There's a reason why many many businessmen/women ditched their winmo handsets, switched to Blackberry, and never came back, and it's happening as we speak I'm sure. Don't get me wrong Nokia and SE still have fans...teenagers...and pardon me if you guys are teenagers then these phones are good for you since you don't need features offered by Blackberry which is useful mainly for business and work. I notice there's hardly business people crowding Nokia/SE stores or events, most of the crowd are teenagers...
Anonymous, 26 Jan 2009Just read the sparse barely legible comments. I can see why WinMo wouldn't appeal to people wh... moreOh yeah?? There's also a reason why most business professionals I see use Blackberry phones and stay away from Windows Mobile. And a word "professional" on a product can be used by anything which doesn't guarantee it being a true professional product lol so much for a name. How many junk products bear the word professional why a far cry from being professional. It doesn't mean a thing to have that word, quality speaks for itself...
Since Blackberry licensed push email to MS etc it has nothing over symbian,windows mobile or any other platform. It's doing ok,but that's only because people don't realize a symbian or wm device can do everything a blackberry can and a lot more.
Anonymous, 26 Jan 2009Check out how many people commenting about giving up on WinMo on this BGR review site. X1 has ... moreJust read the sparse barely legible comments. I can see why WinMo wouldn't appeal to people who use phrases like dick etc. It's not called WM PROFESSIONAL for nothing.
Check out how many people commenting about giving up on WinMo on this BGR review site. X1 has good hardware and all, I just wish it didn't use WinMo. All in all, Blackberry still rules...
Anonymous, 26 Jan 2009Since you asked :)) I give you another ´non-sense´ URL :))) http://www.mobilewhack.com/s... more What a chump! This is Xperia X1 section, nowhere can I see criticism of the xperia X1. where's the links to x1's poor preformance? and please don't repeat old articles based on the pre production x1.......
Of course the NSA wouldn't let the President of America use a Canadian product ditching their own American product aka Windows Mobile from Microsoft. And what they certified for the President to use is of course no regular WinMo that you have on your phone LOL stop dreaming. That phone and the OS has been hardened for their security and costs over $3000 not available in public, not for any of you. So don't ever think your WinMo phone is of the President's phone quality just because you both use WinMo LOL stop dreaming...so in this case, Blackberry still rocks, real business professional phone.
Since you asked :))
I give you another ´non-sense´ URL :)))
˝Sony Ericsson Lost 73 Million Euro in 2008; Confirms Android for the Future˝
2008 hasn’t been a great year for various companies and especially Sony Ericsson. The company reported a loss of 187 million Euro for the last quarter of the past year which means that overall Sony Ericsson lost 73 million euro in 2008. Sony Ericsson sold 24.2 million handsets in the Q4 and 96.6 million overall compared to 103.4 million handsets sold in 2007.
Sony Ericsson’s President, Dick Komiyama, said:
In economic terms, 2008 has been a tumultuous year with world markets experiencing a serious downturn. The mobile phone market has been greatly affected by this and as expected, the fourth quarter continued to be very challenging for Sony Ericsson. Our business alignment is progressing as planned, with the full effect of annual savings of around Euro 300 million expected by the second half of 2009. We foresee a continued deterioration in the market place in 2009, particularly in the first half.
Will the company manage to stay afloat? Are we to expect a flagship phone to revive its business? So far we know that a PSP Phone will not arrive this year but a secret Android phone will be launched. We have no details about it and there are no leaks yet. What is certain is that Sony Ericsson confirmed again once again its interest in the Android platform. We’ll be close by when the first Sony Ericsson Android handset will be announced.
I just note here: while SE lost in sales others gained up to 300 % !!!! But do not tell this to Obama :)))
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970I do not see the relevance :)))
Obama, CIA, Army, 3300 USD, and WinMo ?
all these on the X1 forum?
I hope you do not think that the lousy WinMo 6.1 is running on Obama´s phone :)
˝AT&T to ditch WinMo over Symbian, iPhone may stay˝
(AT&T is the largest service provider in the US)
˝Windows Mobile 6.5 leaks and skeptics' predictions come true˝
I guess we need to wait for Win Mo 7 - just hope that will be decent - in 2011?
