g, well if it has 3g it will be quite bulky & abit heavy like w850i.And many people did not really use 3G that offen, thats is why SE make it slimer and lighter and of course no 3G. We have pro and con though.
In the end, SE rock!!!
the walkman button needs to be pressed in order to use the "shake" function.
the change mechanism needs the walkman button to be pressed to work so it won't do it in your pocket when your walking about. Also it doesn't need a massive shake just a wee flick
you know how this phone has the change mechanism. While on the walkman mode, just by walking with it in your pocket or bag and the phone shakes will the song change really easily.'m scared i might get annoyed by it.
Way to go, heroooo! lol
Just post a review here when you get it, we'd all like to know about it. eheheh
W580 vs W880
Slimmer, lighter, no radio, 3G, 1GB card included.
Slider phone, Radio, 512mb card included, great design, bigger screen, EDGE and finally pedometer :P
well...now you decide :P
i personally will go for w580.