I am still searching for that “perfect” PDA or Smartphone and am now considering the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 which I was introduced to by Jason Nash at Microsoft’s London offices at the CRM User Group meeting. Thank you Jason! It’s due for release “second half of 2008” and I can’t wait to try it.
From Times Online
February 15, 2008
Mobile World Conference – Barcelona – Feb 2008
“Sony Ericsson Xperia X1
Perhaps the real wowser of the week was Sony Ericsson’s new Xperia X1. This is one covetable device. Housed in an elegant, arc-shaped sliding phone is an interface that really brings the web to the fore. The massive three-inch screen divides into nine panels – some will probably call them widgets – which are arranged at the owner’s discretion. They can either be simple applications, like a calculator, or full web pages – e-mail, YouTube, Google and so on. Unlike many phone menus with icons, however, the Xperia’s panels aren’t just pictures; they’re the full page – in miniature, and they glisten before you, updating in real time. Navigation is via a optical joystick at the side – a bit like a mini mouse pad, with your finger as the mouse – or full touschscreen, like the iPhone. (Though whether it has all the iPhone’s screen wizardry is unclear – we couldn’t play with it.) The partnership with Microsoft – Sony Ericsson’s first – also brings with it the benefit of Windows Mobile, which should make it attractive to the professional market too. Other specs: 3.2-megapixel camera,7.2 megabit per second HSDPA, and ARM’s latest series 11 processor, meaning it will be, well, ultraswift.