It is so said to see people with such ... capability
But we should all be tolerant and understanding -
I suggest google :)))
the URL was changed! capiche?
In case you have other hidden ´problems´:)
˝The Biggest High-Tech Flops Of 2008˝
by Pierre Dandumont
˝It may have been the most eagerly awaited telephone of the year... and it may well have been the most disappointing telephone of the year, too. Introduced in February with (almost) operational prototypes, the phone has only just become available in stores. Its “revolutionary” Windows Mobile interface was not only slow, but it also wasn’t any more functional than other operating systems from HTC, Samsung or Asus. And since there’s only one Windows Mobile model from Sony Ericsson, developments for the proprietary interface, quite naturally, are scarce. What was supposed to be the ultimate smartphone is at best only passable, and at worst a total failure.˝
I think this phone is awesome and the steel body great speacialy it's the first windows mobile for sony ericsson big achievable SE. and the specifications Wonderfull.
I've got my X1 last week when I saw that the price dropped considerably (I don't know why the drop, maybe a successor will be introduced soon). I have been using an iMate before I switched to SE. This phone excels in everything it was advertised... unfortunately, this phone is not for anybody... first, is for those who can afford it... but most importantly, are for those who are learned... sadly, few falls under the later...
Tim Berners-Lee? Internet?
Well, internet was developing in the 50´s already - when this guy was not even born :)
Anyway, it is not a big deal - it was unavoidable.
IT was a slow process and nothing, nobody did the whole work.
Anonymous, 25 Jan 2009˝˝ The Biggest High-Tech Flops Of 2008 ˝˝
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1
... morePeople write all crap about xperia when they dont know the product or cannot afford it. Its one of the best pones created as of now..
˝˝ The Biggest High-Tech Flops Of 2008 ˝˝
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1
˝˝It may have been the most eagerly awaited telephone of the year... and it may well have been the most disappointing telephone of the year, too. Introduced in February with (almost) operational prototypes, the phone has only just become available in stores. Its “revolutionary” Windows Mobile interface was not only slow, but it also wasn’t any more functional than other operating systems from HTC, Samsung or Asus. And since there’s only one Windows Mobile model from Sony Ericsson, developments
for the proprietary interface, quite naturally, are scarce. What was supposed to be the ultimate smartphone is at best only passable, and at worst a total failure.˝˝
the X1 made by HTC.
Some of the SE phones made by HTC and Sagem.
Check out Sagem! :))))
They have announced about 14 phones in February 2008 :)
from them 12 still ´coming soon´
˝The next Sony Ericsson XPERIA won’t be made by HTC˝
I wonder who will get the contract?
That is gonna be another smat move from SE :)))
Probably, by 2011 Sagem will be ready to manufacture a phone with greater than 2˝screen (or 2.4 :).
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970 Obama switches to Windows Mobile
January 16, 2009 [Pocket PC phone] | By Edward J. R.
Transfer of power takes place in USA next week: Barack Obama will take over from George W. Bush and will become the 44th president of USA. Obama said about USA this: "in a country that invented Internet", what is wrong: Internet was invented by Englishman (Tim Berners-Lee) in Europe (at Europe-located scientific organization financed by several European countries)... so Obama can be wrong in some issues, including his preference of Mac over Windows.
But what mobile phone will the new president use? Windows Mobile phone! For example this one:
... but why? Read on!
Because now only 2 phones are certified by National Security Agency of USA and both of the are Windows Mobile powered! More info about Sectera phone:
Similar in form and function to a commercial cell phone/personal digital assistant (PDA), the Sectéra Edge is capable of synchronizing information with a user’s computer, enabling access to calendar, address book, calculator, notepad and other PDA capabilities. The smartphone operates on existing Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) commercial cellular networks. Planned enhancements will provide interoperability with wireless fidelity (WiFi) local area networks. The smartphone interfaces with the U.S. Department of Defense Public Key Infrastructure using the government’s standard Common Access Card. Information stored in the Sectéra Edge is protected using data-at-rest encryption.
