Sony Ericsson today published its Software Developer Kit (SDK) for Xperia X1 and invited developers and content creators to capitalize on the opportunities offered by developing mobile content for the phone. Hopefully this signals the final product is coming soon. Here is more info from today's release:
Whether it is music, photography, email or instant messaging, gaming, social networking or video applications, developers can now create a host of unique multi-media entertainment and content for the Xperia X1 for consumers to enjoy.
Xperia X1 brings a totally new experience to mobile phone users by introducing nine easy-to-use, interactive panels which sit on the touch screen interface of the phone.
Developers can use the Windows Mobile SDK, free of charge, to produce a wide variety of panels to meet the consumer?s demand for a rich, individualised multimedia experience on their phone. Users of the Xperia X1 will be spoilt for choice as they personalize their handset with panel applications to suit their mood and lifestyle. Whether it is a search engine, advanced calendar or social networking application, music or film catalogue, sports or news related content, the panels enable you to access any information ? quickly and directly ? with a simple tap on the 3? super high resolution touch screen.
Entertain yourself: Customise your Xperia X1 panels so you are a touch away from your favourite content ? music, film, TV, sports Or, be the envy of your friends by watching TV or film clips in DVD quality on the three-inch high resolution touch-widescreen Get picture happy on the 3.2 megapixel camera and show the images in crystal clear clarity on the 800 X 480 pixels screen Access the latest 3D mobile games by simply touching a favourite gaming panel you have selected
Make your personal life a little easier: Access all your contacts and calendar entries wherever you are, as the Xperia X1 can automatically sync with your PC making sure you never miss a birthday, anniversary or meeting Search or book a holiday in your lunch hour by going online via a travel panel Add your local supermarket website and do your weekly food shop in just a few taps on the bus on the way home Read the latest restaurants reviews, look up cinema listings, call a friend or reply to personal email on the move using the full QWERTY keyboard Find that bar, restaurant or hotel using Assisted GPS and Goggle Maps for mobile when you?re on vacation or a business trip
Work on the move: Windows Mobile 6.1 makes working on the move easier with easy access to work emails and Microsoft? Office Mobile applications, such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint Always stay up-to-date with colleagues and important appointments by syncing the handset to Microsoft Outlook on your work PC
Xperia X1 The Xperia X1 is the first product under Sony Ericsson?s new premium sub-brand Xperia. Designed to meet consumers? needs for a converged entertainment and mobile web communication experience, the Xperia X1 is an extremely stylish handset, with a striking arc-slider design, encased in real stainless steel, supported by a powerful panel multimedia ecosystem.
The Xperia X1 can be personalised through its nine panel user interface to suit the user?s moods and lifestyle. Users can access content quickly and directly through the touch screen, easily switching between applications by touching one of the unique customisable panels.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 ? A new era in mobile convergence
Unique arc slider with 3.0? WVGA display and finger touch navigation Customisable panels Wide pitch easy-to-use QWERTY keyboard Four way navigation keys and optical joy stick for stressless browsing 3.2 megapixel camera DVD quality video and 3D Gaming capabilities Windows Mobile capabilities such as Microsoft Outlook Mobile, Internet Explorer Mobile and Microsoft Office Mobile: World, Excel, Powerpoint Distribution information The Sony Ericsson SDK for Windows Mobile 6.1 will be made available for easy download on the Sony Ericsson Developer World website: www.sonyericsson.com/developer