Sony Ericsson forces us to close

by X10 on October 19, 2011

in News

Xperia X10 BlogIt is with great sadness that we have to bring you the news that this will be the last post on this website. Sony Ericsson has filed a formal complaint about the use of the trademarked ‘Xperia’ name in our domain name and have requested that the domain names, including that of, be transferred to them.

Sony Ericsson is alleging that we have used the domain names in “bad faith”. We are stunned and disappointed that Sony Ericsson, a company that we have spent much of our free personal time in promoting, especially the Xperia brand, has decided to take this formal action against us. After all we are just like you, passionate Sony Ericsson users, who have strived to bring the community breaking news and an independent viewpoint.

We do not have the resources to fight Sony Ericsson on this and therefore this is the last you will hear from us. Sony Ericsson has made great strides in its Xperia portfolio, especially in listening to the community. This makes it all the more confusing as to why Sony Ericsson would want to shut us down. We genuinely believe that 2012 could be a bumper year for the company, we just wish we could have been there along for the ride.

All the best.


{ 190 comments… read them below or add one }

1 sony_rulez October 19, 2011 at 10:32 AM

changge your domain name simple… obviously sony ericsson have the right, they may wish to use it themselves, they got fb to close my fb page also.

You can easily change ur domain name and transfer your posts…

2 wtf October 19, 2011 at 10:32 AM


3 sony_rulez October 19, 2011 at 10:34 AM

also i have to admit some of your posts have been pretty critical of them in the past especially with the x10 one

4 Arya October 19, 2011 at 10:34 AM

What a sad news.. This is the best site ever for seeking information n news from se.. What a big lose.. Sigh..

5 luigi October 19, 2011 at 10:37 AM

whata a sad news :'( You’ll be in another domain?

6 luigi October 19, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Yes change domain like or something like that … keep going dude! you rule!

7 kmcg October 19, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Thats sad 🙁 i hope u get a new domain! Thanks for all the info and best of luck!!

8 George October 19, 2011 at 10:52 AM

yes, i`am voting for new domain

9 Hammer October 19, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Change domain, and continue!

10 Alex October 19, 2011 at 10:58 AM

Please carry on with a new website. This is a fantastic blog and I very much hope it will continue!

11 jakobdz October 19, 2011 at 10:59 AM

No No!

but there is solution by changing domain name ???

12 atronx October 19, 2011 at 11:06 AM

they should be the solution!! right??
Wow really starting to hate SE after all they’ve NOT done for the x10 and now this!

13 NicoS October 19, 2011 at 11:07 AM

I purpose to open a online petition : or

14 Son Goku October 19, 2011 at 11:13 AM


15 Guachanchoya October 19, 2011 at 11:13 AM

so sad. been here since i bought my x10, more than half an a year ago, looking for updates and stuff.

Just wish you guys the best of luck on your new proyect/domain whatever you plan for the future.

thanks you sooooo much

16 Lamaan October 19, 2011 at 11:17 AM

You can’t just give up like that! This is the only place I visit daily to get news updates for my device. I want you to change the domain and come back. You shouldn’t give up in front of these rich peeps. They can’t win all they want. Show them that!

In case you guys would just quit. Thank you for the team.

17 David J October 19, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Sad to see you go. This forum has been an excellent information source for me. Please keep me informed of your new domain name.

18 Hoomi October 19, 2011 at 11:20 AM

The solution is not complicated! just get a new domain and move your host to it. it’s gonna be sad if we wont see this blog anymore. please continue your good works.

19 Kenneth October 19, 2011 at 11:37 AM

Like all the other people here, this is sad news.
I have read the blog for 1,5 year or so, and this is just one more crapy action from SE.

If some “smart” dude over at SE reads this:
“SE, you are just like Apple when it comes to how you handle the “litle” people aka your customers. You step on them, if someone would like to help your users, like this blog, you just send them a “I will sue you” letter.”

This, combined with how you stoped supporting the X10, when you always have told us you will support and update for 2 years, have made me, a loyal SE customer for the last 9 years, to never EVER! buy your phones once more.

Keep up the good work of bloging about android and phones, get a new domain and I guess the readers will follow the good stuf!


20 Ill Eagle October 19, 2011 at 11:46 AM

What a shame.
Do they not understand that people, me included, would be using you as a source to pick our next xperia handset?
I’ll just have to follow a bigger more generic site that never mention SE in a good way.

21 MENA October 19, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Guys open a new domain, the name doesn’t real matter to us readers. This site is my first stop for SE related news. I never open the SE official blog as their posts are not interesting to us SE customers. good luck team.
Just change one letter from their trademark like Xberiablog or XpeariaBlog or anything. What matters to us readers is the blogs content.

22 riccardo October 19, 2011 at 12:35 PM

another good reason to not buy sony-ericsson anymore!!

23 Shaun October 19, 2011 at 12:37 PM

Yet another reason why my next phone won’t be an SE.

24 COCKLES October 19, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Wow disgraceful! Sony…hang your heads in shame.

25 gsdude October 19, 2011 at 12:51 PM

Very, very disappointing move from Sony Ericsson. I feel they do not value the importance of blogs such as this and, as a platform for sharing user experiences, building and developing a strong community base, and as a general resource for consumers of their products.

