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    Sony Ericsson X10 (Rachael) Announced

    Sony Ericsson unveils Xperia X10 Android phone
    November 3rd 2009
    Posted by: Jonathan Morris


    Sony Ericsson has finally unveiled its first Android phone, the Xperia X10. Originally rumoured to be running Android 2.0, the device will actually ship with 1.6 - but a number of exclusive enhancements that form the basis of a future 'user experience' interface to be added to other models released in 2010.



    The Xperia X10 will be released in Q1 of 2010 and further information on availability and pricing will be released later. Operators are not expected to see near-final versions for another couple of weeks.

    Key statistics:

    * 2G Quad-Band / 3G Dual-Band + HSPA
    * Wi-Fi + Stereo Bluetooth V2.1
    * Integrated GPS
    * 4-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen
    * 854x480 pixel resolution
    * 116x62x12mm dimensions
    * 8-megapixel autofocus camera + LED flash
    * VGA video recording
    * Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (1GHz)
    * microSDHC memory expansion (8GB bundled)
    * microUSB charging socket
    * 3.5mm headphone jack
    * Android OS 1.6
    * Timescape & Mediascape UI enhancements
    * Face detection for image tagging
    * Available in black or white colours
    * 1500mAh BST-41 battery


    http://www.whatmobile.net/News/mobil...oid_phone.html

    more links:

    http://www.slashgear.com/sony-ericss...-demo-0262527/
    http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/2921...ils-xperia-x10
    http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/2921...son-xperia-x10
    http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/02/s...e-go-hands-on/
    http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2009/11...ed-to-symbian/
    http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2009/11...one-unleashed/
    http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-...c=rss&attr=all
    http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-...c=rss&attr=all





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    Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 first look
    November 3rd 2009, 0400 GMT
    Posted by: Jonathan Morris


    What Mobile was fortunate enough to be invited along to get a first look at the new Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Android phone, ahead of the official announcement. Read on to get the full facts and a taste of what else is to come in 2010.

    The launch of the Xperia X10 isn't, according to Sony Ericsson, simply the announcement that it’s releasing an Android device. Everyone has probably seen the spy shots and early specs, as well as concept videos showing off the new user experience. What Sony Ericsson didn't tell anyone was that this new experience reflects the future vision for the company – and the clever features shown on the flagship Xperia X10 will also appear on many more devices in 2010 and beyond.

    The company also confirmed that it will be releasing fewer devices next year, and concentrating primarily on mid to high-end models - rather like the early days of Sony Ericsson when it was formed with handsets that included the T68i and the Symbian/UIQ smartphone, the P800i.

    In fact, unless Sony Ericsson specifically receives a firm order from an operator to produce a batch of entry-level handsets, it seems unlikely they will even try to compete in that part of the market, preferring to allow other manufacturers to compete in a part of the market they have had little success in.

    But, on to the X10 itself. Having seen lots of rumours out there, we’ve separated the facts from the fiction...

    Rumoured: The X10 will have a 4.1-inch, OLED, capacitive touchscreen display.
    The truth: The X10 has a 4-inch, TFT, capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 854x480 pixels.

    Rumoured: 1GHz Snapdragon processor.
    The truth: Yes, it will ship with a Snapdragon processor. The speed of the device is impressive, and it is essential for offering support for processor intensive tasks like rendering the animated UI and allowing the use of the face detection feature. Unfortunately, on the development model we saw, all of the Sony Ericsson developed features were slow and very laggy. It looks to be in need of a lot more work - but does prove thet fancy pre-rendered conceptual videos will soon make it into reality.

    Rumoured: The X10 will be on sale in a matter of days or weeks.
    The truth: The phone is due for release in Q1 of 2010, and the sluggishness of many aspects of the phone means we’d expect it to be nearer the middle to end of Q1, although Sony Ericsson insisted it would not be a case of shipping it at 2359 on March 31st!

    Rumoured: The X10 will be running Android OS 2.0
    The truth: This phone will ship with Android 1.6 and besides the Sony Ericsson UI enhancements, it’s a pretty standard offering with no support for multitouch, no enhancements to the web browser or other 2.0 features such as Bluetooth file transfer. Sony Ericsson didn’t confirm if it would be offering an upgrade path to Android 2.0 (and beyond), but it seems likely in view of what was said later regarding updates to Sony Ericsson devices in general.

