In my considered opinion both HTC and SE are suspect companies. Questions have to be asked. Is SE incapable of making its own Xperia? Why did they have to enlist HTC? Note HTC have infuriated many customers by refusing to implement video drivers for 3D acceleration in the HTC TyTN II although there have been overwhelming petitions. Why are people so sure that video drivers will be implemented in the SE device? Surely HTC will not build a device that will be better than their own? Remember that the Qualcomm MSM7200 processor has not been tested running a VGA screen with active video drivers therefore conclusions that this device will be great are premature!
Applications made for symbian are like JAVA when you compare how advanced the 3rd party apps are for Win Mo.Developers produce DESKTOP class applications to run on WM6 Professional
No No No!Yes HTC have manufactuured some impressive devices.They were 1st with many high end technical features(Wi-Fi,HSDPA,GPS)but please remember some of the their PDA's are running WM with 64MB RAM ,128MB ROM coupled with inept Processors.128MB RAM ,256 ROM and a fully supported chipset is needed to run WM.SE X1 will have this.Believe me once you try WM on a capable device you will see Symbian for exactly what it is.
What's wrong with HTC? They are a nice Taiwanese manufacturer that have made good PDA phones with touchscreen for years now. It's Microsoft own OS crashing that can make HTC look bad. The only thing i would luv SE added is their good batt life, and Sony's solid audio, games, and Cybershot experience. It's a solid partnership.
I'm a proud owner of an N82. Its a keeper, but even i know of its shortcoming. N82 has digital zoom and not optical which gets fuzzy for landscape shots. Almost all point and shoot simply have limitations which cant take great pix from further away even w/ Xenon. Get those big SLR cam that the paparazzi use. Yet, I dont use the N82's cam/video recording as much as I could. I use it more for internet, music, emTube, and games if im not calling or txting... Cam becomes my 6th most used feature. Unless photography is your #1, weaker cam shouldnt be a dealbreaker with X1. Even real point n shoot cams from Canon have their weakness vs $1000 SLR. A real Xenon module will add thickness. They are usually 17mm thick. Just be happy it has dual LED that can be used as flashlight. Xenon cant be used like that.
I am a fan of the Sony products. This is a great phone or pda. Call it as you wish. The only thing I don't like at this phone is that SonyEricsson didn't produce it. This phone is made by HTC. Why???Why SonyEricsson didn't produce by their selfs....???
I have been waiting for a phone to rival my p990i and not many phones can. and i do like to stick to sony eric, it will be good to have this phone.
It's about time SE developed the Xperia brand geared toward the internet experience, not just music (Wseries) and camera (Kseries). Pseries is still around, but Xperia raises the stakes. I remember when K850 lacked Wifi and the triband W960 only had wifi 'b' and not 'g'. If u dont mind the weaker 'flash', Xperia X1 is as perfect as it gets for business and PDA users while still striking a balance with the mainstream consumer. Just keep your K800, K850, or N82 as backups just for Xenon. Leave the laptop at home. X1 is perfect for work and making those iPhone posers jealous.
Really, the only weakness i see in X1 is no Xenon. And that's being nitpicky since i have a Nokia phone to cover for that. I'm buying X1 more for faster web browsing, not for taking pix in mind. Has 1500mAH batt as well. If only Nokia had common sense and not put 950mAH on power hungry phones. I just hope X1 gets a American carrier this year. Cant afford it unlocked.
MP count is overrated. What matters is good sensors and flash. A 3MP K790 beats a 5MP LG Viewty in day and night shots. Even if a 8MP camphone comes out, i wouldnt upgrade unless it has optical zoom and auto lens cover. 3.2MP to 5MP is not a huge disparity at all. If u only use the cam to post pix on MySpace or have a PC wallpaper, putting it on the VGA or 2MP setting is all u need. Saves memory space. 5MP is far more sufficient for a point and shoot unless u like to print big photos of yourself.
Actually the Qualcomm chipset is the best in the buisness(check the white paper)The Kaiser dosen't have the 3D3 drivers and that's where the problem lies.This SE model will definately have full driver support.
My mistake on E90. Just shows u that no phone with real QWERTY has anything over 3.2MP. The only people who can indicate if 65K is as good 256k are HTC users, but even it might not be relevant if the resolution is increased. Just looking at the vids tells me that screen display is going to be even better than iPhone. Knowing Sony, they wont make that display look inferior than anyone else.
Has anyone any idea what processor/chipset has been used for this, i hope its not the crappy qualcomm they used in the Kaiser, that just wouldnt do this handset justice
People have been brainwashed with Nokia\'s gimmicks.I\'m sure any photographer will confirm 5mp camera\'s do not automatically produce better photo\'s than 3mp cams.The human eye can hardly distinguish 65k or 16million colours on sub 3inch Screen but can sure as hell seperate a pathetic QVGA screen such as the one implented on the ghastly N96 to the brilliant WVGA on the X1.If you want a phone that delivers choose a X1.If you like gimmicks,small operating systems,games then choose Nokia.
awesome motion sensor