Rogers Wireless has officially launched the Sony Ericsson Xperia x10.
Experience a whole new level of connectivity with Sony Ericsson’s flagship Xperia X10. The signature Timescape™ application pulls all your emails, texts, Facebook or Twitter updates into one place so you can intuitively flick through. Mediascape allows you to manage photos, videos and music easily – jump from your favourite song on your X10 to instant YouTube or Google search results with one quick tap.
Featuring a 4″ high resolution touch screen, 8.1 MP camera, WI-FI, GPS, and Google Android (v 1.6) operating system the x10 is currently listed at $150 on a 3 year term with voice and data.
3-year contract: $149.99 (voice and data)
2-year contract: $449.99
1-year contract: $499.99
No contract: $549.99
I recently had a chance to play with the LG IQ aka the Monaco. Here’s the vitals: 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, WinMo 6.5, 3.2″ WVGA screen, 5 megapixel camera, slide out QWERTY keyboard, finger print reader, HSPA and an optional projector that mounts on the back. It also has LG’s S-class UI. If you don’t like it you can also use the WinMo 6.5 UI.
I didn’t really play with it enough to form a lot of opinions on it but here are some:
WVGA on a 3.2″ display is really crisp but it’s also pushing it unless you have a stylus (sort of like on the Xperia)
The projector is really cool. While not cheap at ~$150 it’s not horribly expensive either. I can see kids buying them and projecting ‘kick me’ on each other with it.
I’m not a fan of the S-class UI nor am I crazy about the LG apps. S-class is just weird and the LG apps (such as the phonebook, media player, photo app, etc) look kind of cheesy. That said they generally have nice big text which is good if you don’t like small text.
The 1Ghz Snapdragon processor is snappy.
I played with the LG Xenon a while back (a feature phone) and it had an excellent keyboard – the IQ also has an excellent keyboard.
I just got a Omnia 2 today. Here are my first impressions:
It’s kind of hard to tell but the screen looks amazing, stunning, incredible. Not only is it high resolution but the colour just blows me away. It’s easily the best thing about the Omnia 2.
Other random thoughts. While it has a 800Mhz processor Opera still feels kind of slow. The hexagonal button in front isn’t a navigation pad – instead it’s a single button that looks like a nav pad. It’s a waste of space.
TouchWiz 2.0 is nice but having the Windows Mobile menus and TouchWiz makes for a inconsistant user experience.
The camera is very similar to the camera on the Samsung i910. It’s very good except when you’re trying to take close ups where the flash is needed. In those situations it blasts the subject out – that said you can raise the ISO to 800 so you don’t need to use the flash as much.
In the past, whenever I tested a Bell CDMA phone there was always very low signal levels in my house. The Omnia 2 runs on Bell’s new HSPA+ network and it too gets very little signal – FYI.
Anyways that’s all for now. I’ll have a full review up later after I’ve had a chance to play with it more and drool at the screen some more.
Here’s my Palm Pre on Bell unboxing and first impressions. I check out the Pre’s operating system Web OS and compare it with some phones ( HTC Touch Pro 2, Samsung Omnia, BB Tour, Storm, Apple iPhone, HTC Magic and Nokia N97).
Hot on the heals of Telus’ launch, the Samsung Omnia is now available through Bell Mobility. Bell’s Omnia will feature a bonus 2GB microSD card with NHL content, plus a subscription to Unlimited NHL (till June 30) while quantities last.
Fully loaded with fun multimedia features and practical smartphone capabilities, the 3G Samsung OMNIA includes Windows Mobile®, a 5 megapixel camera, GPS, a customizable touch screen and much more.