Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Lambchop

245 posts

Master Geek


#57821 25-Feb-2010 17:44
Send private message

any one else looking to get this?   i am .. though i do like the looks of the desire/N1 ..

should be a XT phone, any word at all from telecom about it yet? it's supposedly going to be  a global launch

Create new topic
NZtechfreak
4649 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #302267 25-Feb-2010 19:10
Send private message

I'm strongly considering it, its kinda between this, the Motoroi, and the HTC Desire.

The potential problems with this phone is that its Android 1.6, and with a custom UI courtesy of Sony. Sony's forays into the smartphone realm have hardly been illustrious so far for the most part, and in particular the stability of the software they've delivered has been poor, which is a strike against this phone running on Android 1.6 and therefore relying heavily on Sony's software customisation.

I'm thinking I won't buy it at first release, which is what I tend to do with new phones, but wait a little for the reviews to come in and make a choice then.




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


 
 
 

GoodSync. Easily back up and sync your files with GoodSync. Simple and secure file backup and synchronisation software will ensure that your files are never lost (affiliate link).
Lambchop

245 posts

Master Geek


  #302269 25-Feb-2010 19:21
Send private message

i was worried as well but the latest showing of it has totally turned me around, perfoamce of the time and media scape apps is where it needs to be now, and sony have said there is def a andriod update to 2.1 on the way.

couple of recent vids, google search will show more if you sort by renect ones.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTELV9ZWl6A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDEZZRJBE_I

kinda know sony wont be counted on updating past the promised upgrade, and the dev comunity might have probs hancking roms on it it with thr UX intact ... but yeh ..time scape i really like the looks of ... better than winmo7's all in place implementation of having data for a particular person at yr fingertips.

and the screen, and the cam ... hmm. keen on final reviews and battery performance with timescape used as the default homescreen.

NZtechfreak
4649 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #302274 25-Feb-2010 19:27
Send private message

I wouldn't even trust them to deliver the update to 2.1 to be honest, and I certainly would not factor that promise into any decision to buy the phone. Its either good enough to get without it, or not at all. The reason being that they promised the Windows Mobile 6.5 for their previous flagship X1, and it never materialised, so even their official statement is not particularly trustworthy.

I've seen the videos, speed-wise Time/Mediascape seem pretty decent now, but who knows how stable the phone is overall. The Satio has been withdrawn from the market twice now due to major problems with telephony functions, so we'll see.

I'll be interested to see the cam, should be the best Android one out there by a long shot, if the Vivaz 8mp shots are anything to go by (the samples I've seen from the X10 are not so convincing yet, pretty, but lacking in resolved detail rather substantially).




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


Create new topic





News and reviews »

One New Zealand Extends 3G Switch-off Date
Posted 11-Apr-2024 08:56


Amazon Echo Hub Review
Posted 10-Apr-2024 18:57


Epson Launches New Versatile A4 Desktop Scanners
Posted 10-Apr-2024 15:31


Motorola Mobility Launches New Android Phones in New Zealand
Posted 10-Apr-2024 14:59


Logitech G Unveils the PRO X 60 Gaming Keyboard
Posted 9-Apr-2024 19:01


Logitech Unveils Signature Slim Keyboard and Combo
Posted 9-Apr-2024 13:33


ExpressVPN Launches Aircove Go Portable Router With Built-in VPN
Posted 26-Mar-2024 21:25


Shure MoveMic Review
Posted 25-Mar-2024 12:47


reMarkable 2 Launches at JB Hi-Fi New Zealand
Posted 20-Mar-2024 08:36


Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra review
Posted 19-Mar-2024 11:37


Google Nest Wifi Pro Review
Posted 16-Mar-2024 11:28


Samsung Galaxy A55 5G and Galaxy A35 5G
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:41


Cricut EasyPress Mini Zen Blue launches at Spotlight New Zealand
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:32


Logitech Introduces MX Brio Webcam
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:24


HP Unveils Broadest Consumer Portfolio of AI-Enhanced Laptops
Posted 3-Mar-2024 18:09









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.