Guys, it had been a while since I tried some new software on my phone. Checked out SPB's site, and not surprisingly there were a few that I thought I could try.
First, of course, we all know that SPB has launched version 3.0 of their Mobile Shell. I mostly used standard Winmo Today panel because of the quick access to all of Fring, IM+, Windows Live, Skype, pRSSreader, email/sms, calendar among others. I used the other panels only off and on. There were a few videos on Youtube of the Mobile Shell 3.0, and it looked nice and impressive. So I thought I'd give it a try and upgraded mine about a week back. And wow, I haven't had any other panel on since then. Yes, as someone pointed out before, the new 3.0 is not a panel by itself like version 2.0 was, but it's just two clicks away from your standard Winmo Today screen (and back in one click - the right soft key maps to "SPB Home"). And the whole thing is a delightful experience, with no lags. And I think it shields the underlying Winmo interface to a greater extent, making many things more finger-friendly.
I have tried TouchFlo3D before. It's also quite nice, but made my phone a bit unstable, plus there were some other minor issues with it. I tried PointUI Home2 - nice and simple, but very limited things on offer. The SPB 2.0 was alright, but not much fun. But this new version is just great. Very smooth animation and swipe gestures work really well. The best part is that the "lifestyle" screens are totally customizable - you can add/remove "widgets" - u can have apps, contacts, media control, wireless manager, indicators for backlight/battery, weather, time, calendar, messages, etc. Plus what's more, you can change the size and location of the widget on your screen. That is absolutely awesome. I would totally recommend it to anyone with a touchscreen Winmo phone.
Alright, now the next software that I tried is called SPB Online. Check out its video/reviews on Youtube and/or SPB. This combines SPB TV and SPB Weather, and a few other things. Basically allows you to read RSS, play some games online, and listen to online radio channels, and even better - watch streaming TV over your wifi or 3G/HSDPA network. It's pretty cool I thought. For an 8mb download, I thought it was quite a lot of things in one package.
Well besides these two softwares from SPB, I have been using SPB Backup, which takes regular backups of my phone and syncs it to my laptop. Would be really useful if I ever loose or break my phone (I hope not) and get a replacement. But it was also useful when I upgraded my ROM to R2 a few weeks back.
I thing SPB are doing pretty good job in bringing out some nice useful apps for smartphones. Hope my feedback is of help to some people out there thinking to try these softwares. Anyway, ciao.
- Ray UK
vinodh, 24 Jun 2009The sony erricson X1 is all waste i would recommend people to go for the new nokia N75 rather ... moreVinodh, are you seriously comparing a phone that has no touchscreen, no QWERTY keyboard, no wifi, no HSDPA, no GPS, no 3.5mm audio jack, a 220MHz processor, and looks horrible with the brilliant X1? You must really be joking.
Or maybe you can't get your favourite Nokia phone's model number right. That clearly shows how much you like your phone & how much you know about your phone.
Another classic case of "sour grapes".
i used to be a SE fan, now i am a Nokia fan.
the N97 is in the market now, i would very much want to get back on the SE train but i need a great business phone.
the X1 was very bad for me. if you can match the Nokia N97 specs then i will come one board.
Anonymous, 24 Jun 2009@uEAu - If we are talking about handling with care our phone, I took care of all my cellphones... morethat's bad luck..
i have my X1 for a while now
so far, nothing is scratched or peeled off or cracked..
maybe im just lucky
because i heard many are experiencing a crack on the battery cover
Yes, mstL is anywhere in SE phones. Go to SE Satio forum and you see his cut and paste comment attacking SE phones. As I have posted in SE Satio, this guy mstL is just sourgrapping because his NOKA N97 is a big, big flop in Saudi Arabia, hahahaha. Everybody is waiting for the monster SE Satio which I would say a perfect phone for me.
I agree it is a no waste of money - actually it is a no waste of time!
I got it free but I had no return it!
1: the battery was great
2: the reception was great
The software is still great.
If you can get it for free . TRY it!
or get a good no return policy!
I think it is totally greatd and a reliable model!
This is made by HTC!
