Anonymous, 13 Feb 2009Ray UK
Hi, well in South Africa is very sunny!! I am new in the cellular business and im st... more"what makes a fone a smartfone?"
Sorry I'm a bit fuzzy about this myself. Few years back I had a Nokia 6230i, which at the time was a top-selling phone. Then I upgraded to SE K800i, which I thought was quite "smart" in the sense that I cud download and install new apps (like Yahoo Go, Google Maps), read RSS feeds, browse the internet on a nicer bigger screen and check my emails on it, cut text from one sms and paste it in a new sms. Besides all this, I think it cud have multiple apps running (not sure though). So I probably used to think of it as a smartphone.
Then I had the SE P1i until last December, which is a great phone, and definitely a smartphone. Loads of aftermarket softwares also available for that Symbian UIQ3 platform.
Now, I have graduated to X1 - my first Winmo phone. And I think it's a top end smartphone today. Many people dont like it, probably because Winmo is not as user friendly as Nokia's Symbian S60 or UIQ3, or iPhone. But I quite like it.
Anonymous, 13 Feb 2009Ray UK
Hi, well in South Africa is very sunny!! I am new in the cellular business and im st... moreThere is no industry standard definition of a smartphone. For some, a smartphone is a phone that runs complete operating system software, Such as windows or Blackberry. like a mini pc but as a phone.
Hope this helps
Ray UK, 13 Feb 2009Oh, forgot to tell you about the screen with only 65k colours. It's just fine. The high WVGA r... moreRay UK
Hi, well in South Africa is very sunny!! I am new in the cellular business and im still in training so i need all the info i can get.
Do you know what makes a fone a smartfone???
Lynettte, 13 Feb 2009HI RAY UK
I'm don't print my fotos realy or crop them, as a matter of fact I don't take ... moreOh, forgot to tell you about the screen with only 65k colours. It's just fine. The high WVGA resolution of the screen really makes the difference. And it's sufficiently bright even out in the sun (at least the kinda sun we have here in UK). The 65k colours of the screen is not a limitation in any way.
Lynettte, 13 Feb 2009HI RAY UK
I'm don't print my fotos realy or crop them, as a matter of fact I don't take ... moreHi Lynette, nice to see a reply from you.
I am an amateur photographer or say a photography enthusiast. I have a DSLR to take pictures that I'd one day wanna make postcards/calendars/etc out of. I also have an ultra-compact (Panasonic FX33) for more day-to-day pictures (social gettogethers or my family), and for that purpose they're actually better than DSLR 'coz one can almost always carry it with them. The camera on mobile phones are getting better and better, I agree. But so are the other cameras too. So the gap between a mobile phone camera and say a compact camera still exists, and you know what - the gap's not going away, at least not in the foreseeable future. My point is that a phone's camera is only to be used when one doesn't have access to other cameras, it certainly is not a replacement for a proper camera.
So that makes a phone's camera less of a factor to judge a phone by (and this applies to any phone, not just X1).
Also, as I say to some of my friends... The best camera is the one you have with you when you need it. A Canon EOS1D with an fast f/1.8 image-stabilized lens sitting in your cupboard shelf is no good at that time. So if you have a really good moment - say meeting up with an old friend or kids having fun on the snow - and want to capture those moments, and you just have your camera phone, then that's the best camera at that time. Use it. Get those moments captured. Of course, you wont be able to enter a photography competition with those pictures, but that isn't the purpose anyway.
I'd also like to point you to my previous posts regarding camera resolution. You could search on "24mp" and should be able to find it them straight away.
Hope I've been of some help.
Just want to say your expertise is valued...
Anonymous, 13 Feb 2009Windows Mobile doesnt support more than 65k but Xperias screen looks way better than any other... moreHey
I did not know that Windows mobile only support 65K ...
Not a wizz at mobile devices.... LOL
Thanks,,, i think
Lynettte, 13 Feb 2009HI RAY UK :-) I'm don't print my fotos realy or crop them, as a matter of fact I don't take ... moreWindows Mobile doesnt support more than 65k but Xperias screen looks way better than any other Nokia phone because of the WVGA screen. and about pixels, I dont need more than 3mp but if you do than you should go for C905 or Samsung inov8 but im sure you will enjoy Xperia more than any other phone
morning peeps please can somebody help me im trying to get my x1 to send/recieve pictures over blue tooth but no luck. i can creat connection just but fails when trying to send from pc to phone.
HI RAY UK
I'm don't print my fotos realy or crop them, as a matter of fact I don't take photos realy. I was just saying that "Wouldn't it have been great if the X1 hade a 5/8 MP camera". it would have been the ultimate SE.
Do you agree?
And what about a 16M color screen? But the display is greateven if its a 65K !
Thank you for your reply.
