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Er, where can I find said panel?

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at the SE site they have a couple of free panels for the X1 including SPB
http://www.sonyerics...entItemId=34685

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Can do a video review... let me know what you'd like to see :lol:


Hi,

this may seem like a strange request, but I have a K850i and primarily want a phone for phone calls and SMS.... So would it be possible to see how well the X1 can handle being a phone and sending texts?

I realise there is a lovely interface for most PDA features but often I see it drop back to a standard Windows interface for phone and text features, which to be honest doesn't look to have advanced from when I bough my X50V from Dell.

Always been sceptical of Windows phones with the thought that its a PDA with a bolt on phone application as an after thought. This could be a fall back to the early Winmo phones that a lot of people I know rushed out to get and then dumped, so will be very happy to be corrected on this.

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at the SE site they have a couple of free panels for the X1 including SPB
http://www.sonyerics...entItemId=34685

Good spot!

*looks*

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Hi,

this may seem like a strange request, but I have a K850i and primarily want a phone for phone calls and SMS.... So would it be possible to see how well the X1 can handle being a phone and sending texts?

I realise there is a lovely interface for most PDA features but often I see it drop back to a standard Windows interface for phone and text features, which to be honest doesn't look to have advanced from when I bough my X50V from Dell.

Always been sceptical of Windows phones with the thought that its a PDA with a bolt on phone application as an after thought. This could be a fall back to the early Winmo phones that a lot of people I know rushed out to get and then dumped, so will be very happy to be corrected on this.

Thanks,

Chris.

The phone UI is sexed up a bit (an I personally have always found phoning on WinMo since you have the smart-dial absolutely fine) but for SMS, yeah, you'll drop back to WinMo itself... less of an issue when you have a QWERTY tho I suspect?

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OK so the SPB Mobile Shell panel is VERY nice indeed... and free too!

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The phone UI is sexed up a bit (an I personally have always found phoning on WinMo since you have the smart-dial absolutely fine) but for SMS, yeah, you'll drop back to WinMo itself... less of an issue when you have a QWERTY tho I suspect?

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I guess it's possible to install a new on screen keyboard from xda or touchpal? if your that way inclined of course.

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Yes, i'm running the Diamond keyboard on it, works great :lol:

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Yes, i'm running the Diamond keyboard on it, works great :lol:

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hrm one thing i have been wondering is if touch3d will work on it, have you tried?

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I have not...

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Hi,

Can you test the audio quality using that long-awaited 3.5 mm audio jack and a pair of good headphones?
Thorough audio performance testing would also be a VERY nice addition - and please please do some RMAA tests!
IMHO, a good example can be found here:
http://www.mobile-re...5800-2-en.shtml

(Check the Music department section) 


P.S. Will you do a comprehensive review of the SEX1 ? If yes, then when it's going to be published at MoDaCo?

P.P.S. Please excuse my poor English - I'm not a native speaker.  

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OK so the SPB Mobile Shell panel is VERY nice indeed... and free too!

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How much progarm memory did it take up?

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Hmmm really wondering what the X1 will be like for multimedia. It seems to have some adapted version of the Media Manager from SE but then the software for music isnt the Walkman stuff though it looks similar. By the same token, the camera wont be the same as the Cybershot ones and once again I would like to see how that compares to the HTC 3.2 cameras, although as Paul says, its probably the HTC one anyway.

So kind begs the question, is it really just a glorified HTC with SE badging? I hope not.

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Hi,

Can you test the audio quality using that long-awaited 3.5 mm audio jack and a pair of good headphones?
Thorough audio performance testing would also be a VERY nice addition - and please please do some RMAA tests!
IMHO, a good example can be found here:
http://www.mobile-re...5800-2-en.shtml

(Check the Music department section) 
P.S. Will you do a comprehensive review of the SEX1 ? If yes, then when it's going to be published at MoDaCo?

P.P.S. Please excuse my poor English - I'm not a native speaker.  

Er, will give it a bash with my Ultimate Ears :lol:

I will be doing a full review next week.

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How much progarm memory did it take up?

I didn't note before and after unfortunately... :lol:

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Video sample (meh):

http://content.modac...documentary.3gp

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Hmmm not the best in the world but then again am not too fussed - I have the N95 so if I know that if at the start of the day I will need to take a video i'll just pop my sim in and take that out during the day. For incidental filming it will do though....

Lol - that black cat looks very lazy - he was almost like 'Dude, get that camera out of my face'....

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That's cats for you... :lol:

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Hey Paul,

Thanks SOOO much for those screenies, you've made me a VERY happy man! I no longer have to cancel my order with Expansys Canada (too bad we can't use your vouchers), as I should be able to use the X1i here in Canada. One minor thing that still irks me is that someone said even though the bands appear in that pull-down list, they might not be supported. I have a hard time believing this though, because your phone shows no 1700mhz band. I'm sure the X1a will likely have it, but it's sooo good to see GSM/UMTS 850+1900 in there!

I know that you guys probably don't have an 850mhz network there, so I'm sure you can't set the phone to that and see if it really does work. Oh, and this makes me wonder if there is a field-test mode in WinMo that would let you see the current GSM/UMTS frequency band that your phone is connected to. If anyone knows details for how to figure that out, it would be great to know.

In other North-Americans-needing-the-X1i-news, I've called Expansys this morning and a lovely lady told me some not-so-lovely news, that being that the X1 is delayed until the end of October. I've heard that people ordering from Clove also got the same news, so this makes sense as the carriers will be getting the first batch.

Thanks again Paul, you're definitely a truly trusted source, and I hope you are enjoying that X1 as much as I've been dreaming about it for the past 8 months!

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The MoDaCo vouchers should be valid at ANY worldwide eXpansys store!

I'm hearing SIM Free delay, but shipping on O2 and Orange (via my contact at our mobiles.co.uk affiliate) on 20th October!

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I'm liking it, with a few caveats... :lol:

Not a big fan of the dpad / optical joystick combo, the beveled screen and the keyboard (while good enough) could definitely be better.

Those aside, it's a great device! :D

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