This phone is out in the UK on O2 for GBP180, pay as you go, on 23 July.
Pictures of the phone in Boulevard Black are at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV3Ol5yHaNI (love the music!). I can't wait for this phone!!
can c SE always cheat ppl money,last time u know se z530i cum out thn cum out w300i already...it look same as se s500,juz add more a radio feature...hope sound was great...
ok first thing's first... there is NO autofocus or flash on this phone, and the price is supposedly going to be at least $350.
Sony's marketing strategy right now is to make phones that most people can afford, not jam it with features and make it more expensive; they only do that once in a while, like with the W960 and the W900.
What is wrong with sony erricson? why can't they include all the basic features? The w850 had flash but no autofocus. This [hone has autofocus but no flash?? Why can't they just have both? i mean samsung can fit a 3.2mp camera with flash AND autofocus into the u600, why can't sony?
i cant wait for this phone man i think it looks so nice isnt there a black one too?
OMG!! is it really true that this phone is gonna rock on next week???
According to howard forums.
Rogers should the w580 and w200 by next week.
According to Gazette, it's gonna be available in Canada in August with Rogers, selling at between $300-$350.
mobilecityonline.com has it on preorder for $299 USD ($315 CAD) so $350 CAD unlocked sounds reasonable. Rogers will probably offer it for $149-$199 on a 3 yr contract.
Hopefully they get it by Aug.
It's not gonna be $350 CDN; the S500 isn't even 350; it's more here.
But I asked a SE rep about the keypad issue and they said they'd either replace the phone or the keypad (they didn't specify) free of charge, so I doubt it would even be a big problem if u got a broken keypad or not.
But also, when I asked the SE rep, he mentioned that the phone would be released at the end of the month.
Can someone tell me where i can find a pic of that phone in Boulevard Black.
At mobile-review.com they say that the same keypad problem may happen to w580 since they're basically the same phone.
taken from there:
"There is a unique feature to the key design in the S500i – all buttons here are pieces of plastic tacked on a slab. So if you get heavy on the keypad, it might get covered with cracks or splits on the keys. This is a construction-related issue characteristic of all handsets, both the Sony Ericsson S500i, and the Sony Ericsson W580i. This defect even might not manifest itself at all or show up in a couple of weeks. It all boils down to how often you text, how big your hands are and so on. At present all we can recommend is call at the nearest service centre for keypad replacement, there is no alternative way-out. The maker is looking into this problem, but hasn’t received substantial number of returns and doesn’t see this issue as a production or design flaw, the only thing he does mention is that this isn’t a mass defect."
this looks amazing in blue/grey , nothin comes out in ireland tho , workin in a phone shop ill so be able to keep one all to myself :D