Sony Ericsson go Windows Mobile – XPERIA X1

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!

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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



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

Available colours



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