We've been hearing rumors of Sony Ericsson making a Windows Mobile phone, and today we have the official announcement. Here is the info on the XPERIA X1 device from Sony Ericsson:
"Today marked the launch of XPERIA and a new era in mobile communications with the announcement of the XPERIA X1, a stand-out, arc slider phone from Sony Ericsson designed to address the growing need for a premium, converged mobile experience.
The XPERIA X1 combines a 3-inch clear wide VGA display and a full QWERTY keyboard within a quality metal-finish body. With Windows Mobile inside, the XPERIA X1 lets you choose from a dynamic range of activities at anytime and anywhere; from enjoying your favourite 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.?
Sony Ericsson XPERIATM X1 ? energised communication, the premium experience.
Convergence of multimedia entertainment and mobile Web communication Unique arc slider with wide pitch easy-to-use QWERTY keyboard XPERIA panels - arrange as you want for easy access Enjoy multimedia entertainment on bright wide VGA display Windows Mobile capabilities 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
Music- Bluetooth stereo (A2DP) Media player Music tones Windows Media Player Mobile PlayNow 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 Email Picture messaging (MMS) Predictive text input Text messaging (SMS)
Connectivity- aGPS Bluetooth technology Modem Synchronization USB support WLAN
Windows Mobile Operating System-
Microsoft Outlook Mobile: email, 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 (approx.) Weight: 145 grams (approx.)
Available colors: Black and Silver
Main screen: 65,536 color TFT Resolution: 800 X 480 pixels Size: 3 inches
Phone memory: up to 400 MB microSD memory card support