The screen is 65k, because Windows Mobile doesn't support more colours.
And no, SE won't abandon UIQ. There will be both WM and UIQ devices.
Wow.... this is a monster. This will be best of the best for smartphones for a while. But I think it shouldn't be compared to iphone. I mean they are simply different cattegories. Iphone is for those who want a sipmle ,good looking and easy to operate eyecandy. This seems to be top of the line, everything in one and WM means you can install whatever you want on it... The philosophy behind the two devices is different. But I will go for this one for sure... I hate locked propertary systems.
what a dissapointment!
Nokia N95 8GB is way way better.
1000x better than this!
Great Phone!...but 65K colors display and only 400mb internal memory... put a damper...
I love this phone!! The P1i is already awesome, now this one!!! Can't wait till it comes out !!! They should give it a better screen though!
This phone leaves Apple's iPhone in the dust. I never liked the iPhone and I was always waiting for Nokia or Sony Ericsson to come up with a better phone. This phone beats the iPhone hands down. This has great functionality and design.
Sony's products are pure quality, while Apple's are pure junk!
I love this phone, and I hope the price won't be too expensive.
I look forward when Nokia has a go at the "iPhone Zone".
The new format is here, let's see what they got!
I want one NOW!
If the price is right, or even semi-right.
Damn the "a"GPS.
Very nice looking indeed. But WM is still not desirable in any way. And 400mb internal memory is a joke. When everyone else is really stepping it up with multi-gig internals, SE releases this beauty with less internal memory than the w990i had 3 years ago! Poor choice SE, but still beautiful, practical, ad functional design (as long as that sliding mechanism stays strong - hopefully it will be more like the w850 than their new sliders....which are weak.)
wow this is what i call a perfect phone woww
it has everything i wanted
and its not symbian
omggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww perfect phone perfect phone
Sony Ericsson marks the launch of its new brand XPERIA™ with the unveiling of the XPERIA™ X1
10 February 2008
The world of our consumers and customers is changing. 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.
Barcelona, Spain – 10th February 2008 –Today marked the launch of XPERIATM 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 XPERIATM 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.
The Sony Ericsson XPERIA™ X1 will be available in selected markets from the second half of 2008.
1) Facts and features may vary depending on local variant.
2) Talk and standby times are affected by network preferences; type of SIM card, connected accessories and various activities e.g. games. Kit contents and color options may differ from market to market. The full range of accessories may not be available in every market.
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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
* Weight: 145 grams
* 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
I would say it would be around $800 US. dont know what that is equivalent to in euros though.