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Sony Ericssons near future?

Well, for starters. I am starting to have thoughts about getting a new phone, because the one i have now, is getting kinda damaged and old. So i've been searching a bit around for some new phones. I would really love it to still be a Sony Ericsson, but i just feel lately that they are getting really behind when it comes to phone technology? One thing that seem to have been a big problem ever since they started making smartphones, is the battery. But also they are getting really behind on almost everything. CPU, GPU, memory, screen. All sorts. One thing they are getting pretty good tough, is the camera.

So i guess i wanted to ask, since i'm not the best at searching for this stuff, are they actaully planning on making a phone soon that has atleast dualcore, plenty of memory (about 500 Mb), a proper multitouch screen and a descent battery life? Maybe even Android 4? And are they even planning on a 4G phone? (Only asking because they will soon be launching the 4G network here)

Right now i have my eye on the Iphone 4S. But that's just because they finally did come out with something that looks really great, and so far i'm not seeing much progress from Sony Ericssons side?

But please do prove me wrong. I would love to keep having a Sony Ericsson.

Oh, and you can also use this as a Android versus Apple, or regular phone versus Iphone 4S, thread. It's all about being efficient! Plus i would love to hear other peoples opinions.
 
If you don't mess with your phone and like to have the ability to change everything, then an iPhone might be the route you want to go.

Although a lot of people knock the hardware, it is good.

I just saw today the new Nokia Windows phones that were about to be released and they actually had some pretty weak specs.

As for the x10. After I rooted the phone and installed a custom ROM it made a huge difference and sped everything up and will hopefully give me another 6 months to a year out of it.

If I was getting another Android phone I would go Samsung I think. They feel kinda plasticy, but they have the best range in product and specs and value in my opinion. And they release normal updates for all their phones.

4G/LTE is pretty sweet. But if it still isn't in your area, expect issues and big holes in coverage when it first comes out. I don't really want to be an early adopter of 4G. For me, I don't download a lot on the phone and usually use a WiFi connection, so speed isn't that much of an issue.

I think over the next year phones will get even better. I plan on waiting until I really can't wait any longer.
 
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Looking to buy a new smartphone here too, love my x10 but its just about outdated. the only flaw i came across on this phone was battery life.

Correct if im wrong but the xperia arc seems to be the best pick from the SE range, id go for it being a loyal sony fan but still waiting to see whats going on with Sony buying out Ericsson, does anyone have any latest news on this?
Im pretty much a apple hater so maybe looking at a samsung just until sonys next range of smartphones is released.
 
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Looking to buy a new smartphone here too, love my x10 but its just about outdated. the only flaw i came across on this phone was battery life.

Correct if im wrong but the xperia arc seems to be the best pick from the SE range, id go for it being a loyal sony fan but still waiting to see whats going on with Sony buying out Ericsson, does anyone have any latest news on this?
Im pretty much a apple hater so maybe looking at a samsung just until sonys next range of smartphones is released.

Arc's battery life isn't much better
 
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I'm only asking about 4G because we have been promised 75% coverage here by the end of the year, so it's worth taking into account.

And even though i have never had any kind of Apple produkt before, i do have a good eye to the new Iphone because it really does look good, and it promises alot of things i would like in my next phone.

And yes the Arc, or the Arc S, is currently Sony Ericssons top phone, but all i see it as, is a slightly upgraded X10. Wich is why im kinda stearing around it.
I am still trying to find information about wether or not Sony Ericsson is going to give them selves a kick in the back, and get us something that is on the line with other phones on the market.
 
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I'm only asking about 4G because we have been promised 75% coverage here by the end of the year, so it's worth taking into account.

And even though i have never had any kind of Apple produkt before, i do have a good eye to the new Iphone because it really does look good, and it promises alot of things i would like in my next phone.

And yes the Arc, or the Arc S, is currently Sony Ericssons top phone, but all i see it as, is a slightly upgraded X10. Wich is why im kinda stearing around it.
I am still trying to find information about wether or not Sony Ericsson is going to give them selves a kick in the back, and get us something that is on the line with other phones on the market.

Ya....don't be surprised if the Arc doesn't update past 2.3.3 or maybe hs one Android update after that.

This video on the iPhone scared me - iPhone 4S vs. Samsung Galaxy S II Drop Test - YouTube

I don't use a phone case or protector....iPhone would not be for me.

If they say they will have 75 percent coverage by the end of the year. Expect 75 percent coverage....but I wouldn't be surprised if it is at half speed until they get all the kinks worked out.

There will be bunch of early adopters, and it will flood the new network and make things slow for a while until the infrastructure catches up with the demand.
 
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Ya....don't be surprised if the Arc doesn't update past 2.3.3 or maybe hs one Android update after that.

This video on the iPhone scared me - iPhone 4S vs. Samsung Galaxy S II Drop Test - YouTube

I don't use a phone case or protector....iPhone would not be for me.

If they say they will have 75 percent coverage by the end of the year. Expect 75 percent coverage....but I wouldn't be surprised if it is at half speed until they get all the kinks worked out.

There will be bunch of early adopters, and it will flood the new network and make things slow for a while until the infrastructure catches up with the demand.

Yeah saw that vid a while ago, but that has always been the case with Iphones, so im not surpirsed. Plus i would have to bring it with me to work, so i would proberbly buy a case for it anyway. Plus i will proberbly get 2 years insurance with it, wich covers atleast 2 full full repairs/new phones.

And i actually believe that the Arc has already gotten a 2.3.4 update.

As for the 4G network. They have been working pretty hard on it since the beginning of the year. And of course there will be a while where it won't run optimal, but also think that they have learned alot from when they put up the 3G network, so it might take them less time to sort out all the kinks in the system.
 
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i guess ill pass on the arc then, sad to say none of SE phones arent much compared to iphone4s and samsung gs2. i rarely use wifi so im looking foward to 4g too, should b expecting its release before the end of year here also, hopefully ill no longer need to stand near my window to get decent coverage lol
As for SE still no news on anything. i just hope they r in the lab working on something special. After watching that video and looking at specs you gotta say samsung gs2 is the best option.

Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II - Full phone specifications
Apple iPhone 4S - Full phone specifications
 
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