I agree it is a waste of money - actually it is a waste of time!
I got it free but I had to return it!
1: the battery was lousy
2: the reception was horrible
The software is still buggy.
If you can get it for free . TRY it!
or get a good return policy!
I think it is totally outdated and unreliable model!
i'm not sure whether to get this phone because i'm not sure about the font. does anybody know if it is the windows font or sony ericsson font because i prefer the latter. i'd appreciate a quick reply =]
Anonymous, 24 Jun 2009@uEAu - If we are talking about handling with care our phone, I took care of all my cellphones... moreHi
Thats not nice
Wat color is yours black or silver as far as i heard silver ones arent good enough especially manufactured in 08
Thanx nima...n rest of d frenz...
The replies really helped me n i am gonna keep my set n tweak it to d core....SE rockzzzz...cheers...peace!
vinodh, 24 Jun 2009The sony erricson X1 is all waste i would recommend people to go for the new nokia N75 rather ... moresymbian os is boring,limited 3rd party application and you cant watch video streaming or hearing am/fm favorites program on the web
The sony erricson X1 is all waste i would recommend people to go for the new nokia N75 rather that this waste of my money
Anonymous, 24 Jun 2009@uEAu - If we are talking about handling with care our phone, I took care of all my cellphones... moredats 1 of the evil htc had to do on the xperia jst to ruin that product and the SE brand name.u r lucky u dnt have the buggy hardware one all caused by htc due to jealousy.
@uEAu - If we are talking about handling with care our phone, I took care of all my cellphones to the highest level especially my XPERIA X1. I never place any of my phones even on a soft hardwood but I have a soft (really soft) velvet cloth where I always put my cellphones on. But unfortunately, my X1 battery cover is not really good. Just after I bought a couple of weeks, flaking starts (as I have said on my previous post), 3 little areas peeled-off but really noticeable. My P990i, for 3 years, you cannot find even a little scratch on it. That's how I take care of my phones (especially SE phones). I really love my X1, but little disappointed with the battery cover.
dool, 23 Jun 2009Hi All, How do I use GPS on Xperia? Everytime I try to use the GPS, it connects to the Inte... morei have tomtom navigator version 7.10 for xperia, cd w/product key number code card+micro sd program and maps europe, ready to install your xperia,no need internet connection,only 5-0(e-u-r-o) free delivery,contact me* at,pbrngtn*at*y-a-h-o-o*dot*com
dool, 23 Jun 2009Hi All, How do I use GPS on Xperia? Everytime I try to use the GPS, it connects to the Inte... morei have tomtom navigator version 7.10 for xperia, cd w/product key number code card+micro sd program and maps europe, ready to install your xperia,only 50euro free delivery,my email,pbrngtn*at*yahoo*dot*com
Ammi, 23 Jun 2009Hey guys i jus ordered this phone from dubai but the only surprise which i found was the phone... moreit is all manufactured in Taiwan.. even the X1 i bought in Japan is from Taiwan
regarding the "infamous" Battery Crack on X1
seriously, all you guys need to do is just to be careful on opening the Battery Case, and of course, handle your X1 with care, it's an expensive device, the reason is because i seen my friends took off his X1 Battery Cover so hard, and he cracked his within 1 week of purchase, all i can do is LOL at him, there is nothing wrong with the material of the back Cover, it's made with nice solid Metal Plastic, all you need to do is just handle it with care
btw, nice Phone, and still is!
recommended for all SE lovers
Ammi, 23 Jun 2009Hey guys i jus ordered this phone from dubai but the only surprise which i found was the phone... moreyes dear Ammi...
all of the Xperia are made in Taiwan....
but if you see the inside of X1,every thing are made in France & sweden.
I am using this phone for more than 2 monthes,its wonderfull.....
i love this device.
dool, 23 Jun 2009Hi All, How do I use GPS on Xperia? Everytime I try to use the GPS, it connects to the Inte... moreI installed Garmin XT and added the maps of cities in my country and it works very well. It does not need Internet access, it uses just satellites. I guess you're executing QuickGPS or Google Maps, these applications do need Internet Access.