I work for Jag Communications in the U.K and this message will hopfully answer a few questions.
As of the time of posting this phone - sim free - comes in at around £370
Being a 'walkman' phone. Remember that walkman is a brand name, sony are the pioneers of personal stereo players, they invented them. So this phone will have fantastic quality playback using your headphones.
I have had the opportunity to use one myself and I would not normally say this about an S.E but I am... impressed is too strong a word... try surprised.
Downside, 8gb internal. Consumers want removable memory. Much like a P.C the more data you store on it the slower it will run.
Jammi, 10 Aug 2008Also forgot to mention
(-)(-)the Camera Lens is a very awkward position when try to shoot any... moreHello Jammi,
i bought this phone at singapore too on 9th August because of.... w9/8 ...0?
Thanks for you info regarding "cancelling the call without opening the phone." Now then i realize it.
Btw, the camera lens is really located at awkward positon. Your finger covers them!
Other than this, i still find this phone is lovely! Hoping to see next new version of sony walkman flip phone like this! KEWL!
damn..i wanna buy this phone..hahahaha....i'm going to tell to my dad..:))...he's comming on september..wooohhooooo!!!..im so excited..:X
How about quality through headphones???
Is it that good?
Game sinlcuded in the sim free unlocked version?
It is slow because it has 8gb shared memory right???? I wanna get one tmr..hmmmm....
i got this on o2 and havent figured out the mms settings or how to connect to net, keeps saying not valid server when i get sent the setings. asked o2 and they said they mighten be out yet? any one else have this problem? apart from that i love this phone simple.
its wonderfull i think sony ericsson has done it again .I cant even explain my self so well done guys.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970i see ur a walkman series fan like me, well...
if u are into business phones? always need the internet in ur pocket? use msnger al time? u like touch screen? hand writing recognition? do u type sms alot? then i say w960 ( use it love it! ) thr are absalutly amazing features, such as the my words dictionary. But if u are a fan of music and style, if ur always in the car? i bet the w980 is useful alot!
now the w902 aint commin out until Q4 , can u wait? it will be more expensive. i suggest u get it if ur a fan o music and taking pictures.
This phone is cool due to the design. The function was just great. However, still can further improve on the video player format (which can only play 3gpp format). way to go Sony Ericsson.
mayar, 08 Aug 2008does se w980 have 3.5 mm audio output jack???
plz replyUnfortunately, NO!
SE includes their proprietary port in almost all their phones!
Too bad they don't follow Nokia with their Xpressmusic phone and include the 3.5mm port espl. the new Xpressmusic 5320 which includes a handsfree adapter with 3.5mm port!
Also forgot to mention
(-)(-)the Camera Lens is a very awkward position when try to shoot anything our finger covers the lens. :(
(-) Radio cant be played without the earplugs connected.
hi I purchased this mobile on 4th AUG 2008 in singapore..it came around 788 SGD (approx 24k) ..
(+)Voice Clarity 10/10
(-)We dont have the option of Cancelling the call when the flap is closed.
(-)Smudges easily visible..so daily servicing.
(-)Machine gets heated up when we play music and simultaneously charge.
(-)(-)Zoom facility only works for VGA mode only.
(-)For connecting and cancelling the call the buttons are pretty small.
So all together I can sum up For Music and calling it can be considered but for Camera strict no no....
Best of Luck
paddy , 09 Aug 2008only having this phone for a couple of days, i have found this phone to do exactly what is say... moreThanks for the post mate .. All this talk about the phone being slow was turning me off .. I'm not too worried if there is a little lag as long as the phone operates smoothly and does was it claims is can
only having this phone for a couple of days, i have found this phone to do exactly what is says on the tin. i can phone anybody very easily, text anybody very easily, look at the cracking design and glad i got one. why does everybody want things done yesterday? chill out and let the phone do what it is intended to do. so what if it is a milisecond slower than another phone. its how you feel with it that matters and i love the look and what the phone is capable of.
Fighters Generation, 06 Aug 2008well this phone finally arrived at my door today and i gotta say... bad things: slow constant ... moreya about disconecting the charger/headphones or whatever.. the right way is to tilt it upwards or downwards. u should read the user manual, its been like this for all ericsson sony and sonyericsson phones lol,
about the slow response, u say its slow, is ther any transitions off/on settings? maybe if u turn them off then u wont have the 1 sec slow response
It's true that the phone operation can be slow but it's not that hard to deal with. I was rather disappointed with the speed but around two days later I pretty much got used to it so it's no biggie. Sound quality is fabulous, especially when the lights blink at the bottom, effect is awesome. And I don't think I need to comment on it's look. Practically everyone who got a glimpse of my phone were marvelling at how sexy it was.