    Rumoured: 32GB of onboard storage.
    The truth: The phone will use memory cards, with an 8GB microSDHC card shipping with the device.

    Rumoured: The X10 will have a completely unique user interface.
    The truth: This is mostly correct, with two key additions for handling contacts and multimedia - with a view to ‘humanising’ the user experience. Timescape and Mediascape are each integrated with the standard Android OS, rather like HTC’s Sense, to give a customised and unique user experience that makes it quick and easy to manage media, your contacts and social media that’s all integrated.

    Rumoured: The phone will have integration with the Playstation 3 (like the Aino).
    The truth: Although it is feasible for such a feature to be made available via an application released in the future, the X10 has no native support for the service exclusively available on the current Aino (based on Sony Ericsson's A200 platform).

    Other facts about the Xperia X10:

    - It will use the same 1500mAh BST-41 battery as used on the Xperia X2 - actual battery life data was not confirmed
    - It has a 3.5mm headphone jack - but no integrated stand to sit the phone up for watching video (like the W995)
    - There’s no proprietary Sony Ericsson charging port; the X10 now uses the standardised microUSB connection hidden behind a cover - although on the prototype model this was removed. We’re not sure if it is designed to be removed, or was simply not present.

    Another new feature is face detection for images. This isn’t the usual face detection for autofocus purposes or exposure adjustment (it has this too), but actual detection of people in photographs. Once a person is tagged, the phone will look for matches in your other photos. When everything is tagged, you can call people by selecting their face, and view pictures associated with the contact in your phonebook.

    Other media, including Twitter tweets, Facebook status updates, texts, emails and so on will also be associated with each contact in your phonebook. At any time, you can communicate with a contact in a variety of different ways.

    Meanwhile, the phone retains the standard Android notification bar and will run all Android applications designed to work on the higher resolution display - all accessible from the usual menu pulled up from the base of the screen.

    On the back of the phone is the 8.1-megapixel autofocus camera already present on the C905, W995 and Aino/U10 - with an LED flash.

    Sony Ericsson is planning to roll out the new user experience ('UX Platform') to future devices, including future Symbian devices. However, despite the recent release of the flagship Satio, this will not receive a retrospective update and will not feature any of the new features shown. Nor will the X10 have any branding onboard for the Walkman or Cyber-shot names. Sony Ericsson do, however, acknowledge that it is no longer just about making hardware and the company aims to be more focused on software in the future - providing more updates and support in the form of firmware updates and new applications.

    The X10 will be available at launch in two colours; Luster White and Sensuous Black - pricing is yet to be confirmed.


    http://www.whatmobile.net/Reviews/fi...irst_look.html



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    thats pure awesomeness!

    ps.. why only android 1.6? and @ around at march?? i thought it will be available around christmas.. noo! *wipedrool*

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    Android 1.6??? I thought it was Android 2.0?

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    ^ I think this explains why.

    Quote Originally Posted by difenbaker View Post
    Rumoured: The X10 will be running Android OS 2.0
    The truth: This phone will ship with Android 1.6 and besides the Sony Ericsson UI enhancements, it’s a pretty standard offering with no support for multitouch, no enhancements to the web browser or other 2.0 features such as Bluetooth file transfer. Sony Ericsson didn’t confirm if it would be offering an upgrade path to Android 2.0 (and beyond), but it seems likely in view of what was said later regarding updates to Sony Ericsson devices in general.

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    few demos video @engadget..

    http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/02/s...e-go-hands-on/

    hmmmm..

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    yeah its finally here! and it is actually goning to have a north american version supporting:

    - GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
    - UMTS/HSPA 800/850/1900/2100

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    im loving it....apples next iphone has to be pretty damn good to tempt me away from this beauty

    btw...well done to SE. i think they've suprised alot of people...

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    it looks like a nice but big phone. too big to use comfortably with one hand.

    "PS. It looks like it has two shortcoming from everything I've seen!
    1- No Multi Touch (At least not in the Browser)!! Very Very Bad with it's Capacitive 4" Screen!!
    2- It's running Android 1.6, I thought 2.0 was the latest & greatest (ala Moto Droid/Milestone)! "

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    This is so worth waiting for!

