BRAVIA phones will not be released world-wide. Those are for Japan, and for Japan only.
Sony Ericsson Japan is a completely different company compared to the Western world, a company simply using the 'Sony Ericsson' name for Sony's Japanese mobile phone market. Regardless, lets just say that a Japanese spec SE is released outside of Japan. Such a move won't really be viable because prices will be through the roof. Sure, those with deep pockets will buy them. But then, there ain't alot of such people, and those fitting into that category will most likely stick with Apple and their 'cool / fad' devices.
Either way I don't really care; you can get them off 'grey-markets' and get them working somewhat (no MMS, 3G, WAP etc etc, just GSM telephony) with HyperSim modules. If you are interested, I own the Sony Ericsson SO905iCS, SE Japan's docomo branded phone with a 5MP CMOS camera and 3x optical zoom (which is now about 2 years old). That set me back about US$400 at the time. And I doubt SE will find it economically viable to sell such high-end phones (which Japan is 99.99% of the time focused on unlike the Western market with low-end devices still being released).
...Moving onto the W980
I found that I can get some decent performance increases by turning down the brightness down to 50%, and when in WALKMAN, disabling the auto-orientation setting. That does help with the lagging issues.
I m using my w980 from more than 1 and a half year.. the best SE phone ever brought... just update the software to its latest version n it'll charm up removing all minor issues.. also the design is so cool.. n the build quality is the best.. dropped it like so many times on the most rough places but still no issues at all.. never made me gave a single visit to the SE service center... THANKS SE .. Hope u guys release the BRAVIA phone accross the globe..
my phone is switched off itself at least one time a day. i like its design but.......
What can u do for me, Mr. Sony Ericsson?
Hello,,,I had this phone since it come out on market ..i love this phone never gave no problem and my kids must have drop this phone least 100 times or more.......still working like a dream...what a fabulous phone..Thankzzzzzzzz
i've got a problem wit de software..ive been used dis model for 3 months..In 3 months i've already face 5 times in problem with phone software..can anyone give me any solution for my problem?
The phone crashes always when MP3 songs are been played and the network strength is low.
i am using it since last 10 months and its working gud, yup its charger and ear phone socket gets lose but though just use little amount of WD40 rust remover on a tissue and then rub it on the phoen socket carbon will get off and then it will work fine
been using it for about a year. and its not really good. the media player has problems, it keeps restarting, the usb cable and charger cable is loose, and the shortcut button doesnt work all the time. so i would advise not to get it.
ryan, 16 May 2010can anyone tel me the primary lock code of this set?0000
this one is crap. It has been giving me problems. they must take it off the market
Totally unrecommended phone. Within four months of usage, my w980 start to restart all the times, had a blank screen, dysfunctional earphones, and also dysfunctional speaker phones. And yeah, the software always crashes. Just buy another phone, please. Save your money.
been using this for about 5 months. around 2 months ago my phone keeps on restarting itself. I can't charge nor do anything. I had to go back to my old w810i (this cellphone can last waaay longer than anything else). I don't recommend this phone.
after using this phone for about 4 months straight, the headset connector/charger port is loosy. You have to push/insert the headset/charger very hard and wiggle it to the port in order to work. But even so, this will get loose again after 2 seconds or so. Taping the headset into the phone even doesn't work. I believe this is an idiot design for the Sony Engineer. Other phone uses jack thing and it doesn't have a problem like this. It is a walkman phone for 4 months. After that, this is just purely a simple camera phone with huge storage.
lebz, 19 Apr 2010wheres the tv option. where about is it?There is no tv option; just a fm transmitter.