Anonymous, 27 Jun 2008Dude, didnt u see that this phone is using a 528mhz dual core processor and 256mb RAM with ded... moreif this fone has been abandond according to gsm gossip i read, why is this page still here>>>?
Anonymous, 27 Jun 2008Dude, didnt u see that this phone is using a 528mhz dual core processor and 256mb RAM with ded... moreYou got it wrong with dual core :)
But for the pride, manufacturing is not mor than 300 EUR i believe, as in 2 years price will fall this low, and beleive me, they are not making looses.
The reason for big price is the fact, that they spend Milions for tousand of people working for a long time on this, and very costly factories, they must buidl entire new machine, that makes this hardware and asabmles it. Emagina a pay for 1000 people for a couple of years...
Sorry, guess it wasnt as official as I remmembored it but it at least lessens one's fears substantially no?
||\\CAUTION//|| The below response is long and boring but someone bought it up so I thought I'd put it to rest, Sorry :)
@Anonymous (who suggested iPhone is a better deal)
Let me just start this off by saying Im not an apple or iPhone hater. I believe the iPhone is a good product with many good attributes. It has one of the best screens I've seen on a mobile device of any kind and the GUI is very user friendly. That being said, lets get to the meat shall we?
Yes, the iPhone is only $199 but that is with contract. If AT&T picks up the X1 as the rumors suggest(and i personally hope cause i dont want to drop $800 on a phone) it will most likely go for $400*(Will explain reasoning at the bottom cause it's boring). For $200 I would definately go for the X1 instead of the iPhone. Why? because it has 4x the screen resolution and wider screen means easier to view web pages, a keyboard, faster 3G(iPhone is limited to 1.8Mps), and it's windows mobile. While the iPhone's OS is quicker and clearner than windows it cannot hold a candle to the amount of apps I can install on a WinMo phone. Those reasons alone are enough, but there's also the 3.2 AutoFocus cam w/ flash, video rec, AD2P Stereo Bluetooth, FlashLite Support main YouTube library(not the re-encoded mini verison the iphone has access to) and the like, mms, and most importantly copy/paste! :P Did I miss anything?
To be fair to the iPhone, it was never meant to compete with phones like the X1. The iPhone is a feature-phone(Mobile-Review.com did a great peice explaining why this is in greater detail), the X1 is a smartphone. They are ment to do different things...The iPhone was ment for people who want to casually browse the web, and enjoy music/videos on the go. The X1 is for people who want to squeeze everything possible out of their phone. People who want the most options, the most compatibility, and the most flexability.
Hence my conclusion, the iPhone cannot be compared with the X1 as it will lose every time. If Apple didnt even bother to add copy/paste to the 3G they are clearly not aiming the device at business oriented or tech savvy people(no offense). This is not to say that only idiots like the iphone; just wanted to enforce the fact that the iPhone wasnt ment to do battle with the X1 so please dont compare the two.
*I believe it will cost $400 because looking at the past SE phone AT&T picked up(w580) it retailed unlocked from SonyStyle.com for $400 (might have been $350 but im pretty sure it was 400, please correct if wrong). AT&T on the otherhand, launched it phone with a $199 price tag with contract. That's a 50% reduction is price. With similar phones like the HTC Touch Pro launching at $750-800 SE cannot go beyond $900 if they want to stay compedative.
Also based on AT&T and T-Mobile's offerings of Smartphones with keyboards (Tilt, BB8820, Wing) they all go for under $300 (except tmobile's 8820 which is +50). With this pricing scheme and SE's tendency to charge a premium for their products, they will most likely charge $800-850 for a retail unlocked version. So the contract price shouold be at $400 as it is close but still higher than similar offerings and is similar to AT&T's discounts in the past.
Holly, 27 Jun 2008There is no reason for the xperia to be expensive...Its got 3mp cam unit from k800i,,walkman,g... moreDude, didnt u see that this phone is using a 528mhz dual core processor and 256mb RAM with dedicated graphic chip. Also, its complete metal casing. Do u think that all this tech comes so cheap?
anil mourya, 27 Jun 2008it should be 256k colur screen becuse it clearty too much against 65k
I just dont get it. Why dont you people get it that Windows mobile supports only 65k colours. Just ask any one who has actually seen the X1 in action and he will explain u how it the best screen there is today in the mobile world
Better read the boy genius review or the Bengalboy review
well people paid a lot of money for an iphone! to me this is a more well designed product with more features than an iphone.
Gosh, why are SE fans brag so much about this phone when it does not even exist in the market. Such blind SE fans.
it should be 256k colur screen becuse it clearty too much against 65k
Anonymous, 27 Jun 2008why would anyone want this phone for $899.99 USD when u can get the iphone 3g for $199. Well this phone has a much sharper screen, runs windows mobile, sliding qwerty keyboard, a video recorder, much better camera than the iPhone, and more features overall.
There is no reason for the xperia to be expensive...Its got 3mp cam unit from k800i,,walkman,gps chip and hsdpa so they have all been designed allready,,batt+charger its all been done...The screen is new ,,thats it,,if s/e think they can charge the earth for it their wrong its nowt mega special,, !!!
Anonymous, 27 Jun 2008why would anyone want this phone for $899.99 USD when u can get the iphone 3g for $199. Ummm maybe because you aren't gonna have to sign a contract to get it like you would the 3g iPhone. Don't get me wrong, I like Apple products, but acting like the 3G iPhone is the second coming of Jesus is just plain retarded, improvements over the 2g iPhone are marginal at best.
why would anyone want this phone for $899.99 USD when u can get the iphone 3g for $199.
Mustafa AL-Obaidi, 26 Jun 2008Why they didn't make the software both in Arabic and Engish ?Im pretty sure it will have arabic support as it is a windows mobile device and they have arabic support the last i checked. although you might have to download it.
As for the screen only being 64k, that is because windows mobile cannot process anything above that many colors, this is why no windows mobile device has ever had more than 64k. As for noticing a difference, i doubt you'll be able to tell the difference between 64k and 16mil colors unless you hold them side by side and strain your eyes...besides the maximum colors your eyes can sense is 256k...16mil is useless. Also the extra resolution(WVGA as opposed to the standard QGVA) will be much more noticable and make images much sharper and actually be noticable on a 3" screen.
In regards to the release date, the Feb 2009 release date leak was already denied by Sony Ericsson. They confirmed that it will ship before the year is over. I can provide a link if you guys want it. The Sept date however has not been confirmed nor denied by Sony Ericsson so far...