i just bought an x1 off ebay for $650 au dollars. is this phones gps free? also what are some tips to make this phone run faster and make it easier to use?
SE, 29 Dec 2009Dear ryk,
Thanks for the clarification. However, since the a-GPS is installed, the mobile w... moreHi SE,
Good to see your reply. After looking at it I think I wasn't clarifying enough in my previous post.
You said "...since the a-GPS is installed, the mobile will use it..." & "... it's not free if You want to use a decent GPS. On the other hand, the nokia has a free GPS that is much faster."
I think you are confusing GPS with GPS maps. These are two different things. You know what I think you can get a better answer here : http://asia.cnet.com/digitalliving/ask/0,3800004928,62052308,00.htm
dear x1 user
i want Backup and Reset some setting.
but i can't.
any one know????
help me ,please!!!!
ryk, 29 Dec 2009SE you're wrong on this... (like most of your posts)
GPS chip in your mob... moreDear ryk,
Thanks for the clarification. However, since the a-GPS is installed, the mobile will use it. Using the GPS alone will be really slow.
In this case, since most average users of the X1 will use their GPS, they will use the A-GPS. So I don't see anything wrong with my comment.
Yes it's not free if You want to use a decent GPS. On the other hand, the nokia has a free GPS that is much faster.
MAQ, 27 Dec 2009The Sony Ericsson Service centre at Bangladesh took 3 months and yet could not solve the probl... moreif you buy in bangladesh, you must buy nokia. they have the best support and warranty in bangladesh
SE, 28 Dec 2009Yes it has a GPS but it's not free like what nokia offers. However, if you have a good data pl... moreSE you're wrong on this... (like most of your posts)
GPS chip in your mobile can also be called as GPS recievers i.e. they recieve signals from 24 satellite that orbit our planet.
To cut a long story short consider this, to interpret the signals the GPS reciever (on the whole i.e. hardware and software) need to know the location of each satellite. This data is called as " GPS ephemeris ". The reciever (in this case your phone) is capable of downloading "GPS ephemeris" directly from the satellite without any intervention from any network : GPRS, 2G, 3G, WiFi or even the network on which you make phone calls. So if you are stuck in a far removed place with no contact, your GPS reciever will be able to get your GPS position (provided you have battery life on your phone).
So what does A-GPS do? Well all it does is that this software downloads "GPS ephemeris" over the internet which is faster than downloading from the satellite directly. You can use 3G, WiFi, GPRS etc to get the data but the real work of tracking your movements is done by the GPS reciever in your phone.
So with the help of a software named A-GPS you have faster "lock" on the overhead satellite.
GPS is absolutely free..., A-GPS (Assisted GPS) since downloads data over internet you have to pay for the data charges which by the way is very small.
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Anonymous, 28 Dec 2009Does the xperia 1 really have a gps because on it packaging box it say it entails assisted GPS.Yes it has a GPS but it's not free like what nokia offers. However, if you have a good data plan or wifi you can use it most of the time.
The X1 is a very good device, if your ok with windows mobile I recommend it.
Does the xperia 1 really have a gps because on it packaging box it say it entails assisted GPS.
The Sony Ericsson Service centre at Bangladesh took 3 months and yet could not solve the problem of data connectivity with PC of my X1. I think this is a spoil of money by purchasing a set with warranty from Bangladesh. And not it was found to be correct that sony ericsson does not have sufficient support people at Bangladesh.
shaggy, 24 Dec 2009hey i want to buy this phone really soon so plz can u tell me whr exctly u notice these crac... moregreat phone with a stronge body it's gd 4 me u can do what ever uw ant with it add panels etc it's gd buy it
some 15 year old, 25 Dec 2009what do people mean by the x1 panels cracking?Once and for all dude check this out :
And to Dark @ 2009-12-25 00:36
I agree that now-a-days you don't get 1 handset that has everything. That is probably because our needs have increased we want WinMo, Android, Multi touch input, Capacitive screen, as more as possible megapixel camera etc etc...all in one device. Its very important that we first identify our needs and then choose the best device that fits it.
And yes instead of going for X2, I say check for other handset that are similarly priced, particularly Nokia N900.
hi there...i've been using X1i for almost a year now....certainly there is no problem with da firmware after u've updated it to r3aa..
for the hardware or chasis problems only occur in some batch of production....i've forgot where i've read it...but i think u can google it...or find it in the xda developers forum...
so check out the production batch 1st if u wanna buy a good condition x1i...
i can't send sms to anyone.
Deos anyone tell me how to solve this problem?
thank in advance.
fan of Xperia X1, 23 Dec 2009hi Ryk,
Thanks for your valuable answers to my question.
I think on one hand i can't buy ... moreHow about the HTC Diamond 2,why dont U go for it ?
or if U want a full Qwerty then go for the HTC Touch Pro 2 , am a big Fan of SE and i still have the P1i becuz they didnt release anything worthy after that Mobile so i went today to buy the Diamond2 but it wasnt available ,i dont know if should i wait for the X2 or just go for that.
Unfortunately, mobiles rnt getting that Much better,
Many Years ago U used to Find wat exactly U wish to have but Not in the Last Year |(
User in UK, 24 Dec 2009The X1 is a compotent phone with a beautiful screen, but within 1 year of ownership i have exp... morehey i want to buy this phone really soon
so plz can u tell me whr exctly u notice these cracks on the body.
The X1 is a compotent phone with a beautiful screen, but within 1 year of ownership i have experienced cracks in the chassis of the phone. Search on Google for this and you will see the extend of this problem. After a rather heavy worded letter to Sony Ericsson they have fixed it for free, but i know that this has not been the case for all those who have had this problem. Anyway, good phone but has major construction problems.
the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 features an interactive panel interface that lets you customize the smartphone to your wants and needs. The Windows Mobile device also has an attractive design and a full QWERTY keyboard.
Without U.S.-carrier backing, the Xperia X1 has an exorbitant price tag. The navigation controls are difficult to use, and the Web browsing experience wasn't the greatest.
Deos any1 give me some suggestions?
I 1 record sound( when make and receive call+ Record sound). pls help me !!!!