I rang o2 at the beginning of the week and mid-week (and a few times last week) asking to upgrade to w810i, kept getting same response..to call back in a few days time. I suppose I'll just be patient and wait guess there's no rush since I've still got a phone to use. I did speak to one advisor to ask about prices and they said for me it'd be free...then when I rang again the other advisor told me that they won't know until the phone is released...I'm hoping the former is correct on this one.
Regarding the blank screen vs. a clock on the W800i. Is there an option under Settings->Display->Sleep Mode Clock to change this?
ok the phone arrived this morning, i put the battery in and cover on and went to work, went to put sim in and i cant for the life of me get the battery cover off, any special trick to it?
Just been on the phone with O2 and apparently the new customers and upgrades are two entirley different systems. The new customers system has been updated to include thw w810 but the upgrade system hasn't. So that means new customers can order but upgrades have to wait til monday. A pain in the arse but there you go!
Ordered the phone off the O2 Website last Thursday. Pleased to say it arrived by courier this morning. That was ordered online via the website.
The phone is excellent, two hours in and I love it!
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..