Monday, September 29, 2008

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 - launching!!

When the first pictures got out early this year, I told myself this is one cool phone to have in my pocket. The crunch came in the WAIT! This phone, would not be available until end of Q3 08 :(

Here's a quickie on the X1's features.... (in no particular order of 'foo-yoh'-ness)
  • Sliding form factor, with a curved, sliding QWERTY keyboard
  • Runs Windows Mobile 6.1 with its unique Xperia panel interface
  • Displays all that in the full glory of a crisp, 3 inch, 800 x 480 screen
  • Uses the really useful optical joystick OR touchscreen for flexible navigation options
  • Spots a zippy Qualcomm 7200A CPU running at 528 MHz
  • Carries an auto-focus 3.2 megapixel camera with flash (LED unfortunately, methinks)
  • Uses Assisted GPS for rapid positioning even when indoors
  • And carries the usual 'must-have' features you've come to expect of a killer gadget like the X1: Bluetooth A2DP (stereo bluetooth headphones), WiFi (of course!), Memory Stick Micro slot (another report claims it is MicroSD???), FM radio, 3G quad-band / HSDPA / HSUPA, Opera browser with RSS reader
If you haven't already seen it, here are some pix of the X1... see if it makes you drool (I'm proud to be a tech geek, ok!).

The good news is... for the lucky folks in UK and some parts of Europe, the wait ends tomorrow, as the official launch for the X1 is 30th Sept 2008! For the rest of us in Asia, Latin America and other parts of Europe, we'll have another agonizing wait until the end of the year before we get out grubby hands on this hottie. Friends in the US, AU... sorry, no news on when this babe phone is coming out.

Oh yeah, the above pix were from Sony's Xperia website. If you want to see more of it, they have a series of videos ala-Jason Bourne, where the hero, Johnny X uses the X1 to figure out his true identity. Check it out at the Who is Johnny X site.

6 commented:

foongpc said...

Looks cool! Anyway, I just bought the Sony Ericsson C902 handphone with 5 megapixel camera. So far so good! : )

Center Parted said...

Wow, the C902 is supposed to be the best cybershot camera phone in town.... sweet!

How about sharing some pix (if you haven't already) you've taken with this phone? :)

Anonymous said...

I'm not a fan to Sony Ericsson, I'm more to Motorola. Anyway, love to visit ur place for tech thingy info. Nice to meet u!

Center Parted said...

Hi there Dora, glad you're visiting and nice to meet you too! :)

foongpc said...

Sure, will post some photos soon : )

Center Parted said...

Great... can't wait!