I just hope that by the time I get to Europe in the next few months that the phone would be available.
I really love it and have been waiting eagerly for it.
I've been holding out on the X1 to be our saviour and hope that it will be.
Been reading so many reviews and watched videos (all outdated now) on it that its eating away at me! I WANT IT! LoL
It's been a long time SE.
Release it to us already and lets get full review out of GSMArena please!
#########, 08 Oct 2008This fon is taking too long. I'll buy nokia 5800go a head but you must consistent, ok
netboy, 07 Oct 2008DONT EXPECT TO GET IT THIS FRIDAY 10/10/2008!!
just got email from clove.co.uk
"Thank you ag... moreit has been launched in norway.....
Talia, 08 Oct 2008what colour are you people buying?It is in black or silver,i am going for silver but some netw... moreI cant see whether their is one device with silver/black colour or their are 2 devices and one is black and one is silver????
what colour are you people buying?It is in black or silver,i am going for silver but some networks lock a single colour to them for exclusviity,
someone is selling here in the philippines for 35k(760$)his unit is test lab came from US
Symbian S60 enthusiasts must consider the following
1 - Use the screen estate better
You will probably agree that this is due to the lousy QVGA resolution. But even with QVGA, I canít help but think that the screen estate can be used better, way better. Take for example the messaging, the settings, the gallery. Every option in the OS seems to have a huge icon, with a name next to it. Most of my screen space is blank.
2 - Customizable standby screen
Every single person who has used WM for a while can tell you just how versatile, how useful, how customizable is the Today screen (WM equivalent for standby screen). Itís not a matter of picking which shortcut icons are on display. Itís a matter of which modules or items are displayed. And the modules? They range from the silliest to the most useful: date and clock, calendar, notifications, user ID,Ö those are the silliest. The most useful? Well, it depends on your needs. Developers can create today plug-ins to applications. You can have a module for displaying shortcuts to your favorite software, another for activating connectivity (BT, IR, WiFi, 3G), another for showing the number of your unread feed items and even displaying some titles, and it goes on and on. comparing the S60 standby to the WM today and anyone can see WM is miles ahead. And thatís just scratching the surface. I have the most unclustered today screen ever, with only 2 raws: SPB Pocket Plus and SPB Mobile Shell and frankly, I can access everything, EVERY SINGLE THING, on my device using only those. I simply forgot how WM operates out-of-the-box. Quite impressive, ainít it? I would like S60 to let developers access the standby screen. Iíd like to be able to customize it to display what I want.
3 - Standardization
Every WM professional (touchscreen) device ships with each function in the same place. If I pick up my friendís HTC Touch or my trainerís HTC TyTn II or someoneís iMate Jasjar, and wanted to change the theme, activate bluetooth, launch Word, get Help, I know EXACTLY where to look. If I take my friendís N73 or my other friendís N76 or the otherís 6120, it will take me a while to find my way around the menu. Even out-of-the-box. If you owned 2 S60 devices, youíd know what I am talking about. For Godís sake, the N95 had 2 Media folders in different places! I beg you S60, stop the non-sense. Follow one configuration, and by one, I mean One, Une, Uno, Wahida, and if thatís not good enough, I can get you a translation in each language on earth. From my experience with devices so far, I think the Nokia 6120 has the best menu layout: it is the one that makes most sense except for the My Own folder that should be named Applications.
Talking about standardization, we need some standard menu heights in S60. The standby screen has one height, the menu another, applications another. Itís crazy!
4 - Automatic Access Point
Pretty simple. Once I connect over WiFi on WM5, it doesnít ask me what access point i would like to use in every single connectivity demanding application, over and over and over and overÖ Thatís not smartphone-like, thatís dumbphone. Just stick to the access point I am using. And if I am on wap, gprs, 3g, tell me thereís another viable option around, like WiFi.
5 - Get the connection from my computer
When I connect my WM device to a laptop or computer that has an on-going internet connection, the connection is routed to my device. And best of all, it doesnít ask me questions, doesnít need settings, it just works, out-of-the-box.
6 - Gimme shortcuts
On WM, when I press Options, I get a list of actions with one letter underlined (on qwerty based devices) or one number underlined (on 12key devices), pretty much like the menus in Microsoft Windows. If I press the underlined key, the device performs the action. No need to scroll up or down. Simple and efficient.
7 - Start on boot
In WM, like on the desktop, thereís a Startup folder where you can put shortcuts to all applications that you want to launch when the device boots. Itís splendid. I can choose which built-in apps donít launch and which 3rd party software do. S60 needs to give the user the option to do that himself without having to rely on a developerís generosity to implement it in the software.
8 - Contacts look-up improvement
Itís Adam from pocketnow who opened my eyes to this. Apparently when you start typing on a WM standby, it opens the contacts but looks them up in a T9 way. For example, if you type ď2? it will look for contacts with a name/family name with an a, b or c. If you type 23, it will look for those with da, db, dc, ea, eb, ec, fa, fb and fc. You get the picture. It works the same way as SkeyQuiKey. I would love to see it implemented in S60 itself.
