this phone is being offered on www.plemix.com for about $500 right now.
and yes other sony ericssons have a standby clock while this firmware version on the w810i doesnt, it's blank! i dont like it!!! other than that the phone is great, many buttons to navigate with.. the buttons feel great when pressed too..
the equalizer theme looks awesome too in the menu screen..
i got the 'blank' black stand by mode on my w810 too... it will only displayed the 'time' only a sec. but different with my friend w550, it shows the time on the standby mode..
For those of you slating O2, they cannot send/order the phone until they receive it from the supplier or manufacturer. Be patient!!
Waiting for this phone since december , I checked se webpage last weekend and it was on coming soon! today i found out that its not soon anymore! =)
Anyway this phone got like everything I need, BT, a "great" camera WITH flash, and off course a nice extra for me like the mp3 player, always come in handy listening to your favorite music.
Anyway.. anyone know which will be the launch price? Ive being waiting so long and saving for it, that I can pay $500 for it
I agree, the price of this phone is outrageous, the w800i is going for less than 350 on Ebay. The only difference is that this one has EDGE and of course looks better. Sony Ericsson hasn't officially released this phone even though it's already being sold underground, do you guys think that the price will drop when SE officially releases it?
don't u guys think $450 to $550 USD is just too much for a phone like this?? Its not too different from the K750i which costs around $350 (USD). The W810 has just a few more features, and a slightly upgraded software. I don't think its worth it, maybe the price will drop.
another cool thing is that the headphones included are black with that 3.5 mm adapter where the mic is.
the flash works okay, at least they kept the option to use it as a flashlight (on for 1 min, on, SOS, or off), which really comes in handy..
you should look thru this site and compare those phones you're interested in and decide for yourself. they are all good phones, and the k750i is probly the cheapest out on the markey right now out of those..
This phone is not longer listed is "coming soon" on the SE U.S. website but yet there's no option to buy it.
i just download mp3's from whereever and drag and drop onto the memory stick to keep it simple, you could sign up to mp3 services online i bet.
but just wondering, do you have the same blank standby screen like i do? it's pretty lame.
also i bet if you search around you can find out how to unlock the phone to work with any service provider.
I got mine sim free so itll work with anyone.
Got my phone, owned it for two days, it works great. I am trading with my sister, because her phone is not made to work on her network (Cingular, W800i). I think after playing with both, I love the improved playing features, and handling of the w810i, so I will sell this, but first order another off of ebay again. Does anyone here know of any music subscription services aside from sony that might work with this phone?
Yeah it does get annoying and I think that sony messed up on this firmware out the door because all other sony ericssons have a standby clock option or no standby at all, I saw the standby clock for a second! haha hope they get this fixed. and yes hot swapping memory stick duos is nice and easy and extremely fast, I'm using a Sandisk ultra II 1gb card, the w810i came with a SANDISK 512mb in the phone in the box with a standard memory stick adapter.
and in 'normal' mode (not standby) the time is shown on the bottom left and the date is shown in the bottom right; HR:MM am/pm, 03/29/06.
the standard theme is the orange walkman theme and all the backlight buttons are orange, so i might just keep this theme since it goes well altogether
feel free to ask more, cause i'm still discovering this phone all over again myself..
When the phone is in standby mode and the screen is "normal", does the time and clock show or just the clock..??
My nokia 6230, 3200 and the V551 also go completely blank after a few minutes of non use. Its very annoying and i have not figured a way to stop it. But yeah, once it goes blank... u cant read anything.
Back to the W810i, since this is a "hot" swap memory stick unlike my 6230, i can just remove the stick with ease and throw it into my card reader and be done and not worry about bluetoothing it over and loosing resolution...
messages can only be saved to the sim memory, not elsewhere.. not that i know of or see as an option.. the top three circular control pad buttons are pretty darn small, i'm still trying to get used to it.. i send sony ericsson a message about the blank standby screen so we'll see about a response. once when it was blank and standing by i pressed a button and saw the standby clock for a moment, but that's it!?!
The reason why i suggested the bluetooth transfer is cause i currently have the nokia 6230i which does not have a hot swap memeory stick. On this phone the memory stick in internal. Which means i have to shut the phone off, remove the battery cover, remove the battery and then remove the memory stick and throw it into my card reader. That gets very annoying and tire-some. So i just purchased a bluetooth dongle to bluetooth all my pics and video's from the phone to my computer. This way takes less time and less effort.
This same method of sending pics from the phone to the computer via bluetooth for some reason drops the pic resolution from the full 2mp down to vga 640 x 480. It also does this on the K750i and the W800. Not sure why this happens, but it does and a lot of people have experienced this.
But it seems to work fine when u guys do the transfer via data cable.. But its only via bluetooth where this problem resides..
the camera mode is also very intuitive and similar to cybershots. Images are not downgraded, though i don't try to use bluetooth to transfer, i just plug my memory stick duo into my vaio to keep it simple, but i don't see why using bluetooth would alter the files in any way. a PLUS is that there is now an option of capturing 'normal' or 'fine' images. There are also 4 different shutter sounds available which is whatevers. I'm starting to get annoyed about the blank standby screen, it doesnt show the clock or anything like missed calls or messages. The RADIO function is still there and you still have to attach the headset which works as an antennea too.