this phone seems to be about the same as the k750... only it has the walkman feature which costs $100 more on ebay. whats so good about this phone?
i saw it 1 mth ago b4 they came out with it i liked it and i have a 6682(witch is a american
Maximum length of recordable video: 300 KB
thats from the rogers website
thats how long ?
@ Carbonize...me too seems to have the latest firmware, as I sids what u told me too, silly me I had the USB drivers off, lol. Thanks Carbonize
@ DADOK, yes Carbonize did post the info on how to update before you, but thanks to you too.
@ ian, previous problems such as the ones you've mentioned where most probably caused from previous firmware, now as mine was bought on the 12th of May from central London, works ^P^E^R^F^E^C^T^L^Y^ :o)
I'd like to point out some minor tweaks which I would really like to see in future updates (maybe)...
1.When I download an mp3 file in my memory stick, certain title characters are not read, especially in the WALKMAN section. Strangely though in the file manager, all characters are read perfectly, don't know why not in WALKMAN mode?!!
2.Would like to see also the song covers, as all my mp3 files have been edited having cd covers, just like ipods. Maybe I'm asking too much?
3.Also an update, as I personally do not like a blank screen mode to save battery life...unfortunately it looks as if the phone's switched off, but if the +- button is pressed, a digital clock appears on a white b/ground.
4.In bright sunlight (Sunny Malta, yup) the screen having 100% brightness settings, just ain't good in the sun!!! sorry
5.Better video recording quality would be an asset, but hey this is a phone after all, don't wanna be greedy! I already got a great phone, camera, walkman player, fm radio, webcam, voice recorder and a video camera!!! 7-in-1!!! What else do you want??! ;o)
But overall this phone is superb, even the style is outta this world! Cool and kinda charcoal black with metallic orange key.
Come on what you're waiting for...go and GET IT! Congrats SE!
Looking for a future firmware update soon ;o) See ya! Email me if you wanna!
Oh yeah.. sorry just 2 more quick question,
what are these drop calls i've been reading about? and also the white screen of death.. whats that about? please enlighten me.
Hi all... i need some info.
First of all i'm a Nokia user.. has been for almots 10 years.. Stupid of me to be brand loyal to such disapointing phones.. my last phone the 3230 was such an A$$, died right after the warranty peiod! WTF? Anyhow.. i need a new phone, and this one has really caught my eye. i mean i've always loved the aesthetics of SE so now i feel this would be the one!..
All i need to know is whether the themes for K750/W800 are compatible with this W810? i have some friends with both K750 and W800 and canget themes from them.. the SE themes rock btw..
And also how can i put in all my contacts from my old nokia 3230 (backed up in an CSV file)into the W810. Do i have to retype everything manualy into the phone?
Getting it this sunday.. I'm hoping this will be a great buy.. cant wait for K800, need a phone badly now..
Thanks to anyone who answers in advance!
Didn't I just say that? Could of sworn I posted info on how to update the firmware yourself.
hi, im from indonesia, it's easy you know, to upgrade your firmware, i have manage to do it..
it takes about a while (2 hours in Indonesia, coz the internet connection is so LAME) to download the program for W 810i, but takes around 7-8 minuites in upgrading your firmware system...
1. download the SE Update service from SE website.
2. then install it, run it and do as it says/told.
3. the fone is not being upgraded instantly, the SE Update Service Program detect your fone then it will download the new firmware to your computer first.
4. after download process complete, the programs ask you to re insert the fone..
5. well this time make no mistake! dont even touch the fone! takes around 8 minuites to complete installation..
6. when its done.. CONGRATS you have a new firmware!
all your old problems with the fone are gone (especialy the annoying blinking flash thing), no need to upgrade to newer version in the future (considering the risk)except there is a significant developed firmware (example, like better camera pixel, or something like that)
Hi, im having trouble with playing videos on my phone, ive tried converting avi to mp4 and 3gp, but it will only give me sound not picture, does anyone know wat program to use to make my phone play videos from the computer properly..... ANYONE! PLZ. IVe tried alot of stuff. An I dont know plz anyone help me....
If you all like SE phones..manage its content better with these softwares. Its free (
please donate if you like em).
1. Float Mobie Agent
Very thorough application. Support many SE phone.. Manage sms, files...
2. MyPhone explorer
Very simple but powerful application. Very good especially for K700i model and below
where the mobile manager that comes with the phone..not good and slow. With this you
can download the pictures, images, videos very easy.Stable too.
Both can save your sms, even as html files or text. sent sms date is missing though
but with the No2 u can edit the date manually. With both.. U can also send sms via
your pc if you want too (if you hate thumb typing..:) ).
Just a very happy SE phone fan!
It works with this phone too
You do not connect your phone but start the program. When asked sleect your language and click the arrow. You then get the usual legal notice you have to accept. Next is a question on what type of socket your phone has at the bottom. You then need to remove the sim card from the phone and put the battery back in. Then whilst holding down the C key plug in the usb cable and if needed the computer will start the hardware wizard. Keep hold of C until the program tells you you can let go. It will then tell you the result. I ran it twice to be sure. There is a PDF file with instructions you can download.
Hello again Carbonize. Sorry to bother you again, but as I said yesterday, I installed the software in my pc, tried to connect, but the program didn't say anything but kept on looping back to check my phone before connecting. Does that mean that I got the latest software for the time being? For your info, I chose UK for english off course. Hope that there's an update, as I would like to see, apart other minor changes, at least some digital/analog clock or other not a blank black screen! Regards Vince
ok installed the update program and did everything it said. Told me I already had the latest software installed. Maybe the firmware Arj has is only for the country he is in or Sony hasn't uploaded it to the net yet.
w800 is a great phone with a few draw backs well first thing it doesnt ring loud, it also dont play back music as loud as i expected the memory internal is 20mb and i think that is low for a big phone. apart from that its the best phone i ever had and trust me i past through alot including w800. i havent seen much changes when i upgrade the firmware.
@ Carbonize: Me again ;o) Just downloaded the UpdateService_Inst_184.108.40.206.exe file, but am not gonna update it until you do first, lol. I don't wanna crash my phone! ;o) If you do, Carbonize, it's easier for you to get another model, hehehe...just kidding! Let us know if you uploaded the file, OK? Thanks, Vince (in the meantime...just lovin' my phone, yup!)
@ Carbonize: Thanks for link, but u forgot to mention the following ;o) ...under 'Quick Links' (title on left side) and 'I have a SE mobile phone' (subtitle), click on 'Product Support', etc, but this is the link for update service to UK users:
Regards again. Vince
You can move or copy any file. Simply click the more soft key and the option is in there somewhere.
How can get to play aac's on my w8010i when sent by bluetooth? it saves in the 'others' file!!
Ok I haven't had chance to test this as I'm at work but there is a way to update your phone yourself.
Goto http://www.sonyericsson.com/spg.jsp?cc=global&lc=en&ver=4001&template=pg1_9&zone=ph and select your country (I have only checked on US and UK so far).
On the next page select W810i from the drop down list where it says 'Select a phone'
In the middle of the page you get taken to you will see 'Sony Ericsson Update Service' under Software and Setup. Now just download the program and follow the instructions. As I said I haven't tested this but will do when I get home tonight.