More information: Obama switching to Windows Mobile.
Credit: Sherwin Zadeh (submitted through news submission form).
i have been using this phone for 2 months, this phone is great and flexible...
now iam using Touch floo 3d, iphone and G1 user interface on x1 as a panel..iam very satisfied...
also i can watch a video and pictures 4 times better than others phone because x1 has VGA video quality on WVGA resolusion screen quality..wow it is amazing
resolution of WVGA is 5 times higher than QVGA...
it is like a pc..it has microsoft office, you can edit the text...
x1 is the best...
if you say x1 has a problem. yes of course because no phone is perfect on the earth
Sony Ericsson announced a free SDK (software development kit) for its first Windows Mobile-based smartphone, the Xperia X1. The "Sony Ericsson Beta SDK for Windows Mobile 6.1" includes a device emulator, and tools for creating "Xperia panels," the company says.
(Click here for a larger view of Sony Ericsson's Xperia X1)
Sony Ericsson's first Windows Mobile device, the Xperia X1, was first announced in February. Shown above and below, it features an 800 x 480 display, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and an optical joystick.
Sony's Xperia X1 has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard
The Xperia X1 is based on Qualcomm's MSM7201A chipset, with a CPU clocked at 528MHz. Other features include WiFi, GPS, and a 3.2 megapixel camera. For more details, see our earlier coverage, here.
Originally said to be available "during the second half of 2008," the X1 is apparently experiencing something of a protracted gestation period. One reason -- potentially addressed by this week's announcement -- may be that Sony Ericsson wants to ensure third-party support for the phone's "Xperia panels" feature.
Xperia panels are described by the company as "Windows Mobile applications that extend the Today Screen API [application programming interface] in order to provide a full-screen immersive experience." The finger-operable panels can be arranged by a phone's user at will. Reportedly, as many as nine of them can be placed on the X1's screen simultaneously, allowing their contents to be viewed via live thumbnails.
The Xperia X1 panels are full-screen applications that can also be displayed via live thumbnails
The default Xperia panels supplied with the X1 are said to include:
Sony Ericsson -- provides news, weather, finance, world clock, and shortcuts to communication and applications
Media Experience -- allows playing multimedia files
Slideshow -- delivers a slideshow of recently taken videos and photos
Microsoft Today -- the actual Microsoft Today screen
3D Fish -- a fish tank with 3D fishes, intended to showcase the 3D features of the phone
FM Radio -- for accessing the device's FM radio
Google -- provides access to Google services
The "Sony Ericsson Beta SDK for Windows Mobile 6.1" released this week is a set of tools, Visual Studio plug-ins, and documentation that will let developers create, test, and debug their own Xperia panels, according to the company. Permitting development of both "native" panels and those written in HTML, the SDK supports C, C++, HTML, and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), says Sony Ericsson.
The Xperia X1 SDK includes the following, according to the company:
An Xperia X1 device emulator that runs on Windows desktop PCs
Visual Studio templates, for both native and HTML panels, that create basic project containers and preliminary items
Developers' guidelines, with overviews, setup information, and walk throughs
An API reference guide
According to Sony Ericsson, the Xperia X1 is now set for release during the fourth quarter of 2008. Meanwhile, the Russian website Smape.com recently obtained a sample of the device for testing. Claiming that the X1 is actually manufactured by HTC, reviewer Dmitry Ryabinin criticizes its keyboard and anticipated high price, but calls it "a balanced solution, one of the best in its class." To read his review, visit the Smape.com website, here.
The Sony Ericsson Beta SDK for Windows Mobile 6.1 is available now from the company's developer website, here. A 9.1MB download, it is said to require the Windows Mobile 6 Professional SDK and Visual Studio 2005, Service Pack 1.