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    Nice effort from SEMC.
    The best thing about this announcment is the show of comitment to the future, the brand and what they have to do to make some good stuff happening.
    Flipside of the coin, no Eclair (2.0) (moto have got an exclusive for now?) mediocre video rec (VGA), and no Amoled.
    Other than that, every rumor seems to be correct, 32 GB onboard, and it will ship with 8 GB mc, pretty impressive upgrade from the usual 8 GB cards SEMC devices usually comes with.
    It will be here February, if everything goes by the book, let's see what happens, and how they will price it.

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    very nice.

    android, 4 inch screen, 8mp, 3.5mm jack, no fastport, microSD's....SE seems to be listening.

    only downside is no cover and flash to camera

    the size of the phone is the price you have to pay for the size of the screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAncientMariner View Post
    very nice.

    android, 4 inch screen, 8mp, 3.5mm jack, no fastport, microSD's....SE seems to be listening.

    only downside is no cover and flash to camera

    the size of the phone is the price you have to pay for the size of the screen.
    Well, i think my Iphone is pretty big, this is pretty much the same size, only better/easier to hold imo, and the screen is 0.5" bigger.
    It does have a LED, as most devices, but surely a xenon would be better, but this is no a dedicated camera device, and that's why it doesn't have lens cover either, so i guess it's what to expect.

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    the camera DOES have a flash... read the press release. and look at pics. you can clearly see a flash!

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    only 1gb internal. plus 8gb micro sd in box!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rend2688 View Post
    the camera DOES have a flash... read the press release. and look at pics. you can clearly see a flash!

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    only 1gb internal. plus 8gb micro sd in box!
    Ops...


    To early for me i think.


    Here is a preview by GSMarena
    http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_ericsso...review-412.php

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    Very nice effort, I really like the phone, hopefully they'll be able to upgrade to android 2.0 as well otherwise it will not be a big success at all.
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    Excellent phone, however I'm not very fond of the design and I would LOVE it if it shipped with Android 2.0 right off the bat. But nonetheless, a GIANT step forward for Sony Ericsson

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    This is all inaccurate guessing about the storage I think...

    Take a look:

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/mobile...-Xperia-X10/p1

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUNGA View Post
    This is all inaccurate guessing about the storage I think...

    Take a look:

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/mobile...-Xperia-X10/p1
    Maybe it will ship with different memory inbuild, to different markets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUNGA View Post
    This is all inaccurate guessing about the storage I think...

    Take a look:

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/mobile...-Xperia-X10/p1
    ". Storage comes courtesy of 16GB in-built plus a microSD expansion slot and - sensibly - a 3.5mm headphone jack."

    it would be really odd if the eternal memory was 1 GB, i believe the 16 GB is correct.

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    That article is misleading in the '16GB inbuilt,..'

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    I can live with Android 1.6 as long as 2.0 update is comming.
    But it seems SE not proud to mention anything good about the videorecording

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    Official specs, looks like it's 1GB memory onboard, strange?
    The price, looks like it's about how the X1 was when it was released.

    Sony Ericsson XPERIA™ X10 introduces an open and integrated world of social media, communication and entertainment

    XPERIA™ X10 is the flagship phone in a family of phones coming to market during the first half of 2010. The XPERIA™ X10 will be available in Q1 2010
    New UX (user experience) platform lets consumers organise everything and discover more with the most open, human and intuitive user experience yet
    London – November 3 2009 – Sony Ericsson today unveils the XPERIA™ X10, the first phone in a family of phones to deliver a consistent user experience where communication truly becomes entertainment. Building on Sony Ericsson’s entertainment heritage and combining rich graphics with intelligence capabilities, the XPERIA™ X10 introduces a new UX platform that will evolve across the product portfolio and expand over time continuously introducing new features and capabilities.

    The UX platform builds on top of the Open OS and creates a unique Sony Ericsson user experience by combining best-in-class entertainment features with signature applications, unrivalled integration of social media services and a rich graphical user interface. The XPERIA™ X10 is the first mobile phone to truly humanise the way people interact with their phones.

    Bert Nordberg, President, Sony Ericsson said, “The XPERIA™ X10 and the family of phones launching in the first half of 2010 underpin our commitment to an open and multi-platform strategy that maximises choice for the consumer and delivers the best possible consumer experience. The reaction from our global operator partners to the XPERIA X10 has been extremely positive and we will be rolling out across the world including Japan from the first half of 2010.”

