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Andy Sjostrom
12-18-2002, 10:15 AM
Swedish PDA site <a href="http://www.mobil.se/nyheter/visa.asp?id=6068&sid=1">mobil</a> reports that Sony Ericsson's long awaited smartphone has been released and is available in most Telia and some Geab stores in Sweden. Expect to see many reports, photos, screen shots and reviews all around the Web very soon. The image below comes from <a href="http://www.psionpage.ch/">www.psionpage.ch</a>. Note that even Sony Ericsson dropped "Mobile" from "Internet! :wink:<br /><br /><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/p800_01.jpg" />

Ekkie Tepsupornchai
12-18-2002, 11:49 AM
I must be behind with regards to SonyEriccson. I'm the only one surprised that Sony is helping to push an MS based OS when they have big business in the form of the Clie...

Simon Jacobs
12-18-2002, 12:21 PM
I must be behind with regards to SonyEriccson. I'm the only one surprised that Sony is helping to push an MS based OS when they have big business in the form of the Clie...

um, it isnt an MS based OS!

Ekkie Tepsupornchai
12-18-2002, 02:11 PM
I must be behind with regards to SonyEriccson. I'm the only one surprised that Sony is helping to push an MS based OS when they have big business in the form of the Clie...

um, it isnt an MS based OS!
Oops. I mistook "Smartphone" to refer to MS phone-based OS. :oops:

Yorch
12-18-2002, 02:51 PM
this Sony phone uses Symbian OS (old EPOC32)

cesarfong
12-18-2002, 03:18 PM
when we will see p800 in America?

CÚsar

marlof
12-18-2002, 04:08 PM
Yes, I'm a fan of the MS based solutions, but I must admit that on paper the P800 sounds way cool. Can't wait to try one in person, and see if they're as good as their specs. Until then I'm looking forward reading the reviews of production units.

Master O'Mayhem
12-18-2002, 04:25 PM
I have had a Preproduction unit for about 2 months now and i am impressed. The only sticking point is that i have not been able to get a hold of the synching software for the Phone so I am only using 50% of the device. :(

Andy Sjostrom
12-18-2002, 04:26 PM
I have had a Preproduction unit for about 2 months now and i am impressed. The only sticking point is that i have not been able to get a hold of the synching software for the Phone so I am only using 50% of the device. :(

Why are WE not surprised!? 8)

Janak Parekh
12-18-2002, 04:34 PM
What's great about this unit, in my opinion, is that it has Bluetooth. So you could still theoretically carry around a P800 (which is not so bad) and a Pocket PC ;)

I'm also watching to see when it'll hit the US. If the T68 is any precedent, though, think 6-12 months. :(

--janak

JonnoB
12-18-2002, 04:38 PM
I have had a Preproduction unit for about 2 months now and i am impressed. The only sticking point is that i have not been able to get a hold of the synching software for the Phone so I am only using 50% of the device. :(

What is your secret for getting so much hardware to play with? :confused totally:

splintercell
12-18-2002, 05:09 PM
The Metrowerks bundle has been shipping for, what, 3-4 weeks now, and specialty shops that cater to exotic phones have been able to get these for a little longer. Almost twice as expensive though.

marlof
12-18-2002, 08:18 PM
What is your secret for getting so much hardware to play with? :confused totally:

What is worse: he gets paid for getting his hands on that hardware to play with. It's his job. :D

JonnoB
12-18-2002, 08:58 PM
What is your secret for getting so much hardware to play with? :confused totally:

What is worse: he gets paid for getting his hands on that hardware to play with. It's his job. :D

Drooooling (for that job)

PlayAgain?
12-19-2002, 03:06 PM
This article (http://www.msnbc.com/news/848595.asp) on MSNBC has some interesting views on the P800 and the SPV - he describes them both as 'Super Cellphones'.

You may also find this comparison (http://my-symbian.com/uiq/compare.php) to be of interest. It lines up the Nokia 3650, SE P800, 02 XDA/MDA and SPV. It doesn't give opinions, just facts and stats, so is fairly objective.

Janak Parekh
12-19-2002, 07:56 PM
You may also find this comparison (http://my-symbian.com/uiq/compare.php) to be of interest. It lines up the Nokia 3650, SE P800, 02 XDA/MDA and SPV. It doesn't give opinions, just facts and stats, so is fairly objective.
Ignore the points system, though. I think that's pretty messed up. :)

Also: the HTC PPCPE has "bad" handwriting recognition? :? There's also Java available for the PPCPE if you want. So there may be some corrections needed here.

Still, interesting link.

--janak