In fact, these blogs are one of the biggest reasons I felt so glad I chose to buy an Xperia handset and keep it for so long (18 months). Some competitors products out there are superior in many ways but they do not have such a fantastic platform for the end user community as these blogs have provided for the Xperia range, and that is a real competitive advantage that Sony Ericsson are failing to see.

Coincidentally, I am using my Xperia handset to post this comment, and this will be the last comment I be posting on it, as I have a competitors product in transit being delivered to me at this very moment. I have bought and owned 6 Sony ericsson handsets in the last 6 years, many of those being flagship products, and I find it sad that after all their good work of late SE are taking a big step in the wrong direction.

Goodbye Sony Ericsson, and good luck to all of the team at

26 McBing October 19, 2011 at 12:57 PM

God fuck Sony Ericsson and this shitty smarthphone I sadly own!
I thank this page for giving me tutorials on how to root my phone and make it less shitty! 🙂

27 Pak ya October 19, 2011 at 1:11 PM

what? force close?
it think SE are boring with his own blog (SE product blog), they just searching some points to show to his bosses that they hardworking.. what i got from them.. i dunno? few month before they introduce new bloggers.. IT’S NOTING.. just a tonne of junks.. i think rikard skogberg much better in update.. regarding Xperia trademark.. technically they deserve to argue on you (
i hope you will start setting new domain for our xperiax10.
we always support you.

28 Hesh October 19, 2011 at 1:17 PM

Can we move to a new domain name? This is an excellent blog. Since i bought my x10 18 months ago i always come here to get any updates. it’d be sad to see it get closed. im sure people can kick in a few bulks if u need funding. 1$ is should do plenty.

29 Steven October 19, 2011 at 1:29 PM

WTF!!! this is bullshit… i thought SE learnt sth from CM already.
This is totally %^%$^%&#%^, i’ll just go for a samsung ICS nexus.

30 Bing October 19, 2011 at 1:29 PM

What a shame. I won’t be buying another SE product after this anti-community move.

31 Dave October 19, 2011 at 1:46 PM

I echo many of the above comments. Keep calm and carry on and get a new domain name. Just be sure to let us know what it is 🙂

32 peosea October 19, 2011 at 1:46 PM

This is a sad, sad day for SE. But still, it just sounds like a typically pointless decision from a corporation, who do not see customers anymore, just their wallets…

However, in an era where everyone is betting on branding and customer loyalty in a market where SE is clearly overwhelmed by Samsung’ (and their Nexus subsidairies) and HTC, this is not only a sad decision, but a dumb one.

Finally, I would like to join my voice to those who ask that you choose another domain. It would be a shame not to. If you won’t, then allow me to thank you for letting us having the best experience possible with the X10.

33 Ren October 19, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Another fail by Sony Ericsson. After the flop that was the X10 I knew that I would never buy an Xperia device again, although this website made it bearable to keep. They need to start copying Samsung… Listen to the online community, thats how you sell more units than you can count.

34 Joseph October 19, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Yes change your domain. companies are not here for us but for our money. they like being petted, not being criticized. in this case we like their product somewhat with room for improvement, and critique is good. change your domain name and keep on rocking.

35 Alfonso October 19, 2011 at 2:11 PM

WHY????? THIS WAS THE BEST SITE FOR X10 !, the official site of sony ericsson sucks big time and this site was for me a great place where to know all the last news !
damn SE, now i’m changing to Iphone

36 Quarryninja October 19, 2011 at 2:11 PM

New domain name please!!! maybe?

You guys are awesome

37 Stan S. October 19, 2011 at 2:49 PM

Well, this is disappointing news. I think everyone should tweet at SE’s UK acct @SonyEricssonUK and other SE accts to dissuade them.

38 Lexm1 October 19, 2011 at 3:35 PM

lol. oh well, i’m never buying another sony ericsonn again anyways.

39 Vince October 19, 2011 at 3:50 PM

Matherfuckers…. they fail so much…. i hope you guys will continue with a new domain.

You did great work!

40 Victor Rendon October 19, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Fuck Sony Ericsson and their Xperia shit, I’m waiting to change my x10 (BTW my battery its drainning in minutes!!!) for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

41 Lars October 19, 2011 at 4:18 PM

And to think I was actually considering buying a new SE smartphone.
I’ll have to find another manufacturer now.

42 arnie October 19, 2011 at 4:21 PM


43 ste October 19, 2011 at 4:33 PM

last time I buy a Sony phone or product for that matter and I have quite a few Would be great if they focused their efforts on the important business of the consumer instead of litigation. Bad job Sony, bad job.

44 PaulSS October 19, 2011 at 4:49 PM

Uhh, what? They are shutting down a website where their users and fans went for help and news. Okay.? -.-

Fellow users,Thanks alot, youve helped alot over the past year and a bit.

45 Freddie October 19, 2011 at 5:06 PM

I’ve been using SE phones for 10 years. But the X10 will be the last SE phone I buy after being stuck on android 1.6 then 2.1 for months, and now this. Good bye SE, hello Nexus Prime.

46 cesar October 19, 2011 at 5:36 PM

change the name of the blog

47 lacrimasys October 19, 2011 at 5:49 PM

I’m so sorry about that. Change the domain and i will follow the site forever.
Sony, very bad, again.

