I’m completely out of time, but I gotta tell you about this one.
My touchscreen adventures with w960
As I remember I got w960 in February last year. I really take great care of this phone, but touchscreen stopped working twice already in this as some might say short period of time. I’m one of them btw.
First time it stopped working I was sitting in a chair which FYI was incredibly low, I dropped out of my hand, it hit the floor (with some sort of rug on it). My colleague at the time is driving us home from work, rain is … ballistic, insane trash containers are on the streets, aaah mayhem!
I grab my phone to take few pictures or something, touchscreen is not reacting … I restart it, it’s still not working. We’re going through this lake, car is about to stop running. Ok now I hard restart, nah still not working. I curse and swear at it for the rest of the way back home and keep threatening it that I’ll switch to Nokia.
Find a solution
I think about going to Zagreb or Belgrade just for few hours and go to official Sony Ericsson centre to have it fixed within half an hour. It’s a long story but my w960’s hometown is Wien, you can’t even buy in Bosnia. Nevertheless, after contacting Sony Ericsson in Zagreb, they give me this company in Mostar (I won’t name anyone) and that they’ll handle it just fine. I send it to them, they had to order stuff from Zagreb, cuz as the “boss” said, this phone is a collectors item. Yeepee.
more “Sony Ericsson w960 touchscreen not working; DIY”
One of the regulars here on FoolControl (BrencelJ), asked me about my opinion on OpenMoko, that is did it change and what is it after going in depth with details on the whole project, especially after being on Dors/Cluc 2008 in Zagreb, and after listening to Herald Welte lecture, and after talking to him.
This may pull few other topics along with this same very question. One of the founder of whole open source movement (Richard Stallman) disproves owning a mobile phone and I’ll quote: “as he believes the tracking of cell phones creates harmful privacy issues.”
We own our phones, we have them in our possession, but how much do we really own them? Herald used very similiar sentance, if not the same one on the DORS/CLUC conference.
And now some of you may really ask yourself where is this guy really going with this post?
Every single of us has a phone, now it’s really a question how much that phone is really ours. Currently I’m owner of Sony Ericsson W960, but do I have full control over my phone? No I don’t and I’m fully aware of that. Pretty much at any point of some time period, Sony Ericsson itself can access my phone without me even knowing it, and no it’s not paranoia or anything, it’s just raw reality.
more “Does Openmoko bring freedom to our mobile phones?”
Since last summer I’ve been watching this phone, and just waiting for it to be released. And since last summer that when it comes out that it’s going to be my new phone. W960 was released just recently, however “supplies” are gone all over the place. For last month and a half I’ve been trying to get it.
Balkans, that is Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia don’t have it. “change” told me that they have in Wien, cheapest he could find was ~500 euros. Then my gf tells me her sister is coming from Slovenia (hey they are in EU right) I check with her there were the ones by ~520 and ~630 euros. I tell her to get the one, next day she tells me it’s all gone. I felt like I completely failed, and at this point I was just a freak who had to get this phone!
I go talk to my dad about my problem, after that in 48 hours I got my phone! He got in contact with some people or whatever … but seriously if it wasn’t for him I still wouldn’t have it.
So I got it sometime last week, second day I managed to flash it :)
This phone my friends is just … wow. I think its weakest link is its camera which is 3.2mp, but besides that it’s a killer phone. Personally I was even thinking about Nokia N95 , but I was thinking :)
Here are Sony Ericsson W960 specifications:
more “Sony Ericsson W960 Showcase”
Here’s a quick update just so you think I’m not doing anything.
A week ago I got my Sony Ericsson W960i it’s a complete beast so I’m still trying to tame it :) I’ll post a video of it and it’s capabilites and features in shortest period. Second hosting has been upgraded, so lots of space, and from now on emails you get here, will be 1gb.
Besides that all, I’m working on putting up the forum, because as I see it, you wanted forum so you’ll get it :)
There, little something, so you know what’s/something’s happening ;)