Among the many product announcements released by Sony Ericsson today the most significant has to be the release of the new XPERIA line by introducing the XPERIA X1. The new XPERIA brand marks a new era for Sony Ericsson in mobile devices, with this sweet-looking new model featuring a whole host of communication mediums, driven from a touch screen and full-QWERTY keyboard and riding on Windows Mobile 6.
SE calls the design of the X1 an “arch slider” as it slides up to expose the full keyboard with a large 3-inch VGA display on top. The impressive list of features continues with a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus and video, a microSD slot and communications via Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, and quad-band GSM/EDGE, and 900/1700/1900/2100MHz UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA.
Music and video can be played through the integrated Windows Media Player and it will also pick up local radio stations with a built-in FM tuner. Surf the internet and navigate pages on that widescreen with Internet Explorer or any other compatible browser that you might download and install. The X1 measures 110 x 53 x 16.7 mm and weighs in at 145 grams.
The new XPERIA X1 looks to be a very impressive new device and something we really can’t wait to get our hands on and try out. Sony Ericsson says the it will be available sometime in the second half of 2008 with no specifics yet on pricing, wtih colors of black or silver.
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