Just out of interest, why not go for a Windows Mobile device? Symbian is useless as a 'portable computer' when compared to WM5/6. There is a whole world of joy to be had with WM if you want good internet and office type apps, honestly it's miles and miles ahead, and the gap is getting bigger. For every crappy proprietary Nokia app there is like 50 apps for for WM that are 10 times better.
I have a an MDA Vario III and a N95. I enjoy both but if i had to choose one there would be no contest :)
I am very disappointed with symbian though after a couple of years of WM5/6. It's like taking a huge step backwards, but when I require a smaller non business phone of just calls and text and a few photos ,video's to take to the pub and not have to worry about clients not calling me, my N95 is perfect for that
I'm just a bit down on Symbian, the terrible state of affairs regarding decent software has got to me today, i'm spoilt for choice with my MDA. I am pretty well cattered for for both devices, but it bugs me when Nokia market the N95 as a "multimedia computer" not a phone. Yes, great video recording but the MP3 player is a joke.
Anonymous, 31 May 2008google android is not coming on this phone, but there are many sony ericsson phones lined up w... moreHTC Diamond is very similar to this one, of course people will compare them.
Personally I'm tossing up between the Diamond and this one, but i'll probably pick the cheaper one they are basically the same.
Anonymous, 31 May 2008Well, the iphone 3G and the Nokia Tube will surely have the upper hand for they pretty much kn... morequote 'Then I decided to get the Diamond instead of the X1. Simple logic as that' erm Diamond has less features than X1 and is aimed at a slightly different market hence the absence of a hardware QWERTY keyboard
yeah they need to hurry it up a bit.
even if its a bit buggy, release it now and just give it a firmware update in a month or so
google android is not coming on this phone, but there are many sony ericsson phones lined up with android, just wait and watch
don't compare HTC diamond with this one, and HTC has nothing to do with Xperia
XPERIA is a brand from Sony ericsson, 100% made by Sony Ericsson of which this is first product called X1 (Brand XPERIA)
only Sony ericsson has guts to bring a phone with
GSM+EDGE (quad band) + UMTS+HSDPA+HSUPA (Quad band)
you guys don't know more complex the hardware, that much amount of time and work it needs to make a right and awesome phone like this
Anonymous, 31 May 2008Nokiaís Tube 'xperia x1,iPhone killerí. Iíll eat my hat if itís anywhere NEAR a killer.I've be... moreListen to yourself. You're comparing the N95 to a device that no one is even sure when it's really going to be available in the market, lol. You mentioned that the N96 has silly flaws, but you should know that one of the main reasons why the X1 is taking so long to get released is because they are having a hard time fixing its bugs. You are biased. As for me, I am not a fan of any phones, if any of those manufacturers come up with a cool phone, I'd be interested. I'm not closeminded like most Nokia and SE fanboys are. I will not limit myself to just one manufacturer like you probably do.
indra, 30 May 2008Yes that's right but the question is will Nokia tube or 3G iphone has better quality than ... moreWell, the iphone 3G and the Nokia Tube will surely have the upper hand for they pretty much know the specs of X1. So they would more than likely build a phone that has better specs than the X1. It's not about cancelling or changing your mind, or waiting for better phones to come out. It's about launching a phone so early and releasing it so late, that gives other competitors a chance to launch & release right away phones of similar or even better specs. And that is exactly what HTC did. I had my eyes set on the X1 for quite a while now, but it never came out, then all of a sudden other cool phones came out, so of course I would naturally start comparing. Then I decided to get the Diamond instead of the X1. Simple logic as that.
i wonder if its possible to get google android on this... that would be awesome!
lol that's true.You need to hack a s60 os9 just to install ahem 'free' apps pmpl Symbian made a big deal about security and look what happens!Then you go to a s60 forum and the users think it's amazing how they've hacked there phone.WinMo has been hacked years ago but it's not so you can install apps,it's so you can customize almost anything you wish.I like the nokia's hardware but with that awful s60 symbian os it's not an option for me.Xperia leads the way...
Nokiaís Tube 'xperia x1,iPhone killerí. Iíll eat my hat if itís anywhere NEAR a killer.I've been reading about Nokia's Tube.
