aaah, all makes sense now.
i still think SE should try to increase the size of their screens though
To Dave, the boarder you see is actually a casement lip that the screen is pushed down onto, to seal and sit flush, i thought the same as you until i took a w880 to bits
does anybody know what will be the exact difference between the w890 and the w898?
same as w880 and w888 (only 3G support)?
i was surprised to see in the spec that w888 also have less internal memory and weight 1 gram more than the w888:-)
can you tell what will be the price diff?
so Ervand, you're an architecture student. that's fascinating. however i'm talking about a thin strip of black around the screen of a mobile phone, and your academic endevours don't really have any relevance here now do they.
there's no way in hell that the black around the edge is for contrast purposes. at no point in a SE design meeting did someone say "hey, do you think people won't be able to tell the difference between colours because the screen is just too damn big? maybe we should put a black border around the edge so that people have a frame of reference for their eyes to distinguish colours"
totally hot fone. it's got the bigger screen display that the W880i is missing. and that 3.2mpx camera...What a step for the walkman class. im gonna buy it maybe 6months after its release..im gonna wait for the price to drop down a bit:)
The black border might be there just because.. ,but there might be a good reason for it. If you guys notice there are a lot of black frames for pictures, a lot of monitors come in main color black. I am an architecture student and when I take pictures to put them into my portfolio I use plain black background. Why? Because when you see something on a black background your eyes focus and concentrate on it better and don't tend to wonder around. Ofcouse frames come in all kinds of colors and some monitors are not black too, but any designer can tell you that black color is extremely effective especially if you present something like artwork.
I am not sure if that's the reason why they put this black frame on this model and some other phones, but it is certainly a good one.
And I don't think that black frame is taking over the screen size. Screen size is smaller because first of all because there is other stuff inside and they want to keep it slim (almost 10mm, WOW!) + my guess is in cybershot you would need a better and larger screen since you take pictures and look at them more since it is camera-oriented phone. This phone is for music and you don't need that much space. ALTHOUGH I DO AGREE THAT LARGER, HIGH QUALITY SCREENS MAKE PHONES LOOK BETTER AND MORE EXPENSIVE!
SE keeps coming up with the same ugly design, again and again, for over 2 years and half... and you guys still give a 8.1 for it?
Its some kind of their art and beauty touch... At least that is what they thought... I don't mind that border either... Fits good to the phone anyway...
why do so many of SE's phones have that border around the screen? surely they could cram a couple extra mm's of display space instead of that big ol ugly black trim?
Accellerometres are little devices that sense the movement, usually medium to fast movement. Just like the iPhone, the Sony Ericsson K850, W910, W960 and the Nokia N82, this phone, the Sony Ericsson W890 has the ability to turn to be viewed horizontally, and the menu will change it's orientation, or the way it looks to fit the way you are looking at it.
However, it is not like the iPhone where it will sense your cheek, and turn off the display and keypad. It has a regular phone sensor that will cause the keybad to light up even more.
The A200 platform UI is the next generation of Sony Ericsson running software or OS on their phones. Since their joint venture in 2003, they've been using A100 and have been building upon it greatly. The A200 software is a big leap, being able to support hardware (the accellerometre, 32Gb SDHC or M2 HIGH-SPEED memory cards) and applications (fully rendered 3D games that uses the accellerometer sensor to control the movements in the game, full HTML web/internet browers) that require more strength in terms of operating the mentioned features above.
I was perhaps right in my guessing that instead of the large accellerometre that was included in the W910, a smaller one will be put into the W890, or it is the same size, because the pictures of the W910 seem like the device is very large.
If there is a change in size, expect to see the absence of the Music Shaker control in this phone, but for now, you may go on knowing/hoping that this phone has that function.
Knowing that this phone has the accellerometre features, functions and that this phone has the device within itself, my source was from Michell Bak from The Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog (Forum) who has contact with many officials from Sony Ericsson. He is also very knowledgeable of Sony Ericsson.
Any more questions, and I'll be able to answer them myself, or I'll relay them onto the Forum to ask Michell and you will get a prompt answer.