48 Joao October 19, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Aw I cant believe this! This is me favorite blog on my xperia phone series.
Well good luck guys! Thank you for ur great information

49 SE Dol mat October 19, 2011 at 6:42 PM


50 Bodoque.NET October 19, 2011 at 6:55 PM

wtf? this HAS TO BE a joke, isnt?

51 Scott Cee October 19, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Screw them. Clearly they don’t have a fucking clue. Please redirect to a new domain name, so that we can stay on top of the X10 stuff for once and for all?

52 aa==eeeyw October 19, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Thanks Tej for all you did… I hope you change the domain name or whatsoever….
This website is one of the sites I visit a few times a day to check if there is any news about my x10..

53 Kev October 19, 2011 at 7:24 PM

yeah thanks for all the good things you did on here and the tips and news…. the last straw for me…I will not spend another penny on SE… iphone for me now or samsung

54 fried egg October 19, 2011 at 8:43 PM

how weird… if it wasnt for this website i would have dropped my x10 for something else and not given SE another chance ever to sell me a phone.

its been a great ride. great website with all the important news to keep the x10 owners loving their phone.

i wonder why the company x10 didnt sue sony!

55 Bandit October 19, 2011 at 8:51 PM


56 Niko October 19, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Get a new domain name….can i suggest
Sad to see you go if you do knock it on the head.

My x10i and phone deal thankfully ends before xmas and I will be switching to another phone, not a hope in hell I will ever have another SE product.

57 Sliganslogan October 19, 2011 at 9:39 PM

wow SE what a dick move and just when i was starting to trust them again

58 from MACEDONIA October 19, 2011 at 10:27 PM

Sony you’re a big disappointment, first do not disappointed by not x10mini/pro updates and X8, and now with your pressure to
This is a democratic society and that u CAN’T do whatever you want.
So before you do anything think about the consequences that will arise … have my (our) support …

59 ZazieLavender October 19, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Fight it. You must fight it. Call the EFF if you must.

60 Muhammad October 19, 2011 at 11:27 PM

You can simply change your domain name!
Plz don’t just quit, i have been following this blog for over a year and half now and it’s my primary source of X10 information and 2011 Xperias reviews.

Anyway, thanks for your great effort in making X10 a great phone.

61 expired October 19, 2011 at 11:48 PM

Sony Ericsson. What a fucking bad company.

After all they want to support the FXP Team because the customers buy htc and samsung phones and now they want to close this great information site?


They can really take their crappy phones and put them…..

Sony Ericsson you looooooose.

62 Talyvan October 20, 2011 at 1:01 AM

This is sad news, they just want to shut down the freedom of keeping the community informed.

I would suggest that you shutdown the site and IMMEDIATELY create a new one under the same name, just post “I love Xperiax10” and KEEP the domain.

Best of luck on the next blog!

63 OfficeCorner Guy October 20, 2011 at 1:22 AM

Wow What a blow!! You have done a great job and I always looked forward to your articles. You even did a better job than Sony Ericsson at circulating news about and ideas for my x10 handset. Fingers crossed you won’t let the guys in suits break your spirit! Best of luck with all your plans…

64 Truc October 20, 2011 at 1:30 AM

Thanks for the blog, hope you continue somehow as i’ve been following your blog ever since I owned an x10.

65 Giskard October 20, 2011 at 1:43 AM

wtf sony….damn this really sucks guys…I hope you can transfer to another domain

66 reza October 20, 2011 at 2:45 AM on

change the domain..alter the site name..whatever it takes..please

67 HellcOp October 20, 2011 at 3:39 AM

Good job SE, please keep doing it until nobody buy your phone anymore.
Anyway guys, there are so many better phone to choose outside there such as galaxy, Nexus and many more.

never give up Tej, do something better. maybe next time we see
Thanks bro.

68 Xperiano October 20, 2011 at 4:39 AM

Please, change your domain!!

69 evantaur October 20, 2011 at 6:31 AM

really a bad move from SE… they’re just like apple now 🙁

i hope you’ll continue this blog under different domain name

70 x10 warrior October 20, 2011 at 7:58 AM

finally true color of crap SE again…

Make new domain, do a redirect of our existing to your new domain.

then start cursing the most crap and filthy corporation ever.

71 bloodsucker October 20, 2011 at 9:50 AM

I have rarely check SE official site/blog for they are kind of fucked up,and i couldn’t think of one day i sit in front of my pc without checking the news here,you people have been doing a great job down here by making my X10 like i want it to when SE themselves fail to do so,thanks guys for what have you done…

as for SE…..go fuck yourself,I’m not going to buy your fucking fucked up products ever again..

72 Penpen October 20, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Thanks to Tej and the whole team for all their hard work, will really miss this website!

73 Say... Don't Spray! October 20, 2011 at 11:40 AM

And this is another reason why I upgraded to Galaxy S2 and not a SE. What a set of fecking planks. If the turths hurts so much instead of bullying and closing down sites why not do something more constructive about it?
Ah, fuck it, like I actually give a shit.
Sorry for those who run this site and the poor feckers who have to depend on SE’s service.

Good luck, you’ll need it..

74 Newo October 20, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Thank you so much for your work !

And if you can, continue with a new domain !!

75 Jamie Adamson October 20, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Since I got my X10 18 months ago, I have checked this site regularly, and it has been an invaluable source of information. The stuff I have picked up on here has greatly enhanced my X10. Without your advice, tips and recommended apps, I would think less of my phone tbh. Its a great resource for SE customers and it makes their phones better. Why the hell shut it down SE?