I've been wanting them to do innovate for a while. I don't mean hair-brained innovation. I mean smart thinking; modifications that I don't know that I need. Proof that the handset developer teams aren't sat on their arses drinking a little too much Nokia kool-aid.
I'm always unbiased.Some Nokia products are excellent.The E90 is oversized but works well. It's reliable, good battery, good facilities and so on.Likewise, the Nokia N95 is a good handset but with stupid stupid flaws
The Xperia x1 is innovative. you can get music on to it with one click, share stuff easily, you can add applications piece-of-piss-style, brilliant.
You can actually do the same with your Nokia Symbian... live-stream , book a flight , use maps, stream video -- man there are TONS of things you can do with add-on applications.The problem with Nokia Symbians is the applications are of a really low standard ,everything feels like a chore,from installation to actually using the under developed program..Give me a powerful WM device every single time.
i read that it was going to be released around September... so its safe to assume like late 3rd quarter or early 4th quarter of this year.... i read it here @
and about the price.. pre-order is like $999 (usd).... but then again i heard that the price will be around $400-$500 which im hoping that it is
also about the specs I THINK they might change so if u want to keep up with the latest specs STRAIGHT FROM SE themselves u can look at the SE x1 white papers @
(just select x1 and enter in the code and the pdf will download)
and for those that are complaining about the 65k screen... nothing is wrong with that as hard as it already is, its highly complicated to tell the difference between 65k or 256k or 16m.. also considering the screen is WVGA (800x480) (which is the largest screen on a mobile phone and also makes up for the 65k screen) a 65k screen is ideal for a longer battery life
hope this answers some questions that are going around
With the updated specs this phone is very appealing to me... going to be a great phone.
Sone, 30 May 2008To Undertaker/Charlie
on tha site http://www.bengalboy.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topi... more re:; bengal boy vid
Excellent piece of info but forgot about x1 for a bit as was looking at lass in green bikini for a good while..How did he get hold of it??? ANyhow it brought back memorys of the p800/900,,i liked the p800 but most said it looked like a fisher price toy but back then it was a powerhouse,,i later bought p900 which was great but sold it for the biggest mistake ever,,the p990i !!
With the xperia being all metal i hope its not going into a price braket no one can afford..I would reccomend a look at bengals blog but be patient with videos to play as it took a while to buffer on my supposed british up to 8meg download speed!!
woooooooooooow this link is provided buy some guy this Xperia roooooooooooocks i never thought that this phone is soooo great the greatest ever the most elegant yet so advanced mobile device with every thing i'ved dreamed about the design the ergonomics the quality like it've been built by Rolex or pattick phillip imvery impressed SE Excellent job
Guys are you crazy?
How can you compare this phone with nokia sh*t,
which doesn`t even have windows.
256MB RAM, think about it.
on tha site http://www.bengalboy.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=1107&forum=8&post_id=6593
You can view a few pictures and a 1 min video of about tha internet.
I dont know if its enough to make you happy:)
But it is also a windows mobile so you can put also programms that looks like Safari.
Does Sony Xperia features full internet capability such as iPhone using safari?
Anonymous, 30 May 2008LOL, how can you say that when this phone has not even been released. This phone was popular ... moreYes that's right but the question is
will Nokia tube or 3G iphone has better quality than X1 ? price ? X1 is enough for me...and if i always cancel to buy a phone n wait others phone again so when do i get a phone? time by time will be a new phone with different quality.
Does Sony Xperia features full internet capability such as iPhone using safari?
chen, 30 May 2008ohhh yea!!!! sony ericsson rules this phone totally kick ass nokias suck!!!!LOL, how can you say that when this phone has not even been released. This phone was popular a couple of months ago. Unfortunately, several phones who were launched later, are being released even earlier than this phone. Like the HTC Diamond, that has created major buzz, making the X1 a thing of the past when it's not even released yet, lol. The X1 is already losing it, and it hasn't even sold a single unit, lol. What's hot right now are the Diamond, and the soon to come out iphone 3G and Nokia Tube. By then, I don't think anyone would be interested on the X1. Except of course the SE fanboys =)