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MWC LIVE: Sony Ericsson announces the XPERIA X1 Windows Mobile Smartphone [UPDATE 2]
Posted by Arne Hess - on Sunday, 10.02.08 - 20:03:28 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 24596x
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No kidding, Sony Ericsson is going to announce today, during it's press event here in Barcelona, its first and long time rumored Windows Mobile smartphone! The world of Sony Ericsson's consumers and customers is changing and to meet the growing need for mobile Web communication and multimedia entertainment, Sony Ericsson introduces XPERIA. With this new brand Sony Ericsson will position itself at the forefront of mobile convergence.
The XPERIA X1 is a stand-out, arc slider phone designed to address the growing need for a premium, converged mobile experience.

The XPERIATM X1 combines a 3" clear wide VGA display and a full QWERTY keyboard within a quality metal-finish body. With Windows Mobile 6 Professional inside, the XPERIA X1 lets you choose from a dynamic range of activities at anytime and anywhere; from enjoying your favorite entertainment content to working efficiently on-the-move. Access a world of experiences simply by touching the XPERIA panel on the screen.

"XPERIA represents the first brand that is truly borne from within Sony Ericsson. It represents our vision for a premium, energised communication experience," said Dee Dutta, Head of Marketing, Sony Ericsson. "This launch, and the announcement of the X1, further strengthens the overall Sony Ericsson brand and places us at the forefront of mobile convergence."

"Our vision for the XPERIA X1 is to deliver a seamless blend of mobile Web communication and multimedia entertainment within a distinctive design," said Rikko Sakaguchi, Head of Portfolio and Propositions, Sony Ericsson. "XPERIA is our promise to think foremost of user experience and to deliver the premium experience - anytime, anywhere, anything, with anyone."

XPERIA panel interface - experiences just the way you want them - Enjoy access to different experiences - Web, multimedia, applications - from your desktop. Navigate with the tip of your finger. Configure and have your XPERIA panels just the way you want them.

Multiple navigation - the choice is yours - XPERIA X1 lets you interact with your phone in different ways. Touch, full QWERTY keyboard, 4-way key and optical joystick navigation. Switch seamlessly between operation modes.

Arc slider design - makes it stand out - The arc design gives a distinct and unique feel. Slide the screen upwards to reveal the wide pitch QWERTY keyboard. Ample distance between keys makes writing fast and easy.

Ultimate mobile experience - performance on the move - With Windows Mobile, the highest data transfer rate (HSDPA/HSUPA) and WiFi support, you can enjoy your favourite entertainment and work efficiently on the move. Mobile access to everything that is important to you. aGPS gives you the freedom to explore the world. XPERIA X1 is a premium mobile experience.

Sony Ericsson XPERIATM X1 – At a Glance

Camera

  • Auto focus
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • Photo light
  • Video recording

Entertainment

  • Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
  • Media player
  • Music tones
  • PlayNow
  • Windows Media Player Mobile
  • 3D games
  • FM radio
  • Java
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing

Internet

  • Internet Explorer Mobile
  • RSS feeds

Communication and Messaging

  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Speakerphone
  • Vibrating alert
  • Video calling
  • E-Mail
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Text messaging (SMS)

Design

  • XPERIA panels
  • Optical joystick navigation
  • Navigation key
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Touch navigation

Organizer

  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Document editors
  • Document readers
  • Flight mode
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Notes
  • Phone book
  • Tasks
  • Touchscreen

Connectivity

  • aGPS
  • Bluetooth technology
  • Modem
  • Synchronization
  • USB support
  • WLAN

Windows Mobile Operating System

  • Microsoft Outlook Mobile: E-Mail, contacts, calendar, tasks
  • Microsoft Office Mobile: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Internet Explorer Mobile
  • Windows Media Player Mobile
  • Windows Live
  • Exchange ActiveSync
  • Voice control
  • Utility Applications: file explorer, calculator, pictures & video, notes

Facts and Figures

  • Size: 110 x 53 x 16.7 mm
  • Weight: 145 grams

Available colors

  • Black
  • Silver
  • Main screen: 65,536 color TFT
  • Resolution: 800 X 480 pixels
  • Size: 3 inches

Memory

  • Phone memory: up to 400 MB
  • microSD memory card support

Availability and versions Networks

  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA 900/1700/1900/2100 MHz
  • UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA 850/1700/1900/2100 MHz

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 will be available in selected markets from the second half of 2008; a price wasn't announced today.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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Posted by Zhiming Mo on 11.02.08 - 01:41:38

Whoopz! Looks like SE forgot the front camera!!!...Hopefully, this flagship won't have too much of a flagship price tag; otherwise, this looks delicious.

Posted by Zhiming Mo on 11.02.08 - 02:11:17

my bad...is that a front cam and a light sensor hidden on both sides of the speaker?

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