9 - Tell me my free RAM
In WM, I have access to see my free RAM. Why donít I on S60? This is a major performance booster. Plus I would love to see ALL my running software, and not just those that kindly appear when I press the menu button for a while. Like for example, why donít the Log, Gallery, Music Player, Contacts, show in there as running, when they show up in any other task manager?
10 - Let me choose what folders load in Gallery
The picture viewer in WM functions the same way the file explorer does, which means it will only display the My Pictures folder, when itís first opened, showing the pictures and videos captured by the built-in camera. But I can navigate through my real folders in order to see what images are kept in these. Thatís the way it should be, I think, in S60. If not, let me pick some ďbannedĒ folders, which images are not displayed in the gallery.
Bonus - 11 - Profession-axed software
I have said it, over and over again. S60 needs to be recognized as a professional operating system. That would mean getting profession-axed software : engineering, medical, law, graphic design,Ö Just for example, thereís a mobile version of Autocad for WM, thatís the software engineers use. When profession-axed software are available for S60, it will get a wider adoption. Not having this acknowledgment now is, in my sincere point of view, the major thing holding S60 back. Many of you will probably disagree.
These are the 11 improvements I believe S60 could use in order to achieve better user experience. What do you think? Is there anything youíd like to add to the list, or retrieve? Do you believe any of those will ever make it to S60, and if so, do you believe itís due in the near future? Or will my grandchildren one day come to me and say ďlook, granny, I can see my free RAM! I bet thatís something you couldnít do!Ē.
lots more but we will leave it at that....for now!
PS It's about time reviewers realised if you increase pagepool you greatly increase operational speed.
obviously, the anticipation of the phone is exciting. However, i would rather wait for all the problems to be fixed first before the phone is officially out. so i'm going to wait patiently for this phone until all the problems are worked out.
I'm looking for a phone that has a built in GPS system. Is this SE a good choice? Could someome please give me some recommendation since I don't know much about phone. Thank you.
Anonymous, 08 Oct 2008If SE uses symbian, we don't need to look at GSMarena for X series anymore.
May be they ca... moreyou are missunderstanding
you must know x series is not just a window mobile. SE confirmed that will use other OS it doesnt mean x1 is fail...they want more innovative for making a phone, they promised that the next xperia will be a super high end phone, x series is flexible to use OS, x series can use android OS too...i heard the next xperia will be use Nvidea Tegra. do you know it ?
65K colors ??? Very dissapointing that Sony went for a 16bit palette.
With a phone that has as many features as this you would assume that Sony would have aimed for nothing less that 16 million.
Anonymous, 08 Oct 2008official indonesia sony ericsson change X1 status from coming soon to available...
i heard ... moreIf SE uses symbian, we don't need to look at GSMarena for X series anymore.
May be they can't compete with HTC for WM devices. HTC is monopoly in WM market.
May be they don't have professionals to produce WM devices. X1 is enough trouble for them..
May be their bad marketing team over spent for Johnny X.. LOL.. no budget anymore... they need to fire more people...
SE should be been a success on X1 but too bad... bad marketing team with bad strategy and lack of professionals for WM OS....
I hope Samsung would produce more WM devices... I hate HTC for their design.
official indonesia sony ericsson change X1 status from coming soon to available...
i heard SE confirmed that the next xperia will use symbian and nvidia tegra..i dont know wether this is true or not
for the first time se has not used the same boring design as all there other phones and after all if they want to start selling phones they could drop a 5mp with zenon flash to say the least and drop the price to 500USD if they want to get the thing off the shelf..come on..the n95 is 2 years old and im sure persons rather buy that over this at the moment...
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970yeah, you are right. 5800 doesn't even deserve to mention about it here.
I saw SE X1 actual photos on the net and the real one is not as beautiful as the digital creation.
For example, the screen is not totally flat like diamond, HD, Omnia or iPhone. It is inside the casing about 1 mm lower than the faceplate and not good for total finger usage, especially at the corner. Like all HTC phones before HTC Touch.
And also the keypads look too cheap and it looks like they are coming off after a few usage.
The reviews made by who got X1 were not very good at Swedish website. I am changing my mind to Omnia which is a perfect phone except a bit lower screen resolution.
Moreover, X1 is releasing late but likely to be very expensive due to the brand. I will wait for a few more months to compare X1 and Omnia myself and choose the better one.
After a few months, Omnia price will be considerably dropped. At the moment, it is still around NZD 1,200 for 16GB one. Around NZD 1,000 would be good for 16GB.
Omnia will have 16GB out of the box so, don't have to worry about sd card.
Let's wait and see. But my patient is running out though.
On the whole, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is an impressive phone, and together with the HTC Touch Pro it's probably the best Windows Mobile-based smartphone so far.
The cons here are its annoying slowness and the fact that Sony Ericsson in some cases have taken the easy route with the existing Windows features instead of implementing its own, superior ones for the platform.
Much of this criticism can be fixed, it's mainly about killing bugs and speeding up the software, but our long-term requests would be that the next Xperia phone takes better care of Sony Ericsson's strong heritage.
Especially so, since it seems that we'll have to wait some more for the release of the next-generation Windows Mobile.
The X1 is just not affordable paying 890UDS is too expensive, no xenon flash, only 65k colors because of windows mobile...This phone could be great if under 600USD!