Had a look at the Blackberry Bold 9000 in Australia today, it was very big, bigger than I thought actually. But the specs of the X1 are still fantastic, and I am not swayed away from it.
I'm in no rush as my SE K850 is still powering, but the X1 will definitely be my 2009 toy!
Some interesting comments re that geo-tagging stuff mentioned previously.
Is it possible that SE will change the final specifications of the X1 for final production?
I only ask because come offical sales date, the phone will be almost a year old since announcement, and argueably outdated already.
I would like to know if xperia contains geotagging,,was out yesterday with n82 giving it a go,,anyways i ask because this weeks click on bbc news 24 is on about a new concept (even tho everything thats been invented happened years ago but they are always new things)it involves not taking one geotagged snap and applying it to google earth but taking lots of snaps..These snaps should include a full detailed view of the whole 360 degree angle not just panoramic view,,these are fed into complex powerful computer software app and it comes out with something gsmarena do with their 360 degree view of the mobile..When you click onto the photo you dont just get a single snap you can look around you 360 degrees...
Altho this is nothing new really its going to be because camphones are now sporting geotagging so things are allowed to be placed at their origin so someone in Delhi,,Viena etc can go to google and see the statue (in this case click used the statue of eros in London)and see it as if they are stood their and walking around the statue ..I have around 140 printed snaps now at 6x4 inch and have printed hundreds more but you have to experiment a bit with your printer as often they come out darker than wants on your moniter..
So i have said this as its known most people never print out their snaps,,most stay on the mobile or computer screen but the best way to tell how good a photo is is to print it out,,yet your arguing about 8-10 megapixels whereas a good 3mp camphone is still going to win,,its in the proof that you cannot get enuf light onto the tiny 8mp sensor so up goes the noise and samsung had a 10 mp camphone out 3 yrs ago but its not taken off tho ????????
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1a (Venus)
Release Date: November, 2008
52.6x110.5x17mm, 158g, Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional AKU 1.2.0, 32bit Qualcomm MSM7201A, 528MHz CPU, 256MiB RAM, 512MiB ROM, 3" 480x800 color transflective TFT display, 3.5mm audio jack, GSM850/GSM900/GSM1800/GSM1900/UMTS850/UMTS1900/UMTS2100, CSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, microSD/microSDHC/TransFlash/SDIO, mini-USB port, Bluetooth, WLAN, GPS, A-GPS, FM radio, Slide-out QWERTY-type keyboard, 3.1MP camera, AF, flash, secondary camera, 1500mAh removable battery
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 / X1i / X1c (Venus)
Release Date: October, 2008
52.6x110.5x17mm, 158g, Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional AKU 1.2.0, 32bit Qualcomm MSM7201A, 528MHz CPU, 256MiB RAM, 512MiB ROM, 3" 480x800 color transflective TFT display, 3.5mm audio jack, GSM850/GSM900/GSM1800/GSM1900/UMTS900/UMTS1900/UMTS2100, CSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, microSD/microSDHC/TransFlash/SDIO, mini-USB port, Bluetooth, WLAN, GPS, A-GPS, FM radio, Slide-out QWERTY-type keyboard, 3.1MP camera, AF, flash, secondary camera, 1500mAh removable battery
As you can see the specs and release dates are set in stone and WON'T change.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970why are you talking about other people like this?Why don`t you show some respect?perhaps the others had n`t show you much of it>>?
It`s a shame to see guys like you in this century->you still care about race!?
I`m not gonna report your Post cuz it`s a good(some how funny) example to show people who they are living with in the same planet!
and here comes the useful part>how long should we stay?Do you guys think that SE gonna make some changes in the specification?perhaps a better internal memory capacity!i don`t care about the camera!(MAY BE NO CAMERA LIKE MY W950i)>lower price?
Hey nokia is in trouble! LG,summy and SE has anounced their 8mpxl camera but nokia hsn't.but iwill go for SE
please SE ,add TVout put and increase storage capacity. this the best SE , and i will buy one soon
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970you don’t know what you are talking about, so please just keep quiet.
if you haven’t been to SA or live here, please don’t raise your non-valid opinion here. do it some place else.
brynn, 22 Aug 2008All you can do is ask s/e africa or find a local dealer,,its due out end of october so it shou... moreSorry they wont be in a few months, unlike Nokia's N-Series their price would be always in the 300-600 even if a new phone comes out, and thats why i would choose to buy a Nokia over a SE.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970All you can do is ask s/e africa or find a local dealer,,its due out end of october so it should be available worldwide before xmas but still its subject to delay etc..
Also by time it gets shipped and left a month to see if any major bugs then price to drop it will be next year before a lot stump up for it sim free or take out a new contract,, most sales will be mobile addicts(me)contracts up for renewal,,(me again)s/e addicts,,windows mobile addicts,,etc
The xperia is in high demand from website forums to all uk mags meaning the price will stay high like n95 did and n958gb and they are still holding their price...
SIN, 21 Aug 2008
i'll make a decision :)i am happy at the 3mp limit and xperia brings all of its best bits together i.e. battery,,walkman and cybershot etc and is the best for my needs at moment..thats not to say for example people who will need no multimadia and the blackberry is a godsend for them...The trouble is even at this point other models are coming out all the time but as yet none are excelling above the xperia in some of my things i use and thats video record ,music, battery life and flexible o/s..
I have never had a seperate mp3 player or digital camcorder or voice recorder or i-pod its all ever come from my mobile friend.All my digital media has been done on a mobile using better apps to enhance the mobile via an o/s..so in a way these are great tools but i thgink a lot just want the biggest mega pixels and wi-fi,, personnelly i use gprs or 3g as connection as its £5 an hour in wi-fi hotspot plus it takes all your battery and for an extra £5 on tarriff get 5oomb to use..
I think if your paying out a lot of money for these devices you may as well use its features but some may just like the design and buy xperia just to talk and txt which is fine but it does seems a waste..
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970
Overall i say INNOV8, but its symbian
I'd say Xperia ... WM is more versatile than symbian
Crab, 21 Aug 2008I will wait 1.5 months from now to see if X1 is released, or else I will be buying HTC Touch P... more
agree with u
and one more thing that makes me buy HTC Touch Pro is that TVout ... i like alot that feature ... anyway its that big a deal not having one :)
I will wait 1.5 months from now to see if X1 is released, or else I will be buying HTC Touch Pro. Only the screen size differs in touch pro i guess. I ve waitited enough for X1.
If X1 to be viable, SE at least should fix a 5 MP camera. which is more or less the standard these days.
Crab ( Sri Lanka )
Xperia Vs Touch pro
24 rims, 21 Aug 2008wait till the x2 comes out, it has a 13 megapixel cameraHa! 13mp cam - classic!
Why wait for the X2 when you can buy the X1, use it, & then buy the X2 if u think it is worth it.