You guys, just move to a different domain. If you decide you don’t want the hassle, I just want to say thanks for providing such a great site for us.

76 cml October 20, 2011 at 12:38 PM

keep rolling guys 😉
barking dog seldom bites

77 lovely aklia October 20, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Change domain name to

78 Ciprian-Florin Barsan October 20, 2011 at 1:00 PM

OMG !! This it`s not good !! Wtf ? I can belive that. This latest mobile phone SE that I will buy.
To many problems with this update…and now that…It`s to much…

Sony Ericsson sucks !!!

79 Shashwat almighty October 20, 2011 at 1:31 PM

Change ur domain name dude 🙂
That’s easy and no need to give up….

80 Pedja October 20, 2011 at 1:48 PM

I cannot believe this really happens. What a disappointment from you SonyEricsson. This is really bad. Instead of you hire these people and use them to make good user relations you are attacking them. What a fail! What a fail!

81 xperiagermany October 20, 2011 at 2:11 PM

I willl say reallly for this website i have read some post and i found my self. I have only 2 times i think visit the official website from SE i was always here to look for new information about my phone. But i think the x10 will dead in some months because its 2 years old next year and then will come new phones from SE and other marks. I Will really say thank you to you. You have done a great job to us. Thanks thanks thanks

82 Greg October 20, 2011 at 2:48 PM

I can understand SE wanting to keep a tight watch on their IP but they could’ve handled this differently. Their recent release of handsets to XDA developers was a smart move that regained some ground and support from loyal followers. They’ve lost that ground now.

Without adequate support from sites like this blog, SE users are at sea. SE’s own site is useless and their phone-in support is frustrating at best and obstructive at worst.

The X10 was meant to be a great phone. Without the developer community it is a dud. Without blogs like this that help users make their phone work – yes, actually work, like it supposed to – I don’t see the point in owning an X10.

Good work to guys and I hope you find a way around this. I will continue following your work wherever you end up – at least for as long as I have to put up with owning this X10.

83 Ludo October 20, 2011 at 3:42 PM

thank you for everything, you brought my experience with X10 on higher level. Keep going!

84 rami October 20, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Thank you I liked your blog so much! It has helped me so long as I have been x10 user 1.6 days to 2.3. And your tutorials have been big help. Hope that we get tutorials somewhere that we can watch them if this site go closed.

And I admit that too. x10 is nothing without great deveplopers. Have now android 2.3.5 cm7 rom on x10 🙂

85 stiggy October 20, 2011 at 5:08 PM

this is a very sad day indeed i have been following this site since it began,but typical se shooting itself in the foot when this community has done more for the xperia products than they have specially the x10. i would just like to give a big thank you to everyone involved in this great site, and hope you come back with another great site.

86 philippe October 20, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Very very bad move from se…

87 First X10 in NA October 20, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Thanks for all of your posts. Even though I moved on to a Nexus S quite a while ago, I always kept this site in my favourites and visited often.

X10 Running GB
Nexus S Running GB – Soon to be ICS

88 Ali October 20, 2011 at 6:19 PM

You were the reason behind the purchase of SE Xperia X10 mini, which still I enjoy it ..

Thank You & miss You

89 shez October 20, 2011 at 7:07 PM

my first and last comment on this blog that i follow almost everyday. SE just doesnt get it do they :(, i wonder what sort of backward bunch they must be to close a blog that does more to promote their phones than their hippy green noisy website could every do.

No more SE for me, i will not contribute towards making stupid people richer!

90 ian October 20, 2011 at 7:35 PM


this site has been make great resource for me…
only this site that give me all round bout my x10 and x10 mini….
this site have teach me bout root, bout change my rom to gingerbread

please dont do this SE! I’ll never buy ur products again then and many in here!!!!!! listen to us pls!!!


91 arvand October 20, 2011 at 7:39 PM

good bye to this site???? CIAO SE THEN!!! if only “the anonymous” see this case!

92 diva of sumenep October 20, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Tej, thank u so much
SE, Bye Forever!

93 mike October 20, 2011 at 7:55 PM

This site was the deciding factor in me getting the x10. So bad faith! I am loosing mine. The should at the very least pay you for it! M.

94 Darren October 20, 2011 at 8:35 PM

This site was the only reason I was sticking with Sony, sad bye bye

95 Simon October 20, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Thanks for your work!

96 özkan October 20, 2011 at 9:47 PM

🙁 FU..K se

97 Another letdown? October 20, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Cant believe after all the promotion this site has done for se!
i brought my x10 because of this site and knowing i could get support

Just when we thought S.e was getting better:/

98 ludwig October 20, 2011 at 11:45 PM

sony ericsson suck

99 October 21, 2011 at 12:43 AM

Hey Tej,

You’ve done good work, heck, brilliant IMO for the last year I’ve been following you. But, admit it, it’s the end of the road. There are better phones out there now. What SE has done to you is the final nail on the coffin for me as far as being an SE user. They’re telling me it’s time to move on and, more significantly, AWAY. Will probably see you around on the net in some guise or other. But I’ll say goodbye to SE. Thanks for the ride Tej.

100 Damo October 21, 2011 at 1:14 AM

Cmon man!! don’t give up, just redirect to another one.This has been a good site with cool news and info, I guess that is what SE complains about..