Now that we’ve had some time to spend with the XPERIA X1, we’re going to break down the various features and give you our in-depth review. We’ll continue to update this post as we use the device more, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand what’s at hand — a brand new Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1! Full review is after the jump. Pictures will be added shortly.
With a 800×480 VGA screen, you can’t really go wrong right? Right. We’ve got to say off the top that this is the best-looking screen we’ve ever seen on a Windows Mobile device. It puts all the others to shame. It’s not just that the screen has an amazing resolution, it’s that the screen is vibrant and clear as day. If your vision isn’t top notch you might have to increase the font size in settings because it gets a little small with that super high-res. Sunlight couldn’t phase it either as we had no problem using it on the go outside.
We didn’t put the speakers through our normal tests just yet to be honest. We tried a couple MP3s and they sounded good, not great. The speaker volume in general could have been a little louder and the sound could have sounded a little fuller. Speakerphone was the same. We’ll report back with more detailed findings.
If you’ve seen the Sidekick LX, you’ll know what we’re talking about. There are 4 independant notification lights on the four corners of the X1. These are LED lights that change through various colors. Unlike the Sidekick, you have complete control over the notification settings. Only want people to think you’ve got a UFO in your pocket when you’re getting a text message? No problem. There’s a lot to choose from to suit your own needs. The lights offer a nice touch and weren’t too over-powering and bright which we were afraid of. The kids will love it.
Calls came in and out with crystal clear quality. The ear speaker was plently loud and the party on the other end said we sounded like we were on a land line.
Name something you’d like to see in a mobile device… HSDPA? Wi-Fi? GPS? The X1 has all of it. T-Mobile USA lovers will also be overjoyed at the fact that an AWS 1700MHz version is coming. Our unit had the 850MHz/1900MHz US 3G bands so we were rockin’ over HSDPA just fine. In fact, web browsing was abnormally fast. We didn’t find much of a difference between browsing over Wi-Fi or HSDPA. That’s probably due to the bottleneck of the phone in general, but it was a pleasant surprise.
Another winner for Sony Ericsson. While the device isn’t the lightest phone on the market, we think it’s build quality is almost second-to-none. Maybe even iPhone status. It’s just so sturdy and well put together. We have to give HTC some mad props on this one. Could you please try and incorporate some of this newfound metal addition into some of your devices HTC? Please. The sliding mechanism was fantastic even though the device isn’t a normal “flat” slider. Major points for build quality.
This could be subjective depending on your view of Windows Mobile, but we found the X1 to be on par or better than any Windows Mobile device we’ve used. Baring the keyboard issue, (see below) there wasn’t anything that hindered us from taking full advantage of the device. When closed, the device gives you access to all necessary shortcuts on the bottom front of the unit. Slide it open and you’ve got access to everything you could want. People have wrote us and asked about how it is to use the phone when the QWERTY keyboard doesn’t have directional keys, but they’ve overlooked something — the optical joystick. This works wonderfully well and doesn’t have a learning curve. It’s a natural extension of what we’ve been forced to use in the past. There was a “cursor” menu in settings but no cursor showed up on the screen. You also have full control over the sensitivity of the optical joystick. Making phone calls was comfortable and we didn’t have any issues with people hearing us or us hearing them.
The keyboard is a sensitive area for many people. Anyone who follows us know we take it very seriously — we put them all through the ringer! So, it pains us to report, that at least with our particular unit, the keyboard wasn’t great. It didn’t take time to get used to it, it just didnt perform like the way we had hoped. The reason is because the keys almost are completely flush with the case and don’t give good tactile feedback when pressed. Odly enough, the spacebar was actually ok. It faired the best out of all of them. We understand why there really is no travel in the keys — there is a huge sliding mechanism right over them — but we would have liked to see a little more feedback when typing. They have this triangular pattern on top which does make it easy to feel them, but you don’t get a good response when actually pressing them down. The backlight on the QWERTY ‘board successfully helped us find the keys when it was nightime, but that still didn’t help when typing. We said this before, but if we had to compare the keyboard to anything, it would be Sony’s UX-series computers. It’s the same exact thing.
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