The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 is one of the most exciting Windows Mobile phones since the Blackjack 2 and the (phantom) i-mate 9502. With a 800×480 pixel display, it is probably going to be the new reference in terms of productivity and entertainment. Users can control it the way they want: Touch screen, joystick or via the elegant Arc slider QWERTY keyboard. Finally, it has WiFi, 3.5G and assisted-GPS – features that will make a big difference, given that web browsing and location based are popular apps these days.

Highlights

  • 3” touch display 800×480 pixels
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 + HSDPA (3G)
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Windows Mobile
  • Touch screen
  • 3.2 megapixel camera with Auto-focus
  • Joystick navigation
  • Assisted GPS
  • Bluetooth, WiFi
  • 110 x 53 x 16.7 mm, 145g
  • The Sony Ericsson XPERIA™ X1 will be available in “selected markets” from the second half of 2008.

Source : ubergizmo

Pics

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Video

The first official video of the new Sony Ericsson XPERIA windows mobile smartphone showed up on the web. The phone features a QWERTY keyboard, a superb 800×480 touch display and assisted-GPS.

Take a look

Source : ubergizmo

Sony-Ericsson intros XPERIA X1 ‘iPhone killer’

 

Sony-Ericsson opened the Mobile World Congress today by unveiling the XPERIA X1, its first true touchscreen-focused cellphone. Following a deal with Microsoft, the handset is Sony-Ericsson’s first device to use Windows Mobile for its OS but also uses a custom interface of “XPERIA panels” rather than the default Microsoft front-end: users simply tap panels with their fingers to access calling, media, and other functions, according to the phone designer. Though dominated by its 3-inch, 800×480 touchscreen, the device also includes both optical and physical navigation pads at the bottom as well as a unique arc-slider QWERTY keyboard that tilts outward for more comfortable typing. The X1 is also the most Internet-connected Sony-Ericsson device in history, the company boasts: unlike even most advanced 3G phones, it offers HSUPA (High Speed Upload Packet Access) that sends video and other media almost as quickly as it comes downstream. Wi-Fi is onboard for short-range networking and is backed by assisted GPS for route finding. A 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and a microSD slot (versus Sony-Ericsson’s favorite Memory Stick Micro format) round out its key features.

The first XPERIA phone is expected sometime in the second half of 2008; with quad-band GSM and an unprecedented five-band HSPA/UMTS connection, the device should be available both in North America as well as Europe and includes the key 1,700MHz band needed for T-Mobile USA’s upcoming 3G service.

 

Source : Electronista

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