101 Rakash October 21, 2011 at 2:18 AM

Hey Tej, thanks for all the hard work you did for the community. SE should be proud and thanking for your help and work. Good luck on your future plans.

Rakash = )

102 psyche October 21, 2011 at 2:44 AM

sad. I learned a lot on here. Alternatives?

103 patient October 21, 2011 at 3:04 AM

it’s been great reading on your site guys! thanks!!!

104 Osama October 21, 2011 at 3:16 AM

Thank you for your great links & posts! Xperia is an old phone anyway, but this site (along with XDA) brought out the best of the X10… what a shame what SE is doing to you guys!


105 Ivailo October 21, 2011 at 5:30 AM

NO more SE phones for me, too. The X10i was not that great of experience after all. Thanks to this site, I was keeping up with the phone. As others said, there better phones out there.

106 Radzie October 21, 2011 at 6:15 AM

What a sad news. But, don’t ever give up. Please redirect this blog to another domain name. This is the important blog I ever visited every day.

107 Ken Chung October 21, 2011 at 6:34 AM

Sad that SE do such a stupid things. This site help SE a lot and provide a lot of information about Xperia Series. This site is the most easiest way to let people know what news about the lovely X10 phone. D_ _ _ SE.

108 Khast October 21, 2011 at 7:29 AM

Fare thee well. I actually was upgrading out of my Xperia into an HTC or Samsung….Last Sony phone I ever get…can’t say last Sony product, but I will do my research prior to buying any product next time…any company that spends more time hurting the customers and less time listening to them…doesn’t deserve any business.

Sony has gone on a lawsuit spree…frankly I hold absolutely no respect for them. They can kiss my @$$ I will take my business elsewhere. I hope Sony goes bankrupt.

109 alan October 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM

This only serves to illustrate that SE, like Apple, is run by lawyers and accountants, parasites who add nothing to their products but increased prices. Perhaps we should join the camps around the world to protest against corporate greed.

110 Richard October 21, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Address your complaints over this action to SE. They most likely won’t do a single thing about it but at least someone will at least hear your voices. Most likely no one who matters will read the comments on this blog.

Companies do have a great way of shooting themselves in the head though don’t they? On one hand they give all the libraries and support to the freeXperia team so we can get CM7.1 on our X10’s and on the other they do this. One part of the company not talking to the other most likely.

111 jatin October 21, 2011 at 10:20 AM

This is a very very bad news for sony xperia followers , as we are always very passionately waiting for the next update of Hope team will continue thier work with another domain name.

112 Hotmeatballs October 21, 2011 at 11:14 AM

And that is why ladies and gentleman, Sony Ericsson is bullshit
what a retarded fucked up gay company, never ever going to buy a shit ericsson product again.

113 booboo October 21, 2011 at 12:15 PM

bubbles ahoy, i want to buy the ray, it looks great!

114 Adrian October 21, 2011 at 12:35 PM

How about or as an alternative? Or X10Experience?

115 Mr t October 21, 2011 at 1:02 PM

nooooooooooooooo rename it ! Xperia-NON10 or x10blog =(

116 Johannes October 21, 2011 at 6:25 PM

Really sorry to hear this. Owner of 3x Sony Ericsson devices and always trying to figure out how to best use the devices via this blog.

Cut the losses and move your great things to another webname!

117 Masoud October 21, 2011 at 6:57 PM

NOOOOOOOO ! PLSSSSS 🙁 renaming the domain is the best way, PLS don’t leave us alone. I always visit your website, don’t kill it easily 🙁

118 Robert Delahunty October 21, 2011 at 7:02 PM

It’s sad for a company to force the closure of a community; is it not possible to stay open under a different name\guise? I do hope that sense would prevail and SE would see that the vast majority of people on this site are helping the company marketing and that really this is a fan page where tools are given to users of their devices to make them last and ideas to make the user experience better. They should be hiring you guys as a team not shutting you down. Personally after the SE product Blog lost Rikard it seems to be going down hill anyway. Distancing users. I hope they’re reading these comments.

Rob (Ireland)

119 Wong Fe Hong October 21, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Maar goli SONY nu yaar, tussi navaa domain lailo….
always remember!! situations like these give birth to people like Steve Jobs!!! out of the box thinkers….

120 Eric October 21, 2011 at 11:31 PM

I was on here cracking up at SE when they said they were not updating the X10 from 2.1 and so was everyone else… They listened.

So this is an attempt to stop people power… A feeble attempt I might add – change the name big deal the people will still voice an opinion.

121 =NoXiouS= October 22, 2011 at 12:22 AM

Sorry Errorson strikes again! Another Epic Fail! This blog and forum are the best resource fur users and they come along after all this time to play bully to their own supporters! That’s it, I’m going to rake those bitches over the coals on Facebook and their own blogs again just like I did until they finally agreed to update to gingerbread. Bad move S.E., I’m getting a dual core phone next and never buying anything with Sony on it ever again!
Big thanks to admin here and forums for everything. I hope you do get a new Domain and continue. Best wishes from future Samsung/HTC owner

122 Sony F** K October 22, 2011 at 6:50 AM

This is really bad…

SE this is not done….SIMPLY NOT DONE….

123 klogg October 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Guys, you are doing so good job, do not let this legal crap get you down – just change a domain name!

