Sony Ericsson go Windows Mobile – XPERIA X1

We’d heard rumours, but now it’s here in the flesh. This is the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1, running Windows Mobile 6 Pro. Yes, you read that right – a Sony Ericsson running Windows Mobile. Just one more time for my own sanity.. it’s a Sony Ericsson with Windows Mobile. Yep, I’ve got it now.


The new XPERIA range will push the mobile web and multimedia. The X1 has a sliding QWERTY keyboard which pops out to give the device a curved and ergonimic feel. There’s also quad-band GSM/EDGE and quad-band 3G/HSDPA and HSUPA. Also in the specs is an auto-focus 3.2 megapixel camera, aGPS, WiFi, microSD, Bluetooth A2DP, FM Radio and a wide 800×600 VGA screen.


It’ll be available in the second half on 2008. Read on for the promotional video featuring about 10 seconds of the (COUGH)iPhone-esque(COUGH) interface and hundreds of paper planes. We’ve also got the full press release. This thing looks absolutely amazing!


Links – engadget.comX1 @ SonyEricsson.com
Update – Check out these real-life shots at GSMArena.com!
Thanks to everyone sending this in!
Update – Yet more pictures here at engadgetmobile.com. Looking nice!






 

 


Sony Ericsson marks the launch of its new brand XPERIA™ with the unveiling of the XPERIA™ X1



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 XPERIA™ X1 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.


 


Sony Ericsson XPERIATM X1 – At a Glance



 


































Camera


Auto focus


3.2 megapixel camera


Photo light


Video recording


Music


Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)


Media player


Music tones


PlayNow™


Windows Media Player Mobile


3D games


FM radio


Java


Video streaming


Video viewing


Internet


Internet Explorer® Mobile


RSS feeds


Communication and Messaging


Polyphonic ringtones


Speakerphone


Vibrating alert


Video calling


Email


Picture messaging (MMS)


Predictive text input


Text messaging (SMS)


Design


XPERIA™ panels


Optical joystick navigation


Navigation key


Picture wallpaper


Touch navigation


Organiser


Alarm clock


Calculator


Calendar


Document editors


Document readers


Flight mode


Handwriting recognition


Notes


Phone book


Tasks


Touchscreen


Connectivity


aGPS


Bluetooth™ technology


Modem


Synchronization


USB support


WLAN


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



Available colours


Black


Silver



Main screen: 65,536 color TFT


Resolution: 800 X 480 pixels


Size: 3 inches



Memory                                   


Phone memory: up to 400 MB


microSD™ memory card support         



Availability and versions


Networks


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


UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA 900/1700/1900/2100 MHz


UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA 850/1700/1900/2100 MHz