    Rikko Sakaguchi, EVP and Chief Creation Officer, Sony Ericsson said, “The XPERIA™ X10 is a fantastic example of our make.believe philosophy because we are pushing the boundaries of what is possible and demonstrating that anything consumers can imagine, we can make possible. With the X10, we are raising the bar we have set ourselves with entertainment-rich phones like Aino and Satio by making communication more fun and playful, multiplying and enriching opportunities to connect.”



    Introducing signature applications like Mediascape and Timescape™, the XPERIA™ X10 lets consumers organise everything in their phone in an intuitive way:

    Sony Ericsson Timescape™ manages all your communication with one person in one place. Browse through your conversations the bright way to check out your Facebook™, Twitter™, photos, emails, and texts all in one go
    Sony Ericsson Mediascape is the smart way to get all the music, photos and videos you want from your favourite friends and artists. It accesses content from everywhere – your phone, YouTube™, PlayNow™ – and presents everything for you
    Intelligence capabilities, integrated into Mediascape and Timescape™, can automatically recognise connections between contacts, content and media. By recommending alternative ways to communicate or guiding to new media experiences, consumers can discover more in a truly open way. For example:

    Pressing the new “infinite button” guides you through the connected world, aggregating all your interactions with one person into one view
    Intelligent face recognition features recognise up to five faces in any picture, automatically connecting them with your social phonebook and all other related communications with that person.
    Sony Ericsson’s open approach gives consumers maximum choice and with the XPERIA™ X10, users can download any application that they want direct from a wide variety of stores including PlayNow™ and the Android Market™, co-creating an experience that is entirely unique to them.

    Sony Ericsson is also introducing the new Wireless Stereo Headset with FM Radio - WM600. Featuring advanced Bluetooth™ technology and a built-in FM radio, WM600 lets you stream music to your headset in high fidelity through sound-enhancing ear-buds. With a crystal clear OLED display, easy access controls and RDS radio station information, you don’t even need to take your phone with you to tune in to your favourite radio station.

    The XPERIA™ X10 supports GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS HSPA 900/1700/2100 and UMTS HSPA 800/850/1900/2100

    The XPERIA™ X10 will be available in selected markets from Q1 in the colours Sensuous Black and Luster White.



    Log on to The Sony Ericsson Product Blog for more information: http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/products

    The Sony Ericsson XPERIA™ X10 at a glance

    Camera

    8.1 megapixel camera
    Up to 16x digital zoom
    Auto focus
    Intelligent face recognition features
    Geo tagging
    Image and video stabilizer
    Photo and video light
    Send to web (photo and video upload)
    Smile detection
    Touch focus
    Video recording
    Recent shot tray
    Music

    Album art
    Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
    Media player
    Music tones (MP3/AAC)
    PlayNow™
    TrackID™
    Web

    Bookmarks
    Google™ search (from standby)
    Web feeds
    WebKit web browser
    Communication

    Sony Ericsson Timescape™
    Speakerphone
    Vibrating alert
    Messaging

    Conversations
    Email
    Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®
    Picture messaging (MMS)
    Predictive text input
    Text messaging (SMS)
    Design

    Auto rotate
    Gesture control
    Picture wallpaper
    Touchscreen
    Entertainment

    3D games
    Media browser
    Infinite button
    Video streaming
    Video viewing
    YouTube™
    Organiser

    Alarm clock
    Calculator
    Calendar
    Flight mode
    Infinite button
    Office suite
    Phone book with dialer
    World clock
    Location-based services

    A-GPS
    Google Maps™
    Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation* (free trial version)
    *The service may not be available in every market. For more information, go to www.sonyericsson.wisepilot.com
    Connectivity

    3.5 mm audio jack
    Bluetooth™ technology
    Micro USB connector
    Synchronisation
    USB support
    Wi-Fi™
    Preloaded applications

    Sony Ericsson Timescape™
    Sony Ericsson Mediascape
    Sony Ericsson Home with clock widget
    Sony Ericsson Sync
    Android Market™ Client
    Gmail™
    Google Calendar™
    Google Maps™ with Street View
    Google Media Uploader
    Google phone-top search
    Google search widget
    Google Talk™
    Google Voice Search™
    Network Location Provider
    Set-up Wizard
    YouTube™
    Screen

