It appears that the majority of you guys commenting on the phone have no real idea as to what and why they are the way they are. Many of you are complaining about the 65k color screen, saying it's whack and sony has got it wrong. For you dummies out there talking about things you don't understand, it is Windows Mobile that is limiting the resolution of the phone to 65k! I REPEAT. Even if you were to design a phone with a screen resolution of 16m colors it would still only show 65k if it's using windows mobile. And have most of you even seen the screen of the xperia? It's the same resolution as the htc touch HD, and it's not called HD for nothing. I hope when you dodos are debating on what is better you actually know what you're talking about.
And by the way, russian military technology rules over america. Read people, ignorance is not bliss anymore. Peace.
Anonymous, 29 Dec 2008is there a version without that keyboard? This phone is everything I want on a cellphone excep... moreNo there isn't. If you want a similer ( not ht e same) phone without the keyboard then you should for HTC HD. It runs on windows mobile as X1
Iam pissed with this phone, just after a couple of months of purchasing my Xperia, i found out it has started developing cracks, I tried to return it to get a new one, but to no avail... Now am left with a fast detioriating phone...
Iam so bloody pissed off right now, i regret ever spending a dime on this crap, if i knew i would have purchased an offering from Nokia or Motorolla. Am not the only one experiencing this problem here is a link to a complaint forum of angry Xperia X1 owners like me, it also has pics of the cracking problem. Click here for the link
My advice to u guys is don't buy this phone, its build quality is nothing but crap, instead wait for the Nokia n97 it is a better offering.
please let me know guys ... if I can download Bible software to this Xperia >??
is there a version without that keyboard? This phone is everything I want on a cellphone except that keyboard . It makes the phone much thicker than it should be.
Played with the X1 yest at the Telstra T-Life store in George St, Sydney.
Looks the goods, more responsive than I thought it would be.
The text was very small (but super clear - amazing resolution). I found myself using my fingernail tip more than finger tip, but I would say the font size was on default, and not maxed out.
how much expandable memory does it have i cant figure out i no it supports micro sd but how much!!!!!!????????
Behind all the flash of the panel interface lies another Windows Mobile smartphone. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional Edition, so you get the full Microsoft Office Mobile Suite and support for Microsoft's Direct Push Technology for real-time message delivery and automatic synchronization with your Outlook calendar, tasks, and contacts via Exchange Server. In addition, you can access any POP3 and IMAP e-mail accounts that you have; we configured our review unit to get our Yahoo Mail by simply entering our log-in ID and password and we were set up in just a couple of minutes. Other PIM tools include a task list, a notepad, a calculator, and a PDF reader. For added functionality, you can always download more applications, and there's even a shortcut included to the Handango store.
For Web browsing, the Xperia X1 ships with the Opera Mobile Web browser, in addition to the default Internet Explorer Mobile. There's also Windows Live integration and the aforementioned Google panel, which gives you quick access to search, Gmail, and Google Maps. On the Sony Ericsson panel, you can get Web feeds from up to 10 of your favorite sites, and you can choose how frequently you want to receive updates. As far as connecting to the Web, the smartphone offers integrated Wi-Fi and 3G. The X1 supports the 850/1900/2100 UMTS/HSDPA bands, which means to get the 3.5G speeds in the States, you'll need an AT&T SIM card. You'll still be able to make calls and surf the Web with a T-Mobile SIM, but it will only be on EDGE speeds since the carrier's 3G network runs on the 1700/2100MHz bands.
The Xperia X1's phone features include quad-band world roaming, a speakerphone, conference calling, and text and multimedia messaging. The phone book is limited only by the available memory (the SIM card holds an additional 250 contacts), and there's room in each entry for multiple numbers, e-mail addresses, instant-messaging handles, and birthdays. For caller ID purposes, you can assign a picture, one of 41 polyphonic ringtones, or a group ID. Bluetooth 2.0 is also onboard for use with mono and stereo Bluetooth headsets, hands-free kits, and dial-up networking.
The smartphone also comes equipped with assisted GPS. To speed up the process of determining your location, the X1 also includes a utility called QuickGPS that we've seen on a few GPS-equipped smartphones; it downloads the latest satellite information via an Internet connection. While Google Maps for Mobile comes preloaded on the X1, you will only get text-based driving directions from the app. For real-time tracking and voice-guided prompts, you'll need a location-based service or online application like Wayfinder Navigation, which is provided on the software CD.
Sony Ericsson makes a big deal about the Xperia X1 being an all-in one device for both work and play, so it's no surprise there are a number of multimedia goodies. The X1's media interface is built to resemble Sony's other consumer electronics, including the PlayStation, the PSP, and the Bravia TV line, so it may look familiar to any owners of those products. The media player supports MP3, MP4, M4A, AAC(+), WMA, WAV, MIDI, MPEG-4, WMV and other music and video formats. Other goodies include podcast support, a streaming media player, and an FM radio, though you have to use the included headset for the latter. The X1 has about 400MB of onboard memory, and the expansion slot can accept up to 16GB cards.
The Xperia X1 features a 3-inch touch screen that displays 65,536 colors at an 800x480 pixel resolution. With such a sharp resolution, it's no surprise that images and text looked crisp and colors were vibrant. However, the highlight of the smartphone is the interactive panel interface. Sony Ericsson created this feature to give users one-touch access to the features they wanted and the ability to customize the smartphone to their lifestyle.
Basically, you can choose from nine panels and, depending on whether you're at work or at play, you can pick whichever panel you want to fit your needs and have that be your Today screen for the day. Seven panels come preloaded on the device: Microsoft Today, Sony Ericsson (two variations), Google, 3D Fish, Xperia Radio, and Media Xperience. Most are self-explanatory, but if you're curious about the 3D Fish, it basically shows you the date and time and then three or four fish, which each represent some type of notification. For example, the speckled fish (called Ryukin) alerts you to missed calls, and the other fish will turn from one color to another when your battery is low or if you have a new message. It's all spelled out in the quick guides, but good luck remembering what everything means. You can also customize what type of information is displayed on the Today screen and add widgets to the Sony Ericsson panel, such as Web feeds and clocks and weathers for different cities.
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Anonymous, 27 Dec 2008this is the most in appropriate phone I've ever seen... ~3.2MP on a 65K color ONLY!!! ~slo... moreYou're comparing this phone, with a touchscreen and qwerty keyboard with a slide phone?
this phone has it all,from making calls,listening to music,and searching the web,but the most important thing is the freakin battery is the best one out there...
I really use it daily,and still haven't drained my battery out..
It's just unbelievable...
i recently purchased an x1 after lookin into it i found out that ther are two!!! x1a n x1i i feared i mite have brought the wrong one whic is best. thanks
Anonymous, 27 Dec 2008OMG it's so s*iti video from xperia recorded, you hardly hear wot is about!OMG it's so s*iti video from xperia recorded, you hardly hear wot is about!