I own this for 1 month, really love it and loving it more each day.
Long battery life, very good performance.
I installed Touch-IT Rom v5 and It is great.
using this new ROM, I have YouTube app which make it really enjoyable to watch youtube also.
You can watch youtube videos.
Yeah! Youtube is there.
watch this video ;)
unknown, 30 Apr 2009X1 able to watch youtube ??? anyone can advise ?im pretty sure its able to use youtube, dunno if its free tho, you might have to pay tho....
unknown, 30 Apr 2009X1 able to watch youtube ??? anyone can advise ?Yes the X1 can play youtube,
Method 1: go into Pocket Internet Explorer or Opera Browser, turn on wi-fi, or turn on 3G, and then type down www.youtube.com
It will ask you if you want to download youtube cab. Say yes, install the youtube.cab and then open the program. It will have a youtube application to search and play youtube videos
Method 2: go to XDA forums and then look for youtube cab. This cab is different, it is harder to find, but it is much funner to use than the other youtube program.
I find it extremely amusing reading through some of symbian/Nokia fanbois posts. Obviously deluded individuals with little or no understanding of operating systems.
I'd strongly recommend running the hell away from Symbian. It's awful.
Let us gloss over the lousy documentation (in which it's impossible to find anything, and where there are no links between chapters --- so, e.g., you can't follow a superclass chain up through the S60 chapter into the Symbian core chapter). Let us also gloss over the lousy build system (a horrible maze of crappy perl scripts, which, apart from being so hideously slow that our project takes the best part of ten minutes to build even if no source files have changed, doesn't allow you to have two source files in the same project with the same name. Even if they're in different directories). Let us also pass quickly over the debugger, trying not to make eye contact, that's unreliable, will only let you debug one task at a time, and which tends to crash if you do the wrong thing.
No, let's talk about the language.
You program for Symbian in C++. Good, you might think. No. This is C++ with all the good bits taken out and replaced by badly designed bits.
Let's take exceptions. There are no C++ exceptions. What there are instead are Leave codes; a macro-and-longjmp framework that replaces exceptions which allows you to throw an integer value and then catch it further up the call stack. Unfortunately because this is implemented without compiler assistance it doesn't unwind the stack frame, so destructors of locals aren't called! All is not lost, though: there's a complicated and easy-to-get-wrong manual cleanup stack on which you can push stuff that you want the system to free for you in such situations. God help you if you forget to push something, or pop something at the wrong point...
Let's take strings. There's no standard string class, of course. What there are are an even dozen different classes for storing strings in different ways: on the heap, on the stack, constant strings owned by someone else, etc. There are some superclasses that will allow you to pass references to these things around without having to worry about the implementation.
Except... it doesn't actually work. The various different string superclasses are incompatible. You can cast a TDes (mutable abstract string) to a TDesC (immutable abstract string). You can't cast a TPtr (mutable pointer to mutable string data) to a TPtrC (mutable pointer to immutable string data). Some of their system functions require you to pass in a reference to a concrete string type, so god help you if want to use a different implementation. You can't use certain implementations in certain contexts. The result is that for some operations you have to allocate a fixed-size buffer on the stack, call a system function to populate it, then copy the buffer into another buffer on the heap, because the buffer-on-heap object is immutable! Despite being resizeable and assignable!
Things get even worse when you want to store multiple strings. There's a labyrinthine maze of string array classes: arrays of fixed sized strings, arrays of descriptors, arrays of pointers to strings, arrays of pointer strings (which are different)... add this to Symbian's bizarre convention where a data storage class allocates memory in its constructor but does not free it in its destructor (which means the user must manually Close() method on all member variables) and simply figuring out who's responsible for freeing a particular object becomes non-trivial. I once spent three days trying to find out how to store an array of strings without leaking them. I kid you not.
(To be fair, they have been trying to fix this with OpenC++, a new programming environment based on, like, standards. It doesn't actually work. The interface to Symbian C++ code is patchy and poorly specced which means it's only really useful for running chunks of third-party code in a sandbox --- you still need to write your actual application in Symbian C++.)
Anonymous, 30 Apr 2009heyy...can anyone,who owns this phone,,tell me in details,does it have a good speaker quality?... morethe speaker on the X1 is a monaural speaker.
terrible for the audiophile(me)
however when you plug in my AUD$ 499 set of sennheiser headphones, the depth of sound you get is simply amazing. you can not beat it with any mp3 player out on the market today- provided you are using good quality mp3s.
i only encode mine to m4a with a bitrate of 320kbps
unknown, 30 Apr 2009X1 able to watch youtube ??? anyone can advise ?yes...x1 can watch youtube. Install the youtube app.
i guess the problem is that too much expectations was created around xperia.... iphone took market by surpriese... and winmo, of course....
heyy...can anyone,who owns this phone,,tell me in details,does it have a good speaker quality?i like this phone,,i jusst need to know how clear n loud the speaker is..
Please advise, i cannot move contacts from my P990i to xperia. error message "Failed to save. Received data may be incomplete"
Has anybody tried Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 on their X1?
Vodafone Australia selling X1i within the next two weeks for less than a grand, and its only "soft-locked".
hercules, 27 Apr 2009thuis phone has a really bad battery life.Hey Hercules,
Lower the brightness of the mobile and you can see difference.
Those who are intending to buy this phone I can tell you this a fantastic piece. Only thing is that you will take time to get use to it. But once you understand this is the best Windows Mobile phone I ever had. Its just like a pocket PC.
Battery life: almost 3 days.
Screen: Superp glowy and glossy (best of the lot)
Speaker phone: Not Good
Camera: Good as compared with Mobile camera.
GPS: Google map is amazing.
Wifi: Strenth of the wireless router poor.
surfing net through EDGE: Good
MSN & SKYPE works well
Do not support South East Asian language: Hv to download the language pack which is very hard to find. If needed I can help. check my previous post for my email.
This is a very handy phone and is also easy to use. I have been using it for a while and is really enjoying it.
a real shame.
i sell this phone, and am yet to see one come back.
my gf also has one and does not have an issue.
however i got an older build of the exact same phone and i have been having issues since Day 3. i ignored the 30 day ELF because i could fix the issues myself, until now.
i can visit any website except for on the telstra portal. this means i can't buy new games for my X1, can not watch mobile foxtel(pay tv on mobile), can not update my GPS software(telstra collaborated with garmin on this one, and it works beautifully) but i can youtube and do anything on the like normal internet.
does anyone have any suggestions for me before i do my 4th hard reset?