Summary: The Sony Ericsson Xperia offers a unique "Panel" navigation system, a unique sliding qwerty keyboard design, and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, yet the device is far from perfect, keep reading our review to learn more about the X1's ups and downs.
Excerpt: January 2009 By Olav Hellesø-Knutsen Review based on production sample with firmware R1AA017, Generic UK. The Sony Ericsson X1 Xperia was announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in the beginning of 2008 and it would take 8 months before the X1 became available in stores.
Excerpt: Last year Sony-Ericsson and HTC decided to join forces in an attempt to depose the number 1 spot for sales, held by Apple's iPhone. The final product, Xperia X1, designed by Sony Ericsson and manufactured by the Taiwanese company, would benefit from the experience of both giant names involved in the...
Pros: The Xpanels and the free offer of some of the best tweaks that help users reshape their user interface are the good points of the smartphone. I'm also tempted to enlist here the multimedia features included (music and movies), as well as the huge battery capacity. I would've said something about ...
Cons: If there's something I would change it would be the QWERTY keyboard, which is missing an entire row of keys. Adding a better camera and accelerometer, as well as a slimmer and smaller body would've looked much better. Oh, and let's not forget that you cannot watch YouTube clips because of the mis...
Excerpt: The X1 is somewhat of a prodigy. It brings an intriguing Panel interface to the world of Windows Mobile, plus a slick design and arc-sliding keyboard. Sony Ericsson is calling the X1 a "game changer" – throwing unseen marketing might behind the device in hopes of getting attention from those from...
Summary: There's no way that I would have ever spent $1,000 on the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 when it was first released and even now that it's been out for a few months and the price has come down, it's still difficult to recommend this phone over several other suitable alternatives.
Pros: Full QWERTY keyboard slides out the side, Unique Sony Ericsson Panels user interface, Plenty of built-in features, including camera and FM radio, Phone feels very solid in hands
Cons: Keyboard doesn't offer enough key travel, has awkward layout, Camera takes pictures with blue tinge, Resistive touchscreen can be frustrating to use, Still Windows Mobile 6.1
Conclusion: The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1a is the top-of-the-line phone on the Sony Ericsson line-up. The phone is very well built and is fully made of metal and some small pieces of solid plastic. The sliding mechanism is well built and will be able to withstand your daily sliding.
Excerpt: Our buddys down from Rogers just dropped off a package for us today and opening it revealed the beautiful Sony Ericsson Xperia X1a. Check out the unboxing video below as well as some shots of the package. Check back in a few days for the full review.
Conclusion: The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is one of the best phones on the market today in terms of both build quality and usfulness, it works and works well. The Xperia X1 can easily be your mobile office and portable entertainemt center, with Windows Mobile at the heart of the Xperia, most people should be very...
Pros: Very well made, Easy to use, Excellent call quality, Great battery life
Cons: Slow to respond at times, Opera browser wouldn’t work for me, Expensive, Pictures could be better
Sony XPERIA X1a vs. AT&T HTC Fuze: Windoze Mobile gets exciting
11 December 2008
Excerpt: This right here people is the day you’ve been waiting for. The two best Windows Mobile devices out there; the Sony XPERIA X1 and the AT&T HTC Fuze. We put them head-to-head in a bunch of tests and categories just so we could help make your decision a little bit easier.