124 Petter October 22, 2011 at 10:11 PM

I dont get it. Why not just copy the content to a new domain? I can understand if SE wants the domain name, but do they want the content as well?? If so, then thats a lot worse than just wanting the domain name..

Why not continue writing somewhere else? Do you want to get paid for doing the work? I would easily pay to be able to continue to read your blog.

125 bloody hell... October 22, 2011 at 11:54 PM

What a hell ? thats SE support for clients ??? I Promise, my next phone will be NOT SE !

126 Darren October 23, 2011 at 12:39 AM

Sorry to break from the topic but any news on cyanogenmod?

127 Ken October 23, 2011 at 6:40 AM

You’ve done great job here. please start another site!

128 Sean October 23, 2011 at 9:17 AM

Why not just get a new domain?

I suggest 🙂

129 nsxe9 October 23, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Thanks for all your hard work. Through your website I’ve learned a lot about my x10 and when the latest updates are coming. This was a very informative website. Thanks!

130 S.B. October 23, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Thank you for your effort in this blog. I’ve been a loyal Ericsson and Sony Ericsson customer for 14 years, and a great advocate of their products. This stupid move on their part is helping me decide to switch to a Galaxy S2. Enjoy your new domain name, nameless SE lawyer.

131 TGO October 23, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Weird, SE would have had your site shut down by now, I think someone is trying to get hits
Even so, is more of a home for stealth trolls then anything, xda is such a larger community with more fan bases for multiple phones makers, yet this site has more SE haters

132 Tom October 24, 2011 at 3:59 AM

I’m very sad to hear this unwelcome news. Shutting down such a prominent community is a horrible decision on SE’s part. Your work here is greatly appreciated and I hope that you change your mind and continue posting on another site.

All the best,

133 Fennnan October 24, 2011 at 9:09 AM

Really bad news! I don’t understand either why SE ‘needs’ to close that web site that’s a really good help point for any SE Xperia user.

Anyway, good job boys!

134 jurgen October 24, 2011 at 9:59 AM

I can’t believe the mistakes such big companies make. They should profit from free publicity and even give you scoops and free hardware to test.
Rip Sony Ericsson. Samsung is eating your marketshare…

135 Tirol October 24, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Gutted, but many thanks guys and gals! Let me know which phone company you will give this support to via my email and ill change my phone.

136 steve October 24, 2011 at 12:30 PM

shame, i did enjoy this website! good source of information

137 Al October 24, 2011 at 2:48 PM

SE you gonna looooose again.

138 Ignacio Mariscal October 24, 2011 at 5:59 PM

We had already realized what SE is capable, when in spite of having bought a high-end phone, they were treated as an experiment, but they failed …
(Un) fortunately now use an iPhone IOS5.
I think I never buy a Sony product again.

139 Ignacio Mariscal October 24, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Finally, I think we should just rename your website, and continue doing the great work you have done so far.

thank you very much

140 Sam October 24, 2011 at 6:33 PM

I’m deeply unhappy about this. It’s not cool. It’s not nice. It’s not the Ericsson I fallen in love with.

141 Daniel October 24, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Don’t give up man, I always enjoyed your blog, just change the domain but keep the good work and by the way thanks for all your efforts. Let us know where we can follow your post from now on…

142 Jesper October 24, 2011 at 9:05 PM

this is most unwelcome news! this was a wonderful blog that easily kept me up to date on everyting regarding my x10
thank you so much for your work!

143 Daniel Raymond October 24, 2011 at 11:19 PM

Keep the domain, shutdown the website. Then, contact a lawyer who wish to help you. You can get millions in compensation fighting them. All the best.

144 TGO October 25, 2011 at 1:36 AM

Yep SE definitely would have had this site shut down by now, I’ve known Sony to shut big companies down, sites go of line within hours, it’s been 2 days
Well good luck with ya or, I mean I’m sure you’ll be back when You Pull the plug.

145 Robert October 25, 2011 at 9:12 AM

Never ever a mobile telephone from Sony.

146 begger October 25, 2011 at 9:19 AM

so this is one reason: dont buy sony mobilephones

147 Moe October 25, 2011 at 9:19 AM

What the fuck is wrong with that company? they need the community and on the other hand they want you to close your site? It’s like Volkswagen forces the million fansites to close cuz VW wasn’t asked to.. I just don’t get it, but change your domain and keep it on!

148 mT October 25, 2011 at 9:33 AM

Just change to HTC 😛

its very sad to see how sony erricson interact with his community.

im sorry for you guys

149 Sony Ericsson October 25, 2011 at 9:50 AM

Greetings Everyone,

After careful deliberation with our CEO, we are happy to inform you that you may keep the domains and continue with your website. Please accept our apologies for our premature judgement.

Best regards,
Sony Ericsson

150 Sam October 25, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Sony Ericsson – NEVER AGAIN!

This was – again – a perfect example of the way big companies treat their customers. “Please, buy our great new Product! YOU NEED IT! But honestly, we don’t give a f*** about you, your satisfaction with the product, support and the great community that supports us.”

Best idea ever. That is a great companies vision? Yeah, go on. We’ll meet again in a few years 😉

151 Oskar.K October 25, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Sony Ericsson is group of f** A*** like my people say. To , dont close the blog, sony ericsson lose fights every time. My group of people on my site have right, because sony ericssonn has no so popular blog like u.

