Sony Announces Xperia X1

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News Posted: Thu, Nov 13 2008 11:32 AM


Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X1 Available in U.S. for 2008 Holiday Season
    
Pre-orders for the premium converged device begin today at SonyStyle.com

Sony Ericsson North America announces the arrival of the highly anticipated Xperia™ X1 to the U.S. marketplace. The Xperia™ X1 delivers a range of multimedia and communication experiences that have long been coveted and in demand by consumers.

The Xperia™ X1 will be available unlocked through Sony Electronics and its authorized retailers beginning on “Black Friday,” November 28. Pre-orders of the Xperia™ X1 will be available
through the Sony Style Web site at www.sonystyle.com beginning November 13.  This premium device will be sold unlocked for the MSRP of $799.99, giving consumers the freedom to choose their own mobile operator and data plan.

“The Xperia™ X1 continues the Sony Ericsson tradition of delivering the highest quality experiences and the most advanced technology available today,” said Karen Morris, vice president of marketing, Sony Ericsson North America.  “The most exciting scenarios enabled by the Xperia™ X1 will be created by consumers – enabling them to customize and personalize their device and content to fit their lifestyle and personality.” 

The Xperia™ X1’s unique panel user interface
is at the heart of the device’s ability to create and adapt consumers’ personal choices. With up to 9 panels, it’s easy to find and enjoy the information and entertainment content they want. Sony Ericsson is busy working with third-party developers to create a wealth of new applications and new panels that will soon be available for download.

By incorporating the Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional operating system, the Xperia™ X1 frees consumers from their home and office, allowing them connectivity to their content wherever they are.

“Windows Mobile gives people the ability to easily navigate between their business and personal lives,” said Todd Peters, vice president of marketing, Mobile Communications Business, Microsoft. “The panel user interface found only in the Xperia™ X1 is bringing unique experiences to consumers who want more from their converged devices.”

 As Sony Ericsson’s most advanced phone to date, the Xperia X1 brings together a large, 3-inch wide VGA display touchscreen and a full QWERTY keyboard all wrapped into a sleek silver metal- finished arc slider handset.  The Xperia™ X1 supports fast 3G networks, enabling audio and video streaming, high-speed internet surfing, multimedia messaging and email on the go.  In addition to delivering 3G mobile broadband speeds, the Xperia™ X1 supports WiFi to meet the needs of consumers’ always connected lifestyles.

In the tradition of Sony Ericsson, the Xperia™ X1 offers consumers the ultimate multimedia experience with a 3.2 megapixel camera, video streaming, video playback and video recording, and the ability to enjoy all their digital music.

 “The Xperia™ X1 complements Sony Electronics’ family of Windows-based devices and leverages the company’s heritage of providing beautifully designed, highly functional, portable electronics,” said John Kodera, vice president of product marketing, Sony Electronics.  “The Xperia™ X1 delivers the highest quality entertainment, communication and personalization options for consumers.”

    Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X1 – At a Glance

    Camera
  • Auto focus
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • Photo light
  • Video recording
    Multimedia
  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)4
  • Media player
  • Music tones
  • Windows Media® Player Mobile
  • 3D games
  • FM radio
  • Java™
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing
    Internet7
  • Internet Explorer® Mobile
  • RSS feeds
  • Opera™ 9.5

    Communication and Messaging
  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Speakerphone
  • Vibrating alert
  • Video calling3,8
  • Email
  • Picture messaging (MMS)9
  • Predictive text input
  • Text messaging (SMS)9
    Design
  • XPERIA™ panels
  • Optical joystick navigation
  • Navigation key
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Touch navigation
 
    Organizer

  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Document editors
  • Document readers
  • Flight mode
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Notes
  • Phone book
  • Tasks
  • Touchscreen

    Connectivity
  • aGPS
  • Bluetooth™4 technology
  • Modem
  • Synchronization
  • USB support
  • WLAN

    Windows Mobile® Operating System
  • Microsoft® Outlook® Mobile: email, contacts, calendar, tasks
  • Microsoft® Office Mobile: Word Mobile, Excel® Mobile, PowerPoint® Mobile
  • Windows Live™
  • Microsoft® 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: Silver

Main screen: 65,536 color TFT

Resolution: 800 X 480 pixels

Size: 3 inches (approx.)

Phone memory5: up to 400 MB

microSD™ memory card support

Networks:

GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA 850/1900/2100 MHz




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Dave_HH replied on Thu, Nov 13 2008 9:42 PM

Teh sexaay... sorta.

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3vi1 replied on Thu, Nov 13 2008 10:11 PM

Looks kinda cool, but if I told my grandparents that I would one day pay $800 for a phone, they'd laugh at me. And rightly so: A phone with the same capabilities will probably be $40 in three years.

Hey: There's a great idea for HH. How about a watermark? I mean, pick a mid-range phone, laptop, desktop, for this year and record the specs/benchmarks for posterity. Then, next year, do the same. It's time to see how much BS is in Moore's Law, and how non-cpu components evolve. Come on... you know you want a "Dave's Law" for GPUs!

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Dave_HH:

Teh sexaay... sorta.

lol I like it.

 

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