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Sam and Magnus released this information earlier today:
- X1a / X1i differences: The X1a will be sold in the US, Latin America and Australia it differs from the X1i in its network configuration and the video support (it is 24 fps instead of 30). Contrary to some rumors, both versions have a front facing camera.

- Keyboard layouts: A few people picked up on the fact that the X1 product site features two different keyboard layouts - this is due to regional differences. England uses Qwerty - EN, France uses Azerty, Germany uses Qwertz etc...

- Screen Orientation: there is no button officially assigned to change the screen orientation but it is possible to assign one of the soft keys to do this is you want to.

- SAR value: Venus max SAR value (of use case of UMTS+ BT turned on) is 1.47w/kg.

- US release date: This will be announced by Sony Ericsson US on Nov 3rd.
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Some good info there. Finally clear up the rotation button fiasco. I've fine with there NOT being a key there. Camera sucks for us in US, but I think I can get by.
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Yeah, I can also get past the fact that there is no hardware assigned rotation button. Now you can choose which button to use (at least there are two ones right?)

I just have a question about the camera. Does anybody of you have a compact digital camera? In how many fps does it record video? Isn't it really enough?

And, I have heard that 30fps is what the human eye can catch at maximum. Is that right?
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Cleared up A LOT! lol it's nice to see them taking the different keyboard layouts for different countries. Well done Sony Ericsson!

Nov 3rd?
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I thought film as 24fps anyway - and the better HDTV had to have special electronics to show film at that rate vs the 3:2 pulldown
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movies are 24fps
tv ntsc in usa is 30fps
tv pal in europe is 25fps
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Originally Posted by Rudegar View Post
movies are 24fps
tv ntsc in usa is 30fps
tv pal in europe is 25fps
Although there is a 10% loss in fps between X1 and X1a, I don't think there will be a difference that too many people cares about.
Of course, you want the phone to be as best as it can be, but I think you have to keep in mind the service you can get if you buy it in a store and not via Internet.
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film movies are filmed and projected at 24fps
the human eye perceives smoothness from 24 fps

High Definition movies are normally at 24fps, and some purists actually match their equipment to achieve that framerate to reproduce film movie smoothness - eg Pioneer plasma screens, DVD players, AV receivers and their own PureCinema processing technology are actually optimised at 24fps

I don't really see a big problem here if the X1a records video at 24fps, unless the interlacing of frames is not done correctly and you get some combing effects and jerkiness.
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In my opinion the main drawback of the video recording capabilities of the X1a is not the reduction of the framerate but the reduced resolution (QVGA 320 240 instead of VGA 640 x 480) and that it can only record H.263 instead of H.264.

The white paper says (p. 6):
X1a model supports MPEG4, H.263 24fps encoding at QVGA only and not H.264

This issue is caused by a patent dispute between qualcomm (The manufactuer of the main chipset of the X1) and broadcom in the US.
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is the phone gonna come out and Canada any time soon
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