Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Android Handset Now Available World Over Read more: http://www.devicemag.com/2010/10/08/sony-ericsson-xperia-x8-android-handset-now-available-world-over/#ixzz1A5Myr3zB
Someone should tell Sony Ericsson that there is no point manufacturing Android devices running on the basic Android version 1.6 as people really do not await them. The Xperia devices have always been tolerable when you consider the hardware part, but then, the OS always lets them down. Even the latest addition to the Android family, the Xperia X8, which has been announced for a global release fails to understand the importance of a high-end Android OS integration.
The Xperia X8 is again running Android 1.6 and thinks that affordability is what bothers buyers more than the OS. The X8 is being touted as the most affordable Android handset from the Xperia lineage until date, but do potential buyers really care about the money when buying an Android handset is what Sony Ericsson should importantly think about.
The Xperia X8, just like the other models from this lineage, comes with the Android 2.1 up-gradation ‘promise’ and that upgrade will happen after the X10 gets updated implying that the wait will be eternal. Just in case you are still interested, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 would cost $300 (unlocked) for features like a 600MHz , a 3-inch screen and a 3.2 megapixel fixed focus .
Read more: http://www.devicemag.com/2010/10/08/sony-ericsson-xperia-x8-android-handset-now-available-world-over/#ixzz1A5N28f5h
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HTC HD2 vs Sony Ericsson Xperia X10; Features & Specs Fight Read more: http://www.devicemag.com/2010/07/21/htc-hd2-vs-sony-ericsson-xperia-x10-features-specs-fight/#ixzz1A5MkSuQx
Both are big, quite powerful and sleek enough to grab the eye of anyone standing near you, but which would be a better fit for you, the HTC HD2 or the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10? Here’s what you should know if you’re not really into mobiles or up to date.
Both the HTC HD2 features and the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 features are similar, but there’s one big difference: the HD2 runs on Windows Mobile 6.5 (no chance to be upgrade to Windows Phone 7, though), while the Xperia X10 is using Google’s .
Another difference is that the HD2 has a larger screen (4.3-inch) while the X10 is a tad smaller with a 4-inch display. But then again, the X10 brags with an amazing and flash, that will take stunning images whenever you’re ready to press the button. So here’s a nice breakdown:
GET the Xperia X10 if you’re looking for a more stylish phone, more apps in the Android market, and a better camera.
DON’T GET the Xperia X10 if you’re into organizing apps and programs, if you don’t integrate an Internet connection with your phone, or if you’re not much into music or pictures.
On the other hand GET the HTC HD2 if the larger display appeals to you (great for videos for example) and if you’re into documents (sideshows, word, ).
Or DON’T GET the if you don’t want a 5 inch in your pocket or if you don’t like the buttons on the bottom of the HTC HD2.
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Read more: http://www.devicemag.com/2010/07/21/htc-hd2-vs-sony-ericsson-xperia-x10-features-specs-fight/#ixzz1A5MfrRSJ
Posted by vijaygabrial at 8:41 AM
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Gets Android 2.1 Upgrade in September Read more: http://www.devicemag.com/2010/08/31/sony-ericsson-xperia-x10-gets-android-2-1-upgrade-in-september/#ixzz1A5MXGh2f
have confirmed that by the end of September, Xperia X10 owners will be able to Android 2.1 Eclair on their handsets.
Although we can’t really call it an official announcement, as SE responded with a Tweet to a user asking when the update will happen, it’s good to finally hear that a beefy mobile phone like the Xperia X10 will no longer lack in terms of .
@KOR_9S We can only confirm that the upgrade to Android 2.1 is due for release before the end of September this year. We hope this helps.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 just recently launched on August 15 on AT&T. Although it’s packed with goodies — like a 4.0-inch capacitive , 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8.1 megapixel camera with autofocus, facial recognition, geotagging and image stabilization, accelerometer or a digital compass, just to name a few — the handset still runs the old Android 1.6 OS.
Which means you’re not using the updated UI with deeper HTML5 or the bettered virtual , and you can’t take advantage of all those optimizations that come with Android 2.1, either.
Not sure about you folks, but I honestly think that Sony Ericsson is kind of late on this one.
Read more: http://www.devicemag.com/2010/08/31/sony-ericsson-xperia-x10-gets-android-2-1-upgrade-in-september/#ixzz1A5MR5NJb
Posted by vijaygabrial at 8:40 AM
Mon, Feb 15 03:35 AM EST
By Tarmo Virki, European technology correspondent
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics and Sony Ericsson unveiled their new top smartphone models on Sunday, both hoping to improve their positions in the more lucrative part of the phone market.
Samsung, the world No 2 handset maker, unveiled its flagship smartphone model Wave -- using a new touch screen technology and the first phone to use its bada operating system.
"Samsung's commitment to Bada is underlined by the fact that it is using it to power its flagship product for the show but it's going to be an uphill struggle to get the developer community on board," said Ben Wood, research director at CCS Insight.
Earlier this month Samsung unveiled a plan to treble smartphone shipments in 2010 and promote its own bada software platform.
Analysts, however, have been doubtful of Samsung's efforts to belatedly build a new open platform. With limited volume, phones using bada will have difficulty attracting application developers or operator support.
"I think the ecosystem is just not ready yet," said analyst Carolina Milanesi from research firm Gartner.
Samsung said it plans to launch five to seven phone models using bada software in 2010.
Samsung and Sony Ericsson have seen consumers seeking Web and other PC-like functions increasingly turning away from their feature phones to computer-like smartphones from top vendors Nokia , Apple and Research In Motion.
JK Shin, the head of Samsung's mobile operations, told Reuters in an interview that with the help of bada - which can be used also in cheaper models -- the company would benefit from surging demand for new smartphones in emerging markets.
"I believe that the smartphone market will grow more than 20 percent every year for a three-year time frame, and the growth rate in emerging markets is much higher than that of advanced countries," he said in an interview.
JK Shin said the company could make phones for Google's Nexus lineup in the future, but Sony Ericsson Chief Executive Bert Nordberg said the company had turned down an offer to make phones for Google.
"(We) will only sell phones under our own brand," Nordberg said.
SONY ERICSSON: HOPE FROM NEW MODELS
The world's fourth-largest phone maker Sony Ericsson, which has reported seven straight quarterly losses, unveiled three smartphone models, using Google's Android operating system in two of them, and Nokia's Symbian in one.
"Some of the obituaries that have been written on Sony Ericsson may be a little premature. There is no doubt the company still has challenges but these new products are a first step to help fuel a recovery," CCS's Wood said.
Sony Ericsson new mini smartphones remind consumers from last small models of Ericsson itself about a decade ago.
"I think the products are competitive and certainly encouraging. The user interface is pretty good and will help them over LG Electronics," said Gartner's Milanesi.
Sony Ericsson said it aims to return to profit as soon as possible. Analysts have said parent companies could be forced to put more money into the venture already during the first half.
"We firmly support Bert (Nordberg) and his leadership team," Sony's chief Howard Stringer told a news conference.
(Additional reporting by Nicola Leske and Niclas Mika; editing by Gunna Dickson)
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