Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Review - Stands Out In a Crowd

sony ericsson xperia x1 smartphoneYeah I hear you... the smartphone market is really getting crowded. Some don't even deserve to be called smartphones because they are so dumb. But the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is definitely a refreshing addition to this smartphone market and is due for launch this month in the US. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 features an interactive panel interface that lets you customize the smartphone to your wants and needs. The Windows Mobile device also has an attractive design and full QWERTY keyboard.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is a well-designed and fully stocked smartphone that offers great customization through the interactive panel interface. However, with its high price tag, the X1 will be a hard sell for most customers and will be a purely luxury item.

Here are some of the specifications:
Microsoft Windows Mobile
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Pretty much the same stuff that other smartphones have to offer. But the design is definitely awesome. I especially like the compact build, screen and the slide out QWERTY keyboard. But its a pity that its priced at $799, a huge hold in the wallet in these difficult times. It is perhaps time for Sony Ericsson to look for carrier partners?

Check out this review video...

[Via CNET]


Lia Buch said...

Wow, the interface on that actually looks pretty cool. It's often hard to say though without actually getting your hands on one, and actually making a phone call with it.
I also really like the full QWERTY keyboard. I wish that the iPhone would do the same instead of just the touch screen for a keyboard.

Raj said...

Yes, the QWERTY keyboard is definitely a PLUS against the iPhone. But I would still go for the iPhone just because of the OS.