To Sony Ericsson : U can’t do nothing if they will continiue this blog.

I sold my all sony and sony ericsson devices, and i have all with apple now. Never SE !!!!

152 tucholsky October 25, 2011 at 8:38 PM

very bad news 🙁 Sony forgot who makes them bigger ! The Community !

153 morans October 25, 2011 at 10:32 PM

how it’s posible ? what an idiot you must be to shit on your business ? The Last SE mobile in my pocket.

154 Guido October 25, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Tanks for your time and effort. By this move SE lost more customers. Including me and other friends around me!
Well done!

155 crazecan October 26, 2011 at 12:29 AM

I do not believe it possible to fully understand this flagship device without your efforts. This site provided countless users across the globe how to quickly get a grip on a rapidly evolving product. Whomever made this decision must have considered it for a long time. Sony is behind, there is no question of that. In this industry it has become cut throat. No longer is it a war of bring it out faster and more modern, it is a fist fight in a court room about who’s rectangle is the prettiest. Sony isn’t too involved in this beauty contest but people occasionally remember how they got a social disease not too long ago from their small rectangle’s cousin. It could have jeopardized their entire existence.

Sony, your so vein. I bet you think this song is about you.
It was but now it’s gone. It’s not a good thing. Good luck with being number 2 pretty rectangle. Oh wait, your not. Not even close.

156 icechen1 October 26, 2011 at 4:40 AM

Just change the domain name, it would be a good thing to do. Shame to see you guys go.

157 chris October 26, 2011 at 11:01 PM

First post on here as I usually just read the brilliant content that this site offered. The countless times I have found the answers to my X10 problems here and I know im not alone. I made up my mind a while ago that I would not be buying another SE phone because frankly the customer service is dreadful at best but this has only confirmed to me that I am making a good choice. I left Samsung to get the X10 but I know where im going back to… Samsung Nexus please….

158 crazecan October 27, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Ericsson was bought out. SE is now just Sony. See todays news.

159 Per October 27, 2011 at 2:12 PM

Just change your name! The name doesnt really matter. people will still read your stuff.

And NO company allows use of registrered trademark names to be used by others without consent.

160 chirx October 27, 2011 at 9:59 PM

Thank for team
I did enjoy your site, sorry for the news
I don’t have much power to help you fight back, only thing I can do is stop buy sony product.
you guy did a good job, Thank so much, I hope I can see you again

161 J.W.A October 28, 2011 at 12:54 PM

A big thank you very much to the team and helpful members of the forum, this site has been a blessed from the very first day i got my x10 . I hope to see the work done at both sites carry on despite this set back

162 Arcan October 29, 2011 at 9:38 AM

Great blog, too bad the legal shitheads at Sony think it may endanger their corporate image…

All the best!

163 super wank October 29, 2011 at 9:59 PM

have a wank

164 matt October 30, 2011 at 1:43 PM

If it wasnt for this site I would have given up on Sony Ericsson completely, thanks to everyone who had input to this site

165 ras October 31, 2011 at 12:47 PM

I hate se more and more!
Change domain and make an announcement!
don’t let the Fay cat corporate scum silence the people!
yet another example of failed democracy and people’s rights!!!

166 matt bancroft October 31, 2011 at 8:11 PM

This is sad on numerous levels. I used to be a big SE fan but one too many letdowns and I’ve moved on (Mmm… GS II). A part of me really wants to see them do well again, but moves like this are disappointing

167 Hercules November 1, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Get a new domain dude and transfer ALL the content there. Dont allow them to screw you over.

Thanks for all the news you have been giving us all this time. Take care man… and dont give up!

Greetings from Hellas!

168 Morgan November 1, 2011 at 10:41 PM

it’s all fucked up. as everyone believes you were doing them a service, not the opposite. but not just that, you were doing us all a service too. i was happier and more confident to keep my x10 knowing there is something better for it around the corner. i want to thank you for what you gave us, it’s sad to see it all disappear in a poof. so best of luck tej, with whatever is nxt (like a new site? 🙂

169 Andreas November 2, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Next time I buy a smartphone, I might buy a Samsung instead.

Sony Ericsson: This is stupid and much badwill.

170 Petri71 November 2, 2011 at 5:18 AM

Keep it on !

Change the domain name and free yourself from any link with them, you will be able to review their phones in an objective way.

171 Smoke November 4, 2011 at 10:04 AM

We WANT YOU in another domain…but with the same spirit, posts and other stuff!

172 =NoXiouS= November 6, 2011 at 5:01 PM

I get the feeling that the comment by Sony Ericsson was fake.

173 Bira Mata November 7, 2011 at 7:26 AM

bullshit one more reason to get the road and switch to Samsung… Thanks Sony Erricsson to help me to decide it =).
I have this x10 for the last 15 months, and I’m tired about late updates, tough comunication channels… I will pass my phone to my wife and run to Galaxy SII. But I have to say that this blog helped me a lot, and I’d like to say thank you guys for the amazing work “free”… best whishes to all, and to all SN users as well !

174 David S November 7, 2011 at 3:26 PM

I can´t believe they are shutting you down. This blog has made my phone x10 times better. Sony Ericsson obviously have no care what so ever about their active users. So long Sony Ericsson, it´s of to another brand now. What phone are you buying next Tej?

