Most people will just have to keep waiting then. Phones with QWERTY rarely have them. The E90 has a 5MP cam (no Xenon) and that phone cost about $1200 first time. No HTC phone has one. Usually, a business/internet-centric phone wont even add a cam over 2MP and no video recording at all. Think BlackBerry. I wouldnt be surprised if the X1 shows a better display than a lo res/16.7M/4 inch E90.
My K800 will take better picture than this one and my K800 has TFT, 256K colors, come on SE i was waiting for a complete upgrade!
Guys please understand the type of 'user' this product is destined for.Nokia stick a 5mp camera in Devices in the knowledge that average joes will be suckered in.SE know people with some degree of understanding want an OS and device that delivers across the board.The total package ROCKS.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1:
I would have bought this phone if the xenon flash was included and 5MP, i will not waste 850USD for a phone with only 65K of colors and normal to cheap quality camera(video recording)!
Hope the next version of Xperia X1 will have all-in-one for a reasonable price!
Nice points, Tawd. I have a 5MP cameraphone and even I never put it above 3MP setting. I bought the phone for the quality of the actual photos, not the MP count. If cameraphones are only used randomly just for kicks at bars, for MySpace, or to print 5x7 pix, 3MP is sufficient enough. If u plan to go to the Grand Canyon, a $800+ SLR cam w/ optical zoom is what's needed. Not just a point n shoot cam for closer shots.
OH MY GOD!!! "The Phone" is coming soon!!! I can't wait. This "monster" will eat all others little phones including "The Toy" iPhone. Now in Apple all people is running like a chickens to make a new model of iPhone because the current will drop in the abyss...
Just get a big, bulky Nokia E90 running on a sluggish 330mHZ processor if the 3.2MP camera and 65K colors is an issue. The reality is no manufacturer is going to give you everything. You need 2 or 3 phones with contrasting strengths and focus to maximize this. Even my N82 cant give me all of what i want. Many companies have different products for many types of consumers. Why put all the best eggs in one basket if that person rarely comes back? The more you keep asking for more, the likelihood the price goes up. Look at the prices from HTC phones already.
Tawd, you have made some interesting points but let's face it, the industry standard for mobile phones sporting cameras is 5MP. Most phones have improved in photography when they went from 3 to 5MP. The latter not only produces bigger prints but clearer, sharper images because there are more pixels. All things being equal one cannot compare in terms of sharpness a VGA cam to a 5MP.
Looking at the screen, it is obvious that it should be wider. It ought to be at least 3.5" to be able to fully utilize the WVGA res.
It is nice to see that at least SE are having a go at making a QWERTY device multimedia friendly.
Finally, a phone that will put iphone and the other phones to shame! Well done SE, i can't wait to have this phone! great features, great screen, perfect size and just cool everything.
This phone is simply amazing!
The screen is great! The resolution is VGA which is even more important than the 65K colors. You realize that if it was VGA and 16 million colors, the price would be much more higher.
The design is simply stunning. I was at Mobile World Congress, and I got to try the phone and hold it in my hands. The stainless steel design is simply amazing. Most phones nowadays use different types of plastics. This is excellent SE!
The touchscreen itself is glass, giving it a very sturdy feeling!
And guess what? It has a 3.5 MM headphone jack at last! the first SE phone with one!
As someone mentioned before, Windows Mobile is a very good interface. It suppors 3rd part applications and you can tweak it as much as you want. There are a lot of programs available too!
This phone is truly excellent. Rating: 10 10 10!
Anyone complaining about the screen is clearly stupid as is the people moaning about the OS.Their is literally THOUSANDS of games and applications for WM Professional.You want flexabilty?With WM you can basically tweak the OS to do pretty much anything you want.Take a look at http://www.xda-developers.com and see what the guys the do with WM.
To Sony Ericsson developers:
- Buttons are not so nice, please make them smarter.
- Please make the browsing experience similar to the I-Phone.
- Please try to include Psion like CTRL+ key shortcuts, for good pim functionality.
- Please make the Home screen look, cooler. It must be Apple killing (too much orange now) I know this is minor, but we want a real ipod killer!! :)
Totally agree with "tawd" on his opinion,
these days 3.6 meg is all you need, the screen is big enough, why would you need bigger!! you dont want to be answering a bus when it rings! congrats sony! I hope it'll work with some windows app's, e.g. windows media player like the n95 easy sync! why the change to micro sd ?? hope the battery will hold up, i think they should up the internal memory though, but otherwise nice phone!
to sigh.it's true becouse nokia goes to romania,the prise of workers is 3times low from old eu members.
It is so sad, that SE will use Windows Mobile :(
It would be much better it SE would use Linux OS, witch is much better, much flexible and has lot of third party software.
I hope that in near feature SE will fix their mistake ant will put some thing like Android to their new phone.
Only 65k colors ... What a shame ...
This is the best SE can do?!?
NOKIA is THE BEST !(I am a proud owener of a NOKIA E 61i)
Upgrade the camera and the display? Are you serious?
First of all, anything above a 3.2 Megapixel camera is basically pointless on a phone. If you want bigger pictures, then go with a digital camera as I truly doubt anyone serious about photography is going to rely on their phone to create a portfolio.
Second, how exactly do you think the screen should be upgraded? It's 3" at a 800x480 resolution. This is currently the highest resolution in the mobile community.
I personally think SE hit all the nails on the head with this device. I never expected to see a product like this from SE, so it's definitely a pleasant surprize.
Good job SE! This phone seems worth waiting for, and i'm excited to get more info on it.