I'm thinking of getting this phone. I love clamshell phones & I love Sony Ericsson. I was thinking of upgrading my handset & getting this one... But I am not sure how you get notified with a text when it's closed?
From my opinion, if the product expect us to use a good headphone, it means that the product is not sure about their audio quality, just my opinion..
Dani , 21 Aug 2008Yeah it is good to upgrade the firmware, but still im not saying Nokia's are bad or anything, ... moreyep i get what u mean were nokia expect u to buy earphones n stuff. They offer symbian OS coz the hardware features run perfectly with the OS and plus multitasking n u can install ur own software and stuff. but one thing does lack on the nokia phones is the music player. i do find walkman player much user friendly.
apparntly in new nseries devices the ui is going to much nicer with full 100% animation throughout the phone coz nokia signed a deal with KASTOR UI.
Shayn, 20 Aug 2008@ Dani
No. I bought my N91 8GB ages back n nokia had promotion offer were they were giving ... moreYeah it is good to upgrade the firmware, but still im not saying Nokia's are bad or anything, there good
its just i dont like Nokia's Music Phones, Nokia expects people to buy good earphones! and then they offer Symbian why?
SE gives good earphones in their sales package along with good walkman player software and UI
i respect both companies, but i stick to SE because there Quality
No. I bought my N91 8GB ages back n nokia had promotion offer were they were giving the BOOSE headset free with the N91 8GB. to update firmware easy download nokia software updater n boom no hassle nothing.
trust me sooner or later w980i gona need firmware updating coz dese sony ericssons phone lately are buggy for examle C905, W980i, C902, K850i etc ur inbox gets full n u loose everything coz it dont let u go into ur inbox it comes with error, c902 camera failures n buggy softwares.
its always best to update firmware.
what is wrong with people crying for 3.5mm jack i have been using sony ericsson for more than 4 years but never found necessary to change my walkman head phone. ya sure i did buy HPM-85 but i still dont get man. all you need to 3.5mm jack is to plug your own head phone. and we all know the best headphone manufacturer in market in terms for voice quality is sony ericsson.... and dear friends only nokia need other head phones.... example n95 with its original head phone is crap.... try using HMP 70 on it...... and when you use HPM 85 you will stop using nokia.....
I think this phone is good, but I have just a couple of issues. For one thing it's too long when open, it just looks huge. Another thing is there are no other colour variants, next there's no camera button. And finally you can't do very much with the external screen at all, apart from use the walkman and radio. But apart from that it is a good quality phone.
guys, how can i exclude my ringtones from the walkman player? wen i used w960 it had an option that said "exclude sounds less than 1 mb" which was helpful
I'm new to SE.. but i seen alot of qualities that SE have, i have an NOKIA n93i.. the function is just ok.. but the quality of the sound reallly a problem.. guess i'll get this new SE w980. i Wonder how much is it..?
Shayn, 19 Aug 2008I aint saying Loudness is the key to best audio quality. N91 has superior sound quality. try u... moreguys, there is a 3.5mm audio jack that comes in the box with every walkman phone! u just have to connect it :) btw.. they didnt implement the 3.5 mm jack on the phone coz it will make it look too ugly! take more space. plus their is no need, wether to have a 3.5 or not is optional for us, connected or not? our way :)
Shayn, 19 Aug 2008I aint saying Loudness is the key to best audio quality. N91 has superior sound quality. try u... moreSo Let me get this straight, your paying Nokia all that money for an N91 and then you have spend money for Boose earphones and then upgrade the firmware to improve the 'Sound Quality'
now seriously, id rather not buy it for all that HASSLE!!!
SE Walkman's have GOOD SOUND QUALITY!, and come with Earphones as good as Sennheiser
so Nokia is basically Hassling People LOL!
N81 and w980 with earphones:
3.5mm jack is unneccesary? sure! but with 3.5mm is more comfortably! and with fewer cable ._.
The problem of havent 3.5mm is the stupid fastport, it gets screwed up immediately, at least the one that I have had, fastport is very bad connection and occupies more space, even to hold the mobile.
It is my opinion. Anyhow I have not proved the w980 still! but i hate fastport.
Shayn, 19 Aug 2008I aint saying Loudness is the key to best audio quality. N91 has superior sound quality. try u... moreAt the end of the adaptor cable. Allowing handsfree call handling while using your own earphones. 3.5mm jacks are unneccesary. Why is it that only people who don't like the Walkman phones care aboiut a 3.5mm jack? Most of the people who DO like the Walkman phones don't bother about it. It's like complaining about a lack of wrist-strap eyelet - sure, they're handy but absolutely unneccessary...
I aint saying Loudness is the key to best audio quality. N91 has superior sound quality. try using the N91 4GB with v2.20.008 firmware and N91 8GB with v3.10.023 firmware coz firmware hold the improvements to sound quality.
some1 said sony ericsson earphones are better than Boose. give me a break, boose headphones are far superior to sony ericsson earphones and Sennheiser earphones.
BTW W980i is a music phone wheres the 3.5mm audio jack?
Shayn, 18 Aug 2008the world keeps getting dumber and dumber. with ridicolous awards. W980 lol. Nokia N91 still h... morehi, N91 doesnt ring any bell at all when it comes to music department. Fact is you were just trying to neglect what your ear hear differently than that of w980! loudness does not make the phone audio qaulity superior for christ sake. Beat this, has your N91 been aclaimed by well renowned testfactory lab in germany as best audio experience? i dont think so but w980 had... so better listen to it again and guess really who is the best. you refuse to see the difference that's why you still love the n91 of yours!!!!
Shayn, 18 Aug 2008the world keeps getting dumber and dumber. with ridicolous awards. W980 lol. Nokia N91 still h... moreso you mean you have to use boose headset to bring out the quality of sound?
thats dumber than what you think of the world is.
sony ericsson has the best quality you can get straigth out of the box. sony ericsson doesnt need bose headset for quality. sony ericsson headset is even better than bose.
and yup n91 was the best music phone BEFORE. NOT NOW. sony ericsson has taken over the world of music phones. and this is it.
Zi, 19 Aug 2008How awesome would it be if it was in Piano white?i would prefer black to white on this. i'll make the phone look fatter and u dont want that to happen on a clamshell. it looks slick any way u hold it.