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Feb 11, 2008


Sony Ericsson Xperia X1Let's start off the Barcelona Mobile World Congress with SE. Sony Ericsson have quite a few touchscreen Symbian UIQ devices… but the recently unveiled Xperia X1 promises to be its next flagship device.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1One of the reasons is that it’s running Windows Mobile. However, it’s not your normal touchscreen Windows Mobile. Sony Ericsson have added a new feature… panel navigation.

Here’s a demo video of panel navigation…

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1Sony Ericsson Xperia X1Sliding QWERTY keyboard

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1800x480 display!!!

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1The Specs:
- 3-inch WVGA (800x480) 65,536 colour TFT display
- High quality video recording & playback at 30fps
- Web feeds
- Touchscreen UI
- Multiple input & navigation - Touch, QWERTY, Optical Joystick, 4-way Key
- Windows Mobile
- 3.2 Megapixel Camera
- aGPS
- Handwriting Recognition
- 400MB Phone Memory
- microSD slot

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1Now… for the bashing…
I’ve never liked SE devices - this one isn’t going to make me change my opinion. Before considering its specs, let me talk about SE ultra-deficient marketing department. The two “official” SE websites looks to have been made by amateurs - the specs website is total disaster. As for the device itself, they’ve chosen the wrong colours for displaying the panels… (This may be the last time I’m posting a SE device).
Anyway, the device has a very innovative (while ultra-ugly) panel interface built on Windows Mobile 6. It has a touchscreen & loads of buttons (triangular!?!?!). OK, I admit it has a very large screen (800x480) & microSD slot (instead of Memory Stick), but it is ugly-looking. Only 400MB of memory. If you are adding a QWERTY slider (which is ripped from an ATM), you would expect more gadgets… but there’s only WiFi, GPS & 3.2 MP camera… Goodbye SE. Back to business with Nokia in the next post!
It's rumoured that HTC made this device for SE... so it may explain why it's so "good."

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1Sony Ericsson Xperia X1Sony Ericsson Xperia X1More Live Pics here.
More info here.
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Anonymous said...

huhu nice :P on the contrary i've always disliked nokia phones, never got used to them i guess :P

my first phone was a SE t230 (which i almost immediately voided the warranty by hacking it inside out :P) same for my recent k750, flashed and patched to the core. (guess am a tweaker,:P) and that's what i like in most SE phones i've seen till now.

I still agree though, this handset is not really interesting, but hey i could say the same for some of the "modern" nokia handsets hein :P

anyways, am waiting for them to release their w965 (still a prototype atm) :P

InF said...

I'm a big SE fan, and I love my Z610i, though it's not the latest hit on the market, it has what I need. The only lacking feature is the ability to zoom in on saved pictures! WTF! How could they ever forget that?

I recently moved away from Nokia cuz they make bulky and buggy phones sometimes. I bought a 6101, a discarded it in less than a month.

However, I got to agree. That SE Xperia or whatever it's call is plain ugly. I never liked sliding QWERTY or whatever. I prefer the old numeric keypad.

Whatever comes out, SE makes sexy phones. The only problem I find with SE is that most of their models have relatively the same specs, just different forms. Weird..

carrotmadman6 said...

I was quite a neutral until i got my beloved 7610... From that instant i turned into a Nokia fanboy.

I like (high-end) Nokias bcoz of the OS, the specs & the design.

I've always found Nokias to be reliable, the UI is great (max customization) & i can use loads of apps.

I don't like SE bcoz of the lack of OS... & the fact that all devices have *normal* specs.

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