    262,144 colour TFT touchscreen
    4.0 inches
    480 x 854 pixels (WVGA)
    Scratch-resistant
    Accessories
    In-Box:

    XPERIA™ X10
    Battery
    Stereo portable handsfree
    8 GB microSD™ card
    Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer
    User documentation
    Optional:

    Hi-Fi Wireless Headset with FM Radio MW600
    Car Charger AN300
    Screen Protector ET902
    Facts 1)2)

    Size: 119 x 63 x 13 mm
    Weight: 135 grams
    Phone memory: Up to 1 GB
    Memory card support: microSD™
    Memory card included: 8 GB
    Operating system: Google™ Android Donut, version 1.6
    Processor: 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ QSD8250
    Availability and versions

    Networks
    UMTS HSPA 900/1700/2100
    GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
    UMTS HSPA 800/1900/2100
    GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
    Available in selected markets in Q1 2010
    Colour

    Sensuous Black
    Luster White

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    No AMOLED screen, Android 1.6, no multitouch, then I might just as well go with the HTC Hero....

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    Just saw some videos... i guess the UIQ slow interface moved over to android! The guy said yeah in the future it will go smoother... yeah right SE...

    too bad that a big company as SE does it like this... i thought this wouldve save SE but i was wrong..

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    I'm really disappointed that this phone doesn't seem to have an Equaliser

    Very nice phone otherwise, gorgeous design, gorgeous UI, gorgeous screen and some really impressive speed on apps that have actually been finished (theres a video on Engadget showing instantaneous screen rotation on a WVGA Google maps Map, one of the few apps that have been optimised)

    I hope that they can upgrade the phone to Android 2.0 in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by einar View Post

    No AMOLED screen, Android 1.6, no multitouch, then I might just as well go with the HTC Hero....
    Great input Einar.

    Hero has all this out of the box.


    Just saw some videos... i guess the UIQ slow interface moved over to android! The guy said yeah in the future it will go smoother... yeah right SE...

    too bad that a big company as SE does it like this... i thought this wouldve save SE but i was wrong..
    I think you should wait and see the finished product before judging about it's UI speed

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    Quite disappointing that there is no 2.0 onboard & the news around doesn't seem like there will be an official upgrade to it either. The customised UI doesn't look all that at the moment either. Nice design & some good hardware but the software seems to leave something to desire.

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    In their press release material they clearly refer to an OLED screen, and then in the specs list in the same release they say TFT. Weird...

    Mixed bag this announcement. Some positives in terms of confirming the rumoured specs, some negatives too.

    Negatives: No inbuilt memory is a real pain for me until 32GB microSDHC cards arrive (although I guess I was prepared for this, other than OLED it was the most suspect of the rumored specs), no OLED is disappointing but I can live with this, no 2.0 and no upgrade is disappointing. UI lag is a big concern, it shows lots of promise, but whether they can realise it remains to be seen - the X1's panels concept seemed great too but was awful in practice.

    Positives: Standard connectors/slots - MicroSD, MicroUSB, 3.5mm audio jack, although lacking OLED it confirms capacitive touch and great resolution, Snapdragon, camera sounds good (particularly the face recognition elements), good physical dimensions despite screen size confirmed, customised UI sounds full of promise.

    So close to a total knockout handset, falling just short. Would be nigh on perfect for a keypad-less handset if it had OLED, Android 2.0, 32GB internal memory + card slot, Xenon flash, camera lens cover, polished UI. Considering that two of those are software/firmware elements it shows how close they came. I guess you could always put Sense UI on here anyways once HTC release a phone with this screen resolution?

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    I hope the custom UI can be disabled performance wise. Plain android is not that bad.

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    With all exitment about this phone i guess it didn't deliver it all, but still looking good. Like others said there must be update for 2.0 or it's not go for me. Thought to those who spent more time looking the print of the spec list rather than the actual device just shows much the optimization means. Still it's not yet released so no point judging UI speed just yet.
    N900 looks more tempting again most of all because of Xperias 2010 Q1 release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron.jeremy View Post
    Great input Einar.
    I think you should wait and see the finished product before judging about it's UI speed
    The same story all over again.. wait for the final version? You mean the final version + wait 10 months till firmware updates will arrive to get on speed as the youtube movies..

