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VIDEOVIEW: Hands-on with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Windows Mobile 6.1 Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 22.04.08 - 22:50:13 CET under 08 - Reviews - Viewed 72203x
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Following my first contact with Sony Ericsson's Xperia X1 Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional smartphone during the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, recently I had some more quality time with Sony Ericsson's first Windows Mobile device. Nearly everything is said and written about the Xperia X1 but this time, I also had the chance to dive deeper into the device, to record a short video.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 does everything, a state-of-the-art Windows Mobile smartphone is able to provide these days (and even more). It features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and an ultra fast Qualcomm 7200A CPU at 520 MHz, supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA as well as Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, WiFi b/g and GPS.

The massive memory of 128 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM can be expanded with microSD cards (the slot is protected by the battery cover but the cards are hot-swappable) and the touchscreen features still uncommon WVGA resolution at 800 x 480 pixel. The autofocus camera on the backside features 3.2 megapixel while the front facing camera supports the typical VGA resolution for UMTS video telephony:

At a weight of 144 grams including the 1500 mAh Li-Ion Polymer battery, the Xperia X1 measures 110.0 x 17.0 x 53.0 mm and the prototype I got my hands on felt rocking-solid. The 5-way D-Pad also works, similar to the Samsung SGH-i780, as an optical joystick.

On the left side, the Xperia X1 features a mini USB plug which is used for sync and charge as well as a button which rotates the screen. On the right, the device features the volume rocker on the top and the camera shutter on the bottom. On the top, the device holds a 3.5 cm plug for stereo headsets and the power button.
On both sides, left and right, the device features 4 LEDs in total which signalize incoming calls, etc.

On the video above you might have noticed that the device doesn't seems to be the fastest yet but please keep in mind that it was a prototype. We still have the word from Sony Ericsson that the X1 will take benefit from some kind of graphic hardware acceleration.

Unfortunately this meeting with the Xperia X1 was way too short and I'm definitely looking forward the next time, I hopefully have the chance to test it a little bit longer.

Cheers ~ Arne

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