175 Joep November 9, 2011 at 12:02 AM

This is a horrible decision, Sony. This blog is the reason I still use my X10.

176 rami November 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM

how about now? Sony Ericsson is broken. do they still want to close this site?

177 Coyote November 10, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Yes, I wish to add my voice to all those who have thanked you for providing this blog and all the useful info. included on it. So much easier to find and better than the SE site by miles. All SE seem to be interested in is patting themselves on the back about the next model coming out. Whereas your site is useful to all of us who spent our money on the X10 and within 6 months were forgotten about by SE until the clamour on the web, from sites like yours made them sit up and take notice.

All I can say is it must be jealousy as you’ve managed a genuinely useful site with no funding while their site is hopeless…

Anyone else receiving spam e-mails from SE on their phone at the moment? They seem to becoming from a post I left on the SE site last year. But, I cannot log back into the site to cancel them!

My contract will soon be up now and seeing that SE are really annoying me at the moment and including what’s happening to this site, I think I will be joining a lot of others and going with another manufacturer next time.

Will SE ever learn???

By the way why not just transfer your site like others have suggested, or are you also moving onto a different phone/manufacturer?

178 Kamss1 November 10, 2011 at 3:33 PM

A domain change would be great if you guys are willing to keep working on the blog. I can’t remember how I found but its been a useful site for x10 owners. Rooted and flashed my device because of the simple tutorials endorsed by the team. I just hope I find another blog as good as this one for my next smartphone.

Thanks for the posts and tips Team 🙂

179 Ranjit Jackson November 11, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Thank you so much guys.. You have done a great job promoting the xperia. Sony.. If you are listening here this.. If it wasn’t for the guys here at, I would have thrown my phone into the sewer. You guys never answer to our problems and never let others do so …

I am very very disappointed with the support you give us and I can see that the future of Sony ericsson as a mobile phone is doomed. The bigwigs at Samsung and LG listen to their customers unlike SE who throw something at us and expect us to take it with whatever problems it has.

Thanks so much to the team. Pls make a blog for Samsung Galaxy S2 or LG optimus. SE is finished. No R&D also.. They keep thinking that they are the best. Going to go down the drain like Blackberry .. Cheers and thanks once again..

180 Junkk29 November 14, 2011 at 6:55 PM

I would like to express my gratitude to the people of and the the X10 community. You guys have been a great help, I always find myself coming back to this site when I run into problems with my X10. As with many other followers, I am very disappointed with SE and will be steering towards other brands. I have been a big fan of SE since the debut of Walkman, but I can’t deny that they’re always one step behind the competition. The X10 is probably the last SE product I will own.

To Sony Ericssoon, if you are reading this, I have one message for you, ‘Fuck you, I’m going with Samsung’. To and the community, again thank you so much for the constant help and support. I wish you guys all the best, and great success with your new coming projects.


181 HotChillyPepper November 14, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Becuase ofinformative blogs like this I never had to call SE customer support for getting my issues fixed, anyway the SE customer support engineers would not have solved for me or would have taken a huge amount of time. The reason why an online community is much fast in resolving customer issues than paid engineers are due to a simple reason :Passion.

A a company SE would have had many reasons to ask for a closure and they will have legal rights to do so. But SE should not forget that they are doing this to a very enthusiastic user group who were a reason for recent growth of the company.Assumption is the mother of all screwups.

Best of luck all

182 Baby November 16, 2011 at 3:44 AM

Sony X10 can update to 2.2 ? now m have 2.1 verson

183 Paul November 17, 2011 at 8:32 PM

I can only endorse what so many others have said about this terrific site and the community surrounding it. Thanks to them I managed to get my x10 working on 2.2 and make it the phone it should have been all along and long before SE realised how alienated they were making their customers by not responding to them and releasing official upgrades unlike the other manufacturers. I like the phone so much that I’ve just gone for a sim only deal but once I eventually upgrade to a new phone I will be yet another to change brands. Killing communities that buy your products and support them through the bad times not only loses them as customers but guarantees them to recommend anyone other than SE. Congratulations SonyEricsson when we thought you were finally listening and supporting customers you blow us away. Thanks to everyone on here most of all Tej for having the foresight to set this up in the first place.

184 Son Goku November 17, 2011 at 11:20 PM

people Ericsson has been bought out by Sony, hopefully there will be improvements on the CS front. but for me i dont care, as i wont be buying another S(E) phone!!!

185 Morgan November 18, 2011 at 2:20 PM

how will we know if there is a domain change?

186 rog_ca November 18, 2011 at 10:15 PM

I like X10 a lot but my next one won’t be Sony, sorry was trying to decide among several phones include SE, but this shutdown thing helped me making a decision: abandon SE, thank you.

187 gortbort` November 19, 2011 at 7:57 AM

nice blog. Like so many others, very dissapointed by SE. Also since S has bought the E, there will be no more SE phones for me either. I don’t trust Sony on their own. Hello Nokia (I think).

188 justnkyle December 13, 2011 at 8:05 AM

yall jus dont understand its like copyrighting sony if u release info bout their product all its takes is sumone to modify sumthngs and sell it and make money.. thats why sony did so.. i still think the phones are great and i hope they come out with a xperia play that can run ps2 games aswell dont you think.



190 KING JAFI JOFER, RULER OF ZAMUNDA October 18, 2012 at 12:28 PM


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