    SE has to learn to deliver a finished phone... not showing a half finished product..

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    [QUOTE=NZtechfreak;828987]In their press release material they clearly refer to an OLED screen, and then in the specs list in the same release they say TFT. Weird...QUOTE]

    not if you know se (winkety wink).

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    Ah, turns out I didn't read it carefully enough first time through - the OLED screen is on the headset, not the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AF View Post
    The same story all over again.. wait for the final version? You mean the final version + wait 10 months till firmware updates will arrive to get on speed as the youtube movies..

    SE has to learn to deliver a finished phone... not showing a half finished product..
    It's true that they should show us more finshed products rather than focking it up by showing the phone too much in advance if it's not yet up the speed. Still there's time before this comes out(in a good and a bad way) so it will get much better. There's is no denying that the spec list is impressive.

    We might see the "N920" to be announced probally too before this gets out if Eomer is right about the next maemo device showing up in Q1.

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    I see SE is doing their wrong effort all again .. we dont want another UIQ here.

    yeah the best thing is the hardware, i mean snapdragon is just massive for SE, im still under the effect of OMAP3 for the "satio".

    But again 119x63x13 is just Big, SE where perfect for their diminutions actually thats was the best part of SE devices.

    OS, to be honest the custom UI didn't show any sparkles but a pretty laggy interface,plus they add nothing new to the table .. i mean still no Radio, EQ for music, etc .. and yet again that means the updates will always be thru SE which is not a good sign.

    1.6 is understandable for a custom UI, it took sometime for them to achieve that (just like htc too), i mean 2.0 just fresh and by the late release i bet they would think twice before shipping it with 1.6.

    Now we would wish for the best, @ least they will deliver a bug/lag free handset after all (this would be the real change for SE).

    Otherwise they just should of give it a fast release it with the Original Android UI.

    Im afraid HTC will kill it with a fast release handset by then.

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    Did I read that right? There's "no bluetooth file transfers??"

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    I was a bit hyped about this phone, but am somehow disappointed. I think it's mostly because of the late release date (Android 1.6 does not help, either). When they say Q1 you know it's not going to be January. I'm willing to take a bet it's not going to be February either.

    How many new smartphones (especially Android ones) do you think HTC, Samsung, and Motorola will release at the same time or before with at least similar specifications? We already know Motorola is cooking up Sholes Tablet for Q1 release. HTC has the Dragon, which I doubt will be released later than March.

    All in all, it seems like a nice phone at the moment, but at the time of realese, I'm pretty sure it won't be very special.

    By the way, lots of sites are apparantly just copy-pasting the rumoured specifications along with hands-on pics (116x62x12 mm, 800x400 pixel OLED screen, 16/32 GB built-in memory). Engadget has posted a gallery with the official specifications sheets: http://www.engadget.com/photos/sony-...nd-spec-sheet/

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    seriously good effort from SE, the only caveat might be the android 1.6.


    Quote Originally Posted by MoeOz View Post
    I see SE is doing their wrong effort all again .. we dont want another UIQ here.

    yeah the best thing is the hardware, i mean snapdragon is just massive for SE, im still under the effect of OMAP3 for the "satio".

    But again 119x63x13 is just Big, SE where perfect for their diminutions actually thats was the best part of SE devices.
    it has a 4 inch screen, what do you expect? and why are you talking for everyone else? only you dont want another UI.

    Quote Originally Posted by MoeOz View Post
    OS, to be honest the custom UI didn't show any sparkles but a pretty laggy interface,plus they add nothing new to the table .. i mean still no Radio, EQ for music, etc .. and yet again that means the updates will always be thru SE which is not a good sign.

    Im afraid HTC will kill it with a fast release handset by then.
    " i mean still no Radio, EQ for music, etc .." oh my! so horrible! and dont be so sure about HTC, they cant have two super high-end phones and the HD2 has windows.

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    yeah, how many companies will come out and actually beat this monster? And guys here who are talking about UI speed. Tell me, it runs a snapdragon proccy damn it, not a qualcomm 7201 like the x1 did and that too in WM. Android being comparitively less power hungry should blaze through everything. The N900 was anything but smooth when first shown.

