Why is SE taking so long to release this phone? I think the technology in this PDA will be outdated by the time they release it. Already, other manufacturers are releasing better phones.
Can X1 support 16GB MicroSD? How i really wish that X1 can be like Omnia which can carry an internal mem of 16GB + 8GB external mem support it would be damn cool
Symbian 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!
..Hello mates..About the displayīs issue.. all of us need to Know that the highest effective windows mobile display resolution is just that..: 65k... one of the mayor lack`s in such O.S....But considering the rest of the impressives features on board this precius monster ..its not big deal!!...Isn`t it??
Anonymous, 29 Jun 2008Ok, the N95/N96/N82 is not comparable to X1. They're in different segments and comparing them ... morei agree on the screen issue but there is no way this phone out-features the n96.
in fact it doesnt out-feature the 2 year old n95
guys this really nice phone wow wow i think this is the best htc phone this phone has everything i love it you should buy one if you can afforded and picture 3.15 megapixel wow picture look clean and fresh
Ok, the N95/N96/N82 is not comparable to X1. They're in different segments and comparing them would only embarass Nokia. Also, regarding size, the X1 is a bit wider and a bit longer, but alot thinner. In total, the X1 has a volume of 97cm≥ while the N95 is 110cm≥ The N96 is a bit smaller but still larger than the X1 at 102cm≥.
In short, the X1 is smaller than the full-feature Nokias and still beating them on features.
The next one really annoys me. Windows Mobile 6 and Windows Embedded CE DOES NOT have a cap in color depth at 65k. That is simply not true, stop saying that.
Windows Mobile 6 (and WeCE) supports pixel depths of 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 24, and 32 bpp. (Source: msdn.microsoft.com)
16bits = 65k colors, 18bit = 262k colors, 24bit = 16,7m colors.
So, WM doesn't directly support 18 bit colordepth (262k). Are we bothered? No.
The reason most WM phones use 65k is that converting the framebuffer takes CPU cyles. Using GPUs takes more power and costs more with little benefit.
WM doesn't cap at 65k colors, the CPUs and cost-aspects do.
The Xperia seems is a no expense spared kind of project and I'm sure every level headed person will agree that sweet screen is one of the best ever produced.
I think this model will not be available for many months - probably for Christmas.
Currently, as it is reported it has some software bugs. It will be manufactured by HTC - not exactly famous for its quality control.
MY opinion is that for 2009 this model is outdated. (even if it would not have any bugs or manufacturing problems)
The features are not too special. The unit big and thick. It will be also very expensive.
SE releases the phones very slow and at very high price. By the time the firmware updates fix some of the problems and the price comes down to a reasonable level the model is very outdated!!!!!
By that time Iphone 3, Samsung Omnia 2 will be available for 30-40% less.
I think this model is dead before its birth!
kenneth, 29 Jun 2008dude i just kinda piss off with this model , when i tried to look thru some of the demo video ... moreI'm sick of people like you, DO YOU THINK SE WILL SHIP THIS DEVICE LAGGY?!?!?! those are early beta stages! This is what the panels look like with 128 MB ram and a stable ROM, remember! it will be alot better than this too: http://www.bengalboy.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=1107&viewmode=flat&order=ASC&start=100
dude i just kinda piss off with this model , when i tried to look thru some of the demo video on utube, imagine most of the video they showing and demonstrating mostly showed the problem of slowness and hang problem while half way of the demo. i like this phone but i really cant imagine the for sale unit is like what i've seen in the video
All sounded great on paper. However, I have not seen any WM screen being useful under direct sun shine. Is this any different?
The display issue has kept me from trying out a WM phone. I will stay with Symbian (am using an E61i) until the WM camp takes this issue seriously. A phone is a phone first, especially with the 3-3.5G video services coming up, I would want to view a mobile TV picture or make a video conference call wherever I am, instead of having to duck into the closest closet for the viewing!
Wake up, WM camp manufacturers! Wake up, WM phone buyers!
I can't comprehend how people can think a 16million colour QVGA screen is better than a 65k WVGA display.The Xperia X1 screen is awesome
Oh Please give me a Break Nokia fans..
N-Series Hype is going now..same devices are repeating all the time
this Xperia X1 is just UNIQUE!
its a K800i, iPhone, Laptop
all in one Device!!!!!!!
it has everything in this one big but slim device
nothing more you could ask for.....
alex, 28 Jun 2008by the time this phone is released in the market, it will be way behind other manufacturers. w... moreOther manufacturers as yet do not match the spec of the xperia and nowhere near its operating times...
The panels can be removed and you could add touch flo if you wish but i think orange/voda etc will put their homescreen on it somewhere along the line and as long as that can be removed i am satisfied..