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Sony Ericsson Announces XPERIA X1 Windows Mobile VGA Touchscreen Phone
      02/10/08 07:28 PM

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

Auto focus
3.2 megapixel camera
Photo light
Video recording

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

Internet Explorer Mobile
RSS feeds

Communication and Messaging-
Polyphonic ringtones
Vibrating alert
Video calling
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Text messaging (SMS)

XPERIA panels
Optical joystick navigation
Navigation key
Picture wallpaper
Touch navigation

Alarm clock
Document editors
Document readers
Flight mode
Handwriting recognition
Phone book

Bluetooth technology
USB support

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

Availability and versions

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."


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