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MWC LIVE: Hands-on Photos of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 Windows Mobile Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 12.02.08 - 11:08:54 CET under 08 - Reviews - Viewed 21880x
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After the short video demo we had yesterday, this morning I had some more quality time to get my hands on a Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1, Sony Ericsson's brand new and much anticipated Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional smartphone. You've seen the specs already, so it's time for a first hand experience. The XPERIA X1 feels good and even if it was a prototype only, it's feeling rocking solid. The opened device is well balanced to hold it and use the keyboard and the keyboard size seems to be good enough to even type some longer E-Mails.
As of today, it looks like, Sony Ericsson isn't using the kind of frameless "bio touch" display as HTC uses for its Touch devices but this screen reminds more on a classic Windows Mobile touchscreen as we had it before with the HP iPAQs but now, let us have a look:

If you have any further questions, please feel free. I will try to follow-up with the answers as soon as I can but please keep in mind, I don't have one yet.

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by MTM on 12.02.08 - 18:51:15

Nice pictures, Arne smile

Really like the comparison with the Hermes. It shows how small it is. How does it feel in the hand - not too heavy at 145 g?

Seems a bit weird with the screen. I'm pretty sure it's even manufactured by HTC, so it shouldn't be hard to make? Maybe the final version will have it.

Did you try the phone? I've heard the reason people and journalists couldn't try it was because it's running a yet-to-be-released version of Windows Mobile (newer than 6.1, but not 7). Maybe you can't comment on that? wink

Posted by Parker on 15.02.08 - 01:35:08

Is the screen made out of plastic or glass?

Posted by AhmedA on 15.02.08 - 10:25:28

There seem to be two slots - one on usb connector side and one on the other side of the device. Any ideas what they are - 2 sd slots would be nice but I'm guessing one's a sim slot.

The comparison with the hermes was a nice thought. The screen looks narrower but not longer, so how comes it's 3" compared to the Hermes 2.8"?

The specs I've seen mention aGPS - does that a proper GPS receiver or just cell based triangulation?


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