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  • Mikey Mouse - Saturday, January 08, 2011 - link

    What's cool about the Ideos is it's supposed to be a "budget" device, but seems to not too far behind the top tier phones.

    It also runs stock vanilla android, this alone means I'm pretty much in love.
  • warisz00r - Saturday, January 08, 2011 - link

    Same, same!

    Also, the thickness of 8.7mm DOES make the X5 one of the thinnest smartphones around.
  • warisz00r - Saturday, January 08, 2011 - link


    After seeing the Huawei up close, I figure that it's no way near 8.7mm thin. Typo?
  • deputc26 - Saturday, January 08, 2011 - link

    Yep I thought the same thing, has to be a typo or it WOULD be the thinnest smartphone as the current record holder is the infuse at 9.0mm Reply
  • Mikey Mouse - Saturday, January 08, 2011 - link

    11.4mm Thick.. Still, I think it's not bad considering the price point this is targeting. Apparently it's launching here for about NZ$500 which makes it half the price of the Galaxy S
  • TareX - Saturday, January 08, 2011 - link

    Easily the best looking phone. On the software side, it's EXTREMELY responsive and fluid... all the video demos I've seen comfirmed this fact. The widgets are a feast for the eyes, and the camera app is insane. EXCELLENT PHONE... except...

    ...for the catch:

    In order to make it that thin, they had to remove the front camera. There'll be no video calling in the future of this phone. Instant dealbreaker for me.

    And I love the Gingerbread surprise, SE.
  • poohbear - Saturday, January 08, 2011 - link

    u know i was all excited about video calling, but i never ended up using the feature! used it once to check if it was working, and that's it! its just not something i wanna do, i found out i prefer just hearing the other persons voice, allows me to multi task while talking instead of just staring at them, and heck i already know how they look and im gonna see them soon enough, so why bother? Im on the phone to talk, and that's what i do. Reply
  • TareX - Saturday, January 08, 2011 - link

    Maybe for you.... but for me, my parents live in another continent, and I video call my mother everyday. My friends are all over the world as well. It's quite important. Reply
  • Belard - Saturday, January 08, 2011 - link

    When I was buying my first smart phone 2-3 months ago... I had the choice of the Xperia or new Samsung Galaxy S Captive and I've been using SONY Cell phones for about the past 8 years.

    Obviously, the screen is better on the Samsung. I like how the SONY felt - the previous model is thicker (which I preferred) but a tad heavier. I also prefer the main buttons being real.

    But that stupid rubber cover for the top-mounted USB port and older Android OS made me go with Samsung and the ALOED screen finished it off. Obviously the newer SONY has the newer OS... but still... The rubber covers ALWAYS sucked and still suck. Samsung uses a sliding cover

    If I went with the SONY, I'd have ripped it off.
  • guidoq - Saturday, January 08, 2011 - link

    All these Android articles are getting silly. Would this be a story if it was about the iphone? Reply
  • james.jwb - Saturday, January 08, 2011 - link

    umm, yes? Reply
  • Pjotr - Sunday, January 09, 2011 - link

    Huh? Watch this:
  • Fjodor2001 - Saturday, January 08, 2011 - link

    Wow, the SonyEricsson X10 Arc looks really nice! Android 2.3, HDMI out, 8 mpix camera with good low capabilities, very nice display and incredibly sexy looks... ;)

    I found some more info and a video where it's easier to get a view of how it looks from all angles, see:
  • DylanP - Saturday, January 08, 2011 - link

    Sony was listed by Greenpeace as one of the greenest electronics at CES. It's good to see that going green is continuing to trend: Reply
  • vol7ron - Sunday, January 09, 2011 - link

    I agree, it's a good thing for computers, but when people start talking about how electric cars are greener, then that just shows how much of the effort is misinformed propaganda. Reply
  • abrar - Sunday, January 09, 2011 - link

    look at the battery status in the gallery !
    these new hugely armed phones really need a battery (life) can have a E72 that keeps it battery for 4 days, but you won't get that full metal jacket !

    however if you go with that high tech phones....well.. do the charging every day will be a pain !
  • shadowofthesun - Sunday, January 09, 2011 - link

    Great, a new Xperia device running Android 2.3... How about pushing out that 2.1 update that Sony has had out for several months now to all us Xperia X10 users AT&T? Reply
  • TareX - Monday, January 10, 2011 - link

    Not gonna happen. You can stop holding your breath now:

    Sony Ericsson: no OS updates for Xperia X10 beyond Android 2.1
  • TareX - Monday, January 10, 2011 - link

    Just realize you want the 2.1 update, and not the 2.2 update.

    This is so sad! Sorry man...
  • Cryten - Sunday, January 09, 2011 - link

    In the article you talk about the phone being from Sony, but it's from Sony Ericsson. Even though half of Sony Ericsson is owned by Sony, it's not as if the companies share resources etc. Maybe it sounds like nitpicking, but I think it's important with correct information, even though nothing in the article got ruined by this :) Reply
  • vol7ron - Sunday, January 09, 2011 - link

    When it comes to phones... I don't care too much about the fingerprints review.

    It's important to mention it, but I think I'd also mention that if you use a protective skin like a Bodyguardz or Zagg InvisiShield, then it won't matter anyways.

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