PG, 30 Mar 2012@ Julian: Very wise and sensible opinion. Although I also wish video calls "came back&quo... moreIn India, 3g actually came in pretty late, so most people don't have the habit or even know of video calling. And while the 3g implementation here is still pretty crap with poor speeds and connectivity, it's not that expensive in comparison, for eg. a monthly data pack with 1gb of usage would cost about 7€ here. So most people who want to make video calls could actually just use software which makes it over the data plan. 2G (edge) is even cheaper, while obviously not fast enough for video calls, it cost ~1.4€ for 1gb, some providers even have 2gb for that much, per month.
Anonymous, 30 Mar 2012That sounds completely different to my UK contract with vodafone. I have a 500 minutes unlimit... more@ Julian: Very wise and sensible opinion. Although I also wish video calls "came back", I find it hard to believe and I'm very sorry for it.
@ Anonymous: Atually, in Iberia (continental Europe) my Vodafone plan (NO advertising intended)is as follows:
15€ Month including unlimited Voice and Voice callsa to phones w same price plan (useful for the family).
Internet Access/Data Plan - It's an extra and you have to pay an extra 5,56€ per month to get 100Mb (also per month).
Calls to other operators and home phones are charged from the 15€ you pay monthly.
I usually end up with money left, but not enough to pay for any data plan.
My older Vodafone Sony v630 still works and allows video calls, my relatives Window Mobile HTCs And Android Samsung phones. All have native video calls, but me.
Actually, I have taken my older sony to make video calls, which is something we do quite regularly amongst friends and family, or whenever we travel or go on trips to somewhere new.
Anonymous, 26 Mar 2012Actually, in many countries you pay about 12,5 Euros per month and you get unlimited voice and... moreThat sounds completely different to my UK contract with vodafone. I have a 500 minutes unlimited txt and 500mb allocation. I can call anyone in the uk with the "voice" minutes, landline or mobile, txt are standard txt, but my 500mb, I can use that for 3g video calls through say skype. I'm not arguing, i'm just not aware how sony used to do video calls, I personally just can't see how with a plan like mine it is an issue to somebody.
this model have great applction but not include video call..even cheaper hp have that..why this happen..
Abhijeet, 29 Mar 2012I can't understand why sd data of most games is non-resumable ??? Google is sick. It should ha... moreI agree.
Google, as MS or Appple try to reach the absolute monopoly forcing users to buy products exclusively from their sources, stopping consumers from using their phones to the max (theoretically, because they might do something wrong), still forcing them to pay for branded products as if their were fully useful or functional...
Having removed 'automatic' 3G video calls, or FM radio, we are actually paying more... for less.
We are being forced to pay for things that used to be free...
That's capitalism for you!
ridcurid, 28 Mar 2012whether the display of the xperia play is not scratch resistant glass like the other xperia li... moreHey! You don't have to worry about ur phone to be scratch resistant! In the box you will get a Screen protector for your phone and to your phone full protection you can get Hard gel case for Xperia PLAY to your nearest store or online store.
ridcurid, 28 Mar 2012whether the display of the xperia play is not scratch resistant glass like the other xperia li... morethe screen glass appears to be the same glass as was on my samsung galaxy. I haven't had any scratches on the screen yet.
i'm owned n it's cool 4 now...hopefully i can upgrade it to 4.0 gingerbread
I can't understand why sd data of most games is non-resumable ??? Google is sick. It should have made this simple thing mandatory for the developers. Alas, still can't enjoy my x play to the maximum.
WASFY, 28 Mar 2012no, it is not scratch resistantare you sure? oh it's so disappointing..
rahai, 28 Mar 2012does skype 2.7 supports video call for xperia play?download an upgraded version for video calls in Xperia Play
whether the display of the xperia play is not scratch resistant glass like the other xperia lineup? because I do not see it in the specification. please someone reply to my question. thanks before.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2012i got my phone a month bck, since den my flash flickers continuously i evn tuk it 2 a service ... morei have the same issue...first time i used my xperia play when i got it and checked the camera, turn the cam to video mode the flash flickers..also, when i use an application (dolphin browser) and watch videos, the phone will just suddenly reboot all by itself..and it heats up very fast..but it's still working well
Could any of you pls lemme knw the pros n Cons of xperia play?
I m interested in buying this cool gadget. Does it ve any issues?
Saw some users were conversing abt 'FLASH FLICKERING' problem in this mobile. Sorry, I could nt get wat the problem is. Could anyone pls xplain what it is? Does all xperia play gadget face this flickering issue?
Please update me asap., Thanks in advance. Caio!!!
Anonymous, 26 Mar 2012Actually, in many countries you pay about 12,5 Euros per month and you get unlimited voice and... moreFrom our POV maybe not, but sony does have something to lose by developing video calling. It takes effort - labor and time to build a working 3g video calling framework, and sony would probably be focusing more on new-fangled tech like floating touch and transparent plastic. They've only recently really taken off with their current android lineup and weren't doing so well since the walkman phone (~w810) era. And their priority would be to grow and establish a large customer base. What do you think would be more attractive to a potential, new customer. Video calling or ultra-cool transparent plastic?? After all this time, it looks unlikely that they will look at introducing 3g calling, especially with newer internet technologies coming out, but you never know, maybe someone in their dev team might have some sense after all...