Clearly it seems to be a phone targeted especially for the North American market, taken how it's quadband and comes with EDGE, rather than WCDMA or just triband. This model is too much of a music phone for my needs, but I bet that this is certainly a better choice than the ROKR, if you're planning to buy a music phone. Lack of lens protection is a minus, but that just seems to be the way eg. Nokia deals with it too.
Would have been more interesting to see this one with WCDMA as a cheaper incarnation of the W900i, but as I said about the North American market, EDGE is a better option for that market, taken how awkward the US is in terms of 3G.
Oh, and to the one who claimed EDGE is faster: No, it's not. Not on paper or when actually in use. Furthermore 3G/WCDMA/UMTS isn't just about pure data transmission bandwidth, but also features such as video calls. Please don't state false facts, when you're clearly not aware of what EDGE is or isn't.
If SE's previous announce-release policy is anything to go by it should hit the shops of western Europe in around 2 months. (Don't know if you're european, you didn't say)
SE say Q1 2006 and the vast majority of the time, they stick to their word.
As TheOneDazz said earlier today, the only real exception to this rule is SE's smartphones and by this I think he was referring to the P990. To be truthful though I think they only announced this as early as they did to make people aware of the fact there was competition for the Nokia communicators. Nokia announced their 9300i (too early again as usual) so it made sense for SE to announce their flagship model at roughtly the same time. They'll both end up hitting the shops at the same time too. Probably about the same time as the W810. Around March I'd say.
Guys, do you know when this phone would be in the markits!!? yeah looks like i will wait for it to but i hope it wont take along time to be in markits,you think a month from now?
hi guyz...what about the phone book memory & SMS.is that the same as all other se fones or it is gonna be in memory or it will be limited to 500 phone book and 100 sms.
How can people state such definate things about this phone? How can people possibly know it is the best phone ever, or very slow etc. It was only announced yesterday or something. At the moment surely you can only make comments about what it looks like, and the listed features
They always launch cool phones at higher segment, but what about middle class? Do SE have any model to compete with Samsung X480,X200 or Siemens C75? I dont think so, what do u think?
First had Nokia those i models (6230i etc.) and now SE is doing the same with these x10 models... Nothing new under the sun...
About W810, no 3G, poor screen resolution, no WLAN...
this is the coolest fone frm walkman series .looks better then w 800.good job done by sony
damn... another super phone from Sony Ericsson. The don't bring that much phones on the market (comparing whit samsung and nokia) but if they make a new one it's always a great phone whit the best features
they fixed something.
no stereo speakers, no wcdma, no qvga screen, no 3mpx, and more buttons =/ at least they pulled out that annoying joystick and added edge even though they killed 10mb to add it lol
damn...luckily din get the w800..was planning to buy it nex week...gonna wait for this phone !
I think this is phone is a nice tweak of w800. I would like to see a smaller version of w900, size is the only thing keeping me from that phone. I'll probably just get this one. Tho, beautiful phone. Lens cover would be nice. I don't care about the internal mem.
well well wat can i say...nice color! no more joystick n no more white...definitely a must get upgrade model for w800 lovers...
one qn - will it come with the earphn adaptor like the w800? cuz frm the preview pic it looks like its the normal default SE earphns not the adaptor type =)
@ Mr Nice Guy dat woz kewl m8, 2 many ppl acros al forums r 2 neg bout fones, yes notin iz perfect but sum ppl wil find certain fones perfect 4 their needs jus wish mor ppl wud take a leaf owt ov ur book mind u a supose we wunt av as many debates az we do but gud 2 c a man ov peace an reason on ere
hi this set is very beautiful very great it has evry thing and remeber i am a great liar
D features need some tweaking xcept d sacrifice of memory and non inclusion of mp4/5 and also non inclusion of word processing package.