Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is here. And it seemed that it would never come. Today Vodafone just announced the exclusive launch of this advanced phone that combines a touch screen with a full sliding QWERTY keyboard . Only available to companies and freelancers , the new Sony Ericsson flagship has a starting price of 126 euros , tied to the usual minimum monthly expenses in calls and Internet connection , with 18 months of permanence .
It is one of the most anticipated smartphones or smartphones of the year. Its 3.2 inch screen has a clearly thought out resolution for web browsing, of 480 x 800 pixels (on the line of the HTC Touch HD , allows full view of most web pages without using the zoom or bars lateral displacement ). But the user's fingers also have a full keyboard at their disposal to facilitate the writing of messages and emails .
With dimensions of 110 x 53 x 16.7 mm and 145 grams of weight is one of those terminals within the burgeoning category of smartphones touch propose a concept something other than the classic tablet format he introduced the iPhone . A group made up of terminals previously launched such as the Samsung F700 and others that will see the light of day in 2009 such as the Nokia N97 , and among which the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is committed to Windows Mobile 6.1 as the operating system.
But as is usually the case with touch phones, Sony Ericsson has created its own interface to facilitate the management of the entire system. Its most distinctive sign is in the Xperia Windows , which are nine small displays with direct access to nine different applications from a special menu on the mobile, fully customizable . Thus, Office programs , the mail manager or the MP3 player are available with a single click , all adapted to the user's needs .
In line with the latest Internet-oriented terminals, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 can connect both via Wi-Fi and HSDPA , using Internet Explorer as a browser. It also has an integrated GPS navigator (AGPS) and a Bluetooth connection with an A2DP profile , which allows you to use wireless headsets and a hands-free car kit , provided they are compatible with that wireless standard.
It carries a 3.2 megapixel camera with integrated flash , autofocus , digital zoom of three increases and, of course, is able to record video . In addition, the focus function can be done by choosing the desired area with our own finger on the screen , which logically acts as the camera's viewfinder. It also has a secondary camera for video calls on the front.
Unlike other mobiles that are choosing to equip a high internal storage capacity , the Xperia X1 stays at 400 MB . The good news is that it can be expanded by microSD memory cards , when the usual Sony Ericsson is to use their own Memory Stick Micro, more expensive and much less widespread. In its multimedia equipment, we find an FM tuner rafio , accompanying the usual music player, photos and videos , which can be transferred to your computer (and vice versa) via a cable USB .
Its autonomy, on paper, is six hours of conversation and 640 hours of standby in 3G mode (in GSM mode , the marks are 10 and 500 hours , respectively), and has black and silver finishes . A phone for which, as we said at the beginning, has had to wait a long time, as it was announced almost a year ago at the Mobile World Congress 2008 . Due to this, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 will face similar terminals in 2009 that include another series of attractions, such as the Nokia N97 and its 32 GB of internal memory . But it is never too late if the bliss is good.
GSM / EDGE / UMTS / HSDPA
|Weight and measurements||110 x 53 x 16.7 mm|
|screen||3.2 inch WVGA TFT LCD touch screen (480 x 800 pixels)|
|Storage||400 MB of internal memory expandable by microSD cards|
Manual focus on screen
3x digital zoom
Secondary camera for video calls
|Multimedia||Play music, video and photos|
FM radio tuner with RDS
|Controls and connections||Touch screen|
Keys On-hook, Off-hook, Access to Main Menu and Back
Optical navigation joystick
On / off / lock / unlock screen key
MicroSD card slot
Wireless: Wi-Fi, HSDPA and Bluetooth A2DP
|software||Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system|
Touch interface with Experia Windows
Web browsers: Internet Explorer Mobile
Microsoft Outlook Mobile e-mail manager
Microsoft Office Mobile: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Adobe Reader (PDF reader)
Windows Media Player Mobile
|Autonomy||GSM: 10 hours of conversation and 500 hours of standby|
UMTS / HSPA: 6 hours of talk and 640 hours of standby
|Price||From 126 euros (with voice and data plan)|
|+ info||Sony Ericsson|