Wednesday, 28 October 2009

My new Sony Ericsson Xperia mobile phone

My new Sony Ericsson Xperia mobile phone arrived this morning, and I'm so excited. I have to go to work now, so can't play with it yet, but I'm going to charge it up ready for when I return and can setup and configure Windows Mobile 6.1 on it.

Sony Ericsson Xperia mobile phone delivery royal mail

The Sony Ericsson Xperia in it's royal mail next day delivery bag.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 in mint boxed
SE Xperia X1 in its packaging box.

First look at my new mobile phone

Sony Ericsson Xperia stylus and battery newly acquired

The Xperia phone, battery and stylus all ready for action.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Sony Ericcson Xperia phone mistake?

Did I make a mistake in ordering the Sony Ericsson Xperia smartphone last week?

While I knew that the Xperia X1 only had Windows Mobile 6.1 installed on it, I had assumed that I would be able to upgrade to 6.5, but Sony Ericsson has officially announced that they have no plans for 6.5 in their road map, i guess this is because they are concentrating on the Xperia X2 which is due to be released any time now.

This should not be a major blow to me, as there are only 3 major functions that I really need my new Sony Ericsson phone to perform.

1. Make calls
2. Have a reasonable calendar I can sync with a PC
3. Ability to access internet for limited browsing and maybe pick up the ocassional email on the Sony Ericsson mobile phone.
4. Have a touch sensitive display screen.

The following functions are desirable, but not a show stopper

5. Wifi connectivity
6. Take photos for blogging and family purposes

All in all, I knew I wasn't getting the latest Sony Ericsson windows smartphone (they always inflate the prices of new devices anyway), don't mind windows 6.1 and wasn't willing to spend lots of money on a monthly contract.

My new phone arrives tomorrow, so only time will tell if I will love the Xperia X1 as I did my old faithful SE K750i.

By the way there is an un-official Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 windows 6.5 rom available on the internet for those geeks out there who really feel up to hacking their phones.

My first Sony ericsson mobile phone.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Ordered New Sony Ericsson Phone

I have just placed an order for a new mobile phone, it is the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 on the O2 network pay monthly contract (my first in amost 2 years, I've been on pay as you go), I just couldn't wait for the latest version the X2 to come out since neither the Carphone Warehouse or Phones 4U could give me a concrete release date, and moreover with my current usage, I might not be able to get it for free anyway.

My new Sony ericsson Xperia should be arriving in the next 2 days, and I'm very much looking forward to playing with this Windows based phone, and hope that version 6.5 is installed on it, otherwise I'll be looking at doing the upgrade as soon as possible.

I'll be posting videos, pictures and writing a few articles on the Sony Xperia once it arrives, will be setting up email on the phone, uploading my contacts, populating the calendar with my appoitments and getting my little laptop alternative mobile office all configured (WiFi and HSDPA) on the O2 network.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Sony Ericsson Xperia

My Sony Ericsson Xperia windows mobile phone
My Sony Ericsson K750i mobile phone has served me well over the years, and now it is time for me to get something new, not only because the SE-K750i is now old, and the 2MP cameraphone is quite old school, but my requirements of a mobile phone have also changed since I first bought it, and while it still takes excellent pictures for blogging purposes, I now need something that can act as a sort of office on the go, and that is where the Sony Ericsson Xperia phone comes in.

I am finding myself out and about a lot these days, and need a phone which will allow me to surf the internet, make notes and create documents, have touchscreen facilities, maybe even handwriting recognition, still take decent pictures for blogging and capturing impromtu family events, and the new Sony Xperia X1 or X2(when released) will fit that bill.
I'm not too much a fan of Windows Mobile 6.1 or 6.5, but for some reason I just love the way the Xperia looks, the sliding Arc qwerty keyboard, and the high definition lcd screen, so I'm saving my pennies to get one.

Sony Ericsson Satio, Xperia X1 or X2

Intitally, I had made up my mind while doing my research that I was going to get the xperia X1 instead of a C902 as a direct replacement of the K750i, but when the mobile working requirements came in, it changed to the X1 even though it was using the windows 6.1 as opposed to the symbian operating system, but while out at Brent cross shopping centre, I visited both the carphone warehouse and phones4U and they all had huge posters advertising Sony Ericsson's latest realease the 12MP Satio camera mobile phone, so for a brief moment, I was tempted to change to this new touchscreen device, but I think I will do some more searching on the internet and see if I can get an online store that has the SE Xperia X1 in stock, otherwise I might have to wait for the release of it's sibbling the X2.

Whatever the case I've made up my mind, that this Christmas, I will be having my new Sony Ericsson mobile phone to celebrate with, and the K750i will have to be recycled and not sent to a landfill even though the screen is partly broken.