Sony UX180P available for pre-order at CompUSA


The US version of the Sony UX Micro PC that will have the Cingular EDGE integration is now available for pre-order on the CompUSA online store.  The UX180P will set you back $1799.99 and shows a ship date of July 10.  The UX180P has a 1.2 GHz Core Solo, 512 MB of memory, 30 GB hard drive and the 4.5” screen that I can attest is the brightest I have seen on any ultra-portable.  Dust off those credit cards and get cracking.

Sony at CompUSA

(via Fernando Miralles)




Raphael, no idea if the EDGE is upgradeable but my gut says no.

On the Bluetooth tethering remember BT caps the speed at 115 kbps so USB is better if you have lots of surfing to do.

Raphael Salgado

Amazon is now giving a $150 mail-in rebate for the purchase of a UX180P, bringing it down to $1649 including shipping! If no tax is imposed, it’s even better than the price with sales tax that I’m quoted as a future SonyStyle store employee. At least I’ll be able to grab an extra battery with the savings. ;)

Lots of changes for me right now – I’ve got an XV6700 with the Broadband Access for an additional $44.99. My new job is giving me a Verizon Blackberry with unlimited data. So I’m going to sell off the XV6700 and save myself $44.99, and either tether the Blackberry (hopefully via Bluetooth, if not, then USB) or get a Cingular SIM card with the PDA plan at a discount. Of course, EDGE is nowhere as fast as EvDO, but at least it’s always available when I need it without tethering.

What would you do?


Matt is correct, EVDO runs only on the CDMA network which does not use a SIM card.


wow i had no idea you could disable the cingular sim. that might change things. eo or sony? arrgh.

hey jk can you take kevin’s xv6700 and put the sim card in the sony? o wait. you guys don’t have the us version. so is this possible? running data from the xv6700’s card on the sony? is that any faster than using winmodem through the usb (not the bluetooth) for connectivity? i was already content with usb tethering so


Mike — I believe the price is $80/mo w/no contract, and $60/mo w/2 year contract. — dg


Question: Can someone clarify whether or not the integrated EDGE is compatible with the new HSDPA “BroadbandConnect” that Cingular is rolling out? If so, I’ve read that Cingular is targeting end of ’06 for nation-wide rollout. If so, then that ‘might’ take the pain out of being forced to accept a Cingular contract in lieu of my existing Verizon EVDO account. – dg

Mike Cane

What is the price for that Cingular service? Anyone know? Been using a Nokia 770, had three hotspots I was etherjecking off of, and apparently I was witnessed and now the hotspots are off the air! SIM cards have a new appeal to me!


It does take a SIM card, but it comes locked into Cingular. There is an unlocking procedure, described in detail in the link:,Kb=CISCV3,Company={46BFA530-E01F-4F7C-B98B-69C2AA06051B},Case=Obj(394991),TS=Externalv4,T=response_case.tem,VARSET_OBJ=394991,VARSET_TOP=TRUE,VARSET_QUERY=emailarticle,VARSET_MAX=TRUE,question=ref(QC):ord(1),question=ref(QB):ord(1)

Several folks have switched to T-Mobile SIM cards in Sony devices without any problems. I have to wonder why Sony does not provide the devices unlocked to begin with….


How exactly does the WWAN work? Is there a slot for a SIM card or is the UX only allowed to work with Cingular?

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