I was at the BBC TV Centre in White City for Apple's Macworld Keynote, representing Fonebox.com. Although there for any phone related Apple announcements, I just happened to bump into a chap from Sony Ericsson, who was holding a production W810 in his hand - which is why I noticed him in the first place! He let me play with it and it is absolutely georgous. Very compact and comfortable, and the controls are excellent. But other than the sexy black and orange finish, what blew me away was the Flash based user interface skin he had running on it. Made the phone menus more like those in the movie representation of how gadgets work. But anyway, the phone feels solid. Re the lack of lens cover, I think the act of putting a phone in the pocket cleans the lens, while covers can sometimes (as per my own nice SE V600i) collect dust inside the cover. The W810 lens is recessed anyway. I didn't try any of the phones other features. Ironically, seeing the W810 was more exciting than most of what Apple had to show, although the iWeb application, iPod FM receiver/remote and magnetic power connector on the poorly named 'MacBook Pro' were all examples of excellence in design. Now, combine an iPod and a W810 in a slider form factor and life would be almost complete...
its full of it man i thought itz ment to be beta than the w800i but its nope compared to it i got it from america and sent it back to keep my original w800i its crap trust any1 wanting to no which to get definatley the w800i !!!!!!TRUST ME I NO!!!!!!!!!!!
adam, it doesn't have bigger screen. Dont look pictures, look the text.
It has bigger screen than k750i and w800i and better keypad layout, its nice to see absent of the joy stick and the lens cover which opens accidently . overall excellent design.
Does it have a slide peice that coves the camera on the back?
It doesnt have 3G, is that a big deal?
I am thinking about buying a new phone because my other motorola has been giving me problems and i was looking at the w810, the w800,the w600, and the w900. I was trying to find out more and more information about them on their websites but it wasn't as easy navigating through the sites as i had thought. So i'm kinda stuck and just need a nice, cool everyday phone with a lot of features in it. I don't know which direction to go.
If what you say is true then the 810 would be the 800 the flaws & glitches ironed out. No?
Also still need to know is EDGE applicable t UK?
I aint gon buy no fone for just any price buddy. If its got exactly the same features, i wouldnt buy it, obviously the lens polarity is the same, the screen resolution's the same, the memory stick in the sales pack is the same, W810's got EDGE, W900's got UMTS. When a model enters the market, its better not to buy it immediately, the flaws & glitches are ironed out in the subsequent models that are released, so its better to wait a while.
this phone is just another w800 .
se starting to put himself on the same bussines way as nokia . witch means that making the same unit with the same looking ans add 1 or more fanction and finally sale it for a stupied high price .
god help you people that let se and nokia cheating u right in the daylight .
Im decidin which one to go for, the W800 is excellent, but im confused between W800 & W900. Can somebody enter the features of the fone in of their posts, i mean i do know what they are, but again, W900 is a lil too big, u think its a good idea waitin for the W810, cos im savin to buy this fone & n am sure this fone is goin to be expensive, u think it'll cost the same as the W800 or the W900? I mean somebody help me decide which one to go for out of the 3...W800, W900 or W810. Does the W810 have flight mode?
FabC- Arch was not refering to the w810. he was refering to the mystery phone( look at the link on his previous post)
Terry TB- if you want UMTS get the w900. this phone is ust a market filler used to create more awareness,range dynamics and profit
zoukclub- lets just say that everyone has their own opinion. some like the front of this phone over the w800. so do i. but i will always like the back of the w800.
storm- i have a few short things to say. 1 wait for the w810. then go to the shop ask them if you can see the phones. then ask yourself which one you would rather have(exterior) bcos on the inside they are practicaly IDENTICAL
I'm in the UK. Is there any point waiting for this phone to be released or just go for the W800 considering the addition EDGE,quad etc. is (AFAIK) NA specific.
woo.. u r so bad in this area... as striker stated smartphone doesnt means their xfer spds r better.. smartphones just have OS while non-smartphone dun have it thats all.. smartphone or o2 just HAVE OS thats all! get ur darn info correctly b4 u darn farking give any suggestions or opinions..
Does the fact that YOU prefer the W800 mean that nobody else is allowed their own opinion? Just because YOUR opinion is that the W800 looks better, that gives you no right to tell everyone else to open their eyes! Did you ever consider that not every human being on earth thinks the same way as you and has the same tastes? Very self-important and egotistical.
And if your gonna make these demand, at least have accurate info to back it up - you say anyone who finds EDGE useful would be better served with a smartphone. Why? Smartphones do not necessarily have a better transfer rate. For example, The Nokia 3230 smartphone gives a transfer rate of 118.4kbps, whereas this, the W810 offers 236.8kbps. W810 is clearly far better in that respect. And incidentally, they both utilise EDGE..... The Nokia 6260 is also a smartphone, this doesn't even have EDGE and offers pitiful tranfer rate of just 24-36kbps..... So your "advice" to get a smartphone instead of this just because you find EDGE useful makes no sense whatsoever. And why you also felt the need to advise people to use 02 if they want EDGE completely baffles me. Whats that about?
You may not like this phone, but giving incorrect, misleading information solely to put people off it is unfair. Let them make up their own minds based on accurate information, not total nonsense.
Open your eyes, people! I think w800 design is cooler than w810
- Front Design of w800i, esp the top glass area is nicer.
- Back design of w810 is nice; but.. it seriously lacks a cover for the lens, an important consideration
- ok, black or white is subjective and w810 comes in both.. but w800's orange/white stands out more!
Occasional use of gprs/mms enough for me so I dun need Edge; those who find it very useful would probably be better served with a smartphone or O2.
Why? Thats all I have to say. This phone is a mix of K750 and W800. No need to buy this phone... SonyEricsson should have added UMTS to this phone!
How can u say the features are great? this fone isnt even out yet and it is almost identical to the k750i, except for EDGE and a bigger memory card(which u can upgrade anyway). It doesnt even look that different!