    Let me know of single phone by se which does not have a radio and i will eat my hat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by se_dude
    Let me know of single phone by se which does not have a radio and i will eat my hat.
    Sony Ericsson Z320?

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    I meant a A200/smart phone and certainly not a clamshell i havent even heard of.

    oh btw, to all the bashers here.

    From Mizzle
    The camera is an 8 megapixel autofocus camera with an LED flash. It supports advanced face recognition with built-in tagging functionality of your friends. Smile shutter and geotagging is of course also available and so is high definition video recording.
    Yea, bash this thing, its pathetic. Weirdos.

    Oh and about the low interface, according to mizz at se-blog x10 is currently running on the napdragon cpu alone, the gpu is unused. When the transitions are handled by the gpu, it will run smoother. Think of your Pc without onboard graphocs. great if you get the answer, dont care if you dont.

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    Pretty damn good specd phone, not for me though, it's humongous!
    IMO the main reason SE is going with Android 1.6 (perhaps upgradeable to 2.0) is their failure to meet Google demands selling large amount of units worldwide, thus an exclusive deal with Moto Droid which is expected to sell millions throughout 2010. We all know SE capacities atm. Nevertheless, kudos to SE.
    I'm pretty sure X10 does not have a Radio, they just announced Sony Ericsson MW600 Wireless Stereo Headset with FM Radio
    MW600

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    se_dude, no need to insult them, there will always be people who will bitch about little insignificant things but they dont know they are actually making fools of themselves. oh and people all around the world are very impressed with this phone and it might be the most feature packed in the market, so you know what I'm saying?

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    Guys, chill!
    Everyones opinions are appreciated ok, but let's not get carried with a prerelease device at this stage ok.
    That goes for both haters and fanboys ok

    They have 2-3 months to tweak this device, and more info is coming soon.
    Let's see what it sounds like.
    Personaly, i can't remember a device as exciting and good looking as this, ever coming from SEMC, maybe S700?
    Let's see if they get it right, when released.

    Myself, i'd like to see video rec resolution for one.
    Hopefully someone can sheed some light on stuff that is unclear atm.

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    Thanks SE for clearing up my dillema. MILESTONE for me, please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron.jeremy View Post
    Guys, chill!
    Everyones opinions are appreciated ok, but let's not get carried with a prerelease device at this stage ok.
    true that...

    The Mediascape application helps users arrange their multimedia content, including music and videos. The application also gives users access to Web-based content, including YouTube and Sony Ericsson's Playnow store.

    The new user interface may be a key part of Sony Ericsson's Android strategy, but the interface still needs work, according to Carolina Milanesi, a research director at Gartner.

    Right now, the user interface isn't as snappy as it should be, Milanesi said. But the device is still in development and the interface can still be improved she said, adding that a final verdict will have to wait until the phone ships.
    http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobilize/...infoworld_news

    and...

    Although when we went hands-on with an early Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 prototype, the software was still pretty laggy, Sony Ericsson still has a few months yet to iron out the kinks and make the real thing as polished as it is in this video. If Sony Ericsson can pull it off, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is going to be a tad special.
    http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2009/11...fficial-video/

    ... so lets wait until the production units are released... it's a little too early to judge that the OS is laggy.


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    My main concern is this 'Q1 2010' release date. If you can read between the lines it suggest that this is likely coming late in Q1, possibly late Feb early March. That is how SE operates with these ambiguous release schedules.

    Think X1, Satio. I am waiting for SE to prove me wrong.

    Unfortunately, once again, they are leaving themselves open to 'attack' from the likes of Samsung and even Motorola. Oh, don't discount HTC.

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    What do you expect then? Ship the phone now and face the wrth of millions of dissatisfied users? Look at nokia. They are thrice as large as SE and are taking their sweet time to release the N900, now said to be shipping in December. And feb is only a couple of months away. 2 months is pretty adequate for a manufacturer which supports symbian,android and its own proprietary OS unlike Moto which runs only 1. Samsung is huge and cannot be caught up with. HTC and others, may match the x10 with specs but will always remain second to SE in multimedia.

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    It seems a bit much to knock the UI speed at this point in time, though it's disappointing not to see it in full-effect it was probably asking a bit much at this stage in it's development. At least along with the Liquid it can claim to be the best looking Android device (it's not really a phone any more is it?).

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