Annon, 13 Feb 2009We are right with most of the things, however, one BIG mistake! This is not a SE device but a ... moreWhat abaut Omnia for example? And phones like that, they are made in some unknown factory, named GHZ, so Omnia should not be represented AS sAMSUNG BUT AS GHZ??? Factorey manufactoring is something, factory just gets a paper how it looks and what parts it uses and it makes device. Before that started happening, SE made it clear on paper for every mm, how the device will look. It is like AMD, who will not produce processors any more, but willl send desings to The Foundry company, so AMD CPu should be called Fountdry CPU instead of AMD CPU, couse it was manufactured in The Foundry's fab's???
See my point here? There are quite many fab's in the world, that could have made X1, but only at HTC there is problem, couse HTC is also a firm and no longer only a factury, as it was 5 years ago, working mobile phones for different compay's.
Anonymous, 13 Feb 2009Sony Xperia is here ruling the markets.The hardware is simply top notch. Its a decent weight,... moreWe are right with most of the things, however, one BIG mistake! This is not a SE device but a HTC one. Not even the 'phisical' branding is done by SE! They merely supply the software to HTc to 'burn in' just before delivery. I still remember when this phone got announced, this very same forum (GSM Arena), was not sure where the X1 belongs. Eventually the consensus was to publish it under the SE heading because SE do the marketing. I hope this helps to clarify the issue. Of course, some people feel that is wrong. This been a mostly technical forum, the X1 should have been published under the manufacturer's heading (HTC). Eitherway, this is the first and last device of its kind. Neither HTc nor SE is interested in a 'sequal'.
Anonymous, 12 Feb 2009X1: lousy reception poor camera slow processor buggy software (hardware) unrelia... moreFirst thing first, please spread all these wrong impressions abt the ph, since i can bet ur nt using one.... the mobile shop or person who sold you the ph must have sold a duplicate one, it cannt b original SE X1. the battery is really good, gives roughly 6-7 hrs, if used heavily otherwise will last a two days without any problem. Secondly, wi-fi, bluetooth is gr8... yes gps is a bit slow i do agree but still manageable... definitly does nt comes with a crack case, full metal body.. so buddy please go get a original SE X1 and then u will know the difference...
Why do people harp on about Blackberry? Blackberry server is not all that.....
Whereas for pushmail, you uses any server, can configure a few e-mail accounts...
My IT dept refuses BB as they don't trust BB servers, they only want us to use push mail, as they feel our own servers are secured.
Windows Pushmail is now preferred by IT dept, because you don't need additional infrastructure just to enable pushmail.
Xperia X1 can take advantage of push email. You can receive emails on a regular basis whilst out and about just like a Blackberry would.
http://xperia.handster.com/software.php?id=2968&for=Xperia If you don't wish to support the developers http://ppcwarez.org
Sony Xperia is here ruling the markets.The hardware is simply top notch. Its a decent weight, not too heavy, and feels remarkably thin for all the power theyve got under the hood. Sony Ericsson also made a good decision by making this phone not feel too wide. Overall this phone has one of the best hardware and is one of the best Windows Mobile devices.
A fun feature of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is the navigation cross, with a central button that doubles as a touchpad. Its not entirely to our liking since a mouse pointer is nowhere to be found on-screen, a feature better implemented in, for instance, the Samsung I780 earlier this year.
The Sony Ericsson XPERIA is a beautiful and powerful device. The fact that its made by HTC, means youll have a dedicated team of developers over at XDA-developers.com to come up with a lot of goodies and cooked ROM for this device that would further enhance its features. For those whore torn between buying the Xperia or the HTC Touch Pro, I would suggest that if youre going for the complete package, Id vote in favor of the Xperia
Paul (birmingham), 12 Feb 2009This is a good function packed phone. But does anyone know why the blu tooth does not work pro... moreyes there is a soultution. go to this website and download "the fix"
p.s. SE RULE
Anonymous, 12 Feb 2009can anyone tell me where i can get a good AIM client for the x1There are many messenger clients for Winmo, supporting not just AIM, but other IM services too like Yahoo, MSN, GoogleTalk, etc.
I use Beejive, eBuddy and Fring. All are free. Also available are paid ones like IM+ and Agile Messenger.
Anonymous, 12 Feb 2009Can this phone receive e-mails via a blackberry server?You already have some replies on your post regarding email via blackberry server on the X1.
I have personally not had a Blackberry before and have not tried getting my emails pushed to my previous device (SE P1i). But thought of trying it on my X1.
There are two ways. One is using Windows Live and a hotmail email account. Tried that and it works. And it's free. Check this:
If you want to get any of your other email account pushed, u'd need a server to do that (eg Seven). And this kinda service is not usually free. But I have found one which works and I think it's free for now. It's called Emansio. Configured that with my gmail and it works great. Check this video:
Although I personally think push email is a little overrated 'coz one can easily have their email client poll for new email every 5 mins, but still it's cool to receive an email on yr mobile within seconds of it being